Overnight Oats by Laura Scanlon

Breakfast can be a tricky one to get right especially if you don't give yourself enough time in the morning. So why not prepare the night before. These overnight oats only take 2 minutes to prepare saving you lots of time while giving you a delicious, nutritious breakfast in the morning. 

I am a big fan of almond milk at the moment as a dairy alternative so I wanted my overnight oats to consist of it. Here is my take on overnight oats.


  • Rolled Oats
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Desiccated Coconut 
  • Flax Seeds
  • Chia Seeds
  • Almond Milk 



Use an air tight container to add all ingredients

  • Place the rolled oats at the bottom
  • Add the Flax seeds, cranberries, chia seeds and then the desiccated coconut
  • Add the almond milk and mix
  • Close the lid and leave in fridge overnight


This breakfast will be sure to keep you full all morning while giving you added benefits of vitamins, minerals and adequate energy.

Enjoy, Laura x


Breakfast/Snack Fuel by Laura Scanlon

It's like summer in a bowl and although I do enjoy porridge during the winter months I can often do over kill on it so this yummy fruity alternative is delicious. You can enjoy it for breakfast or as a tasty mid morning snack. It is sure to keep you fuller for longer with added nutrients as well as a good source of protein.


  • Greek yogurt
  • Chia seeds
  • Flax seeds
  • Granola
  • Dried goji berries
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Pineapple
  • Drizzle with honey

Quinao Stir Fry by Laura Scanlon

I whipped up this healthy nutritious dinner up in no time. Enjoy

Ingredients for sauce

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 to 4 teaspoons low salt soy sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

Stir Fry ingredients 

  • 4 Chicken breast diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Fresh pepper green/yellow
  • 1 red onion 
  • Handful of brocolli
  • Quinoa - 1 cup


  • In a small bowl, combine the honey, soy sauce, lemon juice and ginger; set aside.
  • Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. In a large wok, stir-fry chicken in oil for 3-4 minutes or until lightly browned. Add vegetables and stir-fry 3-4 minutes longer or until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  • Stir honey mixture and stir into chicken mixture. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until heated through and chicken is no longer pink. 
  • Place 1 cup of quinoa in a sauce pan and add 2 cups of hot water, bring to boil and then let simmer until water is absorbed.

Mexican Quinoa with Grilled Chicken Breasts by Laura Scanlon

I made this dish this evening and the flavour was amazing. It is one of my favourite healthy dishes and all you need is one pan. You wont regret this one, it is truly nutritious and delicious. Enjoy x



1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup quinoa
1 cup vegetable stock
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cab diced tomatoes
1 cup of corn
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
salt and black pepper, to taste
1 avocado, halved, seeded, peeled and diced
Juice of 1 lime
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves



  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add garlic to pan and cook, until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  2. Stir in quinoa, vegetable stock, beans, tomatoes, corn, chili powder and cumin; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat and simmer until quinoa is cooked through, about 20 minutes.
  3. Stir in avocado, lime juice and cilantro.
  4. Serve immediately.

Chicken Breast to be put in oven just before you start the mexican quinoa

  1. Grill in oven for 25 minutes, season with desired seasoning 

Avocado & Feta Baked Eggs by Laura Scanlon

Spice up your weekend breakfast with this recipe or impress your friend by making them this tasty healthy recipe for lunch. 


  • 1 avocado, halved and pitted
  • 2 small eggs
  • Pinch of salt and ground black pepper 
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper 
  • Pinch of mixed herbs
  • Sprinkle a small bit of feta cheese when baked for extra yumminess


Prep - 5 m  Cook - 15 m  Ready In - 20 m

  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees C.
  • Cut avocado in half & remove the nut and scrape out room for egg. Crack 1 egg into each avocado half; season with salt, black pepper, herbs and cayenne pepper.
  • Place avocados on a baking tray.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until entire egg is cooked through, about 15- 18 minutes.
  • Sprinkle each avocado with feta.


Healthy Snack by Laura Scanlon

Whether it's breakfast, pre workout, post workout or just a healthy snack you are looking for this is an excellent and yummy choice.


