So it’s that time again….getting ideas for back to school & work time. We can get a little bored with the same day to day flavours – well this is so nice to spread onto a lovely sourdough or chia/wholemeal wrap, then add your extras…or dip with veggie sticks!
Packed with magnesium, calcium, folate, potassium, iron & protein – it’s a winner!
Easy recipe adapted from Woolworths “Fresh” magazine issue 136.
These days there are all types of ‘wraps’ which are tasty & boosted with proteins such as chia seeds, quinoa….& also give tasty gluten free options too.
Here’s some tasty options you might want to try out!
You can roll them up & cut into hand sized (3-4cm) pieces for kids divided lunchboxes, or just roll & wrap!
Need more lunchbox ideas….click here!
Yes….Christmas is fast approaching!!
And if you’ve forgotten someone off your list…or you just wanted to get someone something a little different & healthy….why not try one of these last minute ideas.
Certified Organic Herbal Teas – a wide variety of my blends can be purchased from as little as $6.95 from Kings Wholefood Artisan, The Harvest Press, Eco Organic Market, Bits4Bub & Chantilly Kitchen Tearoom.
Gift Vouchers – why not treat someone for Reflexology from $60-80…..bliss for your body, mind & soul whilst lying on the table. Or maybe they really need a ‘kick start’ to better health in 2018…with Initial Naturopathic Consults at $125 (health fund rebates available).
Give me a call on 011 378 997 to arrange the perfect gift.
Shortbread has been part of my Christmas tradition since I was a child. My sister & I used to make it with my mum for Christmas & give to family as gifts. As an adult I continued the tradition & enjoy making it listening to Christmas Carols….my husband is sad he only gets to enjoy it once a year – unfortunate for him?!!
I normally do the traditional version…only real butter, sugar, rice & plain flour. This year I’m going to do a mix to include gluten-free for a friend….here’s the recipe for everyone to enjoy!!
With lots of parties with family & friends in the next couple of weeks….we ALL overindulged this time of year. Trying to keep some BALANCE is the key.
Remember….things can be difficult for some this time of year…talk to those around you when needed – look out & support each other. There’s added pressure during the Festive season which some experience…here’s some extra tips to get you through. XO
Lifeline is also there for those in need 13 11 14
I wish you a Merry Christmas & an amazing New Year!!
Stay safe & have FUN!!!
Looking for an indulgent choccie snack that won’t break your ‘calorie bank’ this holiday season???
Boosted with greens full of iron, magnesium, potassium, & folate; protein for that added punch of energy…plus cherries aid melatonin production – so better sleep!
Recipe from “Smoothies, Bowls & Drinks” by Sarah Wilson.by
Can you believe it’s only four weeks till Christmas??!!
Wow….the year just keeps rolling away.
Over the last month I squeezed in one last October Business Month Mad Hatter’s High Tea in Katherine, which was attended by some lovely local women…whom I hope to cross paths again in the future.
Connie (Naturopathic student) assisted me for the month…gaining knowledge & confidence, plus getting an insight into everyday life as a Naturopath. I thank her & wish her well for her future.
My Certified Organic Herbal Teas are jumping onto…& off the shelves sooo quickly! You can now find them for a cuppa in-store or take home packs at Kings Wholefood Artisan at CDU Palmerston & Chantilly Kitchen Tearoom in Nightcliff; Bits4Bub store has those specific for mums & bubs, while Harvest Press have a variety ready to go for the those wanting to support everyday health & wellbeing – both at Coolalinga Central. Plus…Cafe Eco in the city have them ready to go on their shelves for opening day!!
The GK Vitality Ladies Pamper Lunch last weekend was a great opportunity for women to come together with friends….to enjoy a light lunch & glass of wine….whilst experiencing some amazing products on display by some beautiful local business ladies. If you missed out….don’t worry it will be back early next year bigger & better!!
Next week….Friday 1st December, I will be at the Woodroffe Primary Christmas Market from 5:30-8:30pm…..with a special visit from Santa at 7pm!! There will be food trucks, raffles, live music & heaps of Christmas gift ideas….all for a gold coin donation for entry. Love to see you there!!by
Here’s a yummy smoothie packed full of nutrients, antioxidants, good fats & protein that I’m sure you & the kids will love.
Enjoy after work, school or even for breakfast!
I see lots of menopausal women in my clinic….& they often ask…is soy ok for me??? This is a simple answer of YES – as a ‘real’ FOOD, not generally a supplement. It’s all about….BALANCE (my favourite word!!)
Edamame (soybeans) are a phyto-oestrogenic food rich in isoflavones. These are compounds that have a weak oestrogenic effect & bind to oestrogen receptors in the body. Including these as part of a balanced diet may help reduce menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes & vaginal dryness, & may even protect you from breast & ovarian cancers.
Soy beans are full of B-vitamins & are particularly rich in choline – needed for brain function & also maintains the myelin sheath which protects our nerve cells. They are jam packed with amino acids….(the building blocks for protein), iron, calcium & Omega 3 EFA’s making them perfect for vegetarians. Your best choice is to buy organic soybeans when you can so you know they’re not genetically modified….& enjoying in moderation.
Recipe by Lisa Guy, naturopath.