All posts tagged: wellness

How to stop screwing yourself over.

There is a tonne of books on how to loose weight, eat well, live better..You’ve read it all, tried it. But it hasn’t worked, in fact somewhere along those lines you’ve managed gain little extra cushion amongst the knowledge. I couldn’t really tell how unhealthy I looked until comparing photos last night. All the diet fad’s got me no where, I would loose weight then pack it back on, had sporadic energy levels from cutting out specific food groups and missing out on the essential nutrients my body was craving. I’m happy to say at age 31 I have my health better in check, feeling great physically and all with just from a few small tweaks. Only you can decide what weight, size, the body you’re comfortable with. However we all have the face the fact that excess weight increases the risk of many health problems. If you’re on the heavier end of the scale any weight loss will reduce your risk of diseases, and chronic illness. Before you jump into conclusions and stones at …

Protein Bites

Great for the in between whether it be school, work, sports, or just because you need something to curb the munch attack without scaling on the red line of the nutritional chart. This recipe is way to simple to for it to be true, also the best way to the almond pulp from the leftover of making delicious almond milk yourself, recipe here. Protein Bites Ingredients 1 cup almond meal 3/4 cup dates 2 tablespoon chopped walnuts 1 tablespoon dessicated coconut a pinch of salt 1 tablespoon cacao powder In the blender add in the dates and almonds, mix on medium-high speed until throughly mixed (about 30 seconds) but not pureed. Stop several times to scrape down the sides. Add in the blended mixture along with remainder ingredients in a bowl, mix well and then spoon the mixture into bite sized balls. Store in a airtight container to keep in the fridge and snack on whenever you feel like you need a protein pick up. I take some out for my long runs as cleaner …

Oh! The healthy eating fad…

I feel the need to share with you my journey so it is understood that eating healthy isn’t just a trend, it reflects on bringing up healthier children, and probably help improve the quality of life for you and those you love. I began taking charge of my diet at a very young age, the constant protest during meals was concerning dear mother, a visit to the pediatrician prompt in attempt to convince me that I needed to eat my share of rice and veggies as everyone else. Unfortunately the visit twisted things around, I vividly remember the doctor saying ‘let her eat whatever she wants, ice cream and cheese has calcium and protein that will help her grow, pizza is similar to eating bread that’s a good source for energy.’ ahhh! those joyous words, mum took it literally and awarded me with whatever a the 2 year old expert wanted, this meant a daily staple of Cheezels, ice cream, nuggets, and a cake. She didn’t know any better then, If you ask mum she’ll …

Pumpkin Ice Cream

High in fiber, low in calories and incredibly versatile, personally I’m a big fan of all things pumpkin, so much I try not bake pumpkin pie at home unless it is to be made for a party. It’s a uh-oh! situation if I’m left alone with one, I have no self control I know! In the spirit of pumpkin season, I thought I’d shed light on one of my favourite ice cream recipe adapted from Williams-Sonoma Collection Series,Ice Cream. Ingredients 1 cup fresh pumpkin puree cooled 2 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups cream 4 tablespoons cup dark brown sugar/coconut sugae 5 egg yolks *preferably free range 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon salt pinch of nutmeg Method 1. Using a medium-sized pot, gently heat together 1 1/2 cups of cream and 2 tablespoons brown sugar until small bubbles begin to form around the outer edge of the pot. Stir regularly but do not boil. Remove from heat once sugar has dissolved. 2. In a large bowl, combine the egg yolks, cinnamon, …