  • Rolled oats
  • A handful of blueberries
  • Chia seeds
  • Honey
  • Greek yogurt Or Bio live yogurt 


Chilli Butternut & Chickpea Soup by Laura Scanlon

This mild chilli butternut & chickpea soup is delicious and filling. I add add a chicken breast for a protein kick. It takes only 35 minutes to cook. Enjoy x



  • 1 Chilli
  • Butternut - Chopped in small chunks
  • 1 Packet of Chickpeas
  • 3 Large Carrots Sliced
  • 1 Red onion - Chopped 
  • 2 Celery Sticks - Chopped
  • 2 Handfuls of Spinach
  • Vegetable Stock Cube
  • Chicken Breast ( Optional)



  1. Add two tablespoons of coconut oil to a pot
  2. Add all the vegetables to pot and sweet on a low heat for 5 minutes 
  3. Boil 1.5 litres of water
  4. Add stock to 500ml of boiling water
  5. Add water and stock to pot and boil for 35 minutes
  6. For an extra kick, boil a chicken fillet then shred and add to soup mix.
  7. Blend if desired.
  8. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves 



Healthy Omega-3 Banana Bread by Laura Scanlon

No need to throw out over ripe bananas when you have this recipe. I have tried and tested this recipe and I can tell you it's delicious and nutritious :) 

With an insane amount of heart-healthy omega-3s (flaxseed, walnuts, and chia seed gel). It is the perfect healthy recipe for breakfast, a snack with a cup of tea or for the kids after school.


How to make Chia Seed Gel

To make chia seed gel, mix 2 tablespoons of chia seeds with a half cup of water and mix with a fork so the seeds do not stick together and let sit for 15 minutes. You can alternatively place in a sealed container and shake vigorously and then let sit for 15 minutes.


½ cup chia gel * (or virgin coconut oil)
½ cup maple syrup
2 eggs
2-3 ripe bananas *
1 ¼ cups whole wheat flour *
½ cup ground flaxseed ( you can blend with wet ingredients) *
¾ tsp. aluminum-free baking soda
½ cup chopped walnuts *

* = good source of fiber



1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees. In food processor or blender, cream chia gel and maple syrup until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time. Add bananas. Blend.

2. In large bowl, combine dry ingredients. Add banana mixture and walnuts. Pour into loaf pan greased with coconut oil.

3. Bake for 40 minutes.

Enjoy with butter or nut butter to be extra healthy ;)

Laura x

Homemade Bolognese Sauce with Baked Sweet Potato by Laura Scanlon

Try this tasty wholesome guilt free bolognese sauce recipe with a delicious baked sweet potato.


  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic  Or 2 garlic Cloves 
  • 4 sweet peppers
  • 350g lean beef mince (5% fat or less)
  • 1 Tablespoon of Worcestershire Sauce
  • 3 cans chopped tomatoes with mixed herbs (depending how juicy you like it)
  • 280ml beef stock or Veg Stock (less salty)
  • Mixed Herbs
  • Sweet Basil ( I like lots :))
  • Ground black pepper


  • Add the olive oil to the pan and cook the meat until brown
  • Drain off excess fat fully
  • Return the meat to the pan and add in onions and sweet peppers, garlic
  • Then add the mixed herbs, basil & tinned tomatos
  • Add stock & a hint of pepper
  • Mix well
  • Bring to the boil

Baked Sweet Potato

  • Preheat oven to 180°
  • With a fork, pierce sweet potato skin 5-6 times.
  • Place on baking sheet lined with foil. Bake until tender, 45 minutes to 1 hour.


Enjoy x

Beet & Chicken Salad by Laura Scanlon

A tasty nutritious beetroot & chicken salad.

Spinach is an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A, manganese, folate, magnesium, iron, copper, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin E, calcium, potassium, and vitamin C. It is a very good source of dietary fiber, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc, protein, and choline.

Beetroot contains potassium, magnesium, iron, vitamins A, B6 and C, folic acid, carbohydrates, protein, antioxidants and soluble fibre.


