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Nutty about Nuts!

I’m often asked if nuts are a healthy option to include in your daily diet as many people consider them to be high in fat and therefore relatively calorific. A closed handful of unsalted nuts make a more nutritious snack choice than a couple of biscuits or a muffin, and they are considered to bring […]

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5 Tips for a healthier Christmas

Eat, drink & be Healthy!  Did you know that on average we gain between 1-3kg during the festive season?  Imagine ending the holiday season minus the gift of an extra few kilos. Here’s 5 tips to help you stay on the right side of healthy this Christmas. Party pre-load!  – having a nutrient-packed snack, like […]

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Making small changes – Flaxseed

If you only change one thing this week …….. … add Flaxseed to your daily diet! Flaxseeds or Linseeds are a great source of fibre. There are two main types of fibre, soluble and insoluble both of which have an important role in the maintenance of health. Flaxseed is a rich source of dietary soluble […]

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Home-made Granola

Thank you to The Eating Expert for inspiring this tasty Granola. Delicious with natural yogurt and fresh fruit for breakfast, a great way to start your day.  Recipe 120g jumbo oats 50g sunflower seeds 25g sesame seeds (or half & half chia seeds) 50g pecans 25g hazelnuts 50ml sunflower oil or coconut oil 50ml maple […]

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Energy Balls

Energy Balls – nuggets of energy-boosting goodness! Ingredients 50g soft dried apricots 100g soft dried dates 50g dried cherries or cranberries 2tsp coconut oil 1 TBsp toasted sesame seeds or desiccated coconut In a food processor, whizz the apricots, dates and cherries or cranberries until finely chopped, then tip into a mixing bowl. Add the […]

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Creamy Curried Cauliflower soup

Creamy Curried Cauliflower Soup (from wholefoodsmarket.com) creamy curried cauli soup Ingredients: 1/4 cup(25g) raw sunflower seeds 3 1/2 cups (875ml)unsweetened almond milk, divided 3 teaspoons mild curry powder, divided, more to taste 1 cup (170g) chopped yellow onion 3 cloves garlic, chopped 5 cups (about 1 pound) cauliflower florets   Preheat oven to 180 degrees […]

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Nutritious Chocolate Brownie Bites

(from Food for the Brain E-News Oct 2012) A seriously delicious but very nutritious take on an old favourite. Bound together with a little chocolate and nut butter instead of syrup, they conceal plenty of essential fats, protein, minerals and vitamins. You can vary the mixture of oats, nuts and seeds according to taste or […]

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