Here are a few easy-peasy healthy recipes for you to try out courtesy of actress Fay Ripley.
Mr Hollywood Raspberry Bircher Muesli
I was once a granola-only girl, stubbornly shunning this smooth, creamy, breakfast muesli because I thought it
was only for Hollywood types with henna tattoos. But once bitten, forever smitten. You only need a small bowlful, as it's packed with goodness and sets the whole family up for a hectic day. The Ripleys are now addicted to this LA morning energy booster.
All you need is: 200g rolled oats 200ml apple juice 80 ml milk 2 apples 125g strawberries 200g raspberry yoghurt 25g roasted hazelnuts (crushed for little ones)
N.B. Nuts have lots of great health benefits but should always be finely chopped for little ones under 5 as they can be a choking hazard. Also it is advised not to feed nuts if there is a history of nut allergies in the family. . All you do is: 1. Mix the oats, apple juice and milk together. Coarsely grate in the apples (skin on) and mix well. 2. Add the strawberries and yoghurt and stir together. 3. Leave covered in the fridge over night. 4. Add a drop of milk in the morning if needed 5. Scatter the roasted hazelnuts (whole or crushed) on top.
No-cook 2 Minute Tomato Pasta Sauce Â– Garlic Bread and Salad to Serve
Here is a terrific no-cook no-time pasta sauce that gets me out of jail free when all seems lost. Pick any pasta from tortellini to spaghetti Â– I've chosen penne because the sauce gets trapped in the tubes then bursts in your mouth to give little surprise tomato explosions Â– a lifesaver special.
All you need is: 400g penne pasta 3 salad onions, roughly chopped 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed 400g tin of chopped tomatoes 2 tbsp mascarpone Grated parmesan, to serve Garlic bread and salad, to serve
All you do is: 1. Cook the pasta as per the pack instructions in plenty of boiling water. 2. Meanwhile, make the sauce. In a food processor, whizz the salad onions, garlic and tinned tomatoes until smooth. Add the mascarpone for just a moment to combine. 3. Drain the pasta and toss with the sauce. 4. Serve immediately with the parmesan, garlic bread and salad.
My Big Fat Greek Shepherd's Pie Â– served with Kale and Beans
Feta cheese popping through lemony mash over a hearty, rich meat sauce makes this absolutely delicious and great as a shared dinner or lunch.