• banana chocolate granola


Breakfast cereals made up a large part of my diet for most of my student years. I was one of those girls who could eat a bowl of cereal for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Unfortunately this came at the cost of my waistline as well as feeling chronically fatigued. When I learnt of how poor this food was for my body I kicked the habit, but I must admit I still do enjoy a delicious bowl of crunchy cereal. Sadly, almost all store bought granolas are laden with sugar, salt and other chemicals and preservatives. Making a good quality granola at home can save you a lot of time in the mornings and help you avoid the high sugar, chemical-laden supermarket varieties. I have included this recipe in the 10 day Reset guide as it is so easy to make, it tastes delicious and it can easily replace the ugly store bought product currently in your pantry. This banana chocolate granola is made up from predominantly nuts and seeds, which provide healthy fats to keep you fueled and feeling full through the morning. There are natural sugars in the recipe to give the granola flavour. This sweetness comes from the [...]

3 Reasons Journalling Will Help You Achieve Your Goals

Do you have any goals or intentions for this new year? One of my goals is to ‘live less out of habit and more out of intent’. Life seems to go so quickly, with days flying by before you realize that it is already the end of the year! Do you ever get the feeling ‘How did this happen?’ ‘How did I get this way?’ or ‘I really should have got into that routine ages ago!’ Setting specific goals is the first step in living a more attentive and conscious life. Living with intention allows you to get more of what you want out of everyday rather than just drifting through the months with little purpose or satisfaction. 'Live Less Out of Habit & More Out of Intent' Maintaining focus once you have set a goal or intention is also just as important. How many times have you set a new years resolution to see it fall by the wayside before the first of February comes around? If you have set a lifestyle resolution for this year I would recommend keeping a food journal. It doesn’t matter if your goal is weight loss, regular exercise, improved stress management, [...]


Healthy snacks are such an important part of good nutrition. I find if I'm not well prepared with snacks I end up rushing into a convenience store between meetings and end up with the least convenient of choices (read chocolate). For me the key for good snacks is that they can be easily packed and carried along with you. And this is where I find some simple raw unsalted nuts really do the trick. But this can get a bit boring. So my solution is to put together my own home made trail mix. This is not really a revolutionary concept, but a home made version is just so much better than store bought mixes. Store bought mixes really do appear like healthy options but sometimes, on closer inspection one can find all sorts of unnecessary ingredients from hydrogenated oils, sodium and added sugar to artificial colourants, preservatives and sulfites. I've even spotted the odd m&m in some of the trail mixes on the shelves. Don't get me wrong, I'm a big fan of chocolate (you'll even find it in my own mix), however I prefer to choose a dark chocolate thats less refined, lower in sugar and higher [...]


This little goodness filled roast chickpea bowl is something I often make when I know I'm going to have a busy week ahead. The veggies store really well and the dish tastes great hot or cold, so it's great for left overs or take with to work. Its packed with flavour from the various spices that are roasted with the veggies, and the quinoa and chickpeas give a great source of complete protein so it's a really good choice as a vegetarian meal. ROAST CHICKPEA BOWL   Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time 50 mins   Author: Stacey Fischer Recipe type: Main meal Cuisine: Vegetarian Serves: 4 servings Ingredients 2 cup cubed butternut 1 brinjal cubed 1 tin chickpeas drained and rinsed 1 cup quinoa 2 tsp cinnamon 2 tsp chilli flakes 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp ground cumin 2 tsp mixed herbs Salt Olive oil Finely chopped red cabbage 1 Avocado 2 tsp lemon juice 1 tsp apple cider vinegar Instructions Heat oven to 200C Add the cubed butternut into a bowl, add 1 tbsp olive oil, chilli flakes and cinnamon - mix until all cubes are well covered. Lay butternut [...]


Nourishing your body is not just down to good nutrition, movement and exercise plays a very important role too. I love Pilates as a form of exercise because it is powerful enough to strengthen your muscles that you have noticeable results, yet gentle enough that anyone, at any age or fitness level can do it. So I thought I would bring in some experts to give us a few helping tips. Meet my beautiful friend Sian and her partner Megan. So what is pilates? Pilates originated in 1880 from the work of Joseph Pilates. Pilates is the art of controlled movements. When practiced consistently it has shown to improve flexibility, build strength and develop control and endurance. It places emphasis on the alignment of the body, breathing, developing a strong powerhouse, as well as improving coordination and balance. Pilates as a system of exercises was intended to strengthen the human mind and body. Sian, being a qualified biokinetist what drew you to becoming a pilates instructor? I was drawn to Pilates because of my dancing background and my passion for movement. I was also led to Pilates because of my poor posture and back injury. Pilates has helped me [...]

