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…

Choc tahini energy balls

Tahini has lots of nutritional benefits; it’s a great way to add extra protein in to your diet, contains calcium, iron and B vitamins, plus helps with liver detoxification as it contains methionine. It also packs a punch with flavour, whilst maintaining to be low in saturated fat and kj. These lil balls of health…

Caffeine Kick Start

Originally posted on Mama Megs:
I love caffeine….the stronger the better! It gets me pumped for the day, it makes me think clearer, plus surprisingly its good for blood pressure in the right moderation. This is one of my breakfast options in my new spring cleansing weight loss and wellness program. It’s easy to make,…

CHICKEN, LEMON AND COCONUT SOUP (with Thermomix adaptation)

This is an adaptation to Quirky Jo’s soup, but I’ve made it FODMAPS friendly and added in the brown rice/almond meal blend that is an awesome, nutritious way to thicken soups, increase their protein and make them more manly! Coconut milk, especially the organic brands, have anti – viral properties, so are a good food…

Supermarket Tour

  There are so many products in our supermarkets now, it certainly gets confusing about which products are good for us, and which products are just marketed to look that way. I am now doing supermarket tours where you can ask any question about any of the groceries that normally end up in your shopping…

Turkish Delight Bliss Balls

  I’m a bit obsessed with rosewater at the moment, since adding it to my Berry Kombucha so  I thought I’d make up a Turkish Delight Bliss Ball recipe. These balls didn’t last very long in our house, even my girls loved the rosewater flavour. Rosewater is good for the skin too which is a…

Best Pumpkin Soup Ever

I know its a big call, but this is a seriously good soup and super easy to make. Like most people, I’m a pumpkin soup lover, especially when the weather turns as it has. My problem with pumpkin soup, is that it has very little protein in it, so I find I’m hungry an hour…

Choc Banana Mousse

This recipe seriously takes 5 minutes; it’s got 2 x serves of fruit in it and is refined sugar free. I got it from the lovely Kat, and it’s a great one to use for overripe bananas if you don’t have time to make banana bread.  My kids inhaled it which is good, as I am…

Gut health….the secret ingredient to weight loss

Gut health is something most of us have heard of thanks to the massive amount of research that’s been done on it in the last ten years.  Hence why products like kombucha, bone broth, sauerkraut and kimchi are becoming more common in some peoples households. Recent research is also associating poor gut health, with overweight…

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…