• Food,  Lunchbox,  Snacks

    20 Low GI snack Ideas

    Having plenty of small, low GI snacks foods is a great way to stabilize your blood sugar levels throughout the day. A healthy snack consists of some low GI carbohydrates, good quality protein and a little bit of the healthy fats. To prepare a healthy low glycemic snack, start by choosing your carbohydrates. Raw or lightly steamed veggies; fruits, such as apple, pear, peach, or banana, and fresh or frozen berries make the perfect base. Quinoa, brown rice or flax seed crackers are also a good choice, if you are ok with gluten, wholegrain crackers can be ok too. For a healthy protein choose unsalted nuts, for example, almonds, pecans, cashews,…

  • Lunch,  Snacks

    Asian mince veggie cups

    I love good, quick, easy go-to snacks, and these asian mince lettuce cups are just perfect! Filled with nutrient dense veggies, and packed with protein, they are perfect for a quick brekkie before you race out the door, to grab for the kids after school, to make as a dinner party nibble, or for a summer afternoon picnic. I love the mix of carrot, capsicum, cabbage and coriander! 

  • Dinner,  Lunch,  Salads

    Rainbow quinoa tabouli

    This one was a quick throw together recipe from a BBQ I attended last Friday at the in-law’s place, I was asked to make a quinoa salad, and there were some suggestions for other ingredients, so this is what I cam up with! Ended up being a hit, full of colour and nutrients. Definitely one I will make again, plus if you don’t add the dressing straight away it keeps really well in the fridge, so is perfect for meal prepping at the begging of the week (you can see it featured in my meal prepping recipe ideas post here). 

  • Dinner,  Lunch,  Salads

    Pear, walnut and beetroot salad

    Beetroot has to be one of my all time favourite root vegetables, it has a rich, earthy flavour, and is full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. It also makes a killer salad when roasted, alas i’ve come up with this hearty pear, walnut and beetroot salad, which is a great year round salad. It makes a great addition to any summer BBQ, or a simple, fresh and hearty side salad during the winter months. I like to make this on a Sunday and take it for lunch on weekdays. I always look forward to lunch whenever I bring it. You could also add feta cheese if you wanted some cheese,…

  • Lunch,  Snacks

    Sweet potato and zucchini bombs

    This is my second new recipe for the Lorna Jane Floreat Wellness morning with Floreat Chiropractic. I’m really excited about these because they are so super easy, make a great quick snack, in the lunchbox or can be converted to a main meal. They are in between a ball and a fritter, which is why they are a bomb, also because they are so full of nutrients and flavour that they will explode in your mouth! Ingredients: 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes 1 cup grated and squeezed zucchini 1 large brown onion, diced 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tsp crushed garlic 4 sprigs of rosemary, leaves only…

  • Snacks

    Roasted sweet potato hummus

    Iv’e been talking to lots of people recently around the topic of healthy snacks. It seems many people are confused about what kind of snacks they should have or if they should eat snacks at all. This recipe is a great way to fill up and get a tonne of nutrients all at the same time! Filled with vitamin A rich sweet potato, nutrient dense chickpeas as well as cumin and lemon for flavour, this hummus will be a hit with your family. I came up with this recipe yesterday for a picnic with friends, and they were in love! Its super easy to make, and you don’t need to…

  • Dinner,  Lunch,  Vegetables

    Zucchini and corn fritters

    So I’ve been making these gorgeous fritters for the past 6 months, every few weeks re-creating the recipe and altering it slightly. Its a favourite of mine for Sunday brunches, or quick go-to weeknight dinners. I love this recipe because it only takes a few minutes to throw together, and just takes 20 minutes in the oven. I like to serve them with a salad, and some tomato chutney. Serves 4-6. Ingredients:  1 large zucchini 1 can corn, unsalted 4 eggs 2 tsp curry powder Salt and pepper to taste 1 handful parsley, chopped 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese 1 cup gluten free flour (Or almost any other flour you…

  • 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.…