All posts tagged: healthy eating

thai basil tempeh stir fry

Jessica Hoffman is a self-taught cook, peanut butter lover and yogi living in Montreal, Canada with her shiba inu pup (and #1 taste tester!). Jess started her blog “Choosing Chia” as a platform to share her healthy recipes and her love for cooking & wellness. In her blog you will find healthy vegetarian recipes with a focus on wholesome plant-based ingredients. You will also find plenty of options to suit vegan, gluten-free, and other diets too!  “This Thai basil tempeh stir fry brings all the flavours of Thailand right into your home kitchen! This recipe is a healthy vegan version of the traditional Thai dish “pad krapow gai.” (Thai basil chicken) I’m so excited to kick off the week with this recipe for Thai basil tempeh stir fry! This is my latest quick and easy go-to stir fry recipe for those busy days. What I love about this recipe is that it’s a completely vegan, gluten-free and healthy version of the traditional dish, Thai basil chicken. I often use tofu in my stir-fry recipes, but I wanted to …

eat beautiful: how food makes you glow

Danielle Romero is a Venezuelan-Mexican mom. She holds a Degree as Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and she is currently studying a Master’s Degree in Child Nutrition. She is writer, lecturer and founder of Jugos para el alma, a community made up of more than 450 thousand followers that has allowed her to change many people’s life. Danielle shares with us her advice for a healthy and conscious lifestyle. Once I read “Beauty is a reflection of your inner self” … It took me some years to realize this, only after having gone through different sizes and weight fluctuations, mainly after my children were born. The word “diet” never had great importance within my vocabulary and unhealthy lifestyle. I felt defeated: I accepted the idea that your metabolism changes after your 30s (when even water makes you feel bloated) and that I will never have the energy I used to have before… For me it was part of being “mom”. But the fact was, my inner self didn’t feel good either and this was projected in …

snack healthy

For most of us, making healthy meals three times a day is a priority. Even when we are busy, we try to focus on healthy ingredients. It’s the snacks that get us! These days it is so easy to reach for junk food. It’s at the checkout at supermarkets, there are many fast food joints on every street, and we are feeling stressed or emotional – we often reach for chocolate, ice cream, cookies, crisps or something that we think will provide comfort. Unfortunately, even if it tastes delicious, eating too much of these kinds of food isn’t good for our bodies or our moods. Unhealthy snacks are loaded with sugar, salt and bad fats. Once the initial high is over, our energy crashes, our skin breaks out, we can feel grumpy and bloated. Science shows that the more junk food we eat, because of the high sugar and salt content, the more we crave them. It’s a tricky cycle to break! To beat these kinds of mood swings, it’s best to reach for healthier …

black friday smoothie

We love eating from all colours of the rainbow. The hardest to incorporate is definitely the colour black! There are very few foods that are that deep midnight colour. I can think of black garlic, black rice, eggplant skin, black turtle beans… And then – there’s charcoal! What was traditionally only thought of as fuel for a winter fire has made its way into our diet due to its natural healing properties for your body. When ingested, activated charcoal works to trap toxins & chemicals so they can be flushed from your system. Great known uses of activated charcoal include as a natural teeth whitener, to aid and improve digestion and bloating, emergency toxin removal, anti-aging and to naturally reduce cholesterol. Incorporate charcoal into your diet with our recipe for our BLACK FRIDAY SMOOTHIE!

tempeh nourish bowl

Steph Wearne is a Nutritionist and holistic foodie whose recipes are a revelation for anyone wanting to fuel their body with good food that is balanced, easy and seriously delicious! As well as being a creative recipe developer that has contributed to many books, Steph is also a cooking class guru and loves to share her passion and knowledge around nutrition through her blog – Body Good Food, as well as seminars and speaking events. When she isn’t in the kitchen, Steph is running a training and nutrition studio in Melbourne) with her partner Jack, and is also Head of Nutrition for 28 By Sam Wood. In her spare time Steph loves to downward dog, go on coastal or country road trips, and eat chocolate…dark and homemade of course! Serves 1

strawberry and blueberry compote

Diana Tencic, health and fitness expert at BodyBeWell, shares this beautiful and easy recipe with us. Enjoy! “What you will need: 1 punnet of ripe strawberries greens removed and sliced 1/2 punnet of fresh blueberries 1 teaspoon of rice malt syrup 1/2 a small cinnamon stick small pan 1/4 cup of water

australian native finger limes

Lexie Stewart is the co-founder of Wood Lane Beverages.  “I wanted to create a drink that was all about enjoying the sipping experience. Something relaxing, yet non-alcoholic; healthy yet a little but luxe. From this desire Wood Lane was born”. Wood Lane craft their Relaxation Botanicals to seamlessly fit in with your lifestyle and wellness routines. They’ve done all the thinking for you so you can relax, enjoy and set yourself on the path to feeling cool, calm, connected. Check your Instagram this coming weekend for our giveaway with them! And here is an article by them about the wonders of Australian Native Finger Limes. “Finger Limes (Citrus australasica) are a native Australian fruit, which are gaining popularity both in Australia and abroad. And for good reason – they are deliciously beautiful! Otherwise known as citrus caviar, the fruit’s flesh consists of tiny, bead like pearls that look similar to caviar. The flavoursome jewel’s pop-in-your-mouth citrusy notes add a twist to more traditional flavours. 

healthy tips & sunrise chia pudding recipe

Aine McAteer is an International personal chef, food educator and cookbook author. She has travelled the world in her work as a personal chef for many leading Hollywood actors and music icons. Her clientele includes Nicole Kidman, Tom Cruise, Pierce Brosnan, Robert Redford, Marisa Tomei and Ringo Starr and she was a featured food and health writer for Oprah Winfrey’s website. Aine is not a believer in a “one diet fits all” approach and tailors her cooking to the nutritional and health needs of her clients. She has studied food and health extensively with leading teachers around the world. “I started my journey as a chef/food educator in my late 20s. At the time I had been diagnosed with an underactive thyroid and told by my doctors that I would be dependent on medication for the rest of my life. In my attempts to find a natural solution, I discovered macrobiotics. It was a very empowering time of my life, as I began to discover the powerful impact my food choices had on my general …

raw chocolate protein bars with dates

Lola Sherunkova (@LolkaSher) is a New York-based vegan, sustainable fashion and skincare influencer, and the co-founder of Yuve, a brand of vegan supplements. She is a creator of delicious plant-based recipes and a mother of an orange tabby cat. Here is her recipe for Raw Chocolate Protein Bars with Dates. “These days we all know someone who is on vegan, gluten-free, raw, keto or paleo diet. Fortunately, some grocery shops and restaurants offer many choices to their consumers. However, the amount of sugar in most of the products is extremely high! (Please read the labels carefully) Here is where the homemade products step in. My dear friends let me introduce you to the Raw Chocolate Protein Bars with Dates, the best tasting dessert without added sugar.