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Shuttle Run Dinners

Shuttle Run Dinners

Let’s face it, our weekday dinners need to be nourishing and tasty but just as importantly, quick and convenient.  Many families have extra-curricular activities (e.g. sports, music, meetings) that go well beyond school finish time and into the early evening.  Often, there are multiple activities with multiple children on multiple nights.  Feeling tired and hungry at the end of the...

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Love thy Fruit and Vegetables

Love thy Fruit and Vegetables

With current recommendations suggesting that we have 8-10 serves of fruit and vegetables a day, the days of eating vegetables just at dinner are long-gone.  Adding more plant foods into your day is tasty, colourful, nourishing and affordable.  I recommend every meal and every snack to include some fruits and vegetables and there are many ways to be creative to ensure...

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Health benefits of fermented foods and how they can help you

Health benefits of fermented foods and how they can help you

For centuries around the world, fermenting foods has been a way to preserve food and lengthen its shelf life, whilst producing a unique flavour. Fermentation relies on the natural action of micro-organisms (yeast and bacteria) to convert carbohydrate in food into short chain fatty acids and other by-products.  It is the ingestion of these fermented foods in the gut that...

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Feeling constantly tired and low in energy….it may be low iron levels?

Feeling constantly tired and low in energy….it may be low iron levels?

Iron is an essential mineral our body requires to produce haemoglobin (red blood cells) that transports oxygen around the body, and is crucial for energy production.  Babies and children need iron to grow and develop normally.  Iron deficiency is caused by a depletion of iron stores that can result in a drop of haemoglobin in the blood. Symptoms of iron...

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Healthy gut, healthy body and healthy mind … what a powerful connection

Healthy gut, healthy body and healthy mind … what a powerful connection

The gut microbiome (collection of gut bacteria) is hot topic.  There are over 100 trillion gut bacteria living in the gut.  Increasing evidence is supporting the view that the gut is the centre of our body and the cornerstone of our health and well-being.  The gut carries messages directly to the brain via the vagus nerve, and is the largest...

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Find your joy and happiness with food

Find your joy and happiness with food

The Spoon Project is an initiative of Rachael Bradford, Nutritionist and Director of Eat and Enjoy Nutrition, to help people have an enjoyable, freeing & healthful relationship with food.  to help people move towards a positive, healthful and happy relationship with food. The Nourish & Nurture spoon is a uniquely special spoon with hand-stamped inscription of “nourish & nurture” on...

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Stretch your dollar further with healthy eating at home

Stretch your dollar further with healthy eating at home

Certain trends are evident in our fast-paced lives today – increasing living costs, feeling time poor and our tendency to spend too much money on foods outside of the home.  But, you can deliver nourishing and wholesome food to your family that is both budget and time friendly. Meal planning and smart shopping Taking fifteen minutes to do a quick...

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Hop to it and enjoy your Easter holiday

Hop to it and enjoy your Easter holiday

Enjoy your Easter eggs…. at Easter  Easter is a hop around the corner, which often means four days of entertaining with family and friends, Australians spending $190 million on eggs and bunnies and yes, chocolate galore.  How does one navigate this holiday celebration to be in line with your healthy lifestyle, and I don’t mean swap your chocolate eggs for...

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