Lunching Lighter With Cruskits and Vita-Weats

Lunching Lighter With Cruskits and Vita-Weats

Did you know that more than 3.8 million Australians skip lunch thinking they will get more done? But by 12pm blood sugar levels begin to drop leaving you feeling tired and having trouble concentrating. Taking a few minutes for a light lunch helps to re-fuel your body and get you ready to take on the afternoon. Good choices for lunch are quality carbohydrates, protein, good fats and some vegetables or fruit.

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Brunch with Mix Apparel

Brunch with Mix Apparel

Nothing beats brunch on the weekend especially after a little exercise, it's such a relaxing way to ease into my days off after I've got my work out done and dusted. Before I workout, I always have a pre-workout snack and The Bar Counter is perfect. It's delicious, all natural and packed with nuts and dried fruit. Peanut butter is my absolute fave at the moment!

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A Healthy Start to The New Year: Mix Apparel at Coles Supermarkets

A Healthy Start to The New Year: Mix Apparel at Coles Supermarkets

Happy new year everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful festive season and are getting back into the groove of healthy, balanced meals and a little more movement! I started my new year in Bali this year and it was absolute bliss. Think early(ish) mornings, long walks in the soft sand (great for your legs and pretty much like a foot exfoliation at the same time!), fresh smoothies for brekky, then a dip in the ocean, some beachside stretching and a walk back home. My go-to 'uniform' for my active routine has heavily featured the new Mix Apparel range now available at 740 Coles supermarkets nation-wide.

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Tarragon Chicken Open Sandwiches

Tarragon Chicken Open Sandwiches

My first introduction to tarragon was when I was in year 7 home economics or cooking class at high school. My home eco teacher needed extra help to prepare a staff lunch during my maths class so naturally, I jumped at the chance.  I don't remember any other dish I helped to make that day, just this chicken tarragon sandwich filling.

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Chargrilled Eggplant Soup

Chargrilled Eggplant Soup

Well what a day! Today marks Isaac and mine's 8th anniversary together. We met in high school, year 7 to be exact when I had changed schools and ended up in Isaac's class. I made a great bunch of friends, a lot of whom I still call great friends today but Isaac wasn't one of them right away. His locker was above mine but we never spoke to each because you know - high school. So the silence continued for term after term until one day we had a 'battleships' competition in maths class.

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Savoury Gluten Free Tart

Savoury Gluten Free Tart

So if I'm being honest, I can barely be bothered cooking dinner most weeknights because, like everyone else in the world, I'm tired. When I don't cook dinner, I will either have a breakfast meal like muesli and yoghurt, a toasted cheese sandwich, cheese and biscuits, or prawn pad thai from my local thai restaurant.

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Easy Granola

Easy Granola

I am a firm believer that there is no better way to clear out my cupboards than by making a batch of granola. i just go through all my little bags and jars and tip whatever i've got left into a big bowl until i'm sufficiently happy that i've cleared out all the little, annoying leftovers. this time though, i actually measured everything so i could tell you about it!

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Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread

I came up with this pumpkin bread recipe quite a few months ago after many, many failed attempts. Now that I've got it right, it's something that we make every fortnight and keep in the freezer for breakfasts and morning teas. It's a really nice alternative from the usual sweet/dessert-style breads that you normally see and I reckon it's one of those things that just goes with anything. 

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Lemon and Caper Fish Cakes

Lemon and Caper Fish Cakes

Last night i was eating pizza in front of the tv (WHAT?! but you're a nutritionist!) because i was tired and so was isaac and i couldn't be bothered cooking. so i did one of my favourite things, ordered a semi-healthy pizza (wholemeal base, not much cheese, plenty of veg etc.) and watched SBS because i knew they'd be showing something more worthy my time and my retinas than family feud or a current affair.

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Vegan Dips

Vegan Dips

I used to always think that dips were just for the adults at parties i went to when i was little. they seemed to love dip. the women with the double-denim and too-dark-for-them bob haircuts were always chatting, laughing, and slapping each other's thigh when a joke was told all with a jatz cracker in their hand topped with french onion dip. 

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Malaysian Mango Salad

Malaysian Mango Salad

Last year i went to borneo, malaysia to study and undertake a community health project in a few of the communities. even though the communities were not super far away from each other, the food and culinary practices varied incredibly! in the village that was farthest away, lacked transport, and had the lowest socioeconomic status came the most amazing food!

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