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Health + Nutrition

Top 5 Natural Remedies for Flu

It’s flu season here in Melbourne and I’ve been feeling under the weather the past days with the changing weather.  But before popping that aspirin, here’s what I usually eat or drink to ease the itchy throat & runny nose and prevent a full-blown flu to hit me. 1. CHICKEN SOUP Old wives say chicken soup is good for the soul & colds, but it’s actually backed by science with studies showing how chicken soup has anti-inflammatory compounds that relieve respiratory infections. Chicken also contains an amino acid called cysteine, which is released when the chicken is turned into soup. …

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Crispy Baked Chicken Wings and Sweet Potato Fries

There’s no better combination than crispy baked chicken wings and sweet potato fries! This is one of my family favorites and you can put this together in under an hour. Perfect meal for those busy weeknights! My little boy loves chicken wings and although from time to time I do give in and make fried chicken wings, I wanted to find a way to make it a tad healthier, less greasy, and still crispy and delicious. So after some trial-and-error in my kitchen, I finally found the perfect way of making crispy baked chicken wings and sweet potato fries that …

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Top 5 low-carb substitutes that are not tasteless

Top 5 low-carb substitutes that are not tasteless but can be made into a delicious, healthy and satisfying meal. Low-carb eating doesn’t have to be bland and lacking in nutrients, in fact it’s a great way to add more plants into your dish. Do you also like your pasta, mac & cheese, pizza, rice, toast, pancakes? Well, I also do. However, you and I know that eating too much of these can leave us feeling tired, and even more irritable. Carbs are not evil (I love them and probably can never leave it out of my daily diet), but just …

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5 Helpful Tips to Stop Binge-Eating

If you have ever encountered a time when you simply can’t stop eating even when you are already full, then chances are you may be familiar with what binge-eating can make you feel after. Don’t feel judged as I too have been in that situation a number of times. Now the real question is, how does one stop binge-eating? Binge-eating may or may not be caused by an underlying disease and includes occasions when one overindulgences on holidays or birthday celebrations. While there’s nothing wrong with indulging every now and then, over-consuming a lot of calories in one sitting when …

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Low-sugar Green Smoothie

This LOW-SUGAR GREEN SMOOTHIE is loaded with greens but without sacrificing flavor! Smoothies are a great way to nourish your body especially in the morning, but one can easily pack all the sugars in a glass with the choice of ingredients. This smoothie has zucchinis, spinach, cucumber, and avocados which are highly nutrient-dense, high in fiber but low in sugar. KEY INGREDIENTS IN THIS LOW-SUGAR GREEN SMOOTHIE: ZUCCHINIS. Slice your zucchinis about 1/4 inch. Blanch them by cooking in boiling water for 5 minutes and then putting them in a bowl with ice water. Then freeze them on a baking …

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Chicken Tacos with Yogurt-Lime Sauce

These chicken tacos recipe is one of my go-to family dinners when I want something quick and requires less cooking. I make my homemade taco mix which can be made kid-friendly by putting less chili in it. These tacos are super easy to make but really flavorful in every bite. To serve, just add fresh lettuce, tomatoes and avocadoes plus a simple yogurt-lime sauce for that tangy finish. Hope you will love this recipe as much as me and my boys did! Hope you enjoy this recipe! If you do make this, be sure to leave a comment and let …

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Chocolate Chip Coconut Banana Mini-Muffins

These chocolate coconut banana mini-muffins are perfect for your kids’ lunchboxes, or as a quick healthy snack. My little boy loves muffins and so I always try to find creative ways of mixing up the flavors. One afternoon, we had very ripe bananas sitting in our kitchen counter, and you know what that means right? Ripe bananas usually mean banana breads, but this time I wanted something more handy for my little boy. And voila, mini-muffins it is! KEY INGREDIENTS IN THESE MINI-MUFFINS RIPE BANANAS. If you have been making my banana breads, I always emphasize how important it is …

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Cauliflower Rice with Crispy Tofu and Prawns

This cauliflower rice recipe is packed with healthy proteins–tofu and prawns.  It also makes use of the entire cauliflower, including the leaves so it reduces food wastage.  Those leaves are perfect for stir-fries and soups so don’t throw them away!   Cauliflower rice is the perfect option for those who are gluten-sensitive.  You can also add your spin to it and load it with other proteins like chicken, or keep it all-vegetarian.  I love also adding other spices like turmeric, garlic powder, and even paprika. This dish goes well with any of your favorite proteins or it can be a …

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Easy 30-minute Beef Tacos

This delicious, easy beef tacos recipe will be a real treat for you and your family. You can also sneak in lots of veggies in there and the kids won’t even notice. You can make-ahead the beef filling, freeze it, re-heat and then stuff in taco shells for any given meal. How easy can that get? And let’s be honest, there’s never a wrong day to have a taco! WHAT YOU’LL LOVE ABOUT THIS First, they have loads of healthy goodness in there. I added diced tomatoes, red kidney beans and carrots. You can also add celery, black beans, and …

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Super-moist Banana Bread

Another banana bread recipe my friends, I know right? Well, for one, I love the smell of freshly baked banana bread. I mean, who doesn’t? Second, it makes an easy, healthy, delicious snack that is also kid-friendly. Bake it on a weekend, and you have a loaf of nutrient-dense and flavorful snack treat in your fridge. This also makes for a quick breakfast! What you will love love about this banana bread IT’S REFINED-SUGAR FREE, SUPER-MOIST, EASY-TO-MAKE, 100% WHOLESOME, ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS! Key ingredients in this recipe VERY RIPE BANANAS. You know the ones with dark spots on it? Those are …

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