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Top 10 Breastfeeding Superfoods

Posted by on Dec 15, 2011 in Featured | Comments Off on Top 10 Breastfeeding Superfoods

Top 10 Breastfeeding Superfoods

  Eggs 4 – 6 eggs is a good amount to consume per week to ensure you are getting enough. Eggs are a great source of protein, which helps encourage breast milk production. Food Suggestions: Omlette, french toast, poached eggs, boiled eggs, quiche. Keeping some hard boiled eggs in the fridge is a good way to keep a snack on hand to add to a cracker with some avocado or cottage cheese.   Chickpeas Half a cup per day is a correct amount. Chickpeas are high in iron and fibre to encourage breastmilk production.   Food...

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Fascination with Kelp / Seaweed

Posted by on Dec 12, 2011 in Featured | Comments Off on Fascination with Kelp / Seaweed

Fascination with Kelp / Seaweed

I travelled to Tasmania a few weeks ago and saw some beautiful seaweed, also known as Kelp. While on a cruise around South Bruney Island only just south of Hobart, the Kelp grabbed my attention, as there was so much! Clinging for dear life on the rocks with their high suction mechanism and I can’t forget the putrid smell, the plant continued to amaze me. Even after already being aware of the health benefits this beautiful sea plant performs, I had never seen it in such quantity and so closely. Kelp is used for a variety of different systems...

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Fresh Celery, Mint, Pineapple, Ginger & Lime Juice

Posted by on Dec 11, 2011 in Featured | Comments Off on Fresh Celery, Mint, Pineapple, Ginger & Lime Juice

Fresh Celery, Mint, Pineapple, Ginger & Lime Juice

    Ingredients 1/4 lime   2 teaspoons fresh chopped ginger   2 large celery sticks   1/2 small pineapple   Mint leaves   Preparation   Chop large ingredients into slightly smaller pieces, small enough to put in the juicer. Put all ingredients in the juicer.Mix the   juice, as it may start to seperate. Serve in a glass with either mint leaves or fresh lemon pieces.   Refreshing and great for quenching your...

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Whole-grain crackers & avocado dip

Posted by on Dec 10, 2011 in Featured | Comments Off on Whole-grain crackers & avocado dip

Whole-grain crackers & avocado dip

Ingredients 1/2 avocado 2 whole-grain crackers or rice cakes cracked pepper 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 tablespoon lemon juice   Preparation Place avocado, olive oil, lemon juice and pepper into a small bowl and mix together into a smooth consistency. Spread a small amount onto whole-grain crackers or rice cakes.   A yummy healthy snack that can be eaten in moderation. High in essential fatty acids (healthy fats), vitamin A & E. This snack can also be eaten for lunch – add carrot, spinach, salmon or...

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Lime Chicken

Posted by on Dec 10, 2011 in Featured | Comments Off on Lime Chicken

Lime Chicken

        Ingredients   3 cloves of garlic (minced) salt & pepper 3 chicken breasts Juice of 2 limes 1/2 cup orange juice, pineapple or mango 3 tablespoons of wholegrain mustard     Preparation 1. Poke small holes in chicken breast pieces to increase flavours 2. Season with salt and pepper 3. Add all ingredients into a bowl and add to chicken pieces and allow to sit for 6 hours 4. Cook chicken pieces over a medium heat until cooked 5. Serve with a garden...

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Whole-grain French Toast

Posted by on Dec 10, 2011 in Featured | 1 comment

Whole-grain French Toast

A healthy alternative to a delicious favourite!       Ingredients 4 egg whites 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 4 slices of whole-grain bread topping: maple syrup & blueberries & strawberries       Preparation 1. In a shallow pan combine egg whites, vanilla extract & syrup 2. Place 2 slices of bread into the pan & flip so both sides are coated with ingredients 3. Cook on the pan until brown and golden 4. Serve on a plate & drizzle syrup and fruit &...

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Homemade Muesli

Posted by on Dec 10, 2011 in Featured | Comments Off on Homemade Muesli

Homemade Muesli

        Ingredients 3 cups of rolled oats 1/4 cup sunflower seeds 1/4 cup almonds 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds 2 tablespoons LSA mix (health section in grocery store or health food store) 1/4 cup crushed hazelnuts 1/4 cup chopped dried apricots 1/4 cup sultanas 1/4 cup puffed rice   Preparation Add all ingredients into a bowl and mix together Serving suggestion: 2 tablespoons of natural yoghurt & 1 teaspoon of natural honey or 1 cup of soy, oat or rice milk with mixed...

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Beetroot, Rocket, Feta & Walnut Salad

Posted by on Dec 10, 2011 in Featured | Comments Off on Beetroot, Rocket, Feta & Walnut Salad

Beetroot, Rocket, Feta & Walnut Salad

        Ingredients   1 bunch baby or small beetroots 4 whole garlic cloves, peeled 2 tablespoons olive oil 3-4 beetroot leaves 2 good handfuls of rocket 100g feta, cut into small cubes 1/2 cup walnuts 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar   Preparation 1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Scrub the beetroot clean and cut into quarters or eighths (depending on how big they are.) 2. Put them in a small baking dish with the oil and garlic and salt and cook till done – about 45 mins. 3. Wash and roughly chop the...

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Quinoa

Posted by on Dec 9, 2011 in Featured | 2 comments

Quinoa

Quinoa is derived from the seed of the chenopodium or goosefoot plant and is extremely underrated. Quinoa, pronounced keen- wa has been around for centuries and was cultivated in South American Andes. This amazing grain is highly nutritious and versatile. It has high levels of amino acids and protein and is a great source of iron, calcium and potassium. Quinoa is also high in vitamin B6, thiamine, niacin and riboflavin. Due to its versatility, you can add Quinoa to both hot or cold foods, for example to a casserole, stir fries, salads or rice...

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Healthy Summer Steak Burger

Posted by on Dec 9, 2011 in Featured | Comments Off on Healthy Summer Steak Burger

Healthy Summer Steak Burger

          Ingredients: – Lean medium sized piece of steak – Spinach & rocket leaves – 1 tomato sliced – 1/2 small onion sliced – 1 small carrot grated – 1/2 avocado – 1 Soy & linseed bread roll – freshly boiled small beetroot grated – 1/2 cup sliced capsicum – small dash of your choice of aoli for flavour   Method: Place 1/2 avocado on both sides of the bread roll to get started. Place onion and steak in a fry pan and keep turning until it is...

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