Not-so-Naughty Low-FODMAP Bliss Balls

Low-FODMAP Bliss Balls

From one FODMAP-Foodie to the next, when you find a safe (and delicious) protein ball recipe, ultimately you want to share it with the world!  So a few months back as I was trawling Pinterest for some weekly food-prep goodies I stumbled upon Laiken’s blog everydaysimplehealth and her wonderful FODAMAP-friendly & fructose free bliss balls.

Her balls *chuckle* are filled with good fats, proteins, carbs and are free from dates! Hallelujah!

I truly adore protein bliss balls. Reason being is I am a self-entitled lover of dessert, I believe sweets should come after most meals and I do not feel satisfied this desire. However in reality, dessert after each meal is not ideal for any of the following: Continue reading

Scraping the Barrel: Homemade Almond Butter

Homemade Almond Butter with Roasted Almonds

Eating healthy can be a drag on your bank account, especially when it comes to nut butter, just ask the enthusiast – me! I love a spoonful or two after work when I am peckish before dinner, it is my number one go-to (provided I haven’t OD’d on it earlier as nuts pack a hefty calorie punch). 

The sh*t thing is though, these store bought products are so damn expensive that you basically have to give up your new borns school tuition to afford the deliciousness.

So today I want to enlighten you to the world of (a) saving money (MY FAVOURITE!) and (b) having easily accessible, smooth, creamy nut butter ready for snacking. Continue reading

How A Healthy Workplace Is A Productive Workplace

Stand Up Desk: Work HealthierI recently wrote this article for my company Cannings Purple on Corporate Wellness with the arrival of our new standing Vari Desks. It was an initiative that I put forward to my Director. This decision was made after noticing how my body changed sitting all day at my desk compared to my retail job where I would walk and move constantly.

The biggest things I noticed about my body were:

  • Increased cellulite on my upper thighs
  • Shortened hamstring muscles
  • Increased wrist pain and reduced strength (not good for burpees, mountain climbers or push ups which really does not resonate well with me as these are some of my faves!)
  • Inability to shed unwanted kilos
  • Lack of concentration and the list goes on…

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3 Easy Ways To Break-Up With Excuses

How To Ditch ExcusesOur lives are busy. Between work, family, friends and housework (yawn) we often opt to accept our excuses as a valid reason for avoiding particular tasks; washing dishes, working out, cooking healthy food, vacuuming the car and so forth.

My favourite excuse is “I can’t be bothered” which at times can genuinely reflect exhaustion, but for the most part is my lazy girl attitude. So starting as of now I am asking you all to challenge your excuses, delve deeper into the underlying reasons for procrastination and overcome your fears.  Continue reading