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Health benefits of oats

13-Jul-2017 Lisa Snowdon
Oats are so delicious and versatile and come with a multitude of health benefits, which is why they are without a doubt my ‘go to’ grain. What’s more, due to their low cost and their quick preparation time, they are on the menu for me (and my family) many days of the week.

Meal Planning

15-May-2017 Lisa Snowdon
How meal planning can help you get healthy & save money
After a long, busy day, coming home and thinking of what to throw together to create a delicious meal can feel like a somewhat daunting task. In fact, for a lot of people with busy schedules, cooking and eating healthily often gets pushed to the bottom of the priority list.

Recipe: Avocado Pesto Zoodles

13-Mar-2017 Lisa Snowdon
When the whole zucchini spaghetti trend emerged, I have to say I was a little sceptical. How on earth could a green vegetable taste as good as normal wheat based pasta? Well, I soon discovered that when mixed with the right ingredients and with a good way of cooking it, it can be equally, if not more delicious than regular pasta! Plus due to the high fibre content, it leaves you feeling really full and satisfied, without the bloat.

There are so many ways you can cook zucchini spaghetti, however, here is a simple and delicious dish that you can whip up in minutes.
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5 Tips To Clean Up Your Diet

13-Feb-2017 Lisa Snowdon
#1 Prep your meals
The phrase ‘fail to prepare then prepare to fail’ certainly applies when it comes to staying on track with your healthy eating. If you’re really planning on cleaning up your diet, then preparation is the key to success! There is an abundance of evidence which indicates that dedicating just a little time preparing and cooking your meals at home will significantly increase your chances of staying on track and maintaining good/better dietary habits in the long run.

Recipe: Gluten Free Fruity Flapjacks

16-Jan-2017 Lisa Snowdon
If you’re a keen baker but want to avoid the usual refined-sugar ladened options, then these fruity flapjacks are definitely worth a try! They are super quick and easy to prepare and, due to the use of ripe bananas, honey, dried fruits and apple, they taste super indulgent and deliciously sweet.
Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine

17-Jul-2016 Lisa Snowdon
Functional Medicine Puts The Focus On Your Whole Body, Not Just Part Of It. It's the amalgamation of conventional western medicine and alternative/natural medicine in order to provide the best healing outcome theoretically possible.

Healthy Food Upgrades

26-May-2016 Lisa Snowdon
Healthy Food Upgrades
I love to think about improving our diet with upgrades to our daily choices. No banned foods, or deprivation just small improvements made consistently that will help you get healthier and lose weight. Experiment with them and see which ones you’ll stick with.

Health Benefits Of Quinoa

07-May-2016 Lisa Snowdon
Health Benefits of Quinoa
In today's modern world people are looking to this ancient grain, officially a seed, to get and stay healthy. Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is easy to make and can be used in a variety of foods and is high in vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants. It is also rich in fibre. Due to its versatility, quinoa can be used as a morning cereal, as the flour in breads, eaten cold in salads and used as a grain with your main meal. It also can be used to make desserts and to thicken soups and stews.

Non-Toxic Skin Care

04-Apr-2016 Lisa Snowdon
Why Choose Non-Toxic Skin Care
Today more and more people are taking an active role in their health. We have learned that we are surrounded by toxins, not only in the environment, but also in many foods and things we put in and on our body. Already many people have made drastic changes in their diet replacing those foods containing toxic ingredients such as additives and preservatives with healthier food choices. Some people have chosen to eat only organic foods to avoid the toxins in fertilizers and pesticides. They avoid GMO foods and are taking a harder and harder look at what they eat and drink.

5 Ways to Step Up in 2016

01-Jan-2016 Lisa Snowdon
5 Ways to play a bigger game in 2016, so you can reach your health goals and live a life you love

Most of us feel the start of a New Year brings with it a time to renew good habits, look at the year ahead and think about what we'd like to achieve. Here are 7 ideas to help you reach your goals.
gluten free meatballs

Recipe: Meatballs with Vegetable Ribbons

14-Dec-2015 Lisa Snowdon
There is nothing like spaghetti and meatballs. Every bite is flavoursome, meaty and the sauce brings everything together. For those on a gluten, sugar and dairy free diet this fun take on the classic spaghetti and meatballs is perfect.

Portion Size Guidelines

24-Sep-2015 Lisa Snowdon
Portion Control

Whether you are trying to lose or maintain your weight or simply want to eat in a way that helps you remain healthy, portion control at meals is one of the keys to maintaining your health and a healthy relationship with food.

The Right Portion Starts With the Right Size Plate or Bowl
Fructose malabsorption and digestive disorders

Think Fructose Malabsorption might be the cause of your Digestive discomfort?

04-Jun-2015 Lisa Snowdon
If you suffer from constant bouts of cramping diarrhoea, or flatulence then you may be suffering from a condition called Fructose Malabsorption. Over the last several years more and more people are being diagnosed with this condition due to the increasing amount of fructose that the average modern diet consists of. Fructose malabsorption is not to be confused with the hereditary fructose intolerance, a potentially fatal condition where the liver enzymes that that break up fructose are deficient.
Low FODMAP Diet

What Is A Low FODMAP Diet

13-May-2015 Lisa Snowdon
​A Low FODMAP diet
The low FODMAP diet was developed by Sue Shepherd & Peter Gibson in 1999. It has been proved that the low FODMAP diet works as an effective symptom management for many suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Nowadays, doctors recommend this diet as the dietary therapy for IBS.
Recipe: ​Baked Fish with Cannellini Beans

Recipe: ​Baked Fish with Cannellini Beans

14-Apr-2015 Lisa Snowdon
This is a tasty light dinner made more substantial with sweet potato mash. For a lighter dish leave out the sweet potato. It's a perfect gluten free meal that will keep your blood sugar stable.
Ingredients
 - Serves 4

 

 


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