Category: Healthy Living

Hop to it and enjoy your Easter holiday
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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 nourished lifestyle, and I don’t mean...

Here’s to a Blissful Kind of Day
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Here’s to a Blissful Kind of Day

These balls of deliciousness are perfect for an afternoon tea pick-me-up, great snack for kids, great end to a picnic lunch.  There are now so many varieties of bliss balls, protein balls on the market … though I would share with you some home-made varieties that don’t cost $3 a ball.  Equally delicious and nutritious,...

Eating Mediterranean can give you a Longer Life
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Eating Mediterranean can give you a Longer Life

The Mediterranean Diet is fast becoming the healthiest and tastiest way to improve your health.  Research is constantly supporting this way of eating as the best way to improve cholesterol control, fatty liver, diabetes and weight management.  More recently it has been found to have a positive effect on mood and protection against dementia.  Above...

Summer Food Entertaining
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Summer Food Entertaining

When we think of the summer holidays, we associate this with family, friends, plentiful food and holidays that keep rolling on.  Yes, holidays can be an indulgence – however if you eat smart, plan well and adapt a few dishes, your body will thank you for the nourishment that you provide. Centre your entertaining menu...

Freekeh, Pomegranate and Roasted Carrot Salad
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Freekeh, Pomegranate and Roasted Carrot Salad

Ingredients 1 cup freekeh 3 cups water 1 bunch baby (Dutch) carrots, tops trimmed 3 purple carrots, peeled, sliced in half lengthways, & then cut on diagonal ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil ¼ tsp smoked paprika 1½ tbsp pomegranate molasses ½ cup (80g) almonds, roasted, chopped Seeds of 1 pomegranate 1 bunch flat-leaf parsley,...

Salad Sides for the Christmas Table
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Salad Sides for the Christmas Table

So these are just some of my salads that will certainly be featuring at my Christmas lunch. Roasted pumpkin, Fetta and Roasted Chickpea salad & Prawn, Mango & Macadamia salad. With humid & hot Brisbane weather….it is cold buffet for us. And best of all, house is cool, salads are prepped in fridge waiting &...

Salad Sides for the Christmas Table ….
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Salad Sides for the Christmas Table ….

So these are just some of my salads that will certainly be featuring at my Christmas lunch. Roasted pumpkin, Fetta and Roasted Chickpea salad & Prawn, Mango & Macadamia salad. With humid & hot Brisbane weather….it is cold buffet for us. And best of all, house is cool, salads are prepped in fridge waiting &...

Luxe Granola
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Luxe Granola

Looking for a natural and delicious start to the day – try your hand at making your own granola.  A beautiful combination of nuts, seeds, grains and dried fruit – the smells and aroma from your oven will want you making batches weekly.  Pair it with a natural Greek yoghurt and fresh berries for a...

Menopause – let’s talk about it
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Menopause – let’s talk about it

Menopause is a natural stage in a woman’s life. Symptoms in menopause vary enormously among women and are largely dependent on a woman’s state of health, nutrition and lifestyle, stress levels and level of hormone chaos.  However, there are some simple strategies that can help ease some menopausal symptoms. Menopause officially occurs one year after...

Office Dining – Getting it Right
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Office Dining – Getting it Right

For many of us, we spend a great deal of our week at work, and over half of our meals are consumed at the office.  There are some common workplace food traps such as the frequent coffee runs, the mid-afternoon sweet cravings, weekly office celebrations and limited healthy food options available.  Try these few office...