Light, Reduced Fat, Cholesterol Free … What Do These Really Mean?

All wonderful claims that help the consumer make the right food choices? Or are some deliberately misleading in order to sell their products? It’s a...

Asian Beef Stir Fry

(Serves 4) Ingredients 3 Tbspn soy sauce 2 Tbspn rice wine ½ tspn corn flour 1 Tbspn vegetable oil 1 Tbspn fresh ginger root, finely...

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Baked Fish with Tomato & Orange

(Serves two) Ingredients 2 pieces fish (dory/snapper) 2 oranges; 1 peeled and sliced; 1 freshly squeezed orange juice 2 tomatoes, sliced Bunch fresh coriander, chopped 1...

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...

What are Preservatives, Flavour Enhancers and Food Colours?

It sounds like we are reading from a chemistry book! But all of the above are found in processed foods purchased from the supermarket. What...

Stress and Weight Gain

If you've read our article on De-Stressing then you know that there are two types of stress: Good Stress which helps keep us alert...

Diet Conscious Snacks – What are they really?

When shopping for healthy snacks some items come readily to mind: yoghurt, nuts, muesli bars, or something sweet like a muffin or diet soft...

Balsamic Roasted Summer Vegetable Salad

(Serves 6) Ingredients 1 yellow pepper, de-seeded and and cut into coarse chunks 1 red pepper, de-seeded and and cut into coarse chunks 1 large...

Healthy Eating = Healthy State of Mind

I’m sure we have all heard the old adage “We are what we eat”. These few simple words are so true! Eating the right healthy foods...

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 &...

All-Spice Tomato and Lentil Salad

Ingredients 1 Tbspn olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed ¼ cup sultanas ¼ cup pine nuts 1 tspn ground allspice ...

Teachers – Eating Healthy Can Be Easy

Teachers are extremely busy, attending to students all day long and often staying late to finish tasks.  It can be challenging to find the...

Scrumptious Nut & Seed Slice

(makes 18 slices) Ingredients 1 cup sesame seeds 1 cup pumpkin seeds 4 tbs butter 3 tbs honey 1/2 cup stevia 1/2 cup chopped apricots ...

Post Pregnancy Exercises

Your life has changed forever, and for the better, as you welcome your new born into the world. At first things may be a bit...

How to Improve Your Balance

  Many of us don’t even think about our body’s ability to balance – isn’t it just the elderly that have to worry about it? Balance...

Work Related Stress

Work-related stress affects us all at some point and it can cause serious health problems if it’s not dealt with.  There are some basic...

FOOD

“My Mum Was Always Dieting”

As a child, my Mum was always yo-yo dieting, always trying the ‘latest’ diet that was ‘guaranteed’ to shed the weight with very little...

Simple Ways to Improve Your Self-Esteem

What is Self-Esteem?    It is a term used to indicate a person’s assessment of his or her own value.  It incorporates emotions and beliefs...

Healthy Fruit Muffins

  (Makes 12 medium size muffins) Ingredients 2 cups wholemeal flour 4 tspn baking powder 1 tspn cinnamon 1/4 cup raw sugar 1/2 cup blueberries (fresh...

Wok Tossed Smoked Chicken

(Serves 2) Indregients 1pkt Singapore noodles 1 tspn oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped finely 2 tspn...

Rainbow Power Salad

Ingredients:     2 large beetroot peeled and grated     3 large carrots peeled...

Tasty Fish Pie

(Serves 4) Ingredients 500g fish fillets (such as tarakihi or hoki) 1 medium onion, finely diced ...

“I’m Out All The Time… So How Do I Manage My Weight Loss?”

We are a social and habitual species, going out with friends for dinner, or having...

Tandoori Meatball Curry

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

HEALTH

Fruit and Veges – Beautiful!

The Fitness Guy reinforces that fruit and veges are so good for you and you need at least 5 servings a day. "When I...

SCIENCE

Healthy Fruit Muffins

  (Makes 12 medium size muffins) Ingredients 2 cups wholemeal flour 4 tspn baking powder 1 tspn cinnamon 1/4 cup raw sugar 1/2 cup blueberries (fresh...

Bran and Sultana Slice

(Makes  24) Ingredients 150g lite butter 1/4 cup sugar 1  1/2 cups breakfast bran flakes 1  1/2 cups sultanas 1 Tbspn cocoa 1 cup wholemal...

Exercise Ideas for Outside

The skies are brighter and the weather is warmer weather, no wonder we want to get outside. The fresh air can help us clear...

Burning the Fat and Losing the Weight

Looking in the mirror you wonder... How did I get like this? Where did I go wrong? How on earth did this happen? What happened...