Top tips to healthy eating and exercise this Winter

July 24, 2017

You have made it to the middle of winter, the first month of exercise and healthy eating went smoothly, but those dark mornings and cold winter nights have crept up on you and you are having more sleep ins than frosty workouts, and indulging a little too much in some warming comfort food. Does this [...]

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Morning sickness in pregnancy

July 13, 2017

Morning sickness is the most common symptom of the first trimester of pregnancy with up to 80% of woman suffering from nausea or vomiting at some point during their pregnancy.  Unfortunately ‘morning sickness’ is more like ‘all day sickness’ with symptoms likely to be at any time of the day.  It can commonly be felt [...]

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Thai chicken meatballs

July 10, 2017

Those cooler nights call for curries! This Thai chicken meatball curry is super quick, and you can even make the balls ahead of time and keep in the fridge or freezer ready for cooking. It is the ultimate prep ahead meal! Ingredients:  (makes around 16 meatballs) Meatballs 500g chicken mince 3 cloves of garlic crushed [...]

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Kale and Coconut Oil: The nutritional “cool kids”.

July 5, 2017

Kale and coconut oil are trendy for being ‘Super Foods’.  But just how nutritional are they?  Let’s start with Kale. Kale is a highly nutritional food, it is high in vitamin A, C, K and Folate.  An added bonus is that it is very low in calories (what we call a ‘free’ vegetable).  So yes, it is GREAT for [...]

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Baked choc banana oats

June 26, 2017

We have posted about oats before, but this recipe just takes it to a whole other level of deliciousness. This is the ideal post workout meal for winter, packing a huge nutritional punch with 44g protein, 94g carbohydrate and 15g of fibre. These oats will help you refuel and recovery after a strenuous training session, [...]

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Nutrition for active minds

June 20, 2017

Nutrition for Active Minds It is important for your child to start the day with breakfast as studies have shown that children who don’t have breakfast have trouble concentration in the morning.  Breakfast should ideally include a source of carbohydrate and protein and it is also a good time to try and get a source [...]

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Cramping in a marathon, should I take a magnesium supplement?

June 15, 2017

Cramping in a marathon, should I take a magnesium supplement?   Just when you feel you have done all the work and you are on track for a P.B., BANG, the dreaded calf cramp at the 32km mark of a marathon.  So will taking magnesium prior to the marathon prevent this?  To answer this question [...]

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Kerry’s weekly menu planning

June 12, 2017

It is 2pm on a sunny winters Sunday afternoon.   What would I like to be doing? Curled up on the couch reading a book.   What do I have to do ? Washing, folding, deciding on the weeks menu and then go shopping.   Inspiration for weekly menu?  ABC War on Waste – less [...]

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What’s New in the Supermarket?

June 6, 2017

What’s New? 5 new supermarket products Cauliflower/broccoli ‘rice’: Coles have developed a quick and easy packaged version of cauliflower and broccoli ‘rice’. Why is this so fabulous? It now makes it easier than ever to get in your vegetables as they are pre-washed and food processed into fine pieces ready to cook. This is a [...]

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June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month!

June 6, 2017

June is Bowel Cancer Awareness month- the facts on FIBRE Fibre is made up of the indigestible parts or compounds of plants, which pass relatively unchanged through our stomach and intestines. The main role of fibre is to keep the digestive system healthy, but did you know it can also help with stabilising blood glucose [...]

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