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 …
Celebrate the holidays with this delicious coconut and cranberry Christmas cookies recipe, from health food coach Diana Tencic… What you need: one cup almond meal 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1 tablespoon rice malt syrup 1/4 cup cranberries 1/2 cup shredded coconut
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!
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
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
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.
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 …
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.
Australian cuisine is filled with very easy recipes. Food coach Diana Tencic from Body Be Well has this wonderful recipe for a healthy dinner option: easy-to-make and so delicious baked beans. Ingredients (serves 2)
Diana Tencic, food coach at BodyBeWell says: “Food and fitness are my life – and in that order too. We place so much emphasis on training our bodies while forgetting the essential fuels our bodies require. For me, it’s the combination of these two in balance that are the key to achieving a leaner, stronger, fitter you.” Please check here her recipe for a Raw Peanut Butter Slice. What you will need