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.Read More
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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.Read More
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.Read More
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. These will store in your fridge for up to 2 weeks.Read More
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? Can we get too many of them? How many can we eat? Which ones should we buy - is free range better than Omega 3 eggs? Should you throw out the ones with blood in them? Is the white sufficient to eat or should I be including the yolk?Read More
It's great to see that kale and broccoli are getting their well deserved appreciation. It's now time to shine the light on five other vegetables that have a smaller following but are due for some of the limelight.
They are scored on a system that looks at cost, availability, storage time, nutritional value, versatility and ease of prep. Score is out of 10. Taste profile wasn't included because that is a personal preference. However, I included either a quick mention of my favourite way to prep the star veg (almost all quick and easy) or a link to a recipe. Here they are:Read More
Need a healthy, protein-rich breakfast or snack that is easy and quick to prepare? Bonus - it's yummy, easy to consume first thing in the morning and it will satisfy your hunger for hours. Tip: want it for an afternoon snack? Make it the night before and freeze it overnight. Take it with you in the morning and leave it out of the fridge. By mid-afternoon it will be ready to drink and still cold.Read More
Who would have thought that singing would be a good for your waist line? Sustainable weight loss requires more than just good eating and exercise. Tools are needed to break old patterns. Love to sing? (Even if it's when no one else can hear you). Read on.Read More
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).Read More
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 recovery their stored sugar (glucose) supply and when 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.Read More
I've been making these chickpea crepes for the last couple of weeks. They've become a staple, acting as a stand-in for the role that bread usually plays. They're soft, comforting and offer an alternative carrier for sandwiches. The batter stores well for at least four days (maybe more, but I wouldn't know because they get gobbled up too fast in my house).Read More