Category: Nutrition

Shuttle Run Dinners
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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...

Love thy Fruit and Vegetables
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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...

Have you had your 5 Veges today?
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Have you had your 5 Veges today?

We all know a diet rich in vegetables is the foundation for health and should be commonplace in our everyday eating.  Eating more plant based foods by virtue, encourages us to eat more real, nutritious and wholesome foods that are as close to nature as possible and eating less processed foods that are quite high...

Health benefits of fermented foods and how they can help you
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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...

Anzac Biscuits
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Anzac Biscuits

On Anzac Day, we pay tribute to all the men and women who have served our nation as members of the Australian Defence Force. Lest We Forget “The army biscuit, also known as an Anzac wafer or Anzac tile, is essentially a long shelf-life, hard tack biscuit, eaten as a substitute for bread. Unlike bread,...

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

Stretch your dollar further with healthy eating at home
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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...

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 healthy lifestyle, and I don’t mean...

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...