It is the celebratory time of year and how lovely it is to indulge in everything about it. By planning a little around our food and drink we can soak up the spirit, enjoy and leave ourselves feeling energetic to take on the new year, rather than sluggish and unwell by the time the new year rolls around.
Here are a few tips for enjoying your traditional Christmas fare and looking more broadly to take on new ones that are just as tasty and as enjoyable as the old. read on to find out more.....
What to eat and not to eat has become so confusing. First it is low fat, then high fat and so now most of us are not sure what to do. Here I try to make it a little easier and explain how fat and what type of fat can be incorporated into your diet, to not only make your food taste good but also to benefit your health. The tips I share should help make it easy.
Have you bought sushi and thought you have bought a healthy lunch, but is it as healthy as we first thought? When looking for a healthy meal it is about balance. A balance of vegetables, protein and carbohydrate. In the case of sushi, the carbohydrate (rice) has taken over the show, tipping it a little out of balance. To establish a more nourishing balance by increasing the vegetables and protein content, here are some tips so you can enjoy sushi more often.
Who ever said healthy food doesn’t taste good? Salmon not only tastes great it is good for you. Salmon boasts nutrients that are beneficial for our heart and brain health and is a regular feature of one of the AFL's sporting champions, Tom' Mitchell's diet!
Would you like to up your nutrition and still enjoy your favourite foods? You can make a few minor changes to your diet without feeling restricted or deprived. Here are a few to get started with that I find can have a positive impact with minimal effort required.
The first month of winter has already come and gone. Hopefully you have survived without the winter blues. Our diet can help keep our immune system in good order so here are some tips to keep you well for the next few winter months.
Winter can be a time of less variety in the diet. There are fewer fruit and vegetables in season, the power houses of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that our immune system thrives on.
How can we increase the variety?
I love my home made pancakes and not keen on cafe or restaurant made I am afraid. Not that I am a chef or any pancake expert. I can make them how I like though, not too sweet, with some substance to fill me and fuel me too!
Here is a quick, easy meal with eggs, cheese and milk for protein instead of meat. It is a great way to get in extra vegetables in a tasty way. A winner for vegetarians an those just wanting a meat free meal or change. Very economical weekly meal!
This is a great one for lunch, dinner, after school or post training snack!
Food is a powerful, important and essential part of our lives. It can stir up all types of emotions; anger, excitement, sadness, happiness, hunger, hanger, guilt, deprivation and the list goes on!
How can we can take control of these emotions and harness the goodness of food to nourish and then flourish?
We spend a lot of our waking hours at work, eating one or more meals and snacks there, often five or more days a week. The foods chosen to eat in this time therefore have substantial impact on our health. Wouldn’t it be great to encourage and elite eating workplace culture, after all who doesn’t want to be elite?
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