Healthy Mexi-nacho bowl

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Mexican food is muy delicioso, but not always the healthiest! This hot bowl has all the Mexican flavours you’ll love, so you can fiesta without the guilt! (And that’s all the Spanish words I know, so I’ll stop now).     Cooking time: 30min Serves: 6 Ingredients 1 Tbsp avo oil 1  medium onion, diced 2 cloves … [Read more…]

Superfoods: a closer look

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When it comes to food and health, the word “superfood” has become extremely popular. Generally speaking, superfoods refer to foods — especially fruits and vegetables — that contain certain nutrients that will result in a health benefit above that of other foods. The media is full of reports of these ultra-healthy foods, from acai and matcha to blueberries and … [Read more…]

Blueberry quinoa power bars

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Blueberries are my favourite thing about summer, and they’re the perfect sweetener for these crunchy flourless bars. I went ahead and halved the honey because bluebs and banana together just do the trick! These are great for snacking and even better to take with on long cycle rides. But don’t make me convince you – … [Read more…]

Healthy Home Made Granola

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Healthy Home Made Granola This is the only muesli I’ll eat! No added sugar aside from the fruit and a small bit of honey, and no added fat aside from the flaked almonds and healthy seeds. And it’s delicious! It lasts long if kept in a nice airtight container.   4 cups rolled oats 6 … [Read more…]

Omega 3 your way to a healthy heart

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Anyone that knows even a little bit of health jargon has heard the terms “essential fats” and “omega 3,” but what do these fancy health words actually mean? Why do you need omega 3? Omega 3 is basically your best all-rounder healthy fat. When you take in omega 3 fats (linoleic and alpha-linoleic acid – … [Read more…]

Beetroot quinoa salad jars

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I’m absolutely obsessed with beetroot at the moment and thought I’d make use of it’s gorgeous pink colour for a fun lunch. It doesn’t have to be in a mason jar, but it does make it fun 🙂  Sassy pink salad dressing  60ml olive oil 30ml apple cider vinegar Freshly grated clementine rind 60ml freshly … [Read more…]

Raw energy bliss balls

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I love having a constant supply of these little energy treats in my freezer. I have two before early morning training sessions and even grab one after work when I’m reaching my afternoon sugar low. They’re natural, only contain a few ingredients and are so tasty they almost seem sinful! They can also be served on … [Read more…]

What’s the deal with gluten?

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First of all, lets just get one thing straight: gluten is NOT a synonym for carbohydrates. It’s also not poison and it’s really not making anyone gain weight. Gluten is merely a protein found in cereal grains such as wheat, barely, and rye. This protein helps foods to hold their shape – sort of like the … [Read more…]

10 things a dietitian will NEVER eat or drink

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Everyone likes a treat every now and then – even dietitians. We’re only human after all. But there are treats (like dark chocolate and cheese cake) that I enjoy every now and then, and then there are foods that I wouldn’t touch with a 10-foot long flag pole (like the foods below). Take look! Soft … [Read more…]