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125+ of Derval’s award winning recipes

Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Sides and Desserts!

Watch & Learn Tutorials with Derval

125+ of Derval’s award winning recipes

Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Sides and Desserts!

Watch & Learn Tutorials with Derval

125+ of Derval’s award winning recipes

Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Sides and Desserts!

Watch & Learn Tutorials with Derval

Cheese and Apple Stacks

Cheese and Apple Stacks

Serves: 1 Prep time: 1 minute Ingredients: 2 Oat cakes 25g Strong white cheddar ½ apple, finely sliced Method: Place the oat cakes on a small plate. Layer the oat cakes with alternate slices of cheddar cheese and the apple slices until all the ingredients are used up....

Basil Pesto

Basil Pesto

It can be enjoyed in sandwiches, as a dip or spread or as a sauce for pasta. You can use Parmesan, Pecorino or Grana Padano – whatever’s available. This pesto will keep in a jam jar in the fridge for up to ten days. Just make sure you pour a thin film of olive oil...

Tuna Pasta

Tuna Pasta

This is a super-fast, super simple mid-week dinner option or perfect as a leftover lunch. If you don’t like tuna, add in some cooked chicken or turkey to this recipe instead. Prep Time: 2 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Serves: 1 Ingredients: 80g wholegrain pasta 112g...

Ice Pops

Ice Pops

The sun is out (well at least some of the time in Ireland!) These are a great alternative to shop bought lollies and taste amazing. My daughter Dafne is almost 4 and she loves these. This is a good recipe for all of you out there catering for little people! Prep time:...

Broccoli & Feta Salad

Broccoli & Feta Salad

This is a tasty, high-fibre salad. The raw broccoli and peppers have a lovely crunch that’s offset by the feta, and the chickpeas pack a protein punch. If you want to increase your carbs, serve wholemeal pitta on the side. Prep Time: 10 minutes Serves: 2 This is a...

Hazelnut Bombs

Hazelnut Bombs

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour Serves: Makes 8 balls Ingredients: 100g chopped hazelnuts 6 medjool dates, chopped 3 tbsp maple syrup 1 tbsp ground chia 3 tsp good-quality cocoa powder 1 tsp vanilla extract Method: Spread the chopped hazelnuts on a plate and...

Muffins

Muffins

These easy to make savory muffins can be served warm from the oven or, if made in advance, frozen, defrosted and reheated. They taste great served with eggs for brunch or with a salad for lunch. The strong flavours work well here, but feel free to use this recipe as a...

Simple Curry

Simple Curry

Planning is essential and this curry is a basic recipe I know I can rely on. I often make a big batch of the curry sauce and freeze it in portions. Chicken or Turkey are perfect in this recipe. Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour Serves: 4 Nutritional Information:...

Lemon Squares

Lemon Squares

Everyone needs one good baking recipe in their repertoire. If I’m going to eat cake, I’d much rather bake it myself from scratch because I know exactly what is going in there and I can make it and enjoy it while it’s fresh. These Lemon Drizzle & Poppy Seed Squares...

Joggers Stew

Joggers Stew

I love those recipes that allow me to go off and do other things while dinner is cooking. This stew is one of those recipes. I take 30 minutes (tops!) to get it in the oven. Then I try to get out the door for a walk or do one of my fitness circuits. Afterwards I check...

Chicken Skewers

Chicken Skewers

This is great way to spice up boring chicken, I’m always looking for new ways to keep it interesting and this is my current favourite. This dish is full of bright, zingy and spicy flavours, perfect for enjoying as part of a barbeque on a summer’s day. It’s so simple...

Peanut Butter Squares

Peanut Butter Squares

I love having a square with a cup of coffee and reading the paper, pure bliss. Make a batch and try not to eat them all in one day! Dates add a good healthy twist to this treat recipe. Prep time: 30 minutes Makes: 1 loaf Nutritional Information: Protein: 7.4g Fat:...

Nutty Bread

Nutty Bread

Even though I say it takes 3 hours to make, you only spend about 10 minutes of that time actually working. There’s nothing to stop you going for a walk or run while you wait for the bread to set. I double the amount, slice the cooked loaves and freeze them. You can...

Lentil Stuffed Peppers

Lentil Stuffed Peppers

These are a favourite in my house. They’re full of goodness and make a complete meal when you serve them with rice, quinoa or couscous. Once they’re in the oven, they pretty much take care of themselves. Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 60 minutes Serves: 1...

Chicken & Rice

Chicken & Rice

This dish is one that I cook when I am so tired from training that there is no chance of me making anything that takes major effort. I like having a few meals like this in the repertoire. This dinner is not as healthy as some of my other recipes but it definitely hits...

A Salad Of Sorts

A Salad Of Sorts

Quick and easy recipe. Lovely lunch recipe with so many nutrients. Ideal light recipe for the summer months. Prep Time: 5 minutes Serves: 2 Nutritional information: Protein: 12.2g Fat: 31.3g Carbohydrates: 53g Fibre: 9.9g Calories: 51 Ingredients: 100g cooked quinoa...

Lentil Soup

Lentil Soup

Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 1 hour Serves: 6 Nutritional Information: Protein: 4.3g Fat: 4.2g Carbohydrates: 5.5g Fibre: 1.8g Calories: 76 Ingredients: 400g green lentils 1 stick of celery, finely diced 1 small carrot, peeled and finely diced 1 onion, peeled and...

Chilli Bacon Beans

Chilli Bacon Beans

Super plant based protein option. So versatile , it works as a breakfast, lunch or dinner. Leftovers taste great the next day. Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Serves: 2 Nutritional information: Protein: 29g Fat: 19.6g Carbohydrate: 44g Fibre: 0.9g Calories:...