Monthly Archives: May 2015

Banana Muffin Recipe

Makes 15 muffins| Hands-On Time: 20min| Baking time: 20min



60g Baking margarine

125ml White sugar

125ml Brown sugar (trickle)

4 Bananas – finely mashed

3 Eggs

5ml Vanilla essence

250ml Self raising flour

375ml Jungle oats

3ml Nutmeg

5ml Ginger powder

5ml Cinnamon

3ml Salt



1. Cream sugar and butter together with an electric mixer.

2. Add eggs and mashed banana slowly while mixing.

3. Add vanilla essence and stop mixing.

4. Sift all dry ingredients together.

5. Stir into the banana mixture.

6. Scoop into a muffin tin and bake for 20minutes until golden brown.


1 Banana muffin = 2 Starch


Pea and Mint soup


Makes 4 portions| Hands-On Time: 20m| Cook time: 25min


1 bunch spring onions – chopped

160g potato – diced

1 garlic clove – crushed

850ml vegetable stock

250g shelled peas

20g fresh mint – chopped

2ml caster sugar

15ml lemon juice

70ml plain low fat yoghurt.


1. Place spring onions, potato, garlic and stock into a large saucepan and bring to a boil

2. Simmer for 15minutes until potato is very soft.

3. Add the peas to the soup base and simmer for 5 minutes.

4. Stir in the lemon, mint and sugar and cool slightly.

5. Use a liquidizer and whizz until smooth

6. Stir in 50ml of the plain yoghurt, season with salt and pepper.

7. Serve with an extra drop of plain yoghurt.


1 Serving = 1½ Starch + 1 Veg