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Smoked chicken & quinoa salad

This protein rich salad is quick and easy to throw together on a hot summers evening.  It’s a family favourite but is fancy enough to make for friends. You’ll need: 1 – 2 cups quinoa (depends how many you’re catering for) 2 – 4 cups chicken stock hand full of snow peas, trimmed 1 red…

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Raw Carrot Bliss Balls

I LOVE these and if you are a fan of carrot cake I’m confident you’ll enjoy this recipe. 1 cup cashews 3/4 cup oats 1/2 cup dates 1 tbs vanilla protein powder 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp ground ginger Blitz in a food processor to form a crumbly dough.  Add a finely grated carrot and…

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Core issues

Core control, engage your core, weak core… Argh! What do all of these terms mean? Why do I need control over my core? How do I strengthen it??? Sound familiar?  Read on! So, what exactly is the Core? Many people think core refers to the abdominal (aka tummy) muscles, but it’s much more than that.…

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in sickness and in health… or not?

So, the dreaded lurgy has caught up with you! Do you hit the gym to “sweat it out” or stay home? Read on to help you decide what to do next time a cold or flu hits you. A quick overview of the immune system: This is the hard working part of the body that…

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5 steps to loving yourself

Be kind to yourself With the end of the year and all it’s inherent craziness looming, now is a good time to remind ourselves to take time out and look after no. 1. I know this might sound self centred and selfish, but if you don’t feel  well, get sick or just overwhelmed, you’re no…

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Goodnight, sleep tight

After having children I’ve come to understand why sleep deprivation is used as a torture technique. I’m horrible without enough sleep! Fortunately, I generally sleep very well.   If you struggle to get a good night’s rest, here are a few foods you might want to avoid: Dark Chocolate Whilst dark chocolate is a better option…

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Cinnamon and oat bliss balls

If you like a cinnamon hit, you’ll love these little goodies: The oats and peanut butter hike up the protein hit and provide a fibre boost too. 3/4 cup oats 1/2 cup almond meal 1/4 cup protein powder 1 tbs cinnamon 1/4 cup honey / rice malt syrup 1/4 cup peanut butter (I prefer sugar…

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Power brekkie bliss balls

These delicious little balls of goodness are super easy and quick to make (I made my first batch at 5.15am to treat my fabulous 6am group). The oats provide fibre and protein as does the nut butter. 2/3 cup desiccated coconut 1 cup oats 1/2 cup nut butter (I used salt and sugar free crunchy…

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No bake nut free muesli slice

I found this delicious recipe at Well Nourished. My kids LOVE it and it’s so easy to make Why are they so healthy? Oats are a nourishing, high fibre, nerve supporting food. The seeds and coconut provide good fats, protein, and energy (of the slow release kind). The cinnamon further stabilises blood sugars. If you…

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Quinoa Cups

Many of you will have tried these quinoa cups which I brought to class during the month of GoForFit birthday celebrations. As promised, here is the recipe: 3/4 cup quinoa 1 1/2 cups chicken stock 2 whole eggs 3 egg whites 1 cup spinach (fresh or frozen) 1 cup grated cheese 1/2 cup cooked bacon…

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