Tag: healthy eating

Caffeine, Coffee, tea is it suitable for me?

Coffee? Tea? Just Give Me Caffeine!

Coffee, tea, caffeine and whether you should drink it is such a contentious subject! Ask 10 people whether you should have it and you’ll get 10 different answers. And really, it does depend on many things as to whether it suits you. I thought I’d share some of the physical effects and my guidelines for …

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bulk cooking saves you time and energy. Tips from Akeso Health

Bulk Cooking – Why is it helpful?

Bulk cooking is what people with large crowds or families do, right? When I say bulk cooking, do you think of a giant 10 litre pot on the stove or eating the same meal 7 nights in a row? It really isn’t like this and suits all sizes of families and lifestyles. Let me walk …

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Back to school lunchbox snack ideas

Back to school lunchbox ideas

Well, back to school and lunchboxes snuck up quickly, didn’t it?! Last blog I talked about snacking and how snack foods usually equal highly processed foods that are high in sugar, refined carbohydrates and refined vegetable oils. All things to avoid. So what are you going to pack in your kid’s lunchbox? If you’ve been …

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healthy snacking questions to ask yourself

5 questions for healthy snacking

Your meals are healthy and you’re moving your body regularly, but you’re not achieving your health goals, is it because you’re not practising healthy snacking? Snacking, especially un-healthy snacking can creep in and get in the way of what you’re trying to achieve. Maybe you’re thinking, it isn’t much, or it’s only an occasional thing…but …

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4 Reasons Eating Seasonally Benefits Your Family’s Health

We all know that fresh vegetables and fruits are beneficial to health, but did you know that eating seasonally has extra benefits for your family’s health? As part of the healthy, simple Summer meals challenge, I’m going to go through some of the reasons why eating seasonally benefits your health and your time! 1. WHAT …

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Vegan Pickled Beetroot recipe Akeso Health

Kid Approved Pickled Beetroot

If your kids love tinned beetroot, then they are going to love this recipe for pickled beetroot. But don’t leave it all to the kids, adults love it too. And the best bit is, it’s great for your gut and your liver thanks to the apple cider vinegar and the nutrients in the beetroot. Win-win! …

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Vegan Kale and Basil Pesto adds flavour and nutrients to your meals.

Vegan Kale Pesto

Kale pesto is a tasty and healthy way to boost flavour, fibre and nutrients of your meals. Kids won’t even suspect how healthy it is! When kale and basil are in season, make lots and freeze for the cooler months, so you don’t have to run out! Ingredients: 2 packed cups kale chopped (remove middle …

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Meal Planning Tips for Busy Mums

Meal Planning for Busy Mums

…or how meal planning helps you stay on track with your health goals. If you’re anything like me, your schedule is jam-packed. Days fly by and you often wonder how you’ll get everything on your ‘To Do’ list done. Sound familiar? Being busy on a regular basis (errr, daily!) can make it tough to maintain …

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Healthy Burger

Healthy Decisions When You’re Out

Healthy eating at home is one thing. It’s easier when you’re in control of what’s available, but eating out, especially while traveling, can sometimes put a strain on our healthy eating habits.  Travel and meals out are a part of modern life — and quite enjoyable, don’t you think?! (Maybe not so much with toddlers …

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Turmeric, ginger paste & roots

Anti-inflammatory Turmeric, Ginger & Galangal Paste

Unchecked, chronic inflammation may contribute to the development of many disorders. Eating foods, herbs and spices that are rich in anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant compounds helps regulate our immune system and protect our cells’ health by reducing chronic inflammation. This recipe features three anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant superstars that also taste delicious. Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a …

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