Don’t let the pressure of maintaining a steady supply of breastmilk stress you out! These Lactation Bliss Balls are the perfect snack for busy, breastfeeding mums. They are really quick and simple to make (they use only two bowls!). They also store well and can even be kept at your bedside for a midnight breastfeeding snack! They’re super nutritious, sugar-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free too! Check out this delicious recipe below!
If you’ve never heard of the term ‘cruciferous vegetables’, then you’re certainly missing out. This powerhouse group of vegetables are super nutrient dense and are great at protecting our health. This blog post gives you a brief rundown on what cruciferous vegetables are, why they’re so special and what the health benefits can be!
These cookies are a family favourite. They are the perfect blend of salty, sweet, chewy and crunchy. It’s hard to tear yourself away from the cookie jar and why would you want to?! These were our favourite prior to switching up our diets however, guilty pleasures are a must. So when mum found gluten-free pretzels at Countdown, I had to figure out how to make this gluten and dairy free. I think I’ve cracked it, so come and check out the result!
There’s a new diet on the block. Well, at least that’s what people thought. Intermittent fasting is neither a diet nor is it new! Sourced from our great ancestors, intermittent fasting is about designing an eating pattern which restricts WHEN you eat, rather than WHAT you eat. It has shown amazing results in regards to weight loss and fat burning while still enabling people to maintain muscle.
Check out more about IF below, including 3 common methods and some frequently asked questions!
For some of us, snacking is the only way to make it through the day without getting beyond hungry! For others, it's an easy skip. However, if you are a 'snacker' the key is snacking well! Rather than choosing for sugar-filled snacks like muesli bars, snack mindfully by checking out our junk free ideas!
We love having Nadia's Food Bag for dinner every night. The variety of the meals is outstanding, not to mention how easy they are to throw together! We wanted to share with you our 5 favourite Nadia Lim recipes from her website which are great for you and your family! Not to mention, all these recipes come with DF/GF options!
Whether you're a stay at home parent, a university student or work the 9-5, a fulfilling lunch is super important to get you through the day! You want something quick, delicious but totally nutritious. These lunch ideas give you plenty of options and can easily be prepared ahead of time. Click 'Read More' to explore the full recipes!
Start your day off right with a fulfilling and warming breakfast! These are our top 5 quick, easy and nutritious breakfast ideas. Whether you're always starving when you wake up, or you're only looking for a quick bite, these recipe ideas will hit the spot. Perfect for the kids too!
Visceral fat is the new monster in the closet and it’s not just overweight people who need to worry. Visceral fat can be an issue for anyone! Commonly known at ‘belly fat’ visceral fat is found in the abdominal cavity and wrapped around your internal organs. Visceral fat can quickly turn into a serious health problem, as it is associated with a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, heart disease and even certain cancers. Learn more about it below and the steps you can take to minimise your risk!
Looking for the perfect chocolate chip cookie? Look no further. These goodies are GF/DF and are beyond delicious. We also share with you our favourite gluten-free flour blend which is quick, easy, affordable and ideal for your baking creations! Click 'Read More' for the full details!
We all love quick, easy throw-together meals. As mums, it’s easy to feel like getting dinner prepared at the end of the day becomes a struggle, and if your partner (or you) are working too you’ll both want to have a dinner planned which doesn’t require much thought or effort at the end of the day. Here, we’ve searched the web for a few top-notch freezer meals which are perfect whether you have a baby on the way, or are a mum already! If you’re not a mum, these are great ideas for how you could possibly prepare some meals for other mum’s in your community too! We’re sure they’ll be highly appreciated.
We understand how difficult it can be to maintain a GF/DF diet while traveling. So we wanted to create this series to clue you in on our favourite cafes and restaurants which offer GF/DF options or allow you to customise your order accordingly. First up, is NEO Cafe & Eatery located on Willis Street in Wellington CBD. This was the highlight of our trip to Wellington last October and definitely needs to be added to your list of places to check out!
Welcome to our last official blog post for 2018! Recently at our first Live Lively Workshop we presented a food platter of our favourite homemade sweet treats - all gf/df of course. We realised that Nadia Lim’s Healthy Date Cashew Caramel Slice was a real hit, so we saw it fitting to share it on here for you all to enjoy! We truly understand the struggle of trying to find healthy yet delicious sweet treats that align with a gf/df diet, not to mention this recipe is also refined sugar free! Enjoy!
Not much can beat the perfect ginger cookie, especially when it's laced with molasses - it's like Christmas in a bite! We used our favourite homemade stamp on ours too for a cute detailed touch. Plus, they're gluten free / dairy free too!
This was a component of my meal prep this week, I had so much fun experimenting and adapting these recipes to see how the flavours worked. I'm totally in love with the result. This is also a delicious way to use the Stella Slaw recipe I posted earlier this week. This would be a scrumptious dinner or a fulfilling lunch (like I've been having)!
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