Are you getting enough dairy?

This week is Healthy Bones  Action Week and I thought what better week to do a post about dairy, calcium and vitamin D than now! Poor bone health affects 2 in 3 Australians over 50 years and osteoporosis remains a poorly understood and underdiagnosed condition. Osteoporosis is a condition where the bones loose their strength and dexterity, this…

How to beat a lack of motivation and the winter blues.

What is it that prevents us from making the changes that we want to make to our life? Whether it be eating a little bit better, moving more, writing in our journal or sticking to our budget. Why do we find it so hard to stick to behaviours that will benefit us in the long…

Pumpkin, Lentil and Peanut Butter Soup

INGREDIENTS 1 onion, chopped 1 clove of garlic, crushed 1 butternut pumpkin, chopped and skin removed 1.5L low salt chicken stock 1 tbs ground paprika 1 tbs ground cummin 1 tbs ground coriander 1 fresh chilli, chopped 1.5 tbs peanut butter 1 can brown lentils, drained METHOD 1. Heat some oil over medium heat add…

FODMAP Friendly Lasagne

Lasagne is my favorite meal, so I had to create a FODMAP friendly version that I can enjoy…and that still tastes great! 1 packet of gluten free lasagne sheets Top of a spring onion bunch (green part) chopped 1 carrot (grated) 1 zucchini (grated) 1 can brown lentils (must be canned and rinsed) 500g lean…

Quick Chicken Pho

The other day I went to Hanoi Hannah on Chapel Street and had the most amazing Pho. I sat their with my friends under the heaters wrapped in blankets and it was so tasty and warming I thought one rainy night I just have to try this! Ingredients 1 bunch of spring onions, chopped (if…

Blueberry Spelt Pancakes

I made these ones over Easter for my partners family. They all said that they were very filling compared to normal pancakes. I found I could only eat 1 1/2 and I was full for hours! (must be all that fibre) 1 1/4 cups of whole meal spelt flour 1 cup of natural rolled oats…

My detox from social media made me healthier

Last week I had some time off, I was sitting on the couch relaxing and before you know it an hour had passed and I had hardly taken my eyes off my phone. I had spent my time scrolling through blogs, profiles and news feeds. To be honest this struck me as quite a sad…

It’s cold season: what is the down low on Vitamin C supplements?

It is that time again…muscle aches and pains, sniffles, sore throats and fevers…yes it is cold season. Each year I have friends and family tell me that they are taking Vitamin C supplements to prevent the common cold. I am not a believer in supplements and would rather everyone get their nutrients from whole foods….

Coeliac Disease Fact Sheet

Coeliac Disease What is Coeliac Disease? Coeliac disease is when the body’s immune system react to gluten (a protein found in wheat, rye, barley and oats). This reaction causes damage in the small bowel to the lining called villi. Instead of projecting up like long fingers in the bowel the villi become inflamed and flattened….

Whole baked pumpkin with spelt breadcrumb stuffing

This week I purchased a whole kent pumpkin (about 3kg!) for $1. So I thought I would cut off the top, fill it with a yummy healthy stuffing and bake it. This recipe makes a lot of food that can be used for sides or snacks throughout the week. INGREDIENTS 1 whole kent pumpkin (~3kg) 4 slices…

What is couscous and how do I cook it?

Couscous is a grain made from semolina wheat flour, it is a staple food from the North Africa, Middle East and some areas of Italy. It can be used as a substitute for rice or quinoa. how do i cook it? Ingredients 1 cup instant couscous 1 cup water or low salt stock (I use…

5 amazing (healthier) chocolate recipes for Easter

If you are like me then there is no way you wont be eating chocolate this Easter and that’s fine! By now you will know that I am a firm believer in everything in moderation and I don’t think anyone should have to miss out on the Easter fun (as long as Easter for you doesn’t…