Food

Granola

Granola A high fibre breakfast doesn’t have to taste like sawdust.  Try this Granola for a sweet, crunch tasty treat.  It is SO good – it’s hard to stop at one serve.  Keep in the freezer or fridge in an air tight container 5 mins prep * 40 mins cooking * Vegan (unless served with…

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Stress & your weight

Your thoughts matter What you think becomes your reality. If this seems a little woo-woo to you, just take a moment to imagine something that scares you (eg spiders; snakes; small spaces). How did that make you feel?Maybe your stomach clenched or your heart started racing.Maybe you felt anxious or jittery.No matter what you felt,…

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Dukkah

Make up a jar of this delicious Middle Eastern spice mix and use it to give your salads some crunch, or as a dip with olive oil and crunchy bread. You can also use it as a crunchy coating for chicken or kebabs and it’s great with fish. Ingredients: 2/3 cup hazelnuts 1/2 cup sesame…

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Holiday survival tip sheet

Holiday eating tips Holidays tend to be a time of indulgence – morning lie ins, meals out, cocktails etc Whether you are away on holiday or it’s the festive season, avoid coming home with more baggage around your middle with these simple tips: Don’t waste your calories: rate all foods from 1 to 10, ten…

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Curried lentil and pumpkin soup

Adding lentils to pumpkin soup gives you a big protein and fibre hit while the curry adds a delicious zing to add warmth. Ingredients  1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 2 teaspoons curry powder 1 tin lentils 1.75kg butternut pumpkin, peeled, seeds removed, and chopped 3 – 4 cups…

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Cauliflower soup

Ingredients   1 tablespoon olive oil 1 brown onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 teaspoons ground coriander 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon chilli flakes 750g cauliflower, trimmed, cut into florets 2 cups vegetable stock 2 cups water 1/4 cup creme fraiche (optional)   Method Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat.…

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Jamie Oliver’s Quinoa and chicken salad

Quinoa salad 1 mug (300g) of quinoa 1 fresh red chilli 100g baby spinach 4 spring onions 1 bunch fresh coriander 1 bunch fresh mint 1 ripe large mango 2 limes 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 ripe avocado 50g feta cheese 1 punnet cress Chicken 2 x 200g skinless chicken breasts 1 heaped…

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Fish curry

Super easy, quick fish curry I made this for my family in just 20 minutes and I think it’s going to become a favourite of mine. It’s creamy without the cream It’s easy and it’s quick.  Tick, tick, tick!   You’ll need: 750g fish (I used Ling) 200g Greek yoghurt 2 tsp ground tumeric 2…

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Too much junk food for our children

Junk and processed foods are half of children’s daily energy intake, Adelaide health research finds University of Adelaide health researchers tracked the food consumption of 430 children aged nine and 10 over six months. “Children obtained nearly half of their daily energy intake from discretionary foods, which people would know as junk foods — often…

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Low carb eating

Low carb! Low fat! High protein! Good fat! Argh! Where to start? What to do? Does thinking about changing your diet send you into a spin of reaching for your go-to treat food? Hopefully this will shed some light on the matter for you and will help you make better choices more easily.   The…

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