Homemade Banana Muffins with Raw Cacao Nibs & Peanut Butter Frosting

Everybody loves treats or sweet things. Banana Muffins are heavenly little sweet things that you can treat yourself to. They are gluten-free, grain free and taste great with coffee. I topped mine with peanut butter but feel free to mix it up. When purchasing peanut butter; read the label to ensure that there is no…

Homemade Spicy Parsnip Wedges

I am an avid fan of sweet potato wedges/chips for lunch/dinner but parsnip wedges are a great alternative. You can also thinly slice the parsnip and roast a healthy crisp. I spiced things up a little bit and added curry powder and cayenne pepper. They tasted great with my homemade burgers. Parsnips contain folic acid, vitamin C,…

Baked Apples with Greek Yogurt

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”  (Virginia Woolf) Baked Apples for desert is warm, simple and delicious. You could say it is like eating apple tart minus the pastry. Therefore it is classed as a healthy desert with added benefits. For example apples contain vitamin C, Magnesium,…

5 Super Food Soups

Here is the latest feature “Super-Food Soups”, I wrote for Fitness Magazine. It contains five healthy soup recipes to keep you warm during the winter months. Click here to view recipes: Super Food Soups Be sure to keep me posted if you try and test these recipes by posting on Twitter: @WhelehanLynne or Instagram @makeandbakefromscratch Real…

5 Reasons Weightlifting Is Better Than Cardio

Source Once upon a time I was a girl who believed that lifting weights would turn me into the hulk. I would go to the gym spend hours running and finish a session with a few measly sit ups. Day in day out I would do this. Don’t get me wrong I enjoy running, I…

Mushroom, Garlic & Courgette Soup

“Good soup is one of the prime ingredients of good living.  For soup can do more to lift the spirits and stimulate the appetite than any other one dish.” Louis P. De Gouy, ‘The Soup Book’ (1949). Winter has arrived and there is no better way to freshen up the day than with a heartwarming bowl…

Coconut & Cacao Bliss Balls

“To be happy-one must find one’s bliss”, Gloria Vanderbilt These little beauties are a real treat, hard not to eat the whole batch! They are made from desiccated coconut, cacao powder, medjool dates, cinnamon, vanilla powder, chia seeds, coconut oil and water. Of course you can sprinkle your own twist on them. They are gluten-free,…