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…

Caffeine Kick Start

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, and kindve like breakfast and…

Mason Jar Salads

I had totally forgotten about how delicious, easy and convenient Mason Salad Jars are until the very funny Hoffy reminded me that that they work well for her when she’s on a health mission. You can make a few at a time so you’re organised for the week, they are versatile as you chop and…

Easy, Healthy Chicken Satay Salad

Rice noodles 1 x Red chilli (optional) 1 x tbsp peanut oil 1 x tbsp grated ginger 1 x carrot grated 1 x zucchini grated 500 grams chicken, preferably breast  2 heaped tablespoons nut or peanut butter 1 x tablespoon sweet chilli sauce 1 x lime juiced 1 x tsp turmeric 1 x tbsp tamari…

Chicken, Pineapple & Mint Salad

1 x cup brown rice or quinoa (or white ) 2 x chicken breasts 1/4 cup pineapple, preferably fresh 1 x spring onion, green part only for fructose people 1/4 cup toasted coconut ( I like the lime and chilli flavour-health food section at Woolies) 1/2 cup coriander leaves, torn 1/2 cup mint leaves 2…