The Skinny On…. Skinny Sausages

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I LOVE sausages. Love. Them. The epitome of comfort food, don’t you think?. Warm tasty sausies, served on mash with gravy? Or whacked in bread slathered with tomato sauce?  Oh my, so good. But you know what I’m gonna say don’t you? The fat? The kilojoules? The salt? Yep, yep and yep. So I’m here … [Read more...]

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In the mood for Healthy Chicken Pot Pie

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5 Secrets to a Healthy Low Fat Chicken Pie Healthy creamy chicken pie? Oh yes indeedy! I have so many low fat secrets to share with you about how to do that but before I do, just take a look. Mmmmmmm...       Wanna cook it? Oh yeah, but before you do take a look at … [Read more...]

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5 Tips to Fight The Winter Blues

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I get the Winter Blues every year. What can I say, I’m not a winter person. It’s too cold. I don’t like to be cold. When I’m cold I stay inside. When I stay inside I eat and I don’t exercise. And then I get sad, flat and uninspired not to mention a little wider. This winter I’ve got a plan to … [Read more...]

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Compare It – Sausage Rolls

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New recipe – healthy, low fat sausage rolls Welcome to the first of my Compare It posts where I take something that’s traditionally unhealthy and make it healthily good for you. Big (Un)Fat Bonus! And we’re starting with sausage rolls. Of course we are, those big juicy rolls of beef and pastry … [Read more...]

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Eat Your Fibre – but how much is enough?

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Not to be indelicate but if you’ve ever had a painful poo chances are you’re not getting enough fibre in your diet. For me, that’s reason enough to eat lots of fibre but there are other reasons. Fibre is primarily needed to keep your digestive tract healthy and happy, cleaning out your system and … [Read more...]

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How to cook moist chicken breast every time

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I love a good chicken breast, oh yes I do. But in my quest to keep things light, I cook and eat it without the skin (well, most of the time). And here’s why: 120g of chicken breast without the skin: 526 kilojoules (126 calories) 1.9 grams total fat 120g of chicken breast with the … [Read more...]

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Snack Swaps – 10 healthy swaps to keep you satisfied

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Snacking, we all do it and not usually because we’re hungry. Stress, boredom and habit are all major contributors to why we snack. But sometimes we’ve just got to, don’t we? And who and I to tell you not to snack? I’m a snacker too. But I try to keep it healthy most of the time and am always … [Read more...]

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PMS – Food that helps kick it to the curb

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PMS (pmt), urgh! When it comes to the monthly curse, we women really did draw the short straw. Not only am I bloated and irrational, my mood swings are so fast that it could snap your neck if you blinked and missed the danger signs (a nano’s nano second would be too long). Another symptom of my … [Read more...]

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The Low Carb Lovers Guide to Pasta and Rice + 6 recipes to get you started

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I LOVE carbs and you’ll never catch me removing entire food groups from my diet. It smacks too much of deprivation for one thing, but carbohydrates also play a vital role in good nutrition and I’m all about that. But as I said in my last post I’m an uber Carb Queen at the moment and something’s … [Read more...]

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My Survival Guide for a Diet-Friendly Christmas

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As I write this survival guide for Christmas I’m talking to myself as much as you because although I make it my business to find new and interesting ways to keep things light, I ADORE Christmas and tend to go a little crazy and OTT. All good habits (and intentions that haven’t made it to habits yet) … [Read more...]

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In the mood for THE Best Breakfast Smoothie EVER

My girls don’t always feel like breakfast and it can be grind to get them to eat something that will

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In the mood for Vegetarian Spaghetti Bolognese

Spag Bol. It’s a dish I grew up on. It’s the first recipe I learnt to cook by myself. It’s been my

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