This hearty chicken, veg and barley soup may be perfect for the weekend if you live on the East coast! A great source of protein, low GI carbs and healthy fats, this soup is a meal in a bowl. The barley contains beta glucans which help lower cholesterol levels AND the whole thing just tastes great!
The majority of my clients live busy, active lives. Juggling work, study and family life, plus everything in between. I find that their biggest struggle is being organised to pack a healthy, balanced lunch. A lunch that will sustain their energy levels throughout the day and provide essential nutrients for their overall health and wellbeing. Do you struggle with this?
Do you get to 3pm and you find your mind wandering, your tummy rumbling and the feeling you're going to raid the office biscuits come over you? Your not alone. Read more about building a balanced lunch meal to avoid this slump.
I have found that many people are headed back to work this week, so I thought that it would be good to focus on eating well in the workplace for the first blog post of 2016. This is so important as you spend about a third of your life at work (this also includes running after kids and keeping a house hold), meaning the workplace is a huge influencer on you overall health and wellbeing. I also see many clients whose workplaces are totally sabotaging their health.
Don't you just love when you do a big shop at the start of the week and you still have some beautiful fresh veggies left at the end? Well, we had some asparagus, zucchini, mushrooms and parsley. This is what I came up with. This vegetarian spaghetti dish was a winner and it took 15 minuets to make!
April Bennetts from 23elements is a recognised Sports Dietitian focused on CrossFit nutrition in Australia. As a CrossFitter herself, she is dedicated to helping people to master their own nutrition and take control over their own nutritional choices. Over the years she has seen people become confused over what to eat, when to eat and how to eat based on particular nutritional messages and quick fixes promoted. She talks about how to become a master of your own nutrition.
Muesli bars can be a convenient on-the-run snack for active kids, but it can be so challenging when trying to choose a healthier option. I take you through some steps to do this, and share a healthy muesli bar recipe for this months recipe redux.
Coconut oil gets touted as super by many groups, especially those promoting the paleo, I quit sugar and clean eating lifestyles. But often these recommendations are clouded by financial opportunities without all of the evidence considered. Food is complex and we don't have all the answers but here is what we know about coconut oil.
Welcome to our third instalment of our post-natal sports nutrition special. As you know, Leah fromBody Positive Athletes initiated this collaboration after coming face-to-face with the inappropriate nutrition messages for new mums. Leah wanted to make sure that she was nourishing her body, helping it repair and feeding it the best foods to sustain the high energy levels required for a new mum that was looking at recommencing her athletic lifestyle.
So for this instalment we explored the best snacks that not only taste good, but provide optimal nutrition in order to prevent that dreaded 'sugar trap.'
Last week in the first instalment of our post-natal sports nutrition special. I chatted about basic nutrition considerations to make when adjusting to life as a new mum. This week I will provide you with some information about how to best fuel your body when the time comes to return to training, particularly when it comes to injury prevention and continuing recovery from the birthing process.
My online (and now 'in-person' friend) Leah Gilbert from Body Positive Athletes contacted me a few months back when her beautiful baby boy, Ravi was born. Basically she was fed-up with the expectations placed on new mums to loose 'that' baby weight and quickly get back to their pre-baby weight (ASAP)! She believes that receiving the comment of “wow you look like you never had a baby!” has essentially become an indicator of success in motherhood. Well, we disagree.