Fit Food, Healthy Eating Recipes

Our Healthy eating chef, Jan Cron has created a series of Fit Food recipes – as delicious as they are good for you, with a focus on flavour.

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Fit Food – Cauliflower Pitta Recipe

Fantastic Mexican class…perhaps the most delicious dish I’ve ever learned at this great cookery school, and until I tried it I would never have believed that a pitta type bread...

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Tumeric Sauerkraut Recipe

Turmeric sauerkraut recipe – making a small batch of this amazing fermented side dish can sit on the counter for 3-5 days, just let mother nature take over as the...

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Thai Chicken & Sweet Potato Cakes

This recipe is part of  Food Sorcery’s healthy eating Fit Food cookery classes, it’s been tried and tested by our resident chef Jan Cron. Jan is known for his amazing...

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Fit Food – Healthy Eating

We all want to try and be a little bit healthier – move a little more, maybe take up a new exercise, add more fruit and vegetables to our diet....

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Christmas Gift Guide for Foodies

Let the gifting begin… With a chill in the air and now the rain has finally relented, dare we say….”It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…..” Encourage your friends...

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Kimchi Egg-fried Rice

We are often asked how to incorporate fermented food into dishes – this tasty dish is Chef Jan’s take on Kimchi egg fried rice or Kimchi Bokkeuum bap – it...

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Fit Food Mango Lassi Recipe

A mango lassi is usually a yogurt based mango milkshake or smoothie, here our Fit food chef Jan Cron turns it into a delicious healthy desert – gluten free it’s tastes...

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Paleo Chicken Tikka Recipe

Healthy version of this Indian/British classic is simple, fast and delicious, using cashew cream to keep it paleo and dairy free. The recipe is also gluten free, as always with...

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No-bake peanut butter cookies

This super quick snack is a great post-run or after-workout treat. The recipe was used at our cookery class for runners. The main ingredients provide a balanced mix of good...

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Cauliflower Pizza

​One of my favourite recipes ever! No flour, full of protein and good carbs. This recipe was used (with great success) at our muscle building cookery class. Ingredients – Serves...

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Our first fermentation cookery class was a great success! We’ve done this simple saurkraut and a bit more complex kimchi, then waited. And waited some more…It was well worth it, try...

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Quick Kimchi

Our first fermentation cookery class was a great success! We’ve done a simple saurkraut and this a bit more complex kimchi then waited. And waited some more…It was well worth...

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Protein Pumpkin Pancakes

Fantastic breakfast option if you’re trying to build muscle, lose weight or simply follow a paleo diet (originally used at our muscle building cookery lesson). It’s so good I even tricked...

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Paleo, Vegan Tiramisu

This low carb, vegan and paleo recipe takes only 15 minutes to make!  Ingredients – Serves 4 “Ladyfinger” Layer 1 cup of almond flour 2tbsp cashew butter 3tbsp cashew milk...

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Italian Paleo Crackers

These are great as a snack or as a base for healthier canape. We all crave a bit of crunch sometimes! Ingredients – Makes 10 Crackers 150g Almond Flour 1...

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Parma Ham Caprese Cannelloni

Healthy appetisers that are easy to make and will impress all your friends! What’s not to like?  Ingredients – Serves 4 8 slices of Parma ham 4tbsp of pesto 1...

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Marinara Sauce

A quick and simple sauce recipe which is full of flavour. What’s not to like and tastes so much better than store bought versions. Ingredients – Serves 4 1 small onion,...

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Quinoa and Wild Mushroom Arancini

Healthy, full of protein and flavour, affordable and easy to make. What’s not to like? Ingredients – Makes 6 1 tbsp Salt 1 tbsp Pepper 2 cups Cooked quinoa 1 tbsp Olive oil 1...

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Salted Kimchi Slaw

Try this healthy, fast and zingy slaw variation. Let’s swap shop-bought mayonnaise for lime juice, sesame oil and natural juices. Done within minutes, tastes amazing.   Ingredients – Serves 4 4...

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Chimichurri Steak

South America’s answer to pesto. This zingy and spicy sauce, which originated in Argentina, could also be used to marinade tougher (but tastier) cuts of beef like skirt or hanger...

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Paleo Blinis

This recipe was created by Food Sorcery chef and kitchen maverick Jan Cron. Fantastic for either for a posh breakfast or as delicious canapés. Ingredients – 15 blinis 60g almond flour...

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Brown Quinoa Pancakes

This recipe was created by Food Sorcery chef and kitchen maverick Jan Cron. A tender, soft and delicious recipe  as close to regular pancakes as it gets! Ingredients – Serves 1 150g cooked...

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Salmon and Sweet Potato Cakes Recipe

This recipe is part of  Food Sorcery’s healthy eating program, it’s been tried and tested by our resident chef Jan Cron. Jan is known for his amazing flavours making healthy...

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Bounty Balls Recipe

There are plenty of variations of bounty ball recipes out there. Our nutritionist Debbie Gallimore has come up with her take on the best one –with a few tips and tricks...

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Upcoming Fit Food Classes


wed11mar7:00 pm9:00 pmFit Food – Fermenting for Gut Health£60 – Ferment, Learn, Takeaway7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

thu19mar7:00 pm10:00 pmFit Food – Japanese Flavours£80 – 3 recipes Cook, Eat & Takeaway7:00 pm – 10:00 pm


fri17apr(apr 17)7:15 pmsat18(apr 18)2:00 pmFitness & Food – Urban Retreat for 2 with Your Health Roots£295 for 2 people, includes Friday Healthy Cooking,Yoga & Movement Session; Musculo-Skeletal Health Consultation, Saturday healthy lunch class- Optional Accommodation7:15 pm – 2:00 pm (18)

thu23apr7:30 pm10:30 pmFit Food – Mexican£80 – 3 recipes Cook, Eat & Takeaway7:30 pm – 10:30 pm


sun03may11:00 am2:00 pmFit Food – Middle Eastern£80 – 3 recipes Cook, Eat & Takeaway11:00 am – 2:00 pm

sun03may3:30 pm6:30 pmFit Food – Waist Watchers Spring/ Summer£80 – 3 recipes Cook, Eat & Takeaway3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

thu14may7:00 pm10:00 pmFit Food – Italian Flavours£80 – 3 recipes Cook, Eat & Takeaway7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

sat30may11:00 am2:00 pmFit Food – Asian Flavours£80 – Cook & Eat or Takeaway11:00 am – 2:00 pm

sat30may3:30 pm5:30 pmFit Food – Fermenting for Gut Health£60 – Ferment, Learn, Takeaway3:30 pm – 5:30 pm