Vegan Mac 'n Cheese

Is anyone craving some serious Autumn comfort food? Want to breathe a sigh of relief?  You are not alone and it's completely normal. As the weather changes our bodies naturally want to prepare for the colder months ahead by eating more carbs, starches, and warm food. There's no need to fight it! Listen to your body, it has innate wisdom.   HOWEVER, we can b...

Vegan Snickers Bar

Healthy Snickers Bar T his recipe meets all my criteria, both as a health coach and busy working mum:  no-bake! easy to make delicious naturally gluten-free naturally dairy-free  vegan  contains healthy fats  contains protein  low-sugar  To make the filing you will need:  1/2 cup virgin coconut oil 1 cup organic creamy peanut butter (either crunchy or smooth...

Easy Gluten-Free Pancakes you can make the night before!

P A N C A K E S only for weekends? Not in our house! There are pancakes and then there are pancakes. Traditionally pancakes are filled with flour and butter and coated in a sweet syrup. They may taste delicious, but they aren't going to set you up for an awesome day. More like an instant crash.  If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen I posted our Sa...

New Vegan Nut Butter Chocolate-Chip Cookies

When you get a new cookbook, what's the first recipe you rush to check out?  Mine is always something chocolate based.  So on receiving Deliciously Ella's new book Quick & Easy the first recipe I jumped on making was her Nut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies which have been so popular in our house that I have made 2 batches in 2 days! They are as the book promis...

DIETS DO NOT WORK. THIS DOES.

When I was studying nutrition at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition we were taught a really simple but incredibly effective tool to help ourselves and our clients.  It's called CROWDING OUT.   The theory is to focus on adding in as much nutrient-dense food as possible so that there is less space and desire for the crappier food choices which we can all b...