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Enjoy The Last Of The Winter Vegetables – Sweet Potato!

We have seen a number of seasonal recipes recently. We’ve had 2 ways with cabbage, 3 ways with sprouts, and we also posted a recipe for beetroot soup on social media. Well now’s the chance to enjoy the last of the winter vegetables as the season (and the weather!) is starting to change. Right now […]

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Eating Seasonal – Cabbage Recipes

I’m not quite sure why I did it, but when I ordered my food shop online, I bought not one, but 3 different types of cabbage! White, red and savoy. To be fair, in my head I was probably thinking “oooh I like cabbage” and “wow they’re cheap” – and both thoughts are true. The […]

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3 Ways With Sprouts!

Ahhh the marmite of vegetables. I personally LOVE brussel sprouts. And let’s face it, what’s not to love – these high in nutrients (they contain vitamins A, C and K, magnesium, fiber and phosphorus), low in calorie (around 28 calories in half a cup), mini cabbage look-a-likes really do pack a healthy punch. Whether you […]

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Oxtail Soup

Actually, it’s a stew, but you get the drift. If you’ve been watching “I’m A Celeb”, you will have seen that their task stars awarded them Ox Tails and they didn’t know what to do with them. Well they should have asked us!! We have a recipe for Oxtail Soup to resolve that! It is […]

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Coconut Chickpea Curry

This week is National Curry Week, but to be honest the team here at motive8 don’t need this as a reason to enjoy a good curry! Curries often get a bit of bad press for not being very healthy, but a homemade curry can be very healthy and often a great way of getting in […]

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Beth’s Banging Broccoli & Lentil Pasta!

In the words of our Personal Trainer, Beth, this recipe ‘is banging’! A green lentil pasta dish with a creamy broccoli sauce! This healthy pasta recipe takes no time to put together, has a good healthy source of carbs and protein and the creamy sauce makes it feel a little indulgent! The lentils give an […]

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Nutrition and Mental Health

When it comes to nutrition, we are all aware of the effects it may have on us physically. If that’s aiding or hindering performance in the gym, our energy levels throughout the day and so on. But it’s not very often or not at all that we think of nutrition and mental health and the […]

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Black Bean Peanut Butter Brownies

You will not believe that the secret ingredient in this healthier version of brownies are black beans!! Yes, that’s right, black beans!!! Honestly, trust me on this….they taste amazing. These black bean peanut butter brownies are lower in sugar than normal brownies, have no butter (ok apart from the peanut butter!) and the black beans […]

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Carrot Fritters with Poached Eggs

These carrot fritters are simply AMAZING! and as it’s National Vegetarian Week it would be rude not to share this carrot fritter recipe with you. For a great main meal serve with two poached eggs and salad, but if you want something lighter then serve with a nice salad and a Greek yoghurt dip. They […]

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Spinach And Ricotta Aubergine Cannelloni

Quite a number of years ago I was suffering quite badly with my stomach when I went out for run (that’s all I’m saying about that) and I was advised by a nutritionist to minimise wheat in my diet. It set me on the quest to find alternatives to pasta and this is when I […]

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Healthy Egg Fried Rice Recipe

I love this healthy egg fried rice recipe at the moment. It’s super quick and easy to make and is often a go to dish of mine if I’m tight on time and want some healthy and satisfying. My toddler also loves this too, as I’m normally cooking it for the whole family including him, […]

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Buddha Bowl Recipe

I love Buddha Bowls, they are nutritious, easy to make (essentially I just look at what I’ve got in the fridge and cupboards and create my Buddha Bowls from there) and I love the vibrant colours on the plate once you have ‘built’ your Buddha Bowl. I also think my OCD likes how each element […]

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Carrot Soup and Flat Breads

This cooking from my cupboard is getting more adventurous! The other week I wrote a blog about using nutritional yeast and now this! The truth is, soups are easy – and a great way to use veg that maybe isn’t 100% at it’s best (I left the carrots in a warm utility room). The thing […]

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Healthy Fruit And Nut Bar Recipe

I made these bars for the first time this week, admittedly they were taken from a weaning book for my son, but hey who cares…they’re pretty tasty and really simple to make. I got my son involved in making these with me but if you want a tidier kitchen at the end maybe stick to […]

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Cooking From Your Cupboards – Nutritional Yeast

Nutritional Yeast? Unless you’re vegetarian or vegan, you have probably never come across this before. Well I have a big unopened vat of the stuff in my cupboard and vowed to find something to do with it when my husband threatened to put it on our porridge! Urgh. I’ve never used it before. The stuff […]

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