Lamb Chops and Tomato Casserole

  (Serves 4 - 6) Ingredients 1 kg lamb chops, trimmed of fat 1 leek, washed and sliced 1 tspn smoked paprika 420g can Wattie's condensed...

Summer Berry Cheesecake Baskets

(Serves 4) Ingredients 250g extra-light cream cheese (at room temperature) 1/3 cup icing sugar, sifted (plus a little extra to sprinkle over) 1 orange, finely zested 1 Tbspn freshly...

MUST READ

How to Keep Exercise Part of Your Daily Routine

It’s a similar story – Started out with a hiss and a roar, going to the gym four or five times a week, jogging...

BBQ Mince Koftas

  (Serves 4 to 6) Ingredients 500g lean beef/lamb mince 1 medium onion- grated and squeezed (discard juice) 2 cloves garlic- peeled and finely chopped 1...

Chickpea and Avocado Salad

Ingredients 1 300g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 large avocado, coarsley chopped 2 medium sized tomatoes, chopped 1 medium red onion, finely diced ...

Trim Pork Stir-Fry

(Serves 2) Ingredients 250 g trim pork pieces 1 Tbspn vegetable oil 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed 2 spring onions, sliced 1 cup broccoli ...

Easy Packed Healthy Meals/Snacks

Naz shows you the meals or snacks you can put together quickly to maintain a healthy balanced diet when you are on the go....

Don’t Tighten Up – Stretch!

"You gotta stretch!" When The Fitness Guy began his exercise programme he thought he'd be right. He shows you 3 important stretches to incorporate...

Basic Stretches For Teachers

Being a teacher  myself I know long hours are needed sometimes to complete all the paperwork such as the planning, marking, assessing and not to mention the...

Delicious Banana Berry Smoothie

(Serves 1) Ingredients ¾ cup trim milk ½ cup low fat yoghurt 1 banana, sliced ¼ cup blueberries 2 Tbspn LSA (or rolled oats or...

Summery Thai Chicken

(Serves 4-6) Ingredients 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded 1 medium carrot, peeled and grated 1 spring onion, thinly sliced 1/4 cup fresh coriander, coarsely chopped ...

Benefits of a Short Intense Walk

You often see gym goers slogging it out on the cardio equipment for up to an hour at a time, and there is nothing...

A Mother’s Wellbeing

It’s a full time job being a Mother and yet we often hold many more titles – Employee, Employer, Taxi Driver (to the children),...

Spinach and Feta Cheese Flan

(Serves 4) Ingredients 6 sheets filo pastry 1 large onion, peeled and diced 1 bag baby spinach leaves 2 eggs 1 pkt Maggi Leek &...

“What’s Cardio Training?”

“I have more energy to play with the grand children since incorporating cardio into my exercise routine”.   “After my heart attack I now feel more...

The Enticing Fast Food Descriptions – Don’t Let the Words Fool You!

In the busy lives we lead more and more people are relying on grabbing a meal on the run from fast food outlets.  Many...

FOOD

Chicken and Mango Salad with Vermicelli

(Serves 4) Ingredients 4 chicken thighs, boneless and skinless, cooked (or 1 smoked double chicken breast - skin removed) 60 g rice vermicelli 425g can...

Vegetables Moroccan Style on Quinoa

(Serves 4) Ingredients 1 Tblspn olive oil 1 onion, peeled and sliced 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed 1 large carrot, peeled and sliced 1...

De-Stressing

We all have it in our lives; it is a normal part of the busy lives we lead. However, there are two different types...

Tandoori Meatball Curry

(Serves 4) Ingredients Meatballs 500g lean lamb mince 1 medium onion - peeled & finely chopped 1...

Poor Posture – Good Posture

Poor posture can be caused by everyday activities such as sitting incorrectly in office chairs,...

Roasted Vegetable & Bulghar Wheat Salad

Ingredients 1 red onion, peeled and thickly sliced 2 red capiscums, deseeded and halved 1...

Teachers – Find the Time to Exercise!

Teachers need to find the time to exercise despite their demanding schedules. Research has proven time...

Healthy Eating = Healthy State of Mind

I’m sure we have all heard the old adage “We are what we eat”. These few...

HEALTH

Sweetcorn Fritters

(Serves 4 - Makes about 12) Ingredients 425g can whole kernel sweetcorn 4 egg whites 1/2 tspn minced chilli paste (or 1 Tbspn Sweet Thai...

SCIENCE

“How Long Do I Have To Keep This Up For?”

I was talking with a friend in the weekend that has just started to watch what they eat and do some exercise in order...

Staying Fit and Healthy Over The Holiday Season

Taking time out is so important to de-stress and re-energise the body and mind, however for some people not having a structured day can...

Tasty Zucchini Muffins

(Makes 12 muffins) Ingredients 1 cup flour 1 cup wholemeal flour 4 tspn baking powder 1/4 tspn sea salt Freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup...

Chilli Chicken & Basil Curry

(Serves two) Ingredients 2 chicken thighs, boneless skinless, cut into bite sized pieces 1 Tbspn rice bran oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1tspn chilli...