Mushroom & Asparagus Tart

Ingredients 1 Tbspn low-fat spread 1 onion,  finely sliced 1 clove garlic, chopped finely 2 cups asparagus, halved 1 cup mushrooms, sliced 8 eggs ...

Exercise Myths

Females will ‘bulk up’ if they weight train: False – To gain significant bulk  requires high levels of testosterone and women simply don’t have...

MUST READ

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...

“Why Should I Stretch?”

“I don’t get cramps in my legs anymore”.   I can turn my neck when reversing the car”.   “I can actually zip up the back of my...

The Enticing Fast Food Descriptions – Don’t Let the Words Fool You!

In the busy lives we lead more and more people are relying on grabbing a meal on the run from fast food outlets.  Many...

Malaysian Beef and Noodles

(Serves 4) Ingredients 1 large onion, peeled and diced 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed olive oil 2 tspn minced chilli 1 Tspn fresh ginger,...

Kiwifruit Muffins

(makes 12 medium sized muffins) Ingredients 150 grams apple sauce (no added sugar) 1 cup low fat milk 2 eggs 1 cup kiwifruit, peeled and...

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,...

“What’s Cardio Training?”

“I have more energy to play with the grand children since incorporating cardio into my exercise routine”.   “After my heart attack I now feel more...

Wok Tossed Smoked Chicken

(Serves 2) Indregients 1pkt Singapore noodles 1 tspn oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped finely 2 tspn ginger, peeled and grated 1 onion, peeled and diced ...

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...

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...

Cholesterol – The Good and The Bad!

What is Cholesterol? We hear this word being banded around and usually when people are talking about heart disease, heart attacks and strokes. Cholesterol is one...

How to Improve Your Balance

  Many of us don’t even think about our body’s ability to balance – isn’t it just the elderly that have to worry about it? Balance...

Healthy Eating = Healthy State of Mind

I’m sure we have all heard the old adage “We are what we eat”. These few simple words are so true! Eating the right healthy foods...

Cheese Please

Love cheese but not what it does to your waistline? Then its important that you find the right balance with eating healthy, watching your weight...

FOOD

Please Help the Obesity Fight!

The 2002 Children's Nutrition Survey showed that about one third of New Zealand children between five and 14 were over weight (21percent) or obese...

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...

What’s the Difference Between Simple and Complex Carbohydrates?

“Eating carbs will make you fat!” “Cut carbs from your diet and you’ll lose weight easily”. Like fats, carbohydrates have been made out to be the...

Calories versus Exercise

We all know that exercise should be done as a means of keeping fit and...

The Enticing Fast Food Descriptions – Don’t Let the Words Fool You!

In the busy lives we lead more and more people are relying on grabbing a...

Shoulder Injuries

Types of Shoulder Injuries The shoulder is a complicated area of the body made up of...

Cholesterol – The Good and The Bad!

What is Cholesterol? We hear this word being banded around and usually when people are talking...

The Importance of Keeping a Food Diary

Trying to lose weight? Struggling to stay on track? Wanting to eat healthier? A personal...

HEALTH

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...

Tasty Fish Pie

Protein for Vegetarians

Fish Cakes

SCIENCE

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...

Is it ok to cut carbs?

Bottom line – No! Cutting carbohydrates seems to be the thing to do when on the ‘Diet Band Wagon’  . Diet fads seem to come and...

Benefits of a Short Intense Walk

You often see gym goers slogging it out on the cardio equipment for up to an hour at a time, and there is nothing...

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...