Why Diets Don’t Work

Many people who make the decision to lead a healthier lifestyle will turn to some type of fad diet. Many universities have studied the...

Healthy Winter Eating Habits

It’s not unusual for people to change their eating patterns from summer to winter. We tend not to want the lighter meals and refreshing...

MUST READ

Tasty Fish Pie

(Serves 4) Ingredients 500g fish fillets (such as tarakihi or hoki) 1 medium onion, finely diced 1 medium carrot, thinly sliced 1 stalk celery, thinly...

Tasty Zucchini Muffins

(Makes 12 muffins) Ingredients 1 cup flour 1 cup wholemeal flour 4 tspn baking powder 1/4 tspn sea salt Freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup...

Keeping Your Cool (while exercising)

During the warm summer months it’s great to be exercising outside. It’s uplifting, motivating and it has that feel good factor!  However we do...

Meditation – Relaxing the Mind

The word ‘Meditation’ no doubt conjures up images of people sitting crossed legged, repeating the ‘oommmm’ mantra while incense is burning. There are many...

Fresh Spring Rolls

Ingredients 1 large carrot, peeled, cut in half and julienne cut 1 Lebanese cucumber, slice ends off, cut in half and julienne cut 1...

Easy Packed Healthy Meals/Snacks

Naz shows you the meals or snacks you can put together quickly to maintain a healthy balanced diet when you are on the go....

Are you… Grinning & Bearing It? or Enjoying Healthy Eating & Exercise?

We all know that losing weight, done correctly, is a slow process.  Yet, after only a short time, we are hopping on the scales...

Bacon and Egg Muffins

Ingredients: 1 doz free range eggs 400gms Hendersons dry cured bacon Sliced tomato and avocado Grated Edam Cheese How to make it: Preheat oven to 180...

Scrumptious Nut & Seed Slice

(makes 18 slices) Ingredients 1 cup sesame seeds 1 cup pumpkin seeds 4 tbs butter 3 tbs honey 1/2 cup stevia 1/2 cup chopped apricots ...

“How Long Do I Have To Keep This Up For?”

I was talking with a friend in the weekend that has just started to watch what they eat and do some exercise in order...

Why can’t I sleep?

Struggling to get a good night’s sleep? Can’t even get to sleep? Waking up during the night and unable to get back to sleep? It...

Coconut & Seed Flapjack

Ingredients 3 Tbspn honey 50g low fat spread 75g brown sugar (just slightly under ½ a compact cup) 100g oats (1 full compact cup) ...

Exercise Ideas for Outside

The skies are brighter and the weather is warmer weather, no wonder we want to get outside. The fresh air can help us clear...

Chicken and Vegetable Stir-fry with Hoisin Sauce

(Serves 4) Ingredients 500 grams chicken thighs, boneless and skinless 2 Tbspn peanut oil 1 head of broccoli, washed and cut into florets 4 bok...

FOOD

Injuries – What to do when you fracture a bone?

A fracture is a broken bone and will require medical attention. What are the signs and symptoms? The pain is different for everyone, depending on age,...

Light, Reduced Fat, Cholesterol Free … What Do These Really Mean?

All wonderful claims that help the consumer make the right food choices? Or are some deliberately misleading in order to sell their products? It’s a...

How to Relax at Work

With the pressures of busy schedules many people experience stress and stress related problems like neck and shoulder tightness and pain, headaches as well...

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...

Rainbow Power Salad

Ingredients:     2 large beetroot peeled and grated     3 large carrots peeled...

Basic Stretches For Teachers

Being a teacher  myself I know long hours are needed sometimes to complete all the paperwork such as...

Oven-baked Fish Risotto

(Serves 2-3) Ingredients 400g fish, cut into bite size pieces (snapper or terakihi are good) 1...

Vegetable Curry

(Serves four) Ingredients: 1 Tbspn rice bran oil 1 onion, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed ...

HEALTH

Weight Loss Management Guidelines

Eat a well-balanced diet from all four food groups each day. Breads and cereals (whole meal & whole grains) Milk and other dairy...

SCIENCE

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...

Asian Beef Stir Fry

(Serves 4) Ingredients 3 Tbspn soy sauce 2 Tbspn rice wine ½ tspn corn flour 1 Tbspn vegetable oil 1 Tbspn fresh ginger root, finely...

All-Spice Tomato and Lentil Salad

Ingredients 1 Tbspn olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed ¼ cup sultanas ¼ cup pine nuts 1 tspn ground allspice ...

Roasted Vegetable & Bulghar Wheat Salad

Ingredients 1 red onion, peeled and thickly sliced 2 red capiscums, deseeded and halved 1 yellow capsicum, deseeded and halved 1 cup cherry tomatoes ...