Your healthy lifestyle and well being tips
I’m on a mission to help you understand how to live a healthier, happier and more active life. Whether you’re looking to lose weight or simply want a healthier lifestyle, Jane Plan can help.
A summer-proof salad
The trick with a summer proof salad is to pick crunchy vegetables. Avoid leaves at all costs! Here's a recipe which will go the distance, keeping it's texture and taste.
How to stop the sun ruining your healthy eating
The sun - it's a two sided coin. It brings us so much joy, light and fun. It also brings us endless temptation. Is it just me who seems to automatically find myself chilling a bottle of wine when the clouds disappear?
Easy vegetable frittata
This recipe is simplicity at it's best. Nothing complicated to do or add, just healthy, whole ingredients used to create a nourishing frittata. Enjoy for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Tools to reduce your sugar intake
Who doesn't love sugar? It's tempting, and addictive. That's the problem. So, how do we reduce our intake?
Lovely things in July
Lots of sun, allowing us to enjoy the outdoors, socialise with friends in our back garden, and seeing as a summer holiday is off the cards, attempt to get a British tan. More importantly for the chefs and home cooks out there, July is the month we start to see some stunning seasonal produce.
How to meal prep like a pro
Meal prepping doesn't have to be complicated or boring. It's a great way to stay on top of your weight loss goals, save yourself time and most importantly, to feel smug and organised all week.
Slow red peppers
Once BBQ'd, these peppers develop a deep, sweet flavour which is sure to delight any tastebud. These ones are spiked with oregano and garlic.
BBQ hispi cabbage
Cabbage, but not as you know it. Sweetheart (or hispi) is perfect for grilling on the bbq and this recipe really makes the most of it.
Grilled asparagus & fine bean salad
These go straight onto the grill. No messing around, just a tasty dressing to compliment the woody flavour from your BBQ.
Teriyaki aubergine burgers
These joyful discs, marinated in teriyaki, welcome cool company from cucumbers and baby gem lettuce. Enjoy in a bread or lettuce bun.
What to eat in June
Summer is finally here. With the warmer weather we also welcome some fantastic seasonal produce. Want to know what to do with it?
A Super Salad
Summer is almost upon us, so why not throw a delicious, summery salad into the mix? We've championed broccoli in this recipe, a great source of vitamins, iron and calcium.
May Food Guide
May is a glorious month; two bank holidays, better weather and longer days. So what's the best seasonal produce to be enjoying this month?
Classic dishes with a healthy twist
With health now more important than ever, the big questions is...how can we enjoy our favourite, home cooked dinners in a more balanced way? We asked our fabulous team of Nutritionists to share their top tips...
Your April Food Guide
It's the start of a new month, and so as always, I've put together my seasonal food guide. April welcomes some lovely vegetables, which has revived my love for fresh, nourishing salads. Move over stews and casseroles.
Lamb, squash and pomegranate salad
This recipe is perfect for sharing with family and friends. Best practice is to marinate this lamb for a day, but if you only have a few hours to do so this is fine!
Little Gem Tacos!
Our take on a Mexican classic - tacos! Instead of using corn tortillas to encase the filling, we’ve used little baby gem lettuce cups. This recipe is packed with fresh flavours and will leave you feeling full and satisfied.
Your March Food Guide
It's official, Spring is here. Daffodils are finally popping their heads out, and the first blossoms have arrived on our favourite trees. It won't be long until little lambs are skipping in the fields around us. Seasonal sentiments aside, if you are eager to discover what the month ahead will bring.
Seasonal leek, cauli and kale stew
We're championing the last of the winter veg in this hearty, healthy stew recipe. This one pot wonder will only take you 10 minutes to make.
Is Veganuary worth a try?
You may have noticed that the supermarket aisles are particularly well stocked with vegan based products at the moment - yes, Veganuary is upon us once more. Meat and fish have traditionally been the focal point of the dinner plate, the part many of us can't go without.
