10 Healthy Snack Ideas

When the mid-morning munchies strike, keep healthy snacks on hand to tide you over until your next main meal. Is it ok to snack between meals? A couple of small snacks a day in between main meals provides extra nutrition, stabilises blood sugar levels and stops us getting too hungry (meaning we are less likely to overeat at…

Food trends: Pea Milk

Move over kale and coconut water – there are some new food trends ready to take centre stage this year. This week the spotlight is on Pea Milk What is it? Almond milk latte, quinoa milk porridge, or a refreshing coconut milk on ice. The market for plant milks have surged in the past few years,…

Nona’s Gone Crackers! Delicious gluten-free, vegan crackers.

I love Mary’s Gone Crackers, but at $9 a box in Australia they are so expensive. So I got busy in the kitchen this weekend trying to recreate a similar cracker. Nona, my mum, is the genius here, she hit upon an amazing recipe that I actually prefer to the original. I ate about 5 straight from…

5 Dairy Myths Explained

Dairy is a topic that consistently comes up when I talk to clients. In a full day of health assessments, I am asked more about dairy foods than any other topic. I have heard some weird and wonderful myths around dairy, so I thought I’d share and debunk 5 of them with you. Disclaimer: Let…

Jaffa bliss balls

I have been having some serious chocolate moments lately. It seems I can’t go a day without something sweet passing my lips. It started a couple of weeks ago when someone at work left a cake in the kitchen with an invitation to “help yourself” and all the good snacking habits I had cultivated seemed…

Gluten-free Smoky Black Rice Crackers

Gluten-free Smoky Black Rice Crackers I had a surge of energy a few weekends ago which saw me put my kitchen alchemist hat on and get a bit wild in the kitchen. There was music, pots and pans everywhere, ingredients of all kind lined up on the counter and a few hours later, I’d created two successful recipes! (I also had…

Food trends: Kombucha

Move over kale and coconut water – there are some new food trends ready to take centre stage in 2015. This week we are looking at…Kombucha tea What is it? You may have seen bottles of this starting to appear in your local health food shop or supermarket and wondered what it is. Kombucha tea…

5 Ways I Stay Healthy While Travelling

Over Easter, I spent ten days in Vietnam with friends, it was a great holiday and I had a fantastic time, but I found it harder to be as healthy as I would have liked. From the time spent travelling (we had six flights in the ten days and spent hours travelling by car), to the…

Tzatziki (Yoghurt Dip) with a Hint of Mint

One of my pet topics is calcium (I know, I’m such a nerd). I always try to get the recommended serves of dairy in every day. The best source of calcium is from dairy foods such as milk, yoghurt and cheese. I normally have milk and yoghurt as part of my morning foods and in the…

5 Ways to Stay Healthy This Easter

Happy Easter!  With any holiday, it’s likely the events and activities are centered around food, making it harder to stay healthy. Being  faced with so much tempting food is a real test of willpower, I normally manage an hour or two before I am digging into the sausage rolls with gusto. But this holiday season,…

Slow Cooked Mediterranean Lamb

There’s been a bit of a chill in the air these past few mornings, so I decided it was high time I dug the slow cooker out and put it to use. I have seen plenty of slow cooker recipes doing the rounds and knowing that I eat best when I have healthy food to…