BeeZee Blog

Recipes, articles and top tips to help you live healthy and happy!

Sweet Potato Cinnamon Swirls!

Imposter pastries made from sweet potato, these sweet treats are nutritious and delicious!

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Flying Fish and cou cou

The final destination on our whistle-stop tour of African and Caribbean food is the national dish of Barbados... Flying Fish and cou cou! 

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Fruity Moroccan Cous Cous Salad

Our celebrations of Black History Month continue as we take our next pit stop in Morocco, with this fruity cous cous, filled with a flavorsome five-a-day!

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Mieliepap - a South African breakfast!

Mieliepap is a South African breakfast similar to porridge, served with a yummy maple butter sauce!

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Nigerian Jollof Rice

Jollof Rice is one of West Africa's most famous dishes, where the rice is boiled up in a flavourful tomato and pepper broth.

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Three Recipes to cook for the Chinese New Year celebrations

To celebrate Chinese New Year, why not try out some of these delicious (and healthy) recipes. We hope you enjoy!  

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Healthy Hack your Christmas • Yule Log

Try our light, spongey Yule Log recipe for a healthier take on the tradition!

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Healthy Hack your Christmas • Wholemeal Bread Sauce

Cut unnecessary calories out of your Christmas lunch with our tasty, traditional bread sauce recipe.

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Healthy Hack your Christmas • Figgy Pudding

Can healthier versions of your favourite festive foods taste just as good? The proof is in the pudding!  Try our delicious spiced orange Christmas pud recipe for a lighter take on the traditional dessert. 

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Speedy Samosas

This samosa recipe is SIMPLE, SPEEDY and DELICIOUS - we've made it easy for you to make your own, healthier version of this favourite Indian treat. 

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3 disgusting dishes to try this Halloween!

At BeeZee Families, we aim to make healthy eating fun ALL year round, but when it comes to Halloween we get creepily creative!

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Wormy Spaghetti

Try this disgustingly delicious wormy spaghetti, inspired by Roald Dahl's 'The Twits'. It's tons of fun to make, and healthy too!

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Crustless Quiche Lorraine

This Quiche Lorraine recipe is a summer winner! To make it healthier, we've cut the crust, swapped to low fat cheese and used leaner turkey bacon... but it tastes just as yummy!

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Turkey Burgers

It's BBQ season and we've created this delicious recipe for healthy turkey burgers. Turkey is a great alternative to beef burgers, as it's generally lower in saturated fat and so a great choice for heart health and energy balance!

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Nigerian Jollof Rice

We love to see what our families eat at home to stay healthy. BeeZee Families participants, Peter and his mum, shared a traditional Nigerian family recipe with their group, and we loved it so much we thought we'd share it with you, too!

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Thai Noodle Salad

"Yum Woon Sen" is a light noodle, pork and peanut salad, bursting with authentic Thai flavour.

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Mediterranean Vegetable Arrabbiata

This fiery pasta sauce packs a punch with all five of your five-a-day! Can't handle the heat? Just skimp on the chillies!

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Kleicha

Kleicha is a date pastry, spiced with cardamom & walnuts, usually served during religious holidays in Iraq. It is sure to bring the biggest smile to your face, especially on Eid morning after a month of fasting! 

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4 ways to break your fast on dates

After a day of fasting, Muslims world-wide break their fast on dates and a glass of water. Dates are a great source of many nutrients and are full of energy.   Here are our top 4 ways of taking dates to the next level.  

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Hot Cross Buns

Enjoy making and eating these healthy wholemeal Hot Cross Buns this Easter!

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Irish Vegetable Soup & Brown Bread

Celebrate St Patricks Day by serving up this hearty vegetable soup and traditional homemade brown bread.

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Fairtrade Banana Bread

Dan has created a fairtrade banana bread to enter the Brighton & Hove virtual baking contest.

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Blueberry Pancakes

Power up your pancakes with this healthy blueberry pancake recipe. Bursting with antioxidants and naturally sweet, they're flippin' nutritious and delicious.

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Crispy Chilli Beef (Healthy Homemade Fakeaway Style!)

Today we are celebrating Chinese New Year with a delicious healthy version of one of our favourite Chinese takeaway dishes - crispy chilli beef  - since it is the Year of the Ox!

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Vegan Thai Green Curry

A vegan version of a Thai Green Curry, using tofu for a healthy punch of protein!

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Healthier Chocolate Yule Log

All the festive chocolatey goodness, with a fraction of the fat and sugar. A slice of this heavenly pud is an innocent 190 calories!

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Healthier Toad in the Hole

Make a few healthy tweaks to this family favourite, Toad in the Hole - ultimate autumnal comfort food! Serve with your favourite greens and downed in onion gravy.

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Lockdown Banana Bread

Perhaps there was more to the lockdown banana bread craze than just having time on our hands to stay home and bake... bananas can actually help us feel better if we're struggling with stress, anxiety or depression

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Spooky Stuffed Peppers for Halloween

Frankenstein guts and Jack-o-lantern intestines is the gruesome grub on our Hallow's Eve menu!

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Freaky Fruit! Three Healthy Halloween Snacks

The scariest thing about Halloween for parents? The sugar! It turns the little monsters possessed! But it doesn't need to be all Cadbury goo heads and toffee apples and candy corn. Why not have a culinary crafty afternoon with your kids making these frightful fruity treats?

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Veggie Bean Tacos

Tuesday night is taco night! In fact, any night is a great night for tacos! This quick and easy recipe is ideal for a healthy midweek dinner, and sure to be a hit with the whole family. 

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Butternut Squash Mac 'n' Cheese

Mac 'n' cheese - the ultimate comfort food! But it's not the healthiest - so we've pimped our mac 'n' cheese to cut the calories but boost the nutrients.

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Broad Bean Falafel

These broad bean falafels are full of green goodness! Packed with protein and fibre, they make a great healthy snack or serve with salad and pita for lunch!

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Banana Biscuits

Sick of banana bread after the lockdown banana bread baking craze? But still craving something sweet yet healthy? Go bananas all over again for these banana biscuits instead! 

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Chicken Korma

A healthy take on the nation's top voted curry dish!

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Mackerel Pasta Salad

This pasta salad is quick and easy to throw together and requires minimal cooking.  As well as containing 40% of your recommended daily fibre intake, it’s also a good source of omega-3, unsaturated fats and contains 2 of your 5 a day!  

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