How to deal with the disappointment of cancelling your Christmas plans
For weeks we've been told that the struggles of lockdown and restrictions will all be worth it when we save Christmas. But now, it looks like that rescue mission might be unsuccessful and it's left us all feeling disappointed, hopeless and wondering when the uncertainty will end.
Add some goodness back in - this Christmas
How did Christmas come round so quickly? By this time of year, we've already dragged out the tree decorations, hung up a festive wreath and maybe even wrapped a few presents. lt's a period of family and holiday spirit that we should all be enjoying, especially after the year we have had. So we shoul
Energy boosting brunch..... the perfect way to start December days!
We think that savoury pancakes aren't getting enough air time! Try our recipe, and we're sure you will agree with us. It's perfect on a cold winter morning, when a long, lazy brunch is just what you need to start the day.
Immunity Boosting Soups
Did you know that over 70% of the cells which make up your immune system are located in the gut? It’s exactly for this reason that maintaining a healthy digestive system is important - it keeps all of your immune cells happy and working to the best of their ability.
The Most Nutritious Food on Your Christmas Table
Christmas is a time to enjoy all of your favourite foods, but it is easy to get carried away with all the treats and trimmings. The average person in Britain consumes 6,000 calories on Christmas day! But, it isn’t all bad news…. Check out some of the healthiest Christmas foods that you'll find
Christmas Hot Drinks
The arrival of the high-street coffee shop festive menu is a sure sign Christmas is coming! But...do you know how many calories are hidden behind the colourful cups and festive cheer?
Our seasonal squash tray bake
Pumpkins are all around us at this time of year, and so are pumpkin recipes. But let's not forget about seasonal squash! At Jane Plan we love using butternut squash in our recipes and so thought it only fair to share one our favourite autumnal dishes to make at home yourself.
Green Goodness - the health benefits of spinach
Spinach is the superstar among green leafy vegetables. It is very flexible, you can add it to casseroles, soups, egg dishes, make it into a meal in it's own right, like our Aloo sag, and of course it's a tasty side dish too.
The World's Best Chilli Con Carne
Hearty and healthy - with a little bit of a kick, Chilli con carne is an all time family favourite. Our very own Jane Plan Chilli is a best seller - slow cooked to perfection by us, and ready to heat and eat by you (it only takes 3 minutes).
Simple seasonal sides to enjoy right now!
Seasonal eating matters because our bodies are different at different times of the year, so in order to get the right nutrients at the right time, we need to eat a range of fresh fruits and vegetables and change our choices with the seasons.
Fun Family Snacks
With the warmer weather comes days out, picnics, and fun in the garden - for all the family. This means meal times become more fluid, and as we lose the standard family timetable of breakfast, lunch and dinner - we start to snack more.
The Truth about Avocados
At last summer seems to have arrived and with the warmer weather comes summer eating. I have always been an avocado lover, in fact my go-to quick and easy meal is 'avo on toast'.
The world of nutrition can be a very confusing place and it's easy to get caught up in the newest fad diets and quick fix 'weight-loss' products. This week we're busting some of these myths, to help you make better food choices...
Dairy Free Milk Alternatives
The rising trend of milk alternatives! Here at Jane Plan, we're often asked about dairy-free alternatives to milk. So we have put together our guide to the nation's favourite milk alternatives.
Do you think you're eating too much salt?
Hello, Did you know it's Salt Awareness Week? This is organised by Action for Salt who aim to raise awareness of the impact that too much salt can have on our health. Here's a few important facts about salt and tips on how to reduce your salt intake!
Eating too many avocados? As an avocado alternative, try our delicious pea puree instead!
The Benefits of Eating Seasonal Produce
We're used to seeing the same food available all year round in the supermarkets. However, eating fruits and vegetables out of season can affect their quality and increase our carbon footprint.
6 fun facts all strawberry lovers should know
As Wimbledon has now come to an end, we’re shedding some light on the quintessentially British berry fruit.
Low FODMAP Recipes
Try these delicious LOW FODMAP meals!
Calorie Conscious Canapés
Struggling to stick to your diet around all the tempting drinks party treats? Try some of our canapé ideas to keep that diet plan on track!