  • fruit infused water


Its no secret that adequate hydration is vital for good health. Our water needs also increase in this dry summer heat. But most clients that I see (and myself included) drink far too little water. Did you know that the brain is about 85% water? If you drink too little it can lead to constipation, fatigue and headaches. Another factor is that it is easy to think you are hungry when you are in fact thirsty, so many of eat instead of drink in an attempt to satisfy our thirst. There is some debate about how much water you should be consuming, however if you consume between 1.5 to 3 l water daily you should be safe. However, something that is frequently heard in my office ‘but water is so boring, is there nothing else I can drink?’ The truth is not really. Sodas and fruit juices (even the freshly squeezed kind) are loaded with sugar, and sugar free ‘light’ options are a no better alternative as they are usually packed with unwanted chemicals and artificial sweeteners. So what is the solution? The more you drink water the easier to becomes to choose water. Choosing water over sweetened [...]

  • guacamole style hummus feature


Hummus is a great healthy dip or spread. I like to use with veg crudite like cherry tomatoes, sugar snap peas, baby carrots, celery etc. It makes them taste delicious and it adds a source of healthy fat and protein. This guacamole style hummus is a tasty variation that you could also use as a spread on crackers or seed toast, dollop it over Mexican style beans or a veggie dip. You can make great variations on the traditional hummus recipe, you need the basics: Fat: Avocado (in this recipe), tahini, olive oil, peanut butter, soft cheese like feta, cottage cheese or ricotta or finely grated cheese like parmesan Legumes: Chickpeas (in this recipe), red kidney beans, borlotti beans etc Flavour: chilli (in this recipe) or coriander (in this recipe), garlic, fresh basil, sundried tomatoes, olives, cinnamon, cumin Liquid: lime juice (in this recipe), lemon juice, balsamic vinegar I’m definitely going to give a few of these variations a try, so keep a look out on the blog. GUACAMOLE STYLE HUMMUS   Print Prep time 5 mins Total time 5 mins   Author: Stacey Fischer Recipe type: Dip Serves: 5 servings. 1 serve = 2tbsp Ingredients [...]


‘I just don’t have the time in the morning’ – this is all too familiar, I hear this phrase from so many of my clients. It should not be new information that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, yet so many people skip this meal or rely on high sugar, high salt, processed breakfast cereals. Overnight oats provides an easy solution; prepare your breakfast the night before and it is ready to eat within seconds the next morning. You can even make your oats in a jar so you can take it with you to work. Oats are a great choice for breakfast because they are high in fiber and the sugar content is less 1g per 100g. Oats also have great heart protective benefits, their high content of soluble fiber, particularly the type called beta-glucan can help lower LDL cholesterol. Oats also contain a unique antioxidant compound called avenanthramides, which help prevent free radicals from damaging LDL cholesterol, which reduces risks of heart disease.   BASIC ESSENTIALS FOR OVERNIGHT OATS: Oats: Choose the steel cut or old fashioned oat varieties as over the quick cooking or instant oats. Liquid: Plain Yoghurt / Milk / Nut [...]

  • Fight-O-Nutrients - Phytonutrients: Learn with All Nourish

PHYTONUTRIENTS: Fight-O-Nutrients!

Phytonutrients or phytochemicals are chemicals found only plants - phyto comes from the Greek word for plant. Since you may hear me frequently referring to these beautiful nutrients on the blog I thought I would give you a little bit of background information. Phytonutrients often account for the colour, taste or smell of food for example the dark blue colour of blueberries, the bitterness of brocolli and the garlicky smell of well garlic. Phytonutrients often play a protective role in plants, the chemicals protect the plants from fungi, insects and birds as well as UV radiation. These nutrients are not essential –meaning we will not die from nutritional deficiencies if we do not consume them, however they have very definite health promoting effects such immune boosting, detoxification, anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties. There is also vast amount of scientific literature showing that phytonutrients can help protect against diseases from alzheimers, cancers, heart disease, lung disease, parkinsons and many more. It is thought that there are over 4000 different phytonutrients, and each of these nutrients plays it’s own specific function - when eaten together, in sufficient quantities, these nutrients can be hugely beneficial to your health. 5 quick tips to [...]