Indepth interview with Tzabia, The Food Coach

Indepth interview with Tzabia, The Food Coach

Tzabia chats with champions Sylvie and Adrian about rarely-talked about aspects of nutrition, the value of life coaching, changing behaviour, dealing with emotional eating, moving to Latin America and much more.

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Chia Wonder Cereal

Chia Wonder Cereal

For anyone who has watched Dragon's Den, you may recognize 'Holy Crap' as one of the most successful business deals that's ever gone down on the show. Holy Crap is a breakfast cereal made of only a few natural ingredients. As you may confer from its name, the soluble and insoluble fibre content contributes to happy bowels. The only problem with Holy Crap is that it's holy expensive!! Here is my version that is yummier and cheaper.

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The dangers of non-stick cookware - is there a healthier option?

The dangers of non-stick cookware - is there a healthier option?

A few years ago, it was time to scrap the Caphalon non-stick frying pan that we had been using. Layers had been shed and the underbelly was exposed. I had some sense that this wasn't a good thing but I wasn't sure about the details. So I went on one of my research bents to determine what we should replace it with that would meet specific criteria for healthy living.

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Recipe Alteration: Life-Changing Loaf of Bread

Recipe Alteration: Life-Changing Loaf of Bread

Full credit to Sarah Britton for her Life-Changing Load of Bread.
It is a fantastic accomplishment to make a bread that looks and tastes amazing, and is filled with only healthy, natural, low- sugar impact foods. Her recipe is fantastic, but if you want to make it grain-free and paleo, try this version.

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Recipes - Caesar Dressing and Herbed Vinaigrette

Recipes - Caesar Dressing and Herbed Vinaigrette

I generally steer people clear of commercial dressings, even the 'natural' ones - ya never know what quality oils they are using. Also the use of clear bottles means consistent exposure to light, which leads to potential rancidity for the oils that they do use. So I'm offering up a couple of simple options for dressings that you can make in 5 - 15 minutes. 

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Eggs, cholesterol, free range, Omega 3 and other info about what the chicken laid

Eggs, cholesterol, free range, Omega 3 and other info about what the chicken laid

Eggs, those little oval perfect food bodies in a shell - the ones that need to peel right for the universe to be okay. Are they really an issue for cholesterol? How many can we eat? Which ones should we buy - is free range better than Omega 3 eggs?  Is the white sufficient to eat or should I be including the yolk? So many questions for such a little food-bite.

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Fiddle Diddles (Chocolate Protein Snack Bar)

Fiddle Diddles (Chocolate Protein Snack Bar)

I decided to adapt my beloved Fiddle Diddles  to make a healthy, homemade alternative to protein bars to ensure that I (and you) have a snack that is providing enough nutrition to keep the brain focused and to maintain energy throughout the day. I made them 'not too sweet' so they don't induce cravings or become addictive (and to keep the carbs lower for those needing to keep their weight down).

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Fitness Recovery Shake

Fitness Recovery Shake

This is a great shake to have within 30 minutes of an intense workout, whether it is power or cardio based. This is the time when the muscles are most ripe to recover their stored sugar (glucose) supply and protein can most easily be shuttled into the muscle tissue alone with the glucose. We keep fat low or non-existent so the digestion and uptake of the sugar and protein are not slowed down.

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