5 Healthy Snack Ideas

When running supermarket tours I often find that people tell me that they have no idea what to choose as a snack to prevent them from overeating during the day. They find it hard to tell the healthy products from the unhealthy ones. There is so much “healthy looking” packaging on the shelf as well as confusing claims such as “low…

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…

Why comparing yourself to others doesn’t make sense.

I went to a private all girl school growing up and I feel like it has made me incredibly aware of how we as women come in many different shapes and sizes. In saying that, often throughout my life I have felt the pressure to look like the ideal woman portrayed to us by the media and…

What is Quinoa? …and how do I cook it?

Quinoa pronounced “kinwa” or “KEEN-wah” is a high protein, high fibre gluten free grain.  It can be used as a substitute for rice, cous cous or any other grain. I often have a lot of clients ask me what it is and more importantly how they can use it. I personally use it as a…

Buckwheat grain salad

This is a protein and fibre filled salad that is sure to keep you full throughout the work day. Ingredients 1 cup of buckwheat 1 cos lettuce, sliced thinly 1 cup of beansprouts 1 red chilli, chopped finely 2 carrots, grated 2/3 cup coriander leaves, chopped finely 2 tbs sesame seeds 2 tbs pepitas Dressing…

There is not such thing as “good” or “bad” foods!

Are there some foods that you feel out of control around?  I bet this out of control feeling grows stronger when you tell yourself these foods are bad or that they aren’t allowed to be eaten. I know for one thing if someone tells me I can’t have something I suddenly want it a whole…

Cous Cous Salad

This is a great healthy FODMAP friendly meal that takes about 20 minutes to whip up! Ingredients 1 cup gluten free cous-cous Half pumpkin, roasted (if tolerated) 1/2 cup macadamias, chopped 2 cups of vegetables, chopped (I choose cucumber, tomato, carrot and spinach) 60 grams of danish fetta Method 1. Cook cous-cous according to packet…

How to perfectly poach an egg

Poaching an egg is a much healthier alternative to frying or scrambling, a lot of clients tell me they have no idea how to do it. I believe it is quite simple, just follow the steps below. 1. Fill a small saucepan with water and bring to the boil 2. Add a dash of vinegar…

My struggle with work life balance

For as long as I remember I have struggled with work life balance. If I wasn’t studying then I was working 6 jobs and crazy hours or on university placement all day and working at night. I was addicted to work. To add to this I also managed to somehow keep up my exercise and…