All posts tagged: healthy eating

seasonal allergies & recipe for zucchini, eggplant and turmeric stew

Nutrition and wellness coach Lee Holmes of Supercharged Food shares with us her tips about Spring allergy food guide, and her recipe for a delicious zucchini and eggplant turmeric stew. “Spring loving, had me a blast. Spring loving, happened so fast. I met a girl, crazy for me. Met a boy, cute as can ah… ahh… ahh… ahchoo! Spring fever got you down? While Spring brings with it a sense of lightness, florals and warmth for so many, for others, the only thing that comes to mind when I say spring is suffering with sneezes and sniffles – bless you! If the very thought of seasonal change makes your nose itch and eyes water, you’re not alone. While you can plough through the anti-histamines, decongestants, tablets and sprays or even wear a mask to protect you from days with a high pollen count, there are easier ways to clear out seasonal allergies. And it all starts in one of my favorite places – the gut.

best ever vegan pancakes

Raphaelle is a French mum living in Hong Kong. Passionate by cooking and challenged by her kids’ allergies and her wish use only vegan & cruelty-free ingredients, she recently launched “Veggie Rapha” to share her best plant-based recipes with a French twist. Check here her vegan pancakes recipes to share with family and friends! “Easy-peasy, healthy and super fluffy, best ever vegan pancakes!! This is my exclusive recipe, improved to perfection, for deliciously fluffy pancakes! The mashed banana replaces eggs and gives perfect moisture and softness to those little pieces of heaven. So easy and quick to prepare, you can enjoy them any time you want! For 6 pancakes, Ingredients:

coconut banana bread

Lee Holmes is a Sydney-based Holistic Food and Nutrition Coach, a certified health and wellness coach and a wholefoods chef. She created “Supercharged food” to help you feel amazing and improve your health through diet and nutrition and healthy lifestyle tips. Check here her recipe for Coconut Banana Bread. Ingredients: Makes 8 slices – 119 calories per slice (498kJs) 3 ripe small bananas 3 medium eggs, lightly whisked 90 g (31/4oz/ 1/4cup) rice malt (brown rice) syrup a few drops alcohol-free vanilla extract 30 g (1 oz/1/4cup) coconut flour ¾ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) ½teaspoon salt fruit, to serve (optional)

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