Orange scented double cacao hazelnut bliss bombs

Serves: 7+, Prep Time: 20 min, Cook Time: 0 min Ingredients: 10 medjool dates, each date pitted and cut into 6-9 pieces depending on size Finely grated zest and juice of 1 orange A scant pinch of bicarbonate soda 1…

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20 minute jump rope workout you can do anywhere

This time of year sees many of us packing our suitcases and hitting the road for a much-needed break. However, limited gym access doesn’t necessarily mean you need to forgo a good sweat session. That’s where the trusty skipping rope…

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10 New Year’s resolution ideas

With New Year’s Eve just around the corner, it’s time to start reflecting on your past year and begin envisioning what you want for the next. This time of year presents a great opportunity to get off to a good…

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    Nov 26, 2018

    Eat, drink, and be merry… smarter!

    If you love the Christmas-New Year period and all the celebrations it brings but hate gaining holiday weight you’re not alone. Many people stack on the kilos at this time of year and it’s hardly surprising when you consider all…Read more

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    Oct 30, 2018

    Does alcohol have a place in a healthy diet?

    HOW CALORIES IN ALCOHOL AFFECT YOUR WAISTLINE Calories in alcohol pack a surprisingly calorific punch! And that’s not a good thing. Nutritionist and dietitian Di Munns helps us understand why alcohol is so high in calories, and how it can all add…Read more

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    Aug 29, 2018

    Sesame & shitake mushroom soba noodles

    A refreshing mushroom salad with Asian flavours & the crispy superfood goodness of kale! This recipe is vegetarian, low in fat and saturated fat, and provides good amounts of fibre and antioxidants. NOODLES 270 g packet soba noodles 3 teaspoons…Read more

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    Aug 29, 2018

    20 snacks under 100 calories

     Simple Snacks under 100 Calories Don’t have a lot of time but in need of a hunger fix? Here are some terrific go-tos all under 100 calories. One boiled egg – 70 calories 20 pistachios – 80 calories Two cups of air popped popcorn…Read more

  • A selection of fruit, vegetables and grains around a fillet of salmon

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    Jul 4, 2018

    Winter Superfoods You Should Be Eating Right Now

    Hold the bread basket! Here’s 10 winter superfoods you should be eating instead. And fear not – carbs are still on the menu! Garlic Hold the bread – keep the garlic. This flavoursome superfood contains vitamins C and B6, manganese,…Read more

  • Hands holding a bowl of fruit and grains

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    Jun 3, 2018

    6 winter food rules

    Here’s 6 simple and effective tips to maintain a healthy and balanced diet through winter, so you can avoid seasonal weight gain and kick those winter blues! Sooth your soul with a starter of soup  Having a small bowl of…Read more

  • Avocado dish being served with steak

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    Jun 3, 2018

    Steak Bearnie – Avo Style

    A healthy twist on the classic béarnaise sauce! Serves 2  – Cooking Time 50 mins – Preparation Time 10 mins Ingredients  1 avocado, cut into 1cm cubes ½ small red onion, finely chopped 1 tbs fresh tarragon, leaves finely chopped…Read more

  • Woman eating salad smiling with a tomato in her mouth

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    May 3, 2018

    Eat your way to a healthier mind

    3 Easy Tips to a Healthier Mind! By Kristen Beck – Registered Nutritionist Fact: our brains are highly sensitive to what we eat. Not only does our diet influence our brain function, it can even change the structure of our…Read more

  • Wooden spoons with various nuts, chocolate and spices around the letter Mg

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    May 3, 2018

    Why magnesium is so important for your muscles

    This article is brought to you by Bioglan. Magnesium is involved in over 300 chemical reactions making it an essential mineral for our bodies to function, however one of its top uses is to help relieve muscle aches and cramps. Our…Read more

  • Avocado, artichoke, kale dip

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    May 3, 2018

    Avocado, artichoke and kale dip

    In this recipe, avocado provides the creaminess and rich flavour that you can expect from your traditional artichoke dip, while also doling out a hearty dose of nutritious fats that promote stronger bones, improved eyesight, glowing skin, and healthy hair! Servings:…Read more

  • Woman in sports wear smiling in a kitchen

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    Mar 27, 2018

    Energy boosting foods that athletes swear by

    By Kristen Beck – Registered Nutritionist Elite athletes understand that a healthy diet is vital to perform at their best.  Diets high in protein allow for muscle recovery, while carbohydrates are vital for high intensity exercise.  Whether you’re an elite…Read more

  • A notebook showing a Ketogenic diet pie chart of carbs, proteins and fats

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    Mar 27, 2018

    Is the Keto Diet for you?

