Skinny Soup!

I think half of Emerald are eating this soup at the moment! With Hoffy’s Intensity Weight Loss Challenge No. 1 on its last week,  most of the challengers are having this regularly, plus some of my clients always tend to go back to this recipe as it’s so damn easy, plus tasty and super healthy….

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Lamb and Vegie Soup

Serves 4-6   Ingredients: -500g lean lamb, diced -1 x can 400g chickpeas, rinsed and drained -1x tbsp olive oil -1 onion, finely sliced -1 large carrot, sliced -2 garlic cloves, crushed -1 stick celery, sliced -1 orange, juiced -1 strip of orange peel -500g sweet potato, cut into cubes -2L chicken or vegetable stock -1…

Chicken, Sweet Potato and Turmeric Soup

  We’re officially more than half way through Winter, sing alleluia to that, especially on a day like today! This soup is actually quite high in protein with the chicken, almond meal and coconut milk. It’s gluten and dairy free and absolutely delicious. The almond meal also makes it quite thick and a little bit…