Food

Breakfast muesli smoothie

Try this yummy healthy breakfast muesli smoothie for a fruity protein hit. Layer these ingredients in a glass and enjoy: muesli – untoasted / unsweetened plain Greek yoghurt smoothie Muesli: in a large bowl, mix together1 bag of oats with your choice of slivered almonds pepitas chia seeds coconut shreds sunflower seeds linseeds Store in…

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Easy chicken traybake

This Jame Oliver recipe is one of my favs at the moment. It’s easy, healthy is a family favourite and can be served up to guests too. I love recipes that I can prepare in advance so I can just pop it in the oven when I get home from kids sport or when the…

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Bliss balls

Looking for a tasty, slightly sweet snack that is healthier than chocolate?  Have you ever tried bliss balls to give you a sugar hit (dates!) as well as packing a protein punch to keep you satisfied for longer?       I have been trying out bliss/protein ball recipes and wanted to share mine (and…

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Chicken and chorizo minestrone

One of my favourite winter warmers! Ingredients 1 Chorizo sausage, chopped 1 brown onion, chopped 1 carrot peeled and chopped 2 celery sticks, chopped 1 zucchini, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 400g can diced tomatoes 500ml chicken stock 2 chicken breast fillets ½ cup risoni pasta 40g spinach leaves To serve: Lemon zest Parsley Crusty…

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Food labels explained

Reading food labels is important if you’re interested in what ingredients / additives you’re buying and feeding yourself and/or your family. Besides the expiry date, the Australian Government requires all processed foods to have full ingredient lists, nutritional breakdown and allergen information on the packaging. But, do you know what you’re looking at on the…

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Mexican Chicken

Shredded Mexican Chicken My family loves this recipe and one whole chicken feeds my family of 5 at least 2 full meals.  We have it with wraps the first time and left overs go with pasta or rice. 1.6kg whole chicken 800g kidney beans, rinsed and drained I medium onion, sliced 3 cloves garlic, crushed…

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Italian Zucchini Soup

Neil Perry’s Italian Zucchini Soup my current fav winter warmer – give it a try for a delicious, low cal, nutrient rich lunch or light dinner       1 kg zucchini, cut into cubes 60ml olive oil15g garlic cloves, chopped 750ml chicken stock basil leaves – chopped parsley – chopped 50g grated parmesan cheese…

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Sugar makes you old!

Wow! you look amazing vs Are you ok? You look tired? Which would you prefer? Daft question I guess – nobody wants to look old before their time, in fact we’d probably all prefer the “Wow, you don’t look old enough to…” type of comments. Most of us know the usual suspects in the ageing…

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