What should I eat?

There is so much information out there about diet & let’s face it there are a lot of people who fancy themselves as experts.  Seriously, it gets confusing & honestly more than a bit overwhelming – I mean keto, paleo, grain free, intermittent fasting, FODMAPS, AIP – the list goes on (& on & on).Continue reading “What should I eat?”

Let’s Talk Probiotics vs Prebiotics

First up – probiotics what are they?  These are the live bacteria in your gut, which give health benefits & add to the good bacteria living in your gut microbiome.  How does that work?  The population of good bacteria thrives, which means the opportunistic bad bacteria struggle to survive & thrive.  Additionally, probiotics can haveContinue reading “Let’s Talk Probiotics vs Prebiotics”

Spring is Sprung

Spring & Summer in our house means pineapples….yummo!  I have fond memories of road trips to the beach which always included a stop at a roadside stall to pick up fresh pineapples.  These sweet treats originated in South America & were named by early European explorers who thought it kinda looked like a pinecone.  Hmm,Continue reading “Spring is Sprung”

Silver Beet

First blog of the month, so of course, a new recipe to share.  Silver beet (AKA chard) is often found in home vegie patches. Why? Because it is super easy to grow.  It is rich in vitamins A, B6, C & K, as well as folate.  It is towards the end of its Australian growingContinue reading “Silver Beet”

Count Colours on Your Plate

The more colours you have, the more diversity you are getting – that means more antioxidants, more phytonutrients & more nutrients in general – yup, all the good stuff.  There is no single coloured fruit/vege which contains everything you need.  Bottom line –you need variety to get a good mix of multiple phytochemicals. The differentContinue reading “Count Colours on Your Plate”

Need Some Immune Support?

You know I love my food!  Keeping this in mind, I’ve been boosting some of my nutritional intake by increasing foods with that have particular qualities.  Ideally follow the “eat the rainbow” theory to get loads of colour, texture & diversity on your plate. Vitamin C THINK citrus (oranges, mandies, lemons, lime), red capsicum, kiwiContinue reading “Need Some Immune Support?”

Healthy Eating by Wednesday?

New week, great intentions to cook/eat healthy but come Wednesday things have fallen into a heap & you are back to old habits.  Does this sound familiar? I get it!  For me the secret is prepping & batch cooking.  We know home cooked meals are generally healthier, but things happen – you get busy, kidsContinue reading “Healthy Eating by Wednesday?”

Kids & Vegies.

It is an age-old problem & it can be hard to deal with.  There have been millions of showdowns & tantrums due to vegie standoffs.  It seems even the best eaters will push the boundaries sometimes on foods they would eat yesterday but not today.  Yup, everyone has been there at some point.  Sometimes it’sContinue reading “Kids & Vegies.”

A rainbow on your plate

Sure, adding colour to meals will help you live a healthier life – but why?  It’s the colours, they contain phytonutrients.  These phytonutrient compounds give the plants their rich colours, particular smells & distinctive flavours.  Similarly, to how these things protect the plant’s by essentially strengthening their immune system, they do the same for us.Continue reading “A rainbow on your plate”