  • Handful of spinach
  • Sliced beetroot
  • Chicken breast sliced 
  • Add in some almonds for extra yumminess 
  • Salt & pepper

Healthy Breakfast Ideas by Laura Scanlon

Breakfast can be tricky one, you either love it or hate it. I tend to have a love/hate relationship with it. I often go through phases of not knowing what to have or I just get bored of having the same thing. Having said that, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Not only does it give you the energy needed for the day ahead but it can also lead to how healthy or unhealthy you will eat for the rest of the day. It also improves performance and concentration levels as well as kicking off the metabolism. I love eggs so I try to vary how I cook them. I use coconut oil when cooking an omelette and I usually add some avocado, chicken and cottage cheese. I don't add butter to my scrambled eggs, its a bad habit people have and without the butter it tastes just as good. I sometimes poach mainly just to see if I have actually got the hang of it (usually never happens, sad face) but when I am just not in the mood for eggs I would have one of the alternative options below. Get it right first thing in the morning and your waist line will love you :)

Healthy Breakfast Options:

  1. 3 Egg Omelette - Add some chicken, avocado, cottage cheese (high protein, good fats) 
  2. Plain Greek Yoghurt - Add some low sugar granola (Lizi's), berries, Honey (high grade), chia seeds.  
  3. Nutribullet Smoothie - berries, nuts, greek yoghurt, fruit, spinach, greens..the list is endless, you decide :)
  4. Granola - (Lizi's Low Sugar is the best I have come across) Add greek yoghurt, blueberries. 
  5. Egg Muffins - 3 Eggs - Add any ingredients you like, ie. spinach, peppers, onion (20 mins until cooked in pre heated oven at 180*)
  6. Bullet Proof Coffee (For those who need something quick) 100% arabica coffee, Mct oil, unsalted butter, blend and enjoy (a personal fav) ref: www.bulletproofexec.com 
  7. Porridge - Add top high fibre porridge oats, add plain greek yoghurt for extra creaminess, berries (frozen save money)
  8. Avocado & Strawberry Smoothie - Add honey, plain greek yoghurt

I am not a nutritionist but these are just some of the healthy recipes I add to my daily breakfast meal. Lets focus on the goodness here and make breakfast a love relationship. If you have any healthy recipes that you love please feel free to comment and let me know. Happy healthy eating everyone :)

Laura x

Delicious Omlette by Laura Scanlon

My all time healthy lunch recipe is a jam packed omelette full of goodness. Now I know that I am lucky to be able to cook at home most days at lunch so you can try this on the weekends or even as a dinner recipe. It's a protein packed recipe with good carbs, good fats and seriously fills you up.


  • 3 Large Eggs
  • Handful of spinach, chopped
  • 2 spring onions
  • Bacon/ham
  • 1 avocado/ tablespoon cottage cheese
  • Ground black pepper/ salt 
  • Coconut oil


  • Mix the eggs in a bowl, add a small bit of salt, pepper & tablespoon of water
  • Heat the pan and add a tablespoon of coconut oil
  • Add the spinach, spring onion & bacon bits
  • Add the eggs and cook 
  • Serve with mashed Avo or cottage cheese


Healthy Bolognese Recipe by Laura Scanlon

I really look forward to cooking this recipe each week, it's easy, fresh & flavoursome. Who doesn't love a good bolognese sauce but most of the ready made bolognese sauce you see in supermarkets are unfortunately full of sugar and nasty preservatives. So here is my easy home cooked healthy bolognese with extra lean mince and full of flavour.



  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic  
  • 350g lean beef mince (5% fat or less)
  • Pepper, green, yellow, red, chopped
  • 1/2 cans chopped tomatoes with mixed herbs (depending how juicy you like it)
  • 280ml beef stock 
  • Mixed Herbs
  • Sweet Basil
  • Ground black pepper
  • Rice Or Lettuce Cups 


  • Add the olive oil to the pan and cook the meat until brown
  • Drain off excess fat fully
  • Return the meat to the pan and add in onions and peppers, garlic
  • Then add the mixed herbs, basil & tomatos
  • Add stock & a hint of pepper
  • Mix well
  • Bring to the boil

I usually allow mine to simmer for at least 30 minutes to ensure it thickens and to allow the flavours to develop. I would serve it on a bed of spinach, lettuce cups or basmati white rice. 

Enjoy, Laura x