Healthy eating doesn’t have to be dull! Bake Off decider Prue Leith shares her delicious and healthful recipes

  • TV prepare teams adult with Diabetes UK on healthy eating campaign
  • She shares her Ajiaco Colombian duck and potato soup recipe
  • Recipes for Thai cod cakes and solidified yoghurt cake finish a menu
  • The aim is to uncover a republic that eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring
  • Prue says relatives contingency uncover some ‘tough love’  in a child plumpness battle

Claudia Tanner For Mailonline



A healthy diet can assistance we prevent, control, and even retreat diabetes – though feeling denied can bushel even a best intentions. 

And so luminary prepare Prue Leith has offering a tiny impulse by exclusively pity with MailOnline a simple, healthy and mouthwatering image plan.

The 77-year-old – who is to collect adult Mary Berry’s covering as a new Channel 4 Bake Off decider – is subsidy Diabetes UK’s debate to uncover a republic that eating healthy doesn’t have to be dull. 

Prue’s Ajiaco Colombian duck and potato soup would be ideal teamed with some thai cod cakes with chilli dipping salsa as a starter and a solidified yogurt covering cake for dessert, that are examples of a series of juicy recipes featured on a charity’s website.

So either we are diabetic or we only suffer good healthy food, this feast is ideal as it’s low in fat, sugarine and salt.

Prue is also propelling people to learn to prepare – and she says a responsibility is on relatives to tackle a plumpness predicament in children.

Prue says we don’t have to let diabetes mount between we and your favourite food

‘It’s tough to eat good if we don’t know how to cook,’ she said. ‘The problem is that so many people only don’t like what’s good for them, that is fundamentally veg.

‘The approach to get to like good food is by training to cook, that is because I’m for ever banging on about children training to cook.

‘If your child only won’t eat their vegetables, set a good example, for a start. And start them immature – a 6 month aged will put anything in his or her mouth. And keep trying. 

‘It takes several doses of any veg before children like it, though once they do they’ll like it for life. 

‘You wouldn’t give adult on a child who didn’t wish to learn to read. Learning to eat is any bit as important.’

The chef-turned-author – who has a son and daughter – revealed she was sincerely despotic about eating habits when she brought adult her children.

‘I only never offering them junk. No snacks between meals. Very few candy or ice creams. We didn’t have a low fryer, and so on,’ she said.

‘But we wasn’t firm about it. If a crony brought them candy I’d let them have them. Easter was a chocolate fest.

‘My grandchildren adore cooking, and it doesn’t have to be honeyed things. 

‘Although we did make stripey preserve a other day – layered adult phony jellies all done from uninformed fruit juice.’

She says her favourite ‘go-to’ healthy image is a smoked salmon sandwich and her healthy barter tip is a blob of yogurt in soup or fruit salad instead of cream. 


Thai cod cakes with chilli dipping sauce: Runny sugarine provides healthy benevolence in a dish

No matter how tough we try and eat healthily, we all need to tuck into a comfortable image of comfort food now and again – and what improved approach to prove this longing than with these Thai cod cakes? 

A 153g portion contains 5.8g of sugarine and 0.7g of jam-packed fat.


Serves 4


450g uninformed cod 

2 tbsp red Thai curry paste 

1 egg yolk 

75g French beans, finely sliced 

3 tbsp uninformed coriander, chopped

1 tbsp oil 

Zest of 1 lime 

For a chilli dipping sauce:

 1 tbsp runny honey

 1 tbsp chilli sauce

Juice of 1 lime 

 2 tbsp uninformed coriander, chopped

Freshly belligerent black pepper 


1. Place a cod, curry pulp and egg yolk into a food processor or blender and mix until combined.

2. Stir by a French beans, coriander and orange zest.

3. Form a reduction into 12 patties and deteriorate well.

4. Brush a patties with a tiny oil.

5. Preheat a grill. Place on a baking piece and griddle for 3-4 mins on any side, until golden.

6. Mix together a mixture for a dipping salsa and offer with a fish cakes.


Ajiaco Colombian duck and potato soup: This robust image is ripping with flavour

Almost any nation has their possess chronicle of duck soup – Colombia’s unequivocally packs a punch with Guasca leaves adding a abounding taste.


Serves 8


1 vast chicken 

4 pts duck stock 

2 garlic cloves, crushed 

1 lb tiny new or salad potatoes scrubbed

 3 middle Maris Piper, peeled and sliced (optional)

Small teacup of dusty Guasca leaves.

6 corn on a cob, cut into chunks

4 Spring onions, cut into pieces

1 teacup uninformed coriander leaves 

For serving:

1/3 pint double cream 

1/2 jar tiny capers, rinsed good and drained  

3-4 developed avocados 


1. Put a duck in a vast vessel with a batch and a garlic. Bring to a boil.

2. Simmer for 50 mins or until a duck thigh feels proposal when pierced and a leg will wobble. Lift out a duck and set aside.

3. When cold adequate to hoop mislay a skin and skeleton and cut a strength into vast chunks (use a pointy blade and cut a breast opposite a pellet – don’t fragment into malleable bits). Cover a duck with an upturned play while we continue with a soup.

4. Into a batch put both forms of potato and a guascas. Cook until a Maris Piper are violation up, about 20 mins.

5. Then supplement a corn chunks and prepare for 10 mins. Add a Spring onions and coriander leaves. Taste and supplement creatively belligerent black peppers and belligerent sea salt to taste.

6. Return a duck to a vessel and reheat gently.

7. Serve any person, creation certain they get liquid, chicken, corn and soup. Serve a Ajiaco prohibited with capers, complicated cream and avocado slices on a side. 


Frozen yoghurt covering cake: This dessert is vegetarian and bulb and giveaway of any gluten

Layers of fruit yogurt make a colourful, tasty solidified rainbow cake. 

Use fat-free healthy yoghurt and a 104g portion will enclose only 0.1g of jam-packed fat and 9.1g of sugar.


Serves 12


250g solidified churned berries 

450g probably fat-free healthy yogurt 

2 tbsp granulated sweetener  

250g mango strength chopped, peeled

300g kiwi fruit strength (about 3-4), peeled  


1. Add a entertain of a solidified berries to a bottom of a 2lb fritter tin or cake t

2. Blend a rest of a berries with 150g yogurt and 1 tbsp of sweetener, afterwards widespread it over a berries in a bottom of a tin. 

3. Level with a spatula and place in a freezer, ensuring a tin is level, and leave for 1-1.5 hours.

4. Blend a mango with 200g yogurt afterwards widespread on tip of a berries. Return a tin to a freezer, again creation certain it is level. 

5. Freeze for another hour or two, until solid.

6. Blend a kiwi with 100g yoghurt and 1 tbsp of sweetener, afterwards supplement to a tip layer, swelling it uniformly over a mango. 

7. Cover with adhere film, afterwards solidify for a slightest 2 hours or overnight.

8. Remove from a freezer for 15 mins before branch out onto a image and slicing. 

Sign adult to see giveaway recipe videos and some-more from Diabetes UK here between 22 May to 30 July. 

Prue’s latest book, The Prodigal Daughter, is out now published by Quercus.

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