One ingredient that should always be in your salad

One ingredient that should always be in your salad

As featured on Par Olive   It’s easy to feel like the Queen of Purity whilst tucking into your daily salad, though as we all now know, not all salads are created equal. There really is an art to creating a nutritionally balanced, yet equally satisfying and filling salad. So, in the search of creating
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Cauliflower crust pizza.

Cauliflower crust pizza.

Pizza can absolutely be a healthy dinner option, leaving you feeling satiated and energised rather than sick-full and lethargic. The cauliflower crust makes for a seriously delicious gluten free option, supports liver detoxification pathways, contains dietary fibre to promote healthy digestion and is abundant in vitamins and minerals that support brain and heart health. There’s no
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Chickpea Choc Chip Cookies

Chickpea Choc Chip Cookies

I know what you’re thinking – chickpeas in cookies – weird!? Ok, maybe a little… But the important question is are they delicious and can you trick others into eating them without knowing? Most definitely! Trust me when I say they do not taste like hummus. Chickpeas are a great baking alternative to flour as
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Choc Mint Slice

Choc Mint Slice

Curb your chocolate craving with one of the easiest desserts i’ve ever whipped up. This choc mint slice is refined sugar, gluten and dairy free and will keep in the freezer for weeks. Healthy fats help keep you fuller for longer, balance blood sugar levels and support skin and heart health. Cacao is one of
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Cacao Oat