How To Be Healthy on a Budget

If I had a dollar for every time an article said how to be healthy on a budget was to “buy in bulk, use a slow-cooker and shop at farmers’ markets” then I’d be a very rich person. (And therefore not have to worry about being on a budget.) But that hasn’t happened! So I use these handy hints instead.

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How To Eat Less Sugar

Going sugar-free is having its moment in the sun. It’s to 2016 is what eating low-fat was to the 70s (and 80s, 90s, and 2000 onwards). I’m not going to tell you that you should do it, or even why it’s a good idea. But while it doesn’t have to be complicated, cutting down on the sweet stuff takes more than ditching biscuits and soft drinks. Here are 20 practical and easy ways you can eat less sugar, starting today. Continue reading “How To Eat Less Sugar”

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Model Nikki Sharp: “How I stay motivated”

Model, wellness advocate and social media guru Nikki Sharp has amassed over 300,000 Instagram followers based on her fad-free, five-day detox program that encourages eating real, whole foods (hello vegetables, goodbye fads). Here, she shares with me her best tip to beat food cravings, a common diet myth that doesn’t work, and how to eat without deprivation or restrictions. Continue reading “Model Nikki Sharp: “How I stay motivated””

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How To Be Healthy While Travelling

I recently got married (finally! It was on our 10-year anniversary… yeah, I know) and my husband and I were lucky enough to go on our honeymoon and a family holiday in the space of six weeks. Previously I’ve found it hard to be healthy on holidays, but on these trips I really tried to be conscious of my habits and actions. As a result, I didn’t come home thinking all I’d done was eat and drink to much – which is how my past holidays usually went.

These are the deliberate, conscious yet easy-to-do tips that meant I spent my time away – and once I was back home – calm, in control, refreshed and relaxed. Continue reading “How To Be Healthy While Travelling”

How To Use Less Plastic

“I don’t think I use that much plastic. After all, I always bring my reusable shopping bags to the supermarket and don’t buy bottled water.” <– That was me up until very recently!

It was easy for me to feel smug while toting around a stainless steel water bottle and buying pantry items like nuts and seeds in bulk, thinking I was an “educated consumer”. But when I looked closely, I was actually shocked at how much plastic I bought or used every single day.

Plastic fantastic? Unfortunately not.

Plastic is sneaking its way in to our lives so much that even the most savvy people are buying a bucketload (pun intended) without realising.

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Apple Pie Bliss Balls

Who needs dessert when these bliss balls taste just like apple pie? The combination of apple, cinnamon and pecans is scrumptious and reminds me of the apple pies my mum used to bake when I was younger.

The difference is that these bite-sized treats are full of nourishing ingredients that make them perfect as an afternoon snack or a sweet treat after dinner.

Though I do feel it’s my duty to let you know that these taste amazing, and you may want to eat the whole batch in one go! You have been warned… Continue reading “Apple Pie Bliss Balls”

Was Marilyn Monroe Paleo?

In 1952, Marilyn Monroe (aged 26 at the time) gave an interview to Pageant Magazine called “How I Stay in Shape” that detailed her daily diet and exercise regime. Upon reading it, I was surprised that it seemed remarkably paleo.

What she described isn’t a strict model of paleo – it leans more towards paleo/primal given the inclusion of dairy (milk and icecream). But noting her penchant for eggs, lamb chops, liver, vegetables, lifting weights, getting plenty of sleep and putting an emphasis on reducing stress, I’d say she was pretty close.

So how exactly was Marilyn Monroe paleo?

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Healthy Zucchini Slice

My recipe for zucchini slice is one of my most popular  recipes. It’s grain-free and gluten-free, sugar-free, can be adjusted to be dairy-free and paleo, and – most importantly – it’s so delicious that you’ll want to eat it all in one go.

It’s also insanely easy to make, includes tons of veggies, and is good at any time of the day. I serve it in large slices for lunch or dinner with a side salad, or have small slices on its own for breakfast.

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