Batch Cooking: Vegan Shepherds Pie

It can be a bit harder to find a satiating vegan dish, but this does it! So deliciously hearty and rich, you won’t believe it’s vegan. It requires a bit more prep and cooking time but this is great batch cooking dish. Enjoy a serving after you make it, portion a couple for lunches and then freeze the rest for a later time! Inspired by Jamie Olivers’s similar recipe.

Your Guide to Probiotic Supplements

Digestive health is becoming a hot topic in the world of nutrition! We are already aware that our gut bacteria help digest fibre, synthesize vitamin K and secrete antibacterial compounds. However, research is emerging that our intestinal microflora may do much more such as influence whether we become overweight or are susceptible to diabetes.

Kale & Apple Salad with Goat Cheese

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Time = $$! I’ve been capitalizing on easy and quick recipes recently as my life seems to be getting increasingly busy! However I still hold preparing my own meals at home to be a priority. One of the most over-looked etiologies contributing to our current state of health in Western culture is the number of meals we prepare at home.

Spicy Sweet Potato & Quinoa Chilli

sweet potato chilliAs the warm weather starts to melt away, I find it so satisfying to bring a hot and hearty lunch meal to work.  This dish is easy to mass cook  and a couple of portions are easily frozen for another time so you don’t get tired of it. A great mid-day pick me up! Ingredients are simple, whole and healthy. Enjoy!

Lentil Granola Bars – A Hidden Healthy Snack!

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An undercover healthy product! This dish features a unique way to incorporate lentils into a snack. The pureed lentils acts to replace some of the oil content in the recipe – raising the protein, fibre and lowering the fat content! Enjoy these as part of your breakfast, a snack or a dessert.

The No Meat Athlete

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We typically view vegetarians and vegans as having a small body mass and lacking strength. This profile may make it difficult to picture vegetarians and vegans as high-performing athletes. However there are many famous vegetarian athletes: football player Joe Namath, boxer Mike Tyson and tennis player Venus Williams to name a few. Is it possible for an athlete maintain their muscle mass without eating meat? How can they meet their nutritional needs while being meat free?