Monthly Archives: March 2015

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Guilt-free Easter Menu Sorted!

Easter Menu

With the Easter long weekend upon us, I have put together my guilt-free Easter feast menu for you – nibbles, entree, main, dessert and chocolates. Easy to prepare and sure to impress your family and friends.

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Discover Joanna Steven’s secret to abundant wellness

Joanna Steven Interview

Today I had the opportunity to interview Joanna Steven, the lovely lady behind the blog www.joannasteven.com. Joanna’s blog shares mouth watering recipes plus health and wellness tips for busy mum’s. Joanna is passionate about nutrition and inspiring and nurturing women with her nutrient dense foods for the heart.

Discover Joanna’s journey to abundant wellness and her tips for living well on a budget. Plus, she share two of her decadent healthy chocolate recipes.

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Boost your health: Top 8 superfoods

8 superfoods

If you want to look good and feel great, then you need to be eating nutrient dense superfoods.

Eating nutrient dense foods will ensure you get all the essential nutrients that you need or optimal health including vitamins, mineral essential fatty acids and fibre – all for the least number of calories.

Nutrient density is measured by comparing the amount of nutrients a food contains to the number of calories.

By add these eight nutrient dense superfoods to your diet you can easily boost your health, improve your immune system and have more energy.

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Want more energy? Try this choc protein smoothie

Protein Smoothie

If you want more energy, then you need to start your day with a healthy supply of protein. Protein will help you to control your appetite (i.e.: lose weight), support your metabolism and assist your body with blood sugar regulation.

Protein is a building block of cells throughout the body. It is necessary for healthy skin, nails, muscles, cartilage and blood. Protein helps to build and repair bodily tissues, and it is used to produce hormones and enzymes. When you eat protein for breakfast, you will feel more energized and ready to take on your day.

Breakfast does not need to be time consuming or elaborate to make. Keep it simple and use nutrient rich foods, like a good quality protein powder, some fruit and veg and you can whip up this lush smoothie in no time.

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Healthy Snack: Cannellini Bean Dip

Looking for a healthy snack to have in the afternoon that is not full of sugar?

Dips are a great, healthy snack that you (and your kids) can enjoy – guilt free. I like to have mine with rice crackers or some carrot and celery sticks.

This cannellini bean dip takes only a few minutes to make and is a good source of protein, fibre and folate (part of the B group vitamins). It has also been linked with promoting good gut health and helping to prevent IBS symptoms.

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