LSA – Linseed, Sunflower Seed & Almond Mix – the Genuine Superfood

Homemade LSA mix in plate - Linseed or flax seeds, Sunflower seeds and Almonds. Traditional Australian blend of ground, source of dietary fibre, protein, omega fatty acids.

Do you know the health benefits of LSA and why you should be adding it to your porridge and smoothies? We take a look at this popular superfood. What is LSA? LSA is short for linseed (also known as flaxseed), sunflower seeds and almond meal. This seeds and nut combination is ground together to create … Read more

12 Ways to Eat Less Meat

Way to Eat Less Meat - Tortilla and grilled vegetables - zucchini, eggplant, bell peppers, red onions, tomatoes and herbs

There are numerous reasons to eat less meat. Here are just 5: A Meat-Rich Diet Can Be Bad For You – Whilst meat can be a valuable source of protein and other nutrients, too much meat – especially red meat – has been linked to increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol and even … Read more

Why all the hype about Air Fryers? Are they as healthy as claimed?

Air fryer homemade grilled potato. Air fryers are a healthy way to fry hot chips.

Love the taste and crunch of fried food but horrified by the fat content? We explain why buying an air fryer could be a healthy compromise. Air fryers have been around for more than a decade, but in the last couple of years they have really taken off. Suddenly, it seems like every kitchen appliance … Read more

Sous Vide – Healthy or Hype?

The concept of cooking food using sous vide technology. A chef holding an immersion circulator and vacuum sealed food.

If you are a fan of cooking shows or follow any famous chefs on Instagram, there’s a good chance you’ve come across the sous vide cooking method. Until comparatively recently, a professional kitchen was the only place where you could find all the equipment necessary to knock out meals using this technique, but that has … Read more

Collagen Benefits

Collagen Benefits - face of a young, attractive woman, highlighting potential future ageing issues

Is it just me, or do collagen supplements seem to be everywhere suddenly? Whether it’s a mature, but youthful-looking, actor promoting a collagen powder, an Instagram influencer flogging a collagen cream or a news story about a suburban mum turning a collagen creamer sideline into a successful business, collagen is front and centre. So what’s … Read more

Chia Seeds – Worth their Weight in Nutritional Gold

Chia seeds in a metal tart tin on a wodden table with another scoop of chia seeds

When you start looking at chia seeds, you soon realise that they are really quite astounding. Measuring all of 2 mm in diameter, these tiny oval seeds are an absolute powerhouse of nutrients. Lots of foods are described as superfoods these days, but chia seeds definitely deserve the name. What Are Chia Seeds? Chia seeds … Read more

Crunchy Mint Protein Cups

Crunchy Mint Protein Cups

It’s time for a confession. I adore the mint and chocolate flavour combination. Mint slice cookies, after dinner mint chocolates, mint choc chip ice cream – I’m a sucker for them all. So it’s probably no surprise to learn that I simply can’t resist these Crunchy Mint Protein Cups. A perfectly balanced chocolatey, nutty bottom … Read more

5 Best Energy Boosting Foods (Part 2)

Energy Boosting Foods - a bowl of cut kale next to lemons

In Part 1 of our investigation of energy boosting foods, I made the point that we expect an awful lot from our diets without always considering what we are eating. We are the ‘quick fix’ generation who want quality nutrition and to feel like a million dollars, but will open a bottle of energy drink … Read more

5 Best Energy Boosting Foods (Part 1)

Energy boosting foods - quinoa breakfast porridge with blueberries, banana and nuts

Let’s be honest. Most of us really are our own worst enemies. When we think of energy boosting foods, many of us picture a chocolate bar and can of fizzing drink. We’re rushed off our feet. Busy, busy busy. We neglect our health and pretend we can sail through life on a handful of hours … Read more

2022 – Eat Well and Live Better

Closeup on woman showing fresh salad and thumbs up. Eat well and live better

Have you ever considered how we expect the almost impossible from what we eat? We want to be getting all the necessary nutrients, feel healthy and be mentally sharp without really having to consider any other factors that may be stopping us from achieving our goals. We want all the benefits we hope to get … Read more

Brilliant Buckwheat Protein Pancakes

Buckwheat Protein Pancakes with yoghurt and fruit filling.

Gluten free but high in protein and big on flavour, these buckwheat protein pancakes are delicious plain, or can be jazzed up with the addition of a few extra flavourings to make a pretty dessert if you’re entertaining. And best of all – you can have them on the table in minutes! Feel like to … Read more

Protein Powder – Our Ultimate Guide

man with protein food showing thumbs up - milks, eggs, protein powder, chicken breast, red meat

Protein Powder – Not just for Bodybuilders It seems like only a few years ago that protein powder was something only bodybuilders took. Well, not anymore. These days, protein powder is a booming business and it is everywhere, from pharmacy shelves to your local supermarket. What’s more, having a tub of whey isolate powder sitting … Read more

Collagen Gummies – The Pros and Cons

Collagen Gummies - red, orange and purple - in close up.

You might not be familiar with them yet, but collagen gummies are inching their way onto Australian pharmacy shelves and into online stores. 3 or 4 years ago you were hard-pushed to find anything about collagen on the beauty pages bar collagen serums and face creams and the odd promo for cosmetic procedures involving collagen … Read more

Nutty Carrot and Oat Protein Bread Recipe

Nutty Carrot and Oat Protein Bread

There’s a reason why people bake cakes or bread in their kitchen just before opening their house for a sale inspection. Few things say comfort and home like the scent of freshly baked goods – and our nutty carrot and oat protein bread is the prime example. Falling halfway between a cake and a bread, … Read more

Collagen Gummies

Collagen gummies - multi-coloured supplement gummies spilling from a white bottle

If you have any interest in the current wellness or beauty trends, you’ll be aware that collagen powder and other types of collagen supplement are causing a stir at the moment. One form of collagen peptides that has yet to really grab consumers’ imaginations here in Australia, but which is already hugely popular in the … Read more