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Healthy Muesli Bars

  A muesli  bar may be a quick and easy grab as you run out the door in the morning, but is your bar as healthy as it could be? Many muesli bars, although calorie controlled, may contain an enormous amount of sugar, a significant number of calories, and maybe…

Gluten-free, low-sugar, banana bread

Here is a great recipe for those of you craving a healthier, sweet dessert. Since this doesn't contain any flour it is great for those of you following a gluten-free diet. The sweetness in this recipe comes from the bananas and dates, which also provide a great deal of fibre.…
Coconut & almond rice pudding packed with goodness

Coconut and Almond Rice Pudding

I've always loved rice pudding or 'rizogolo' in Greek as my wonderful mother-in-law calls it (and I should note her more traditional cinnamon and vanilla version is to diet for...and she has made this for me MANY times in the last decade).  This rice pudding just has a little dairy…
Tasty brownies coming out of the oven

Bean & Beetroot Brownies

  These densely succulent morsels of beaniness (yep, that's a new word!) come after many requests for ideas for healthy, chocolately sweet treats. You all said it couldn't be done - but here it is - a healthy brownie! And trust me, even my doubter of a husband who loves proper brownies with all…
A filling salad with black beans, quinoa and spinach leaves

Quirky Quinoa Salad

We have posted about how much we love the super grain Quinoa before (check it out here) so I thought we should post another recipe for you all to try!  I made this for a family Summer BBQ we had last weekend.  I knew my sisters would love it however I…
Nutritious smoothie with a slice of orange and sprig of mint

Green Smoothie – a power punch of nutrition

So what is a Green Smoothie I hear you say!   Basically, green smoothies are a blended drink made up of three main components -  fresh green leafy vegetables, some fruit and a liquid – usually water, coconut water or milk (regular, soy, almond, coconut etc). Green vegetables (the darker the better!) like spinach,…
Ingredients for our Protein Ball recipe

Date and Almond Protein Balls

I always get asked by my clients for some easy and healthy snack options and when I came across this recipe, I knew I had to try it. A great thing about this recipe is that it uses Cacao (pronounced ka-kow). I love Cacao powder.  If you don't know much…

Zucchini, Carrot and Sweet Potato Slice

I love eggs! And I love zucchini slice even more!  To be honest, my Mum makes the best zucchini slice in the world (doesn't everybody's mum?)...pretty surprising considering my Mum absolutely hates egg.  I think the reason I love zucchini slice so much is that it is such an easy…
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A warm Veal Stroganoff for a cold and rainy winter night.

Ingredients 500g lean veal strips 2 tsp sweet paprika that's terrific! 1 small brown onion, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, crushed 400g mushrooms, thinly sliced 1 cup frozen peas 3/4 cup (180ml) chicken stock 1/4 cup (55g) tomato paste 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce 1/2 cup Sour Cream 2 tbs chopped…
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Low Carb Spaghetti Bolognaise

Serves - 4 1 onion, diced 2 cloves garli,c chopped 2 x 120g lean mince (try kangaroo!) 1 large carrot, grated 1 stalk celery, finely diced 1 x 500g jar low carb pasta sauce – Leggo’s spaghetti sauce with beef  OR  tinned tomato passata 6 green zucchini 6 yellow zucchini…
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Crunch & colour – Beef, beet, lentil and walnut salad

My sisters and niece came over for a surprise home warming lunch at our new house and I had to whip something up rather quickly.  I found some leftover beef strips in thr fridge and so I tossed together this amazing salad.  It is a very well rounded salad with crunch and…
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Banana and Walnut Muffins – gf, df, sf, low FODMAP

I had a whole heap of mushie brown bananas and didn't know what to do with them. I put it on our Facebook page, and our followers had terrific suggested to use them up. Some great ideas included smoothies, banana frozen yoghurt, pancakes (using banana instead of sugar) and even cocktails! …
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Healthy Zucchini Rissoles

A deliciously healthy twist on an old family favourite! I love rissoles and these are just YUM!  Freeze rissoles for a quick dinners or lunch option - just pair them with a salad or vegetables to make the perfect meal. Make sure you always get the leanest mince possible and try chicken…