I didn’t want you all to think that January was just for vegans and vegetarians! For all you lovers of good quality meat out there, I wanted to bring you one of my favourite recipes that contains some of my favourite ingredients. Plus I’ve packed it with some of my nutrient boosting everyday superfoods, cheap and easy ingredients that have been associated with living longer and healthier. It’s a super quick recipe, and you can basically chuck it all in the slow cooker, turn it on, have a cuppa and read your favourite book and wait for the magic to happen!
Being a vegetarian or vegan can have many health benefits, not to mention the potential benefits to the planet and animal welfare.
Unfortunately I see a lot of unhealthy vegetarians and vegans in my private practice, which is why I designed my course, How to Be a Healthy Vegetarian or Vegan, which is now available online.
The problems I come across in my clinic are not because being a vegetarian or vegan is an unhealthy way of eating… but mostly because these people haven’t properly planned their diet and included all the nutrients needed for optimum health. It’s the same for any diet, whether you eat meat or not… if you don’t plan your meals well, be mindful of what you’re eating and strive to eat as well as you can 80 to 90% of the time, then you’re leaving yourself at risk from nutrient deficiencies and potential health problems, irrespective of whether you eat meat or not.
I’m on a good gut bacteria and bugs mission this week, advocating the importance of them and showing you how to help them flourish with the right nutrition.
I’ve recently noticed more discussion, interesting studies and far more advocating of fermented foods amongst my peers of late and this is because it’s so easy to make and the health benefits can be enormous. Experts are really highlighting and supporting the introduction of beneficial bacteria and right PH in the bowel because of the impact we know it can have on our health.
Fancy a tasty sneak peek from my new online children’s nutrition course: How to Help Your Kids Live to 100? Try these yummy Orange and Carrot Cake Breakfast Muffins!
These delicious muffins are great to have ready baked for a quick breakfast in the morning – especially if you’re rushing off somewhere fun during the summer holidays! They are packed with fibre, protein, healthy fats and low in sugar… plus they have veggies inside them too!
Ahhhh, eggs! Small but mighty parcels of protein, not to mention selenium, vitamin D, vitamins B2, B6 and B12 plus essential minerals such as zinc, iron and copper. Some brands of egg even contain omega-3 fatty acids, depending on what diet the chickens have been fed.
Eggs are considered a ‘complete’ source of protein as they contain all eight essential amino acids; these are the ones we cannot create in our bodies and must obtain from our diet. [Read more…] about Three Easy Ways to Cook with Eggs
Who doesn’t love a dough ball? Oozing with butter and great for dipping! Trouble is, they’re mostly made with white flour and not a lot else! That spells empty calories and not a lot of goodness, nutritionally speaking.
So, I’ve been creating with my daughter Lucia this week and we’ve come up with our own dipping dough ball recipe that’s packed with goodness! They are brilliant on their own, with a dip or with a meal such as meatballs and tomato soup!