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.
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.
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!
What’s for dinner? It must be one of the most common questions asked. I asked my mum this everyday! Knowing what to prepare each night can be a chore. Making a nutritious evening meal doesn’t mean it needs to be chef standard or take hours to prepare but making one is likely to result in a healthier diet so let's take a look at how we get it together easily.
Are you starting to feel anxious? The New year is approaching and you told yourself this is your year, you will lose 5kg, quit sugar and hit the gym? Ahhhhh you have tried it endless years before and it doesn't get further than January so deep down you know it wont be any different this time, so the guilt already starts.
So why set yourself up to fail? It’s a new year but just another day on the calender, why will you do things differently to yesterday? Let us have a look at some strategies you can use to make positive health change without guilt.
When it comes to food taste why do we differ? Some of us like sweet, others savoury, sometimes we even want to like the taste of a food but just don’t so what factors play a role in determining this?
Over years our bodies have developed a protective mechanism to alert us to the bitter taste of poisons and the sour taste and off putting smell of spoiled food.
Recently at a conference I discovered a trade display with this great tasting hummus dip and was told it was made with lupins. I had heard of lupins but didn't really know what they were or why I would want to eat them. I did know I wanted to make the dip so I thought I should find out a little more!
Lupins are a legume as chickpeas are however they are:
My Kangaroo mince 3 in 1 creation
It is great when you can find a recipe that can be modified easily to make, a different meal. Time saver and keeps the excitement of dinner alive.
This is an easy, economical recipe, packed with lean protein and plenty of vegetables!
Have a go and let me know!
Spring has sprung! Yipeeeee
Is it time to give your diet a little spring clean? Rather than a complete overhaul, just go more veg! Yes, it can be that simple. 92% of us don’t eat enough vegetables according to the Australian Dietary 2014 survey, so that’s most of us!
What better time than spring when a whole array of vegetables come into season bursting with nutrients. Eating in season usually results in more flavour, which means you will enjoy eating them more. They will also be more favourable on the wallet too! So let’s see how we can do it…..
Want to try out Ben Stratton's Lentil Burgers?
You don't have to be vegetarian to enjoy them! Lentil burgers are one of his favourite dishes to cook as he finds them quick any easy, have a try.
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