These days, food is confusing. You only have to step foot into the supermarket to immediately become overwhelmed with the vast amount of products to choose from – just look at the toothpaste section. Over 20 different types of toothpaste I can choose from that all really do the same thing, and I spend 20 minutes choosing one when I only needed to come here to get eggs. FFS. Continue reading “Common Mistakes To Avoid When Trying to be “Healthy””
After wondering how I could use up some left over mustard in my fridge the other day, I came across this amazing recipe via the Yummly.com website. If you don’t have the Yummly App, then now is the time to go and download it! It is super easy to use and has some incredible recipes to suit anyone and everyone – and is especially useful when you’re stuck for dinner or even snack ideas.
One of the most common questions I get asked is “Should I cut out carbs to lose weight”?
Well, yes. And no. There’s a few good reasons as to why I think cutting carbs is a great idea which I have outlined in my latest Q&A video (see below). One of them being that many studies have shown that low carb diets don’t just reduce our waistlines, but also lower our blood glucose levels, blood pressure, LDL (“bad”) cholesterol patterns, as well as lower triglycerides. Looking at just these few, but very important reasons, is enough to consider reducing the amount of carbohydrates (especially refined carbohydrates) in our diet, HOWEVER, we do have to consider the individual when it comes to any type of “diet” or lifestyle choice.
It seems like everyone is sick with the cold or flu at the moment! Something nasty is definitely doing the rounds, and although it may be good excuse to have a couple of days rest at home (and binge on Orange is the New Black Season 4!) it’s never fun to be stuck with a blocked up nose, sore throat and headache for a few days.
A few weekends ago I was at a friends housewarming / “Pizza Night”. The star of the show was the brand new pizza oven they had just built, and the majority of the evening was spent rolling out fresh dough and seeing who could create the most epic pizza (or Calazones for those that got super creative!). Needless to say after WAY too many slices, I was feeling rather full and bloated and didn’t want to eat for a week…but then someone happened to say “dessert”.
Anzac biscuits are one of my all time favourites! Nothing beats the smell that fills the house as they are baking in the oven (except maybe bacon…), and when enjoyed with a cup of tea, it makes the perfect delicious combo! Unfortunately, the duo of high sugar and fat that comes with the old fashioned recipes is not so great for our blood sugar levels or our waistlines. Thankfully this recipe is lower in sugar and fat using just a few tablespoons of honey and olive or coconut oil vs 1 cup of caster sugar and 150g of butter found in most other standard Anzac recipes. What else is great about it? Using gluten free/organic oats (making sure they are processed on a line that has not been contaminated), these biscuits are suitable for those gluten intolerant or with coeliacs. Also suitable for those that are dairy free – just make sure if you choose to use dark chocolate, it is free from milk solids.
Wow it’s been a while since I posted up here!
Here’s an easy recipe for a healthy snack, side dish or “party finger food” that won’t leave you feeling sluggish afterwards.
This recipe does include eggs, cheese and breadcrumbs, but if you are vegan or gluten-free I will place suggestions at the end of the recipe for you, so you can still enjoy all the goodness of these Broccoli bites!