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Posts in “Nutrition”


Nutrition

Salad of quinoa, tomatoes and cucumbers with pickled onions

A light summery salad perfect for sharing as a side dish or making ahead for a healthy lunch. Ingredients: • 3 cups of pre-cooked quinoa, cold • 1 ½ cups of small cherry tomatoes, cut in half • 1 cup cucumber, unseeded, diced • 1 tablespoons finely chopped chives or spring onions • Juice of […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

Defeating the Heat – Chilled Breakfast Idea

Eating healthy is important but eating in the warm weather can be a challenge. My breakfast idea is great for several reasons: – It is chilled and in the jar – cool and handy; – It has high protein content: natural yogurt, oats and nuts – It has fibre – apricots and ginger – It […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

Unusual foods you may not have had before and their health benefits

There are a lot of unusual foods and drinks out there to discover so here’s a few together with the health benefits they come with for you to explore and add into your kitchen cupboard! Kombucha: Aids digestion and gut health, strengthens  immune system, contains acetic acid and polyphenols to aid weight loss, eases joint […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

Nutrition – Did you know?

Here are some quick fast facts that you may not know about the foods you are eating! 1. Avocado has twice the amount of potassium as a banana 2. Broccoli has twice the amount of Vitamin C 3. 1 lemon contains your daily dose of vitamin C, cleanses the liver and boosts immunity 4. Celery […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

How to get more protein in your diet

If you’ve been inspired by the cycling greats or shark-like swimmers on TV during the summer championships, here’s how you can fuel yourself by increasing the amount of protein in your diet. And don’t worry, for any vegetarians there’s always meat free options available! Start your day right! It’s a cliché but it’s true; you […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

The ultimate coolness sip!

This drink is full of freshness thanks to the cooling effect of the herbal natural oils. The ingredients are not only great for keeping cool, they are good for your tummy too! (Serves 2-4): Ingredients A mixer capable of breaking ice cubes (I use Nutri-Bullet by dividing the ingredients into the single portion requirements); A […]

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Nutrition

Healthy Fruit Pops For Kids

Keep the kids (and adults) cool this summer with this simple idea for creating healthy fruit ice pops. A great way to get the kids daily fruit intake up in a way that makes them think of it as a sweet treat. The recipe is very simple… 1. Cut up some fruits of your choice […]

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Nutrition

Healthy Drinks Abroad

So there are many drinks you can have on holiday and a lot that are tempting and you are more than likely to give them a try because you are away. Why not get the same pleasure by having those same drinks with a healthy twist to it. Drink 1 (Smoothie): Blueberries, Celery, Banana and […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

Staying Hydrated In The Heat

It’s always important to stay hydrated but especially in the summer months when you may be losing extra water through sweating, whether it be working out or just walking out and about. The average person should drink between 2 and 3 litres of water every day. This shouldn’t be in one go of course but spread out […]

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Nutrition

Recipe – Raita

Raita acts as a side dish in traditional Indian cuisine but it also makes a very refreshing snack in hot weather. Try this very simple and quick recipe as a healthy alternative to traditional snacks. Ingredients A medium bowl of Greek Yoghurt A tablespoon of milk A dash of chill powder A dash of salt […]

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Nutrition

Murray Mount Picnic Ideas

Everyone loves a picnic on a nice summer day and what’s not to like?! You can enjoy the beautiful weather while relaxing with your family and friends or even just spend some alone time. Going on a picnic does not mean that you need to eat unhealthily; there are a lot of options available, all […]

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Abs are made in the kitchen. Or are they?

This week’s post has been dedicated to exploring a phrase I hear and see frequently used across different forms of media: Abs are made in the kitchen. The big question is, well, are they? The answer is yes. Yes, they absolutely are! Now, we all know the struggles of eating healthy whilst maintaining an active […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

Recipe of the Week – White Fish with Cherry Tomatoes

In this week’s blog I would like to share a fish recipe I personally favour. It’s a simple and relatively quick to make meal which could be a good for people who want to fit in more protein into their daily diets since it contains very few carbs. Nutritional Information (1 out of total 4 […]

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Recipe of the week – Crunchies!!!

Ingredients 4 x (250 ml) cups oats 3 cups (3 x 250 ml) dried coconut 1 ½ (375 ml) cups brown sugar 1 cup (250 ml) flour (all purpose) 1 cup (227 grams) butter (salted) 3 tablespoons (23.4 grams) golden syrup, or substitute with honey ¼ (60 ml) cup milk 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional) […]

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Recipe of the week – Tuna gnocchi in tomato sauce

Gnocchi is an Italian dumpling made with semolina, flour, potatoes or ricotta and spinach cooked and eaten in much the same way as pasta. Gnocchi is usually hand-shaped into shells, ovals or flat discs. Try this recipe from our Gym & Spa Operative Thomas Camber. Serves 4 people, or one bodybuilder for 2 meals) Ingredients […]

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