It’s mango season!

Posted by Lynda on December 27th, 2013 (Healthy Recipes, Nutrition)

Mangoes are packed with vitamins and nutrients, so make the most of this seasonal fruit this summer. For me, mangoes are the flavour of summer.   These delicious bright orange fruit are packed with calcium, antioxidants, betacarotene, plus vitamin A and C.  The season last from late September through to April, with many varieties on display […]

Make mine a mocktail!

Posted by Lynda on December 22nd, 2013 (Healthy Recipes)

Mocktails are the ideal refreshment on a hot summer’s day, and the perfect solution when your head, liver and waist-line need a rest! We all enjoy a tipple at this time of year, but alcohol is full of calories and sugar.  So when you want to to give your liver, waist-line and possibly your head […]

Pesto Made Easy

Posted by Alexander on October 9th, 2013 (Good Foods, Healthy Recipes)

    How great is this beautiful warm weather! I thought as the basil, parsley and mint in my garden is growing like mad, I would give you some great pesto recipe ideas.   Pesto can be made in minutes and last for weeks (provided you keep it in the fridge). Pesto could be the […]

The Googy Egg Test

Posted by Alexander on September 26th, 2013 (Diet, Fact Sheets, Good Foods, Health, Healthy Recipes, Nutrition, Uncategorized)

It was once thought that eating cholesterol in foods (i.e. eggs) led to raised levels of cholesterol in your blood – or more particularly the ‘bad’ cholesterol that clogs your arteries and increases your risk of heart attacks. It is now known however, for most people, eating cholesterol actually has little effect on blood cholesterol. […]

Grab & Go Salad

Posted by Alexander on September 19th, 2013 (Diet, Fact Sheets, Good Foods, Health, Healthy Recipes, Nutrition, Uncategorized)

Here’s a smart and simple salad snack idea I picked up recently:   Take a tall glass jar and pour in a tablespoon of your favorite salad dressing (*see salad dressing ideas below). Wash, chop and add fresh salad ingredients like carrot, capsicum, tomato, cucumber, avocado, reduced fat feta or chicken. You may even want […]

The Power of Legumes

Posted by Alexander on August 22nd, 2013 (Diet, Health, Healthy Recipes, Nutrition)

  What are Legumes? Legumes (also known as pulses) include all types of beans, peas, lentils and chickpeas and come in a variety of forms – dried, canned, cooked and frozen. They contain a wide variety of nutrients and are a very healthy and economical food for everyone to include as part of a balanced […]

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