Chicken Noodle Soup 2-Ways

Chicken Noodle Soup 2-Ways

Food
Chicken noodle soup is a classic winter warming soup that’s packed full of flavour. It is easy to make and tastes amazing with only a few easy ingredients. The best thing about a chicken noodle soup is it can be used as a base soup, just add your favourite soup ingredients to change the whole meal! Today we make chicken noodle soup 2-ways, firstly, a stock standard chicken and noodle soup and secondly, a chicken noodle and vegetable soup. What you need for a basic Chicken Noodle Soup If this is your first time making a chicken noodle soup, start with the basics, from this recipe you can add your favourite ingredients to completely change the soup to your liking! Basic Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe Serves: 4 people Preparation: Time…
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The Healthy Man Salad

The Healthy Man Salad

Food
    The Healthy Man Salad is designed to break away from the leafy salad, providing protein, complex carbs, flavour and a filling meal designed to satisfy any man. It is well known that salads and men often do not mix, with a healthy salad often being low on the wish list for the typical Aussie man. The Simpsons once upon a time coined the old saying “you don’t win friends with salad” which lives on to this day.   It is true, and since its creation, has been sung by men around the globe ever since. As an example, I was recently at a friendly BBQ get together, gathering a plate of slow smoked brisket and the accompanying salad (a colourful homemade slaw). Offering the silver slaw serving spoon…
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#nuts30days30ways

#nuts30days30ways

Body Composition, Food, Health
March is #nuts30days30ways when the Australian Tree Nut Industry encourages everyone to develop a healthy nut habit by eating a 30g handful of nuts every day in March. Australians are eating on average just 6g of nuts a day well short of the recommended 30g serve. Tree nuts such as almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, chestnuts, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts, are often the forgotten cousins in the heart healthy diet family tree. Fruits, vegetables and wholegrains are routinely recommended but nuts are so often overlooked. Why is that? These highly nutritious foods are so worthy of the health halo that surrounds fruits and vegetables. Let’s take a look at how nuts help protect the heart and yes, surprisingly, help with managing weight. Heart Health Large population studies…
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Chicken and crispy vegetable rice paper rolls with chilli and lime dipping sauce

Chicken and crispy vegetable rice paper rolls with chilli and lime dipping sauce

Food
  The rice paper roll is a fantastic, healthy and easy to make family favourite. It is perfect because it is easy to make, fresh and tasty, with plenty of fresh vegetables it is a healthy snack or meal. This little dish is also great to make with the kids and can facilitate teaching them about fresh ingredients as well as improving fine motor skills. I personally love it, get your hands into it and work with the ingredients to make the perfect roll. One of the best things with the rice paper roll is you can make it a day or two earlier and cover with a damp paper towel. They store well in the fridge and allow for fresh healthy snacks throughout the week.  Or what if you…
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5 Easy Ways to Include More Extra Virgin Olive Oil in Your Diet

5 Easy Ways to Include More Extra Virgin Olive Oil in Your Diet

Food
Move over coconut oil, the real superfood is in the house! Extra virgin olive oil is the new and emerging health trend that we should be encouraging everyone to try! With an array of health benefits associated with its consumption, along with its delicious taste, there is no wonder we are going crazy over drizzling olive oil all over everything! Extra virgin olive oil is a key component of the Mediterranean dietary pattern and is considered the healthiest choice of olive oil. Multiple intervention trials have used extra virgin olive oil as their primary dietary fat and have seen a reduction in cardiovascular disease in both a primary and secondary setting [1-3]. So on that note, here are 5 easy ways you can incorporate more extra virgin olive oil into…
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Spice up Your Salads with This Simple Olive Oil Dressing

Spice up Your Salads with This Simple Olive Oil Dressing

Food
  This is one of my favourite recipes that I am sharing with you! It’s quick, it’s easy and it’s most importantly, DELICIOUS and HEALTHY! How could you possibly say no to that? I love adding this to my salads, particularly when I have a lot of green leaves (which I find can be quite boring in flavour but that’s just me!) I have become quite obsessed with olive oil since I started doing my research on the Mediterranean diet – I honestly put it on everything I can #noshame – so I couldn’t think of a better way to funk up my salads than with an extra virgin olive oil based salad. So.. using extra virgin olive oil as my base – this salad dressing will spice up any…
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