For the love of healthy food

I love food; I love shopping for it, prepping it, cooking it and of course eating it! It is truly one of the pleasures in life. So when I developed my food intolerances (gluten and fructose) just after having my first baby girl, I was devastated. Suddenly I turned from being the person who loved…

Protein

  Protein is obviously needed for muscle repair and growth, maintenance of the organs and to keep the immune system functioning properly. The human body can’t store protein like it can with carbs, so we have to obtain it from our food. The amount of protein per day varies between the individual: on average the…

Apricot, Coconut and Chia balls

These balls are great for school lunches or a pre/post post workout energy kick, due to the oats, which are a great complex carb that provide us with slow releasing energy. Good amounts of protein also, with the chia and sunflower seeds, (which kids will not even notice) plus are refined sugar free and high…

Festive Cypriot Salad

    Who says you can’t eat healthy on Christmas Day! This salad is brimming with nutrients and fibre, packs a punch with flavour and goes well with any protein that you’re planning on serving on Christmas Day. Plus it will help balance out the plum pudding! Its festive looking too with the greens and…

Banana Tahini Smoothie

This smoothie is one of the new breakfast options on my 6 Week Weight Loss and Wellness Program. With Spring being the kick off for smoothie season, lots of people find them easy for a healthy on the go breakfast, that will keep you full all morning. I’m loving tahini at the moment;  it packs…

Middle Eastern Chicken

This is a quick, fuss free meal that should suit most of the family. Nutritionally balanced with good complex carbs to maximise energy, plus lean protein to help build muscle. Loaded of nutrients with the broccolli, herbs and sweet potato which is high in Vitamin A. The broccoli and almonds give it a calcium kick,…

Chicken, Broccoli, Cranberry and Walnut Salad

It’s officially salad season! Yippee, my fave time of the year and my fave thing to eat and make. I posted this recipe last year but I’ve changed it’s slightly to make it higher in protein, lower in fat and I think, even tastier.  It’a a good calcium hit too with the nuts and broccoli,…

6 Week Weight Loss and Wellness Program

I have created a new weight loss program for Spring that is easy and family friendly. This program is tailored to each individuals needs and lifestyle.  THE PROGRAM INCLUDES: Easy, flexible recipes Weekly weigh ins 6 weeks of meal plans and recipes Family friendly, a focus on getting the whole family healthy Calorie/kj  controlled and…

Strawberry Cheesecake Bliss Balls

These little balls rock. They’re also a great way to use up strawberries that have seen their best days. Kid lunchbox friendly as they are nut free, and they still have a good amount of protein in them with the cream cheese and chia seeds. Chia seeds help with concentration too as they’re high in…

Chicken Noodle Soup

  It seems like everyone is sick at the moment, my household included. Hurry up end of winter we are all over you! I always go for soups when I’m feeling  sick, you can pack so many nutrients into them, plus they are easy to digest. Whenever anyone is sick in our house this is…

Hay fever….tips to treat naturally

With horrendous Melbourne days like today its hard to believe that Spring is just around the corner, but it is. And with that comes hayfever. Hay fever sufferers dread this time of year and for some its a case of taking anti-histamines almost every day for 3 months, which is not ideal. However, there are…

Healthy Chicken Satay

125 g rice noodles  1 x red chilli, sliced (optional) 1 x tbsp peanut or olive oil 1 x tbsp ginger, grated or chopped finely 1 x carrot grated 1 x zucchini grated 500 grams chicken, breast or thigh  2 heaped tablespoons nut or peanut butter 1 x lime, juiced 1 x tbsp turmeric 1…

Blueberry and Kiwi Chia Puddings

These are little powerhouses of fibre and protein. They make a great breakfast or are a good sweet fix. Chia puddings are the easiest thing in the world to make; 5 minutes tops and they only take a few hours to set. My kids love them too, and you can mix them up with other…