Nutritionist Lucy Hyland

Category Archives: Nut and Seed Recipes

Green Smoothie Recipes

July 16, 2023
Posted by Lucy

A range of Green Smoothie Recipes to get you started: Smoothies can be a great way of boosting your daily diet with extra nutrients. In order to get the most of your smoothies, I’ve put together a few basic tips: Smoothies are a great booster, but they are not a meal. Use them as a […]

Flaxseed and Apple Pancakes

October 20, 2023
Posted by Lucy

Flaxseed and Apple Pancakes Flaxseeds are becoming more and more popular in health food stores and supermarkets and it’s no wonder! Nuts and seeds always seems to top the chart in terms of health benefits, being a great source of protein, good quality fats and a range of nutrients. However, flaxseeds provide something a little […]

Quinoa and Rocket Salad

Friday 14th May I’m just back from a photo shoot for an article I’m doing next week and I had a whole range of whole grains and fresh vegetables with me. The photographer was a bit puzzled by the quinoa and so I explained to him that this grain is considered a bit of a […]

Bulghur Wheat and Baby Spinach Salad

May 6, 2023
Posted by Lucy

I’m always trying to introduce new whole grains to people to improve their healthy living and so they can have a variety of options in their cupboard. Whole grains are important for healthy eating as they they are packed full of fiber and the nutrients you need to convert the carbohydrates in the grain into […]

Spinach and Quinoa Salad

March 31, 2024
Posted by Lucy

PrintSpinach and Quinoa Salad IngredientsServes 4 200g of baby spinach 1 cup of quinoa 1-2 tablespoons of sunflower seeds 1-2 tablespoons of pumpkin seeds 1-2 tablespoons of sesame seeds Dressing 2 handfuls flat leaf parsley 1 handful basil leaves 1 small handful mint leaves 2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped 4-6 anchovy fillets, rinsed 1 tsp capers 1 tbsp […]

Seeded Soda Bread

March 30, 2024
Posted by Lucy

I did a home based demo last night, which I always enjoy. It involves going into people’s kitchen and showing them how to cook a range of healthy eating dishes and recipes. Last night was 8 friends, and one of the questions they asked was about bread. I gave them this very simple soda bread […]

Dry Roasted Cashews

February 18, 2024
Posted by Lucy

Roasting cashews can intensify their flavours and also give them more of a bite. I’m suggesting roasting cashews at a fairly low heat for a longer time - this helps reduce the likelihood of rancidity (see below) and so is better in terms of healthy eating. Adding nuts and seeds are a great addition to […]

Cashew Stir Fry

February 18, 2024
Posted by Lucy

Cashews are such a great addition to your diet in terms of healthy eating, here is a tasty stir fry which is perfect for the evenings that you don’t have much time for cooking. Serves 4 3 oz of cashews 1 head of broccoli (cut into florets)1 yellow pepper (cut lengthways) 1 red pepper (cut […]


February 18, 2024
Posted by Lucy

Cashews and Healthy Eating Cashews are part of the same family as mangos - who would have thought! Pistachios also belong to the same family and these nuts are known for their phytosterol content. More and more research is coming out about these nutrients and their beneficial effect on heart health. Phytosterols block cholesterol absorption in the […]

Cashew and Vegetable Stir fry

February 15, 2024
Posted by Lucy

I’m going to concentrate on a slightly controversial food, deemed by some to be too ‘fattening’ to be included in a healthy eating plan, but in my view are a great source of many nutrients, essential fatty acids and phytonutrients. We are talking nuts! Cashews are part of the same family as mangos - who would have […]