All posts filed under: Nutrition

A Grocery List for Blissful Sleep

sleep – it should come naturally but if your anything like me winding down for a restful nights sleep is a process that starts well before your head hits the pillow. Getting plenty of ZZZs is one of the most important aspects of self-care  – and it’s no secret that when our sleep suffers, our health suffers. A good night’s sleep is essential to regulating energy, hormones, hunger, digestion, memory recall and even our appearance. When we are well rested were more likely to make healthy choices throughout the day, in turn, helping us attain a blissful nights sleep. The food we choose to eat and when we eat it can have a huge impact on the quality and duration of our sleep. We all know to avoid sugar and caffeine before bedtime but some foods have the opposite effect and can ease us into sleep. If your sleep cycle is less than refreshing add some of these foods to your meals to help you drift off into dreamland. Pumpkins – all orange foods are …

Plant-Based Meal Plan

Its here! My FREE plant powered meal plan. Switching to a plant-based diet has really helped me feel amazing in my body. I originally started to eat vegetarian because it was cheaper but as I got more and more into this way of eating I realised it was having a profound effect on my health. I’ve always had a problematic digestive system. Nothing really helped it until I eliminated gluten and started eating a whole food plant-based diet. Now I’m not saying everyone has to become a gluten vegan, I just think everyone can benefit from adding more wholesome fruits, veggies, beans, nuts and seeds to their diet. You never know how it might help you until you give it a go. I’ve created this 7-day meal plan to show you guys how easy and delicious eating a plant-based diet can be.  Not vegan? You don’t have to be. I’ve designed it so anyone can follow the plan, whether your a vegan looking for some exciting recipes or a newbie who just wants to cut down …

5 Grain Free Breakfasts for Winter

Porridge is usually on high rotation in the cooler months for me. Its the perfect morning comfort food, easy to prepare & cheap to make. Not to mention the flavour combinations are endless! But having oats for breakfast day in day out can get a bit dull & because variety is the cornerstone of a healthy diet I’ve come up with a few grain-free breakfast ideas to brighten up your winter mornings. Quinoa Breakfast Bowl Quinoa is usually lumped into the same category as grains but its actually a seed and is naturally gluten-free. Its a great source of protein, fibre, iron, magnesium and b vitamins so it will help you power through your morning. For a delicious savoury breakfast mix, leftover cooked quinoa with pesto and serve with sauteed mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and baby spinach. Teff Porridge This is a great one for celiacs or people who can’t digest oats well but are still die-hard porridge fans. Teff, like quinoa, is actually a seed about the same side as a poppy seed and is native to Ethiopia. …