Entries by Alicia Holmquest

Meal planning can make #life easier

Let’s face it, we’re busy people leading busy lives and one small change we can implement to make healthy eating a whole lot easier is to meal plan. By this we don’t mean plan out your meals and snacks so rigidly that there’s no room for movement, we actually mean the opposite! Plan meals to […]

It’s not you, it’s the diet.

Ever started a diet on Monday only to end up at the pub on Friday night eating burgers and drinking beers with mates, feeling terribly guilty on Saturday, blame your self control for ‘falling off the band wagon’ on Sunday and then start the same cycle all over again on Monday? Well, the good news […]

What if weight loss wasn’t the goal?

So, we’ve been told forever to focus on weight loss as a goal to improve health, what if we told you there is another way to be healthy that doesn’t involve weight loss?? There’s actually a huge amount of growing science that says instead of focusing on changing the shape and size of our body […]

Feel all the food feels

When we really think about it, we trust and listen to our bodies for SO many things- when we’re cold, we search for a jumper or put the heater on, when we need to go to the toilet, we take ourselves to the bathroom, but when it comes to food, we seem to have lost […]

Permission to play with your food

Today, we‘re giving you unconditional permission to play with your food, sort of. We’d like to invite you to join us in a Mindful Eating exercise. Tell me more you ask? Ever started a pack of Tim Tams in front of the TV only to realise half an hour later you’re down to the last […]

SUN-DRIED TOMATO & SPINACH FRITTATAS

INGREDIENTS: Handful of baby spinach roughly chopped 6 large eggs 1/4 cup Greek feta pinch of mixed dried herbs 1/4 cup grated cheese 4 sun-dried tomato in oil roughly chopped METHOD: Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees celsius Combine all ingredients in a medium sized mixing bowl Evenly distribute mixture amongst a 12 pan muffin tin […]

RASPBERRY & WHITE CHOCOLATE MUFFINS

INGREDIENTS: 2 1/2 cups of plain flour 2 tsp baking powder 3/4 cup of brown sugar 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup of milk 2.5 Tbsp butter 1 cup of raspberries (can use fresh of frozen) 1/2 cup of white chocolate buttons   METHOD: Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees celsius. Sift flour and baking […]

MUESLI SLICE

INGREDIENTS: 50g butter ½ cup brown sugar ¼ cup honey ¼ cup pistachios ½ cup pepitas ½ cup of almonds ½ cup dried cranberries ½ cup rolled oats ½ cup self-raising flour METHOD: Preheat oven to 170°C. Line a 20cm square cake tin with non-stick baking paper. Place the butter, sugar and honey in a […]

CHOCOLATE GINGER COOKIES

INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 cups almond meal (or hazelnut meal for even more chocolatey flavour) 1/4 cup cacao powder 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp vanilla 3 Tbsp maple syrup or rice malt syrup 4 Tbsp olive oil or rice bran oil 1/2 piece of crystallised ginger (to top each cookie)   METHOD: 1. Preheat […]