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Nereda Merrin
What are Good Fats?

What are Good Fats?

The subject of fats can be incredibly confusing. We hear good, bad, trans, mono - how do we make sense of it all? Luckily, our nutritionist Nereda Merrin has done that for us. Here is the definitive guide to our favourites, the Good Fats. Monounsaturated and...

Eat Screen Free

Eat Screen Free

Eating while you're distracted can lead you to eat faster, feel less full, and mindlessly eat more. Whether this is watching TV, listening to the radio, or playing a computer game, the type of distraction doesn't seem to matter much. For instance, one research study...

Are You Healthy The Size You’re At?

Are You Healthy The Size You’re At?

How you look in your favourite jeans or dress does not indicate whether your body (and mind) is healthy. It merely indicates that you are happy with your appearance in relation to the cultural norm.⠀Good health is about so much more than how you look but so often a...

Switch to Mixed Salad Leaves

Switch to Mixed Salad Leaves

Your gut microbiome is a vast community of trillions of bacteria and fungi that inhabit every nook and cranny of your gastrointestinal tract, and have a major influence on your metabolism, body weight, propensity to illness, immune system, appetite and mood. Each of...

Slow Cooker Lamb and Barley Soup

Slow Cooker Lamb and Barley Soup

This recipe was given to me by my mother-in-law and it is so delicious and easy that I just have to share it as we head into the cooler winter months. Serves: 4 - 6 Ingredients 1 onion, finely chopped 1 fennel, finely chopped 2 carrots, peeled and diced 2 sticks...

Carbs after 6pm?

Carbs after 6pm?

Carbohydrates After 6pm Will Not Make You Fat Carbohydrates are something that many people fear and tend to avoid when trying to lose or manage their weight. The fact is carbs don’t make you gain fat, and the silly myth that eating carbs after 6pm will make you fatter...

Why we should eat 30+ plant foods per week

Why we should eat 30+ plant foods per week

Each and every one of you knows that eating an abundance of plant foods is ideal for a healthy diet. You simply work along a continuum regarding how much you are actually going to exercise this knowledge within your day-to-day life. The question many clients have had...

Eggplant & Crispy Chickpeas with Tahini

Eggplant & Crispy Chickpeas with Tahini

8 ingredients · 40 minutes · 2 servings Directions Preheat the oven to 425F (218ºC) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the eggplant on the sheet, cut side facing up and brush with half the avocado oil. Lightly dry the chickpeas with paper towel and...

Delicious Blueberry Smoothie

Delicious Blueberry Smoothie

(Makes 2 glasses) 1 cup blueberries ½ cup coconut water 1 frozen banana a big chunk fresh ginger, minced juice form 1 lime 2 tbsp coconut flakes a handful of walnuts Combine the ingredients in a blender and blend for 30 seconds. Taste and add more ginger if needed....

Healthier Beef Stroganoff

Healthier Beef Stroganoff

Ingredients 4 tbsp. olive oil 600g sirloin steak, cut into thin strips salt and pepper 1 onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped or minced 300g swiss mushrooms, finely sliced ½ cup white wine 1 ½ cup natural beef stock 1 tbsp. cornflour 1 tbsp....