• Nutrition,  Tips

    Bloating: 10 tips and tricks to help you through the storm

      Bloating is generally caused by gases produced whenever we eat or drink, for some it can cause a visibly swollen stomach, pain or discomfort. Normally, gas is produced in the colon and moves smoothly through the body prior to being emitted or absorbed. Sometimes, the gas doesn’t have a smooth transition and this is where issues are found. If the gas gets trapped in either the small or large intestine it can cause the discomfort associated with bloating. There can also be a number of medical reasons why bloating is affecting you, such as irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease or lactose intolerance. If bloating is affecting your life, it’s…

  • health,  Holidays,  Tips

    Surviving a Buffet: Your guide to Christmas parties

    It’s the time of year when weekends are filled with Christmas related events: Family things, work Christmas parties, kids Christmas parties and Christmas events with friends. Sadly this also means huge amounts of unhealthy food. Generally Christmas means chips, dips, sausage rolls, sweets, pastries, meat, desserts, pudding, and all the trimmings. Nutritionally – not so great for our health. I recently went to my partners work Christmas party, and it turned out to be my worst nightmare – a seafood buffet. Firstly, I have a huge aversion to seafood (due to a bad bout of food poisoning from some bad seafood a few years ago) and secondly, buffets are crazy.…

  • Education,  health,  Life,  Personal,  Self Love,  Spring,  Tips,  Wellness

    Let’s talk about fear, stress and anxiety

    A topic that has been on the front of my mind pretty much everyday for the past few months is fear. The reason for this is due to a huge amount of upheaval and change in my life, and my brain is feeling it. I’m not ok, I have had panic attacks, trouble sleeping, and instead of being my usual confident, positive self, iv’e been a negative ball of anxious energy. I know that when I live my life in fear of what is coming next I forget about the present. I miss that opportunity to laugh with someone, I miss the gorgeous sunrise, and I miss the everyday miracle of…

  • Happiness,  Self Love,  Sparkle,  Tips,  Wellness

    How to SPARKLE!

    You can totally SPARKLE everyday! You know those days. You get up and its a complete struggle. You feel flat, tired, uninspired, and lacking energy. The world is crap and everything bad that could happen to you, does. We all have them. The bad days. But what if everyday is like that? How do you move out of this kind of spiral of depression and self hate? The answer is….well not that simple, its a process, and it takes time. But you can absolutely change your mindset. I doubt myself every single day. I doubt whether or not anyone reads anything I write. I doubt my knowledge. And of course…

  • Compost,  Education,  Food Trends,  food waste,  Garden,  Growing,  Meal prepping,  Recycling,  Tips

    5 steps to less food waste

    We are all culprits of wasting food. Veggies that have gone soggy in the fridge, to simply making too much food. Its an easy thing to do, but the problem is that we are pouring money down the drain, and wasting the earth’s finite resources. The estimate is that Australia throws away around $8 billion dollars worth of food every year. A large amount of this is thrown away at the consumer level-in our homes, and the other part is at the farm/supplier level. If food looks “bad” then often it will get thrown away before it gets the chance to be sold. This food is still good to use,…

  • fitness,  health,  strength,  Tips,  Wellness,  workout

    Finding strength

    I have to admit, its been awhile since I have done any kind of strength training or resistance exercise. I prefer the rush of cardio, and the adrenaline that accompanies it, or the simple calmness of yoga. Those are my exercise staples. But I seemed to have plateaued in my fitness, so I have decided to change it up and add some strength training. So yesterday I found this great set from Move, nourish believe that looked simple enough. Needless to say, I am incredibly sore today. I know its worth it however, so I scoured the Internet for the benefits of strength training! 8 reasons strength training is awesome! 1.…

  • Education,  Food Trends,  Lunchbox,  Meal prepping,  Nutrition,  Review,  Tips

    Cheap, fast and easy

    Yes, I’m definitely talking about your food! I often get asked how to eat healthy on a budget. Everyone always comments that healthy foods are expensive. The image above gives some incredible tips on how to start eating healthy on a budget, and i’m going to add to it and give you 5 MORE TIPS! So here;s my 10 tips for eating healthy on a budget: 1. Meal plan and prep You have probably noticed that I talk a lot about meal prepping and planning, and honestly it saved me so much time and money when I started doing it, and now I have healthy, nutritious, simple meals every night…

  • Homemade,  Inspiration,  Meal prepping,  Personal,  Recipes,  Tips,  Wellness

    Sunday meal prepping

    Every Sunday I meal prep. Basically I spend a few hours organizing and preparing my meals for the week, and I know if I do it, my meals are always healthier, yummier, and easier to prepare. It means that I can relax about my meals, because if I get home late, I know that there is a convenient, healthy, home cooked meal waiting for me. This can be a fantastic thing to do if you have kids, you can even get them to help decide what to make, and to help make it. It also saves me money. By pre-planning what you are going to eat for the week, you…

  • Education,  Food,  Food Trends,  Live below the line,  Review,  Tips

    Live below the line

    One of my good friends is going to East Timour for 10 months to volunteer, and as part of her experiences she is living below the line for a week. She has inspired me to sign up for the live below the line campaign in May this year. What it means is that for 5 days, I will be living on $2 a day (AU$). Now, I’m lucky because I have studied nutrition, and I expect my week will consist of rice, veggies and eggs. But for people living below the poverty line, they often don’t have the luxury of nutrition education. What I would LOVE for you to do,…

  • Inspiration,  Lunchbox,  Recipes,  Snacks,  Tips

    Seven simple snacks

    While at uni today I was feeling a little peckish. That got me thinking about snacks. Which got me thinking about a new blog post. And tada, this little post was born. I also think the name of the post is really cute. Image: http://vanillaextract.me/healthy-snack-frozen-grapes/ 1. Frozen Grapes: When its hot and sticky, frozen grapes are the perfect way too cool down. They are sweet, cold, and full of nutrients. As a side note: also great to keep wine chilled during summer (No-one likes watery wine). Image: http://www.taste.com.au/how+to/articles/3591/how+to+use+lebanese+cucumbers 2. Lebanese cucumbers and hummus: I love the simplicity of this one, especially if you have store bought hummus on hand. Just grab a…