Food Allergy and Intolerance

Food Allergy and Intolerance

I continue to question and am continually asked, what is going on? Why are so many Australian adults and children diagnosed with food allergies and intolerances each year, with numbers rising? It’s a topic that sits close to me; I devote hours of research to it and something discussed daily in my professional life. All we need to do is take a short stroll through a supermarket and look around, the aisles are filled..

Perfect Paleo Pancakes

Perfect Paleo Pancakes

When you build your breakfast with a source of protein, you’ll reap the benefits of longer lasting energy throughout the morning and curb the cravings for sweet treats before lunch. If you’re tired of waking to eggs, bacon or smoothies, I recommend trying these protein – packed pancakes for a delicious change. Coconut and Buckwheat flours plus Quinoa (keen-wa) are the high protein..

Mini Christmas Pudding

Mini Christmas Pudding

‘Twas the weeks before Christmas and all through the house, the festive season was mixing it up, and so was this mouse 😉 The kitchen aroma was chocolate and spice, making Mini Christmas Puddings really kick- ass and nice. It’s a healthy treat and sugar free, hard to believe your eyes and ears? Well here’s the recipe to prove it, and..

Coconut Crumble

Coconut Crumble

Delicious and too easy to make,  4 ingredients, no baking required. Perfect sweet, nut free, grain free, low sugar finger food and healthy sweet treat. Merry, Merry Christmas x Coconut Crumble Ingredients:   2 Cups Desiccated Coconut 3 Tbsp Coconut Oil 1 Tbsp honey or rice malt syrup ½ tsp Natural Vanilla Extract Method: Place all ingredients into the processor and pulse..

Iron It Out

Iron It Out

Most people associate iron intake with eating red meat, but did you know there are plenty of other available food sources, including white meats, seeds, eggs and green vegetables? Iron is a very important mineral for health, it enhances general wellbeing by transporting oxygen in the blood, can help us to feel more energetic, less fatigued, plus it’s vital for..

Nutrition for Kids

Nutrition for Kids

Our latest Community Health Talk was held at the popular TumbleTastics kinder gym in Hawthorne (Qld), and discussed ‘Nutrition for Kids’ with more than 30 parents and their children. Agenda for the talk was composed to suit the audience; families with kids aged 0-5 years old. Within the allocated 1 hour timeframe, we discussed – Starting solids, Development with food, Healthy Eating for the..

Choc Balls, all balls (no nuts)

Choc Balls, all balls (no nuts)

My motivation to tweak the much loved ‘Goodie Ball’ recipe, making it nut-free, was a calling from many parents who have kids with allergies. And a plea from my daughter to pack a wholesome, sweet, childcare-friendly treat into her lunchbox. Most childcare centres, play groups and some schools restrict nuts being bought into their centres because of the high prevalence of food and nut allergies..

Baked Balsamic Beetroot Hummus

Baked Balsamic Beetroot Hummus

Its the perfect purple dip, spread and topping.  Very nutritious, with plenty of protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals…and it tastes fantastic! Antioxidants in the beetroots and balsamic vinegar, essentials lipids for nerve and brain health found in the olive oil, detoxifying properties in balsamic vinegar and lemon juice, antibacterial fresh garlic, very satisfying and most importantly full of taste. Its..

Sit less, Move more

Sit less, Move more

Sitting for long periods each day isn’t doing your body any favours. I’m sure you’ve heard it before, but here it is again because it’s worth repeating. The type of foods we eat and the amount we consume make a large impact on our health, and the same can be said for the amount of activity, or in this case, amount of inactivity...

Lifting a hatch on eggs

Lifting a hatch on eggs

I was recently asked to give my personal opinion on eggs; their role in a healthy diet, their effects on cholesterol level, and the type of recipes we use them in. I’ve always been a big fan of eating them, but they were given a bad wrap in recent times, being blamed for raising bad cholesterol levels. Fortunately  for us egg-lovers, latest research on..

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