Healthy Lunchboxes

Healthy Lunchboxes

Lets talk lunchboxes! Whether your child is 2 years old or 12 years old, the food that you provide in their lunchbox matters. A lot. You care about your child and want them to eat well and thrive, so here’s a good start (with plenty more to come) to assist you with making the best choices. What makes a lunchbox healthy? A healthy..

Vanilla & Chia Cupcakes GF, SF & DF

Vanilla & Chia Cupcakes GF, SF & DF

You may be sarcastically thinking, ‘Yay great, another cupcake recipe…hashtag genius! ‘ and I’ll admit, I wasn’t planning to post it because I really didn’t think the world needed another cupcake recipe. But then my friend dropped by and a freshly baked batch of vanilla & chia cupcakes was all I had on offer for snacks –  she took one bite with a serious ‘YUM’, also noting..

Dark Choc Pistachio Quinoa Biscuits

Dark Choc Pistachio Quinoa Biscuits

Just the right amount of sweetness, mixed with dark chocolate and nutritious quinoa. These biscuits are delicious and a family favourite! It’s a gluten free recipe, but can be adapted to grain free and nut free also.  There’s additional ingredients needed for grain free and substitutions for NF, listed in the recipe. Adding quinoa increases the protein in the biscuit and combined with..

For the love of Olive Oil

For the love of Olive Oil

There is plenty of conflicting information out there when it comes to dietary fats.  What’s ‘healthy’ and ‘unhealthy’; what fats are best to cook with and more. Here’s my professional & clinical view about the best fat of the bunch. I’m talking Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO); why it’s a good oil to cook with and why its safe and beneficial..

Healthy Meat Pie

Healthy Meat Pie

Healthy pie! It’s a pie that’s been ‘healthified’ and you won’t ever look back. Most unhealthy meals can be tweaked to bring out their healthy side, often all it takes is a few small changes to the recipe. When it comes to ‘healthifying’ a meat pie, here are a few tips and a family favourite recipe to follow : First tip, make your own. The pre packaged, take – away meat pie options can’t be ‘healthifyied’...

Baked Egg & Sweet Potato Cups

Baked Egg & Sweet Potato Cups

Eggs. Sweet Potato. Easy Bake. Delicious. Nutritious. I recently came across a baked breakfast egg cup recipe and it sparked a warm foodie flame inside. My hunt for more information was ON! But all the recipes I came across were either unhealthy and suggested too many ingredients for my morning-routine liking.  Soon discovered when whipping the recipe below, using a lot of ingredients is totally unnecessary. Fresh and less is always best 🙂..

Undertanding Food Ingredients Lists

Undertanding Food Ingredients Lists

Understanding Food Labels and Food Ingredients Lists is a powerful tool when it comes to choosing the healthiest, best quality and best value for money packaged -food options. With so many food options to compare and with so much information displayed on food packets, it can seem overwhelming and confusing to know what to look for to make the best choices. Here are some..

Tips To Get More Vitamin D During Winter

Tips To Get More Vitamin D During Winter

Vitamin D is an essential vitamin for good health; in particular bone health, immune health and mental health. Many studies have shown that a deficiency in Vitamin D contributes to many unwanted physical and mental symptoms. The best source of Vitamin D is widely available and free of charge -it’s sunlight. When our skin in exposed to sunlight, it converts..

Cinnamon Bun Muffins with Chai

Cinnamon Bun Muffins with Chai

This cinnamon bun recipe, made into a muffin (for ease of preparation) is gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, delicious and takes less than 15 minutes to make. I was hooked when I saw it, and sold on the first bite. What I love about these muffins is that they use every – day ingredients; they take no time at all to prep,..

Sweet Carrot Cake Muffins

Sweet Carrot Cake Muffins

If there’s one thing you’ll always find in our fridge and freezer, it’s homemade healthy muffins.  Since having our daughter, returning to work and basically being busier than ever before – they’re a daily ‘on the run’ staple. This Sweet Carrot Cake Muffin is a favourite – full of vegetables, nuts and seeds and a hint of sweet that makes them really satisfying, nutritious and tasty. It’s also a very..

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