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Protein Smoothies

It is common knowledge that for the active gym bunny, protein should make up a large part of the diet. Protein repairs muscle fibres, helps us feel fuller for longer and also contributes towards healthy hair, nails and skin.  Now, it wouldn’t be a food blog without a recipe of some sort for you guys […]

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Alex’s Classic Beef Stew and Dumplings

As the nights get colder and darker there’s no better food to come home to than a classic like beef stew and dumplings.  Plus, it’s a great low calorie meal packed full of protein, vegetables and flavour that leaves you feeling full for hours.     Ingredients… 2-3 potatoes 1-2 swede 2-3 carrots 1 Parsnip […]

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Kale and Kidney Bean Hot Pot

We’ve had stew and casserole, now it’s the time for hot pots! Ok, so I know what you’re thinking, a hot pot should have a sliced potato topping. There’s already no mention of potato.  Truth be told, this is supposed to have a layer of sliced parsnips – but I can’t stand them! I guess […]

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Spiced Black Beans and Jackfruit

The jury is still out for me and Jackfruit. This plant is often used as a meat alternative and has sprung onto the scene this year. It kinda freaks me out that people often rave about it because of it’s meat-like texture; as a meat alternative that’s not what I’d personally want. I want something […]

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Ieuan’s Banana Ice Cream Recipe

Healthy Banana & Strawberry Ice Cream For those of you who have a nagging sweet tooth, this healthy banana ice cream recipe will get those taste-buds tingling. It is an extremely easy recipe and can make good use of those bananas before they start to turn and end up in landfill. Although summer is almost […]

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Chia seed pudding

Last week we posted about breakfast ideas and one suggestion was chia seed pudding. Pudding for breakfast? Yes, you heard me right, pudding for breakfast. This is a super easy breakfast to prepare but can also serve as an actual pudding. Ingredients: Chia seeds Milk of choice Fruit of choice Sweetener of choice Additional flavours/spices […]

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Vegetable Yaki Soba

A few weeks ago I spent an afternoon on a cooking class. Not that I’m a bad cook but I’m all up for new experiences.  I took the opportunity to learn a few knife skills and practice a dish I have never made before. Vegetable Yaki Soba was on the menu. I have never heard […]

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Miso-Grilled Aubergine

This year we’ve grown our own aubergines for the first time. It was exciting when we first saw glimpses of purple from the flowers! Then the aubergines started growing thin and long. Not the usual bulbous shape we’re all used too! They still taste like aubergines; they just look – different! Then whilst googling “aubergine […]

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Delicious Breakfast Cups

Ieuan’s Healthier Breakfast Cups Are you someone who loves a good, but naughty, cooked breakfast? Do you struggle to leave the bacon, eggs, and beans alone? Then these delicious breakfast cups allow you to semi-indulge whilst keeping it under control and healthier. These breakfast cups are also perfect for those who are on the go […]

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A Quick And Easy Muscle-Building Meal

I’ve got something a little different for you this week. I know we often talk about recipes for weight loss here at motive8, but today’s blog is all about gaining weight; specifically building muscle. I’m going to give you one of my all-time favourite muscle-building meals. It’s packed full of protein, super quick to make, […]

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Lentil Hummus

I have yet to meet a person who doesn’t like hummus. Originating from Levant countries, the garlicky, chickpea dip is now common to UK diets. The word “hummus” actually means chickpeas in Arabic, the primary ingredient of course. Hummus is packed full of fibre, healthy fats and protein and a stable in vegan and vegetarian […]

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Veggie Stuffed Marrow

Have you ever grown courgettes? Ever suddenly discovered the biggest courgette you’ve seen in your life and wondered how you missed it? Well I did! Obviously, I can’t call it a courgette anymore. This was the size of my arm, taller than a kitchen roll, and would have meant eating it for weeks. That’s when […]

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Homemade Salt & Pepper Chicken

Ieuan’s Homemade Salt & Pepper Chicken Are you a fan of that odd cheeky Chinese takeaway? Do you love the salt and peppery goodness that Salt and Pepper Chicken brings? Look no further for your own, homemade, healthier version. This recipe is really easy to prepare and make, and it tastes delicious. You can also […]

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Joe’s Body Building Porridge

A Simple Summer Twist We love porridge in this team!! With the weather as it is, it can be hard to stick to your usual food routine and eat something hot, especially when the heat is suppressing your appetite. The last thing I want to be eating is hot porridge in 20 degree heat! I […]

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5 Ways With Courgettes

Ahhh the humble courgette. This seasonal bad boy of the vegetable world is not only a staple in a lot of vegetarian and vegan foods, but is also low fodmap, low carb and delicious. Spiralised, mixed with goats cheese, a pizza or pasta topping, in a martini and even in cake (I kid you not) – […]

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