It seems anxiety is the buzz word these days (no pun intended) and something many of us can relate to experiencing at some point in our lives. Anxiety affects us on many levels, from a slight feeling of uneasiness, to the ‘butterflies’ in the stomach feeling and on to more extreme levels of anxiety often experienced as panic attacks, rapid breathing and a rise in heart rate. Yet, no matter what level of anxiety we experience, it all has a wearing down effect on our nervous and endocrine systems which eventually leads to physical exhaustion.
Yet another gem from Tris of Balanced Body Nutrition. This one uses many of our favourite products including chia seeds, Medjool dates, sunflowers seeds and pepitas. Super nutritious, nutty and delicious! As a healthy snack, this recipe pretty much speaks for itself.
Following on from last weeks article Understanding Gut Health by Jesabe Warner, here are our top wholefoods for fostering a healthy gut.
Our gut health is the starting point when it comes to improving our energy levels. The integrity of our gut lining, the strength of the beneficial bacteria (flora) population in our gut and of course what goes in our mouth all affects our gut health and how energetic we are.
Another inspiring recipe from Nutritionist Casey-Lee Lyons of Live Love Nourish. For those of you who are new to our recipe blog, Casey-Lee has a great business that runs out of Brisbane hosting interactive online nutrition programs for healthy living. All the recipes contributed by Casey-Lee on our site are gluten, dairy and refined sugar free which fits with her food philosophy.
In a world where allergies, anxiety and attention disorders are sky-rocketing in our kids, there is much to be said about eating a wholefoods diet and its role in the prevention and treatment of these conditions. It is also a great way to educate children, and bring more fun into eating for them as they explore the different textures, tastes and shapes of natural wholefoods.
Not only do herbs and spices improve the taste of our food, they also provide a range of nutrients and health benefits. Some spices are known to boost metabolism, improve insulin sensitivity and improve digestion. Many herbs and spices also contain more disease-fighting antioxidants per gram than fruits and vegetables.
Inspired once again by a recipe from Delicious Magazine, here is a super simple lunch or dinner idea for all our paleo readers.
Serving Size: 4 – 6
Lemon Tahini Dressing
- 1/2 bulb fresh garlic (crushed)
- 1/2 cup tahini
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1/4 cup iced water
- Place the sweet potato, grated garlic, spices, almond meal and eggs in a bowl and mix until well combined.
- Heat the olive oil in a large non stick fry pan.
- In 2 batches, add 1/3 cup sweet potato mixture per fritter to the fry pan.
- Flatten with fritters with a spatula into 10cm rounds and cook for 2-3 minutes each side until golden brown.
- Drain excess oil off on paper towel.
- Add the fresh garlic, tahini, lemon and iced water into a food processor and whiz together until thick and glossy.
- Serve your fritters with a dollop of dressing and some fresh greens. Enjoy.
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Last years Christmas party saw the whole team come together to share a meal celebrating another year at Affordable Wholefoods. We each brought along a dish to share and Denise’s contribution was her take on the traditional Greek recipe ‘Spanakopita’. It took just a few minutes for the plate to be empty, so we decided to remake it and share with our readers. Hope you enjoy as much as we did. Continue reading
We often associate being hydrated with drinking plenty of water; however the foods we choose to eat can either dry us out or they can provide us with nourishing hydration. By choosing to eat raw and juicy foods more often you will be increasing your fluid intake as well as giving yourself a super nutrient boost. Here are our top 10 juicy foods to keep you hydrated this summer: Continue reading