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Naturally Sweetened Energy Slice Recipe

Naturally Sweetened Energy Slice Recipe

Oats, Fibre, Goodness REAL FOODIE FRIDAY I’ve always liked the convenience of a muesli bar, especially for a snack on the run or in the kids lunchboxes, but I don’t like the gunk in the processed packaged versions that have numerous hidden nasties used to hold them together and taste “better”! advance payday loan online The kids have really taken to my home made versions so we now like to use the following base recipe and simply change it up according to what nuts and seeds we have on hand. This is a healthy version that’s naturally sweetened, nutrient dense and has a lot more sustainable energy for

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Sugar Facts For Your Health & Waistline

Sugar Facts For Your Health & Waistline

The Facts About Sugar By Dr Libby (Check out My Top 5 Natural Sweeteners) Sugar is the hot topic in the nutrition world at the moment. It is no secret to many that we are eating too much of what has been coined by some as “white poison.” The World Health Organizations (WHO) recommends that the intake of sugars be less than 10 percent of total energy intake. Yet those living in Australia and New Zealand are having an amount that far exceeds this. What is most surprising is just how far this substance has invaded the modern diet. Salad dressings,

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My Updated Basic Raw Dark Chocolate Recipe

My Updated Basic Raw Dark Chocolate Recipe

Dark Healthy Chocolate! Yum! WOO HOO! My Healthy Chocolate Delights, Real Food Sweet Treats eBook is available for purchase and immediate download from my e-Store. With over 60 raw, cooked, vegan, paleo, dairy free, gluten free, grain free and refined sugar free recipes in a beautifully designed 145 page ebook, there is definitely healthy chocolate for everyone! It’s easy to make smooth, delicious, nutritious and snappy raw chocolate at home once you’ve learnt the basics and some creative ideas to get you started! Take a peek inside my Healthy Chocolate Delights book here: Originally designed as an accompaniment to the very popular Raw and Healthy

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A Look At Our Home Herb & Vegetable Garden!

A Look At Our Home Herb & Vegetable Garden!

An Abundant Garden! Even though Beloved and I don’t have the largest space available for a huge variety of garden vegetables, we sure do have an abundant crop with the space we have! It’s important for us to know what food we’re putting into our bodies for optimum health, hormone balance, blood sugar levels and wellbeing. So in our aim for holistic living we decided to make the use of what we have to provide us with the most variety of fresh greens, herbs and vegetables of our own. This makes it easier for us to obtain whole foods when we

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Raw Macadamia Chocolate Cheesecake with Pepita Seed Base Recipe

Raw Macadamia Chocolate Cheesecake with Pepita Seed Base Recipe

Macadamia Cheesecake! For those times when you just wish you had something a little creamy without being dairy, a little sweet without spiking your blood sugar, and a little chocolate-y but the “healthy” kind… here is your decadent little macadamia chocolate cheesecake with a healthy and very easy seed base! have versus longBest Pay Day Loan Company I wanted to use something different from the usual go-to filler, cashew nuts, yet still create a naturally sweetened and healthy version of a cheesecake. Macadamia nuts have always been a favourite since I was a kid and we’d visit the Macadamia Nut

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9 Health Benefits of Pepita (Pumpkin) Seeds

9 Health Benefits of Pepita (Pumpkin) Seeds

Pumpkin Seeds, Oh Pumpkin Seeds! By Dr. Mercola If you’re in the mood for a chewy snack that doubles as a phenomenal health food, look no further than pumpkin seeds. With a wide variety of nutrients ranging from magnesium and manganese to copper, protein and zinc, pumpkin seeds are nutritional powerhouses wrapped up in a very small package. They also contain plant compounds known as phytosterols and free-radical scavenging antioxidants, which can give your health an added boost. Best of all, because pumpkin seeds are highly portable and require no refrigeration, they make an excellent snack to keep with you

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Do you suffer from belly fat, sugar cravings and tiredness?

Do you suffer from belly fat, sugar cravings and tiredness?

Mood swings, sugar cravings, belly fat! When I entered into a purposeful recovery from my Bulimia Nervosa, I really didn’t know much at all about just how much I’d confused my hormones. I had no understanding whatsoever about how our food literally creates our hormones and chemical messengers to transport information and feedback between the body and brain. I didn’t understand biochemistry, or blood chemistry, and I certainly didn’t realise how food chemistry affected brain chemistry – I hated science and maths at school! Now I do know these things. I’ve researched, I’ve suffered, I’ve lost and I’ve gained. And now I can share

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Gluten, Grain, Nut, Dairy, Yeast, Sugar FREE Date Muffins Recipe!

Gluten, Grain, Nut, Dairy, Yeast, Sugar FREE Date Muffins Recipe!