Omega 3 - and why you NEED it
Behold the mighty Omega 3, the gift we never knew we needed. It nourishes the whole of your body for the entirety of your life. Without it, we just don’t work quite as well. So, what exactly is Omega 3, and what does it do?
Thinking About Following a Vegan Diet?
A huge concern for many when considering a plant-based diet is whether it is balanced and nutritionally sound. The good news is YES!
Diet tips for eating Greek
Looking for the best healthy eating tips when eating out at a Greek restaurant? Look no further..
Healthy eating tips for new mums
Eating healthily can be quite a feat with a new baby to look after right? Follow our quick tips to boost your diet plan and have your family eating better in no time!
Make your diet plan ‘plant-strong’
Boost your fruit 'n' veg intake to increase your chances of successful weight loss!
Diet friendly lunch tips!
Take control and make conscious choices about what you eat at lunchtime. Trust us, your waistline will thank you for it.
Pea and mint soup - a diet plan favourite!
Worried about calories, weight loss, your diet and how to get delicious veggies into meals? Look no further...
The perfect low calorie diet friendly meal!
If you want a dish that's really tasty and can be included in a summer picnic or as an accompaniment to a BBQ - look no further, we've got the perfect recipe!
What counts as your 5 a day?
We hear over and over again that eating our 5 A Day intake of fruit and vegetables is important for our nutrition, reducing health risks and maintaining a stable diet. The tricky part can be knowing what to choose - here are Jane's top tips!
Will a vegetarian diet help me lose weight?
To be a veggie or to not be a veggie, that is the question?!
The Benefits of Blueberries in Your Diet Plan
Blueberries are small blue (sometimes purple!), sweet and succulent nutrition powerhouses! Add them to your meals and enjoy a real nutritional boost!
Top Seven Healthy Snack Ideas
Seven simple ways to make sure you're including the right healthy snacks in your diet plan.
This year, the team at Jane Plan HQ decided to challenge themselves by going sugar-free. Brave right?
Lentil & Butternut Squash Soup
Warming, hearty & full of antioxidants, this recipe is perfect for cold winter evenings.
Tofu in Breadcrumbs Recipe
Our resident vegetarian Clementine has shared her favourite Tofu recipe. Tofu is full of plant based protein and vitamins and this meal makes for a light, healthy dinner.
Decadent Butternut Squash Risotto
This Butternut Squash Risotto recipe, provided by on of our nutritionists Katy, is perfect for a large group of hungry people this time of year!
Outstanding Veg Lasagne
To kick off our Meat Free Monday campaign our resident veggie Clementine has shared her ultimate vegetarian lasagne. It is out of this world.
Black Bean Salad with Roasted Tomato and Squash
We've adapted and tried a recipe from our favourite chef Anna Jones which makes for a delicious autumn Salad! 350 calories per serving!
Roasted Veg Salad with Halloumi
300 calories per serving!
Why is soup the BEST?
We investigate why we crave heartier food in the winter, why soup can satisfy cravings and how to make our favourite carrot and coriander soup!
Snacking doesn't have to be a no-no when on a diet plan!
Turn your mid-morning snack into a delicious dessert!
Suggested by Janet, one of our Jane Planners.
Benefits of Including Berries in Your Diet Plan
Discover the amazing health benefits of berries and why they're a key fruit to include in your diet plan this summer.
With winter well and truly here, porridge is the perfect diet breakfast!
Slow Cooked Oriental Pork with Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash
Here at Jane Plan we think it's important to help to you to eat well, not only while you're on your diet plan, but after as well. This recipe is perfectly balanced to ensure you can get the most from what you eat.
Your root to diet plan goodness!
Around this time of year root vegetables are in their prime, plus they are full of health giving nutrients!
Diet Plan Friendly Leftovers
Use up those leftovers with this fresh and healthy Asian Turkey and Rice Noodle Salad recipe...
Add in vegetables to a busy schedule with some super side slaw!
Suggested by Simon, one of our Jane Planners.