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10 Tips On How To Create Healthy Little Eaters

Recently, I have been doing talks for parents at school and in the workspace on how to create healthy little eaters. Every parent wants their child to be healthy and happy. The question is, as a parent, how do you promote this in a balanced way that enhances long-term health physically, emotionally and mentally.   Today we are faced with a double-edged sword dilemma when it comes to...

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Super Green Soup

Last winter, I made a very similar soup to this one. It’s amazing how many variations of one soup can be made, just by switching one or two ingredients. What’s useful with this soup, is that it’s filled with green goodness, and can be eaten as a relatively calorie free starter or snack in a mug. All these greens are packed with folic acid, potassium, vitamin...

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Carrot, Turmeric and Ginger Soup

Bugs Bunny, one of the most beloved cartoon characters, is not the only one who is a great fan of carrots, and for good reason. Carrots, a healthy root vegetable, are a very good source of beta carotene, fibre, vitamin K, potassium and nutrients that promote antioxidant effects on the body. These nutrients benefit us by promoting good vision, immune health, bone strength and blood pressure...

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Zucchini, Pea and Mint Soup

This soup is fantastic for both autumn and winter. The warmth of this thick soup, together with the sweet and fresh flavours, is a delicious treat on a cold night. I like it so much that I have even had this soup, chilled, on a hot summer’s day. With leeks, onion and garlic forming part of the allium family, they offer a great bioactive known as...

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Intermittent Fasting- Commonly Asked Questions

Last week I wrote a blog where I discussed the basics of intermittent fasting (IF). If you do a quick ‘Dr Google’ search on IF you will be inundated with information and it’s so hard to sieve out the facts from the fiction. The scientific evidence itself is also a tad confusing, as many of the studies done are either on animals or small subject groups,...

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Intermittent Fasting – The Low Down

The latest buzz around people’s eating routines and one of the most popular health and fitness trends today is ‘intermittent fasting’ (IF). With this, though, basic questions about what IF is and whether it works also come up. “Why is it that just a few years ago we were told to eat regular meals and snacks for health and weight optimization and now we are meant...

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Top Tips for a healthy Ramadan

I’d like to wish all my patients observing Ramadan, Ramadan Mubarak. Many people find this time particularly hard when it comes to staying on track with their healthy lifestyle. Irregular eating patterns can really throw some people off. Let’s not forget the benefits that short-term fasting can offer: Improved blood sugar control Can result in weight loss if done in a healthy manner Increase in endorphins (happy hormones) ...

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Fish Tacos with Guac

Oh my word, I cannot tell you how delicious these fish tacos were. These tacos are not only great when entertaining, but they are fun to build and prepare and can make for a great family meal - really involving the children. They are high fibre, filled with vegetables that offer an abundance of vitamins, minerals and bioactives and they make for a great light meal. Hake...

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Whole-grain Homemade Tacos

You may think it’s complicated and time consuming to make your own tacos. Well, you are wrong. I made these bad boys the other day and what I didn’t realise is how simple and easy the recipe and process is. Of course, when you are in a huge hurry and couldn’t be bothered to make your own, buying store-bought tacos is an easy solution. But, for those days...

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