Struggling to find summer treats that don’t make you a) super bloated b) ride a sugar rollercoaster or c) drunk ? Let me help you out with three healthy treats that are all delicious and – of course – nutritious.
You eat a healthy breakfast, you’re up to the task of choosing a nutritious lunch and dinners? They’re a walk in the park. So why oh why is it so difficult to find a snack that’s healthy AND fills you up?
Do you want to hear something scary? According to the World Health Organisation, the number of people in the world living with diabetes has nearly quadrupled since 1980. Diabetes Australia quotes that in Australia, 280 people are diagnosed with diabetes every day. That’s one every five minutes. And that figure doesn’t even take into account the number of people currently living with pre-diabetes. Diabetes complications can lead to serious health complications, including heart attacks, stroke, blindness, kidney failure and limb amputation. And the scariest part of all – but the part that should also give us the most hope – is that the most prevalent form of diabetes (type II) is entirely preventable.
My name is Jessica and I am addicted to chocolate muesli. I swear I didn’t used to love chocolate this much… in the ‘which would you choose first – lollies, ice cream, chocolate or chips?’ game (that I’m hoping everyone else plays or now I just sound weird), chocolate was always sitting down the bottom at number four. But now it’s all I can do to keep my dirty mitts out of the jar it’s kept in. Try it for yourself and you’ll understand why…
Whether you’re single, taken or at the gym, Valentine’s Day is a good excuse for one thing: chocolate. But if you’re staying strong on those New Year’s resolutions (go you!) and are looking for a healthier alternative to the regular store-bought stuff, this post is for you. It’s a raw chocolate cake, developed by the team at Kamalaya Koh Samui, aka my dream holiday destination. I had them on the blog in 2015, talking meditation and sleep, but now we’re really into the important stuff: chocolate.
It’s no secret that a good breakfast sets you up for a good day. It’s also no secret that a scary number us are still either making poor choices or skipping it altogether. I sat down with nutritionist, chef and Vitasoy ambassador Zoe Bingley-Pullin to uncover what exactly makes a good breakfast (and I stole a few recipes for you while I was at it).
I love muesli. The toasted stuff. The beautifully golden, deliciously sweet toasted stuff. In fact, I love it so much that usually I don’t keep it in the house. It is D-A-N-G-E-R-O-U-S. But sometimes you’ve just gotta live on the edge, you know? So on Sunday I cooked myself up a big batch. Cos I’m crazy yo. I’m proud to say I’ve only eaten about half of it so far and that’s pretty good going in my books, because it’s damn tasty stuff.
Sure, chocolate eggs are delicious, but you know what’s just as delicious (and quite a bit more nutritious)? My double chocolate Easter cookies!
It’s time for a little indulgence Team.
A couple of weeks back I was asked to put together a recipe for the team over at Shop Naturally. They have a beautiful website and an ethos that we can all aspire to, so of course I was going to say yes. Now, anyone that knows me knows that if I put together a recipe for you there are a couple of things you can be sure of. For starters, it’s going to be pretty simple. And secondly, it’s going to be pretty simple.
It’s not exactly a secret that we tend to eat badly when we’re feeling tired, busy and stressed. So what should you do when that sugar craving hits and you just can’t fight it any longer? Just grab yourself a chocolate bar!
KIDDING (that would make me the worst personal trainer ever).
You whip up a smoothie of course!