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Coconut Dahl with butternut squash

Thinking about what to eat for dinner for the week is a tedious task for most people I know, including me. During lockdown it became even more tedious when we had to think about what to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner for 7 days and do the food shop accordingly. We let Gousto boxes […]

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Kitchari

Kitchari, have you heard of it? Unless you’re into Ayurveda maybe not. Ayurveda is a whole-body healing approach developed over 3000 years ago in India. In Ayurveda they believe everything in the world is made up of the five elements of space, air, fire, water, earth. A combination of these elements in humans gives a […]

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Bone Broth!

Happy Friday! And on Fridays we do food. Yum! I admit that I haven’t been that creative in the kitchen recently but thought I could share with you some of the things I have been eating. What might be a big surprise to you is that I have started eating meat again. It started with […]

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Collard Wraps

Have you ever used mushrooms instead of bread buns for a burger, or lettuce as a taco shell? If you haven’t, then you should give it a try – it’s tastier than you may think! And here is another bread alternative to add to your list….. collard greens as a sandwich wrap. If you’ve ever […]

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Black Bean Burrito

Here’s a super quick recipe for you. I tried these black bean burritos and they are mint! Vegetarian, full of protein and yummy – what’s not to like! What you will need… 1 tbsp Olive oil ½ onion 1 tin of drained black beans 1 tin of sweetcorn ½ tbsp ground cumin ½ tbsp paprika […]

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Vegan Banana Bread

It’s fair to say that in the first lockdown, banana bread became a thing. In fact, I’m not sure I know anyone who didn’t at least have a go at making it! Now I’m not a massive fan of bananas – unless they are in shakes or cake! So today’s recipe is a vegan banana […]

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Why You Should Eat a Rainbow

Has your food looked a little beige lately? Adding more colour to your meals not only makes your plate look more attractive, but it could help to ensure you get a range of nutrients. The British Heart Foundation suggests that the natural compounds (phytochemicals) that give fruit and vegetables their colour may also provide some […]

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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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