    Originally published on anytimefitness.com It’s generally accepted that our bodies are carbohydrate burning powerhouses, using glycogen stored in the liver and muscles to fuel our lives – and we’re really efficient at it! But what happens when intake of carbohydrates…Read more

  • Biscuits cooling on a wire rack

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    Mar 27, 2018

    Healthy Anzac Biscuits

    By Kristen Beck – Registered Nutritionist This healthier version of traditional Anzac biscuits combines cholesterol-lowering, high-fibre oats, heart-healthy monounsaturated fats from olive oil and almonds, and lower GI sweetness from maple syrup. The combination of high fibre, healthy fats and…Read more

  • A ball of cheese with cucumber and crackers

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    Mar 4, 2018

    Spinach Parmesan Cheeseball

    Impress your guests with this secretly healthy spinach cheese ball! Because nothing says entertaining like cheesy deliciousness. Makes 1 large spinach cheeseball (about 16 servings) Ingredients 230 grams Philadelphia Cream Cheese Light 2/3 cup plain, low-fat Greek yogurt 1 cup…Read more

  • Salad bowl with chicken and pomegranate

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    Mar 4, 2018

    5 simple food swaps to aid your weight loss

    The basic principle of weight loss is pretty simple – exercise more and eat less. But healthy weight loss shouldn’t just focus on kilojoules. Here’s 5 simple food swaps that will not only cut your kilojoules, but also boost your…Read more

  • Woman looking sad holding a piece of chocolate

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    Mar 4, 2018

    How to overcome emotional eating

    Originally published in Women’s Fitness  One of the biggest challenges people face when trying to make healthy lifestyle changes is falling into the trap of emotional eating. Food should be nourishment for our bodies, but we all know that food…Read more

  • Hands holding a donut

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    Feb 5, 2018

    Is there a place for sugar in a healthy diet?

    Most of us instinctively know what’s healthy and what’s not, so on those days (or sometimes weeks or months) when our diets somehow spin out of control, not only do we experience the direct nutritional impact (fluctuating blood sugar levels,…Read more

  • Hands forming a heart

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    Feb 5, 2018

    Heart health: 15 random facts you never knew about

    It’s the engine that keeps our body ticking, but just how well do you actually know your heart? These 15 facts are likely to surprise you about your heart health! 1. To start with, your heart isn’t located where you…Read more

  • Plate of banana muffins topped with oats

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    Dec 21, 2017

    Healthy banana oat muffins

    Weaning off sugar can be a challenge, especially after the festive season! Get back into the habit of clean eating (while keeping that sweet tooth at bay) with these healthy banana oat muffins. Enjoy these as a snack or for…Read more

  • Bowl of fruit and cereal

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    Dec 1, 2017

    DIY Healthy Breakfast Smoothie Bowl

    The perfect summer brekkie to set you up for success! Breakfast smoothie bowls are quick, healthy, delicious and most importantly – Instagram-worthy! Make your own with these easy steps: Make your base. Smoothie bowls are very similar to smoothies, they’re…Read more

  • Plate of vegetable wraps

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    Oct 25, 2017

    Rice paper rolls with chicken and salad veggies

    For a light lunch these rolls are perfect, and can be made up to one day ahead. Ingredients: Rice paper rolls • 8 rice paper sheets (available from Asian supermarkets) • 1 cup cooked chicken • 1 avocado, thinly sliced…Read more

  • Cooling rack with frittatas, yoghurt dressing and lime wedges

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    Aug 22, 2017

    Sweet Potato and Feta Fritters with Lime Yogurt Dip

    Enjoy these crispy fritters as a healthy snack or tasty side dish. Ingredients Fritters 1 large sweet potato, peeled and grated 1/4 cup feta, crumbled 1 egg 1/3 cup plain flour 1/4 tsp cumin 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp salt Olive oil or coconut oil for cooking Dipping sauce 1/2…Read more

  • Potato dish containing mushrooms and courgette

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    Jul 4, 2017

    Winter Frittata

    A perfect 30 minute recipe to beat the winter blues for lunch and dinner! Ingredients: olive-oil spray 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped 300g mushrooms sliced 2 garlic cloves, crushed 8 eggs 1/3 cup reduced-fat ricotta 2…Read more

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