Beat Weigh Gain over Christmas

Christmas can be a crazy time for the health goals. Friends and co-workers constantly offering you a sneaky champagne, baked goodies and Christmas cake. The parties start and suddenly your tempted with foods that you know aren’t going to do your … Continue reading

Top 3 Recipes for Exercise Recovery

The foods that you eat after your workout are almost as important as the workout itself. By choosing the right foods post workout you can recover quicker and get the results that you are working so hard to achieve. Now … Continue reading

Nutrition Guru comes to Melbourne!

Hi Gurus! I’m so excited for my upcoming workshop in Melbourne NEXT WEEKEND October 5th and 6th, 2013 Held at the CERES Environment Park, it’s going to be a wonderful day filled with hands on cooking, nutrition information, and to … Continue reading

Top 3 Tips for Controlling Emotional Eating

  We don’t only eat to satisfy our hunger. We also turn to food in times of stress and sadness because life is busy, hectic, frightening and bewildering at times. The trick is to acknowledge that this is a fact of … Continue reading

Top 3 Healthy Snackies to Beat Three-thirty-itis

It’s 3 pm and your exhausted, your brain is foggy and you’re in a bad mood. Here are my top three snack ideas to beat the 3pm slump. The trick is to add a small amount of protein for energy and … Continue reading

Top 3 Tips for Eating Less Processed Sugar

Processed sugar, or table sugar, is a part of our food system whether we like it or not. We can’t escape it, though we can choose to eat less of it. If you have recognised that you are eating too … Continue reading

Diet Shake Recipe

Here’s my recipe for the best diet shake in the world. It is highly effective, inexpensive and all natural. Ingredients: 1 x booty (also known as bum or butt) 1 x fast and loud music track 1 x dose of … Continue reading

Matt Preston Taught Me a Lesson

I’m small. Really small. To be exact, I’m 143 cm or 4 foot 9. Yep, not even 5 foot tall. People constantly tell me I look like I’m a child, children point and stare and I can never reach the … Continue reading

Why I’m not that into green smoothies, even though I’m a Nutritionist

Green smoothies are everywhere, I can’t escape them. My Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter news feed is full of them. I wake up, log into Facebook and see 10 posts in the space of 3 finger scrolls outlining the benefits … Continue reading

Which Sugar Should You Choose?

I often get asked this one. There’s many on the market now and books about quitting it. Rapidura, coconut sugar, rice malt syrup, agave nectar, maple syrup, molasses. Honey, raw sugar, white sugar and brown sugar. Which should I choose? The answer … Continue reading

Fasting, detoxing, should you do it?

Recently a reader asked me what my thoughts on fasting and detoxing were. The lemon detox diet, a juice fast, a no food at all fast…they are all out there claiming to kick start the body, rid toxins, remove fat, … Continue reading

When to throw in what…the order of a stir fry

We always get asked when to add what to a stir fry. So here is a simple little graphic from us to you. Print it off, and pop it in with your recipe book.

Remember, the more vegetables you add to your stir fry, the more healthy and nutritious the dish is!

Stay happy and healthy…

The Nutrition Guru and The ChefImage

Goals to Live a Healthy Life

Recently we kicked off a week of Healthy Inspiration on the Facebook page, providing a daily goal to aim towards. Let’s have a look at the reasons behind each of the goals. Firstly, we started on a Saturday. Why a … Continue reading

HOW TO and WHY YOU SHOULD drink more water

Do you get tired, cranky and hungry and often wonder why? Symptoms of dehydration include: Hunger Irritability Dry Skin Tiredness Confusion Dizziness Headache Dry mouth Urine is dark yellow Life gets busy and it’s so easy to go the whole … Continue reading

Childhood Nutrition and a wooden cooking set giveaway

I have a keen interest in infant and child nutrition. I think it’s because the growth and development of a child is so highly dependent upon the foods of which they eat. I have spent the last 6 months of … Continue reading

Life’s Lessons: What I’ve learned from the Nutrition Guru

Written By: The Chef Here are just a few of the many things I’ve learned from sharing life with The Nutrition Guru It’s alright to make a mess in the kitchen (she’s such a messy cook, and I’m a kitchen … Continue reading

Unhealthy food costs you your health

A lil’ somthing to think about…

There are many things that come into play when we decide which foods to buy.

Convenience

Time

Culture

Beliefs

Accessibility

and

Cost to name a few.

For most of us, cost plays a major role in what we do and don’t eat.

But don’t let cost be an EXCUSE for eating bad food. It is easy to use cost as an excuse for choosing a mars bar over an apple or french fries over a sandwich, but think about the cost it will have on your health in the long run.

Last time I looked trips to the GP, cholesterol  and blood pressure medications and weight loss programs weren’t cheap.

When you pay for healthy food, you buy health. When you pay for unhealthy food, you buy disease.

Stay happy and healthy, and don’t use cost as an excuse.

The Nutrition Guru

I feel wealthy when I am healthy

I have recently been suffering from lengthy chronic pain, not being able to eat solid food for 9 months, and a time in hospital. You can read the story here. Although the last 9 months have been exhausting mentally and … Continue reading

Strawberry Fever

So it’s strawberry season at the moment, and I seem to have become a bit obsessed with strawberries. So much so, that I even painted strawberries on my nails! I have been busy making smoothies using strawberries and making smoothie cubes, you can … Continue reading

Smoothie Cubes

Strawberries are in season and The Chef and I keep coming home with kilo’s and kilo’s of strawberries as they are such a wonderful price at the moment. We just love them. Unfortunately they don’t last forever though, so I … Continue reading

Herb storing tip

Sick of buying fresh herbs, only for them to go to waste in the fridge before you have had time to use them? Chop fresh herbs, place in ice cube trays and fill with olive oil. Remove and use as … Continue reading

Handmade Sushi Baby Shower Gift

On the weekend I had the pleasure of attending my good friend Miss V’s baby shower. She is a dietitian, loves sushi, and wanted a bamboo steamer for some of her cooking adventures in the kitchen. She also had purchased everything … Continue reading

Focus on what you could eat MORE of…

Healthy eating isn’t just about NOT eating chocolate and cake, but so much more than that. It is making sure that your body is receiving all the right nutrients in the required amounts that it needs to do it’s job and … Continue reading

Healthy Choc Peanut Milkshake

If I could eat mountains of chocolate, I would. It’s difficult to deny that chocolate flavour is divine and addictive. So, as a way to steer away from chocolate bars – high in fat and sugar, I find simply adding … Continue reading

How to control your icecream urge

My soft spot is for icecream, so I thought I would share with you my special way of keeping my portion under control. I have found that using these mini icecream cones are fabulous because you can pop a dollop of icecream … Continue reading

Natvia Competition for You, YES YOU!

We both  have sweet tooths and are always looking at ways to make desserts and sweet treats more healthy. When making desserts, we often replace the butter with olive oil to decrease the saturated fat and increase our intake of good monounsaturated fats. We also like to … Continue reading