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Below are Tips, articles and advice on achieving holistic health for today’s busy lifestyle. You can can also read articles in certain categories, by clicking on the category links on the right hand side.

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Vegetable & Quinoa Soup

Posted by on Dec 25, 2013 in Featured | Comments Off on Vegetable & Quinoa Soup

Ingredients: 3 carrots chopped 1 zucchini chopped 1 bunch of broccolini 1 onion chopped a few handfuls of green beans chopped 3 cloves of garlic crushed 2 tsp of grated ginger 4 bay leaves 1 cup of quinoa 1/2 cup of fresh basil chopped 1/2 cup of fresh parsley chopped 3 cups of pumpkin chopped 2 cups of sweet potato chopped 7 cups of water 5 cubes of vegetable stock   Method: Roughly chop all the vegetables you wish to put into your soup ( I like my soup quite chunky). Place an extra large saucepan on the stove adding 7 cups of water and...

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Healthy Apricot & Lemon Balls

Posted by on Dec 21, 2013 in Featured | Comments Off on Healthy Apricot & Lemon Balls

Healthy Apricot & Lemon Balls

          Ingredients: – 250g dried apricots -1/2 cup of dessicated coconut – 4 tsp coconut oil – 1 lemon – 1 cup almond meal   Method: 1. Food processs dried apricots so they are in very small pieces. 2. Place processed apricots in a bowl and add coconut, coconut oi and almond meal. 3. Finely grate lemon zest into the bowl of the whole lemon and then chop it in half using only half the lemon, sqeeze the juice in. 4. Mix all the ingredients together using your fingers until well combined....

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High Protein Banana Breakfast Muffins

Posted by on Mar 20, 2012 in Featured | Comments Off on High Protein Banana Breakfast Muffins

High Protein Banana Breakfast Muffins

      Ingredients: – 3 ripened banana’s – 1 cup crushed walnuts – 1 cup natural muesli – 1 cup wholemeal self raising flour -1 cup almond meal – 1 tablespoon LSA mix – 1 tablespoon chia bran – 1 1/2 cups milk or soy milk – 1/2 cup olive oil – 1 cup brown sugar – 2 tsp mixed spice or just cinnamon – 60g of WPI pure protein powder (or your choice of protein powder)   Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, spoon into muffin tins and bake for 20-25...

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Food suggestions – How to eat less….but have more energy!

Posted by on Dec 30, 2011 in Featured | Comments Off on Food suggestions – How to eat less….but have more energy!

Food suggestions – How to eat less….but have more energy!

      Meal / Snacking Suggestions   Nuts & Seeds Almonds, brazil nuts, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds and sunflower seeds (Put a mixture of nuts into a container and snack on them throughout the day. Eating a handful at a time) Keto Bar (Ask Leisa if interested) High protein, low carbohydrate bar  – helps maintain energy levels and contains a variety of luscious vitamins and minerals. It’s great for people who are conscious about putting on weight.   Carrot & celery sticks with hummus or...

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How to eat less…but have more energy!

Posted by on Dec 30, 2011 in Featured | Comments Off on How to eat less…but have more energy!

How to eat less…but have more energy!

You would think the more you eat equals more fuel in the tank and therefore more energy throughout the day. Right? This is in fact incorrect! The more food and calories you consume during the day does not necessarily mean more energy. One of the most asked questions by my clients are how ca I eat less but still have the energy at the same time. It’s quite simple and involves a few factors – quality, quantity and blood sugar levels. Eat quality / Nutritional value: The higher quality of the food and nutritional value = the better you...

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Creamy Potato Salad

Posted by on Dec 28, 2011 in Featured | Comments Off on Creamy Potato Salad

Creamy Potato Salad

        Ingredients: – 1 bag of pink potatoes – 2 x tablespoons of wholegrain mustard – 4 rashers of bacon finely chopped – 1 large  red onion – 1 cup of cream – 1/2 cup of sour cream   Method:   – Chop potatoes into small pieces leaving the skin on and place into a saucepan, boiling until they soften, but don’t cook them fully! Leave them a little bit firm. – Strain potatoes and place in a bowl mixing cream, cour cream, wholegrain mustard and onion and mix...

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Brown Rice Salad

Posted by on Dec 28, 2011 in Featured | Comments Off on Brown Rice Salad

Brown Rice Salad

        Ingredients: – 1/2 bunch of shallots – 1 capsicum – 1 packet pine nuts – 3 cups of short grain brown rice – 1/2 cup soy sauce – 2 garlic cloves finely chopped – 1/2 cup olive oil – 1/2 packet of currents   Method: – Boil brown rice in a saucepan on high heat until just under-cooked (this gives a nice crisp texture to the rice for the salad). This may take 20 minutes or so. – While the rice is boiling, add to a medium sized bowl – packet of pine...

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Foods you should find in your Fridge & Pantry

Posted by on Dec 27, 2011 in Featured | Comments Off on Foods you should find in your Fridge & Pantry

Foods you should find in your Fridge & Pantry

      Open your fridge door and take a good look at what foods you have in there. Do the same with your pantry. Everyone’s will be slightly different, but it gives a great indication of what foods you consume most of on a daily basis and how many temptations you have lying around. When I open my fridge it is jam packed with food. The fridge is so full food almost falls out! These foods consist mostly of beautiful fresh fruits and vegetables along with a small amount of condiments such as vegemite, peanut butter and a few...

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D-light

Posted by on Dec 19, 2011 in Featured | Comments Off on D-light

D-light

Sunlight is extremely under-rated by most people. Yes, there are many affects excessive sun exposure has on our skin cells increasing the risk of skin cancer. This has scared many people within Australia, especially Queenslanders due to the large amount of sunshine we can get all year round. There is no need to be paranoid about sun exposure, we actually all need it!!! A large number of Queensanders are actually vitamin D dificient. We get Vitamin D3 from the sun between 10am and 2pm. This is when the UV rays that increase vitamin D levels...

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Tips For Maintaining Your Health Over The Holidays!

Posted by on Dec 16, 2011 in Featured | Comments Off on Tips For Maintaining Your Health Over The Holidays!

Tips For Maintaining Your Health Over The Holidays!

A lot of people treat Christmas time differently to other times of the year when it comes to food. This is where a lot of people go wrong! You need to stick to your positive attitude towards food, use self control and not over-indulge. You shouldn’t be eating foods just because they are there, you should love them and enjoy them – this is what will make Christmas much more enjoyable WITHOUT the extra kilo’s. A few ways to maintain healthy habits during the holidays…… 1. Try to eat before you go out to a Christmas...

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