What is Type 2 Diabetes?

What is Type 2 Diabetes? It is a condition where the body fails to produce enough insulin, or the cells in the body do not...

Baked Fish in Chunky Tomato Sauce

(Serves 2) Ingredients 2 pieces fish (tarakihi or gurnard) ¼ tspn ground coriander seeds ¼ tspn sweet paprika ¼ tspn ground cumin Finely grated zest...

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“My Mum Was Always Dieting”

As a child, my Mum was always yo-yo dieting, always trying the ‘latest’ diet that was ‘guaranteed’ to shed the weight with very little...

Moroccan Carrot and Couscous Soup

(Serves 4) Ingredients 500g carrots, peeled and cut into pieces 1 medium onion, peeled and finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed 1/2 tspn...

Homemade Humus & Vege Sticks

An all natural dip - a healthy and convenient pre-dinner snack idea. Just whip it up In the Kitchen!

What is Interval Training? And why should I do it?

What is it? Interval Training is a cardiovascular workout session that involves bursts of high intensity work alternated with periods (or intervals) of low...

How Does Alcohol Affect Your Body?

We are all aware of how alcohol can affect us.  I‘ve heard people say things like: “A couple of drinks at the end of...

Food Myths

Healthier foods are more expensive: False – although some healthy ingredients can be more expensive, like lean meats, often you can use them in...

Mexican Chicken Bake

  (Serves 4) Ingredients 1 x 400g can red kidney beans in brine, drained and rinsed 2 jars (99% fat free) taco sauce (mild, medium or...

Yummy Pizza

  (Serves Family of 4-5)     Ingredients 2 (thin crust) pizza bases tomato paste 170gms 1 red capsicum-chopped 1 yellow capsicum-chopped 1 cup mushroom-chopped 1 cup precooked...

De-Stressing

We all have it in our lives; it is a normal part of the busy lives we lead. However, there are two different types...

Mexican Chicken Wraps

(Crockpot recipe) (Serves 4) Ingredients 6 chicken thighs, boneless and skinless 35g packet Salt Reduced Taco seasoning mix (mild, medium or hot – your choice!) 400g...

Delicious Muesli Slice

Ingredients 100g unsalted butter, chopped into cubes 7 Tbspn honey 2 cups rolled oats 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped 1/3...

Chicken & Vege Soup (family go to meal for winter chills)

(serves 3-4) Ingredients 6-8 skinless chicken drumsticks or thighs 6-8 cups chopped veges 1 large onion chopped 6-8 cloves garlic crushed 2-3 sml red...

5 Nutrients You Need For Energy

Constantly feeling tired? Make sure you include these 5 nutrients in your daily diet to beat fatigue and improve your energy levels for a better...

Nutty Rice Salad with Sesame Dressing

(Serves 4-5) Ingredients 1/2 cup basmati rice 1/2 cup quick cooking brown rice 2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped 4 spring onions, sliced 150g...

FOOD

The Power of Positive Thinking

What is Positive Thinking? Positive Thinking is basically having a ‘can-do’ attitude towards life and living. It does not mean having a permanent smile on...

Tomato & Borlotti Bean Soup

(Serves 2) Ingredients 1 onion, peeled and chopped 2-3 clove garlic, peeled and crushed 5 large tomatoes, chopped coarsely or 1 x 400g tin chopped...

Yummy Pizza

  (Serves Family of 4-5)     Ingredients 2 (thin crust) pizza bases tomato paste 170gms 1 red capsicum-chopped 1 yellow capsicum-chopped 1 cup mushroom-chopped 1 cup precooked...

Vege Macaroni Cheese

(Serves 4) Ingredients 2 cups macaroni pasta 1/2 head of broccoli, chopped into florets 1 3/4...

Can I exercise if I have a cold?

Generally it’s ok to exercise if you have a cold, as long as you don’t...

How to Stop the Cycle of Guilt

Guilt is probably one of the most destructive and negative emotions. Guilt stops us from changing...

Alcohol – Do You Really Want To Add These Calories?

The Fitness Guy explains the amount of exercise you have to do to burn off...

Benefits of Resistance Training

“I can work in the garden, lifting the full buckets without asking for assistance from...

HEALTH

Fruit Balls

(Makes approximately 24 balls) Ingredients 1/2 cup dried apricots, cut in half 1/2 cup craisins 1 cup raisins 1 cup walnut pieces 2 Tbspn cocoa...

SCIENCE

Baked Fish with Tomato & Orange

(Serves two) Ingredients 2 pieces fish (dory/snapper) 2 oranges; 1 peeled and sliced; 1 freshly squeezed orange juice 2 tomatoes, sliced Bunch fresh coriander, chopped 1...

Mexican Chicken Bake

  (Serves 4) Ingredients 1 x 400g can red kidney beans in brine, drained and rinsed 2 jars (99% fat free) taco sauce (mild, medium or...

Summery Thai Chicken

(Serves 4-6) Ingredients 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded 1 medium carrot, peeled and grated 1 spring onion, thinly sliced 1/4 cup fresh coriander, coarsely chopped ...

Top Ten Trim Teachers Tips

To trim down, stay fit or have more energy follow these useful tips. 1. Join in with the children during fitness - high heels need...