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

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

Spinach and Feta Cheese Flan

(Serves 4) Ingredients 6 sheets filo pastry 1 large onion, peeled and diced 1 bag baby spinach leaves 2 eggs 1 pkt Maggi Leek &...

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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...

“Those Boys are Just So Naughty”

I seem to hear this comment quite a lot in primary school staff rooms and I wonder why? Sure there are many factors to consider...

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...

What are ‘Good’ Fats & What are ‘Bad’ Fats?

I thought all fats were bad? We actually do need fat in our daily diet.  Fat provides a concentrated source of energy, it’s essential for...

Stress-Free Christmas Tips

It is a wonderful time of year but stress levels can certainly be put to the test as we begin to run around looking...

Teachers – Eating Healthy Can Be Easy

Teachers are extremely busy, attending to students all day long and often staying late to finish tasks.  It can be challenging to find the...

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...

Tandoori Meatball Curry

(Serves 4) Ingredients Meatballs 500g lean lamb mince 1 medium onion - peeled & finely chopped 1 ½ tspn garam masala 1 Tbspn minced ginger 1...

Green Bean and Asparagus Salad with Citrus Dressing

(Serves 4) Ingredients 200g green beans, trimmed and halved 500g asparagus, trimmed and halved 10 - 12 cherry tomatoes, halved 1 small red onion, finely...

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...

Grilled Chicken and Mango Salsa

(Serves 4) Ingredients 4 chicken thighs (or breasts), boneless and skinless 120g baby spinach, finely shredded 1 mango, chopped finely (or 1 x 450g can...

The Importance of Keeping a Food Diary

Trying to lose weight? Struggling to stay on track? Wanting to eat healthier? A personal food diary is a great way to keep yourself...

Bran and Sultana Slice

(Makes  24) Ingredients 150g lite butter 1/4 cup sugar 1  1/2 cups breakfast bran flakes 1  1/2 cups sultanas 1 Tbspn cocoa 1 cup wholemal...

The Benefits of Eating Breakfast

I’m sure you have heard it all before, however I’ll say it again:  “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. It sets the...

FOOD

Chilli Chicken & Basil Curry

(Serves two) Ingredients 2 chicken thighs, boneless skinless, cut into bite sized pieces 1 Tbspn rice bran oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1tspn chilli...

Teachers – Avoiding Injuries

Many people would think that teachers are at low risk of injuring themselves while at work. However, during the course of the day many...

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) ...

Homemade Hamburgers

(makes 6 patties) Ingredients Hamburger Patties 500g lean mince 1 onion, finely diced ¾ cup wholemeal breadcrumbs ...

“I Just Can’t Fit Exercise In”

We all have busy schedules: children to get ready for school, work, after school activities,...

Moroccan Carrot and Couscous Soup

(Serves 4) Ingredients 500g carrots, peeled and cut into pieces 1 medium onion, peeled and finely...

Alcohol – Do You Really Want To Add These Calories?

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

Teachers – Avoiding Injuries

Many people would think that teachers are at low risk of injuring themselves while at...

HEALTH

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...

SCIENCE

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...

Lemony Sultana Muffins

(Makes 12 medium sized muffins) Ingredients 1 cup sultanas 2 Tbspn honey 2 lemons - rind and juice of both 1/4 cup low fat milk ...

“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...

Healthy Breakfast Options

1 cup cooked porridge with handful of raisins, 3-5 fruit pieces and trim milk 2 poached eggs with 1 slice of thick grainy toasted bread...