Afternoon tea anyone? Try this gluten, grain, dairy, nuts, yeast and completely sugar free date muffin recipe – courtesy of the lovely Tania Hubbard from the Gluten Free Grain Free Co.! I caught up with her through the week at her Toowoomba workshop; a night of laughter, love, sharing and joy! Along with me were a few other Facebook foodies > take a look at a few pics here! These muffins, aside from being incredibly ‘digestive friendly’, are sweet, moist and more-ish…. they really are delicious! Best bit is that you can make this mixture into 12 muffins or a decent sized cake!

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3 tips for Self-Care & Looking After YOU!

3 tips for Self-Care & Looking After YOU!

Who’s Looking After You Kid? Are you taking care of yourself? Or are you just going through the motions and neglecting your needs… It’s very easy to get caught up in the daily grind and swept away with the busyness of life – I do this sometimes too, which is why I decided to do something about it and share it with you all. If you sense that your tension, stress, fatigue and tolerance levels are under pressure than perhaps you’re not doing all you can to combat these symptoms or relieve the underlying causes. Get back to basics and do more of what you

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Learn Raw Chocolate Making Secrets in My Kitchen!

Learn Raw Chocolate Making Secrets in My Kitchen!

Make Healthy Chocolate With Me! Have you heard? I’m offering several people the opportunity to come into the MindBodyFood Kitchen and learn the secrets of professional raw chocolate making! pay any day loanspay day advance locationsimprove credit rating These 4 specialty workshops will teach the health conscious homemaker and wellness warrior how to make professional looking, tasting and appealing varieties of delicious, nutritious and guilt-free raw chocolates on their quest for better health. You will learn how to make beautiful, smooth raw chocolate that won’t increase your blood sugar or waistline, as all recipes include natural sweeteners and nutrient dense

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Organic Food and Farming | Benefits and Tips

Organic Food and Farming | Benefits and Tips

Interview with Homegrown Health Recently I visited Cabarlah, on the edge of the Great Dividing Range, to meet with Darrin Pateman from Homegrown Health organic farm. www.fcjbunclody.ie/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/04/ We sat down on his back veranda, overlooking the farm, and spoke about the benefits of organic food, seasonal produce, getting certified, farmers markets, family, and future plans for the farm. We also answered some Facebook questions about growing organic at home and dealing with pests, like fruit flies and aphids, the natural organic way without harming your produce. As mentioned in our interview, the Clean Fifteen and Dirty Dozen poster is below in three variations, or

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Specialty Raw Chocolate Workshops in Toowoomba

Specialty Raw Chocolate Workshops in Toowoomba

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS   Hey, hey! I’ve been honing my raw chocolate making skills to provide more professional, glossy and smooth specialty chocolates for all my chocolate loving wellness warriors out there! personal payday loans I’ll be conducting these specialty workshops in the MindBodyFood Kitchen to teach the health conscious homemaker how to make delicious, nutritious and guilt-free raw chocolates on their quest for better health. These workshops will help you to make beautiful, smooth raw chocolate that won’t test your blood sugar or waistline as all recipes include natural sweeteners and nutrient dense foods to satisfy your tastebuds and melt in your mouth!

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Coconut Pancakes with Blueberry Chia Seed Jam

Coconut Pancakes with Blueberry Chia Seed Jam

Nuts for Coconut! There’s certainly a huge turnaround in recognising the health benefits of Coconut Oil from the days when it was simply labelled a saturated fat and bad for you. I was given a book about Coconut oil and it’s many benefits a year and half ago when I was increasingly starting to find more uses for it in my daily food intake. Now I use coconut oil, coconut butter, coconut sugar, coconut flour, coconut flower nectar, coconut syrup, coconut milk and coconut cream! I use Coconut products in cooking, raw foods, smoothies, desserts, protein bars, pancakes, raw chocolate, on my skin

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The Benefits of Chia Seeds + Blueberry Chia Seed Jam

The Benefits of Chia Seeds + Blueberry Chia Seed Jam

Omega My! The Benefits of Chia Seeds Chia seeds are packed full of omega 3 goodness for your heart and brain. They’re gluten free, high in dietary fibre and protein, and supply our 8 essential amino acids plus a heavy dose of antioxidants! They contain more calcium than milk, more vitamin C than oranges, and are higher in iron and potassium than the usual foods that come to mind (spinach and banana!). You can even use chia seeds as an egg replacement when mixed with water! Cool! Chia seeds are really a fantastic source of so much goodness. I love to use them in all

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Upcoming Workshop with Essential Oils and Chocolate!

Upcoming Workshop with Essential Oils and Chocolate!

Do you use essential oils? Do you love healthy chocolate? Recently I was approached by the lovely Berit Munro from The Health and Wellness Company! this issue payday loans She’s on a similar mission to spread the message of healing and hope through self-love and holistic nourishment. Berit has asked me to present at her next Toowoomba workshop and share my love of wellness and raw chocolate. Here’s the official invite flyer. It’s only $10 and it’s coming soon!  YOU ARE INVITED TO AN “EDIBLE ESSENTIAL OIL” CLASS Would you like to learn how to take control of you and your family’s health, whilst creating quick

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