The right summer diet will help you beat the heat. Here’s what to eat

You’ve updated your wardrobe with light fabrics and flowy silhouettes. You’ve slathered on sunscreen and are wearing sunglasses and a hat for good measure. Why then are you finding it difficult to manage the mercurial temperatures? It could be because you’re not including cooling foods in your daily diet. Chef Sudhir Nair, Executive Chef at…

Apple and date breakfast muffins

Nutrition: 135 calories 6.5g fat Total time: 0:35 Prep: 0:10 Cook: 0:25 Level: Easy Serves: 8 people Ingredients Main ingredients 50 g. Butter 100 g. wholemeal flour 40 g. muscovado sugar 1½ tsp. baking powder 120 g. dried, unsweetened dates, chopped 1 tsp. mixed spice 1 eating apple 1 egg, beaten 100 mL skimmed milk Zest of half an orange…

Slender scotch pancakes

Nutrition: 219 calories 2.5g fat Total time: 0:35 Prep: 0:05 Cook: 0:30 Level: Easy Serves: 4 people Ingredients Main ingredients 125 g. wholemeal flour 2 tsp. baking powder 1 egg, beaten 300 mL skimmed milk 1 small banana well mashed Directions Combine the pancake ingredients in a bowl to make the batter. In a saucepan heat all the compote ingredients, simmering…