Choc Raspberry Mousse

This serves 4   Ingredients:   -2 x avocadoes -60 grams frozen or fresh raspberries -1/2 cup light coconut milk -1 x tbsp cacao or cocoa -1 x tbsp honey or maple syrup -4 Tbsp crushed toasted nuts like cashews or pecans for topping (optional) Method  Cut both avocados in half and remove stones. Scoop…

Healthy Choc Popcorn Slice

  This is an easy no bake slice that’s good for the kids and for adults. It took me about ten minutes to make and will set in the fridge in an hour to an hour and half. Put it in the freezer for 20 minutes if you need it set quicker. It’s refined sugar…

Tips for a sugar free diet

With my 5 day sugar free challenge starting on Monday I thought I’d give some tips that may help people not only for the challenge, but also to reduce sugar in their day to day lives. Breakfast: in some ways this is the hardest meal to do sugar free if you’re used to supermarket breakfast…

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…

10 foods to help boost metabolism

One of the secrets to kick starting and boosting your metabolism is to improve bowel function. It can be an awkward topic, especially for males, but what’s the big deal, we all do it! And the more regular the better. Anything less than once a day, is a sign your bowel is not functioning at…

Healthy Choc Chip Cookies

I adapted these from the Healthy Chef Teresa Cutter recipes, but I actually think mine are better! Less refined sugars, as they are sweetened with choc chips and maple syrup. They are higher in protein and lower in carbs, as I used half almond meal and half oats. Plus I added peanut butter. So I…

Pumpkin and Chickpea Curry

Great for a meat free Monday! A dish that’s easy to cook the day before, plus the flavour develops with time, as with any curry, and is even better the next day. A healthy dish to start your week off with.  (serves 3-4) This recipe just uses tinned chickpeas but if you like soaking the…

Healthy Eating Habits for Children

Getting children to eat healthily can be hard work. The amount of packaged food that is available these days is overwhelming. It’s just as easy to grab a banana, blueberries or dried biscuits though, as it is a bag of chips or tiny teddies. Preservatives and additives seem to be in everything; the nasty No….

Why so many food intolerances?

I am often asked why food intolerances are so common.  There are a number of reasons; the western diet, poor digestion or sometimes it’s hereditary.  Research is showing our modern diet can be high in sugars, animal fat, caffeine, alcohol and processed foods.  A diet which doesn’t necessarily support healthy gut bacteria but rather promotes…

Protein Shake

There is a lot of protein in this one, so better to just to have this one after an intense work out or on if you’re on a short term weight loss program. Not one to have every day but it will certainly keep you full until your next meal. Just make sure you have…

Raspberry Bliss

  My girls love this one, but it really works for anyone, not just kids. Will hit a sweet spot too. 1 x cup preferred milk 3/4 cup frozen raspberries 1 x banana 1 tbsp almond or peanut butter 1 x tsp honey or maple syrup 2 x handfuls of ice Blend away until its…