Hearty and warm for Autumn and Winter

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Keep it fresh this Summer

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Healthy food, healthy you.

Healthy winter warmer recipes for your family. For more recipes visit betterhealth.vic.gov.au

Comfort food that’s kind to you

Welcome to the winter months! These 13 frosty weeks are notorious for their ability to reduce households to a pile of tissues and runny noses, “shrink clothes” and affect bathroom scale readings. During the colder months, it’s easy to lose motivation and let your fitness slip. A warm, cosy bed is much more appealing than…

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It’s time to shake up this Summer

Sweet Summer Smoothies During the hot summer months, it is refreshing to be able to drink a cold, power-packed smoothie for a snack or lunch. Here are a few recipes to get you through the summer heat: Strawberry – Strawberries are not only delicious, but they also add a lot of vitamins to your diet….

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Quinoa vegie toss recipe

Ingredients 1 cup of quinoa 2 cups water 1 red capsicum 1 stick of celery 4 button mushrooms a handful of parsley 2 large handfuls of spinach 1 brown onion 2 tablespoons of crumbed feta Dressing: 2 tablespoons of olive oil 1 tablespoon of dijon mustard 1 tablespoon of honey 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar…

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How to cook Quinoa and Buckwheat

As a naturopath I often recommend to my patients to replace white rice with Quinoa and buckwheat. These wholefoods are not as commonly used as rice, and so I can’t ask you to use them without equipping you with knowledge of how to cook them! So here is your cooking 101! Quinoa 1 cup of…

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Homemade muesli

It’s time for a recipe, and when it comes to muesli and breakfast dishes, homemade is always the best! Most cereals that come from the supermarket and out of box, have more nutrients in the box than the cereal, and certainly the box would be healthier for you. These mass produced cereals are so high…

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Healthy snack options

What is a snack? Essentially a snack is a small meal, which is eaten to keep our blood sugars stable and our energy levels up. Therefore our snacks need to be smaller versions of a well balanced meal, ie: contain healthy fats, protein and carbohydrates. Here are some examples of healthy snacks. You can really…

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Something delicious: Avocado coconut chocolate mousse

Ingredients: 2 ripe avocados 1/4 cup of whole cocoa powder 230ml can of chilled coconut cream 1 tablespoon of chia seeds 2 tablespoons of rice syrup 1 tablespoon of maple syrup sprinkle of cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla extract pinch of sea salt Then you dump it into your blender or food processor and whizz it…

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School lunch box ideas!

Kids lunch boxes are the perfect opportunity to give your little ones a great head start in life. Fruits, veggies, whole grains, proteins and healthy fats can all be included in some easy and delicious recipes. Giving your children a healthy lunch box allows them to function to their best capabilities throughout the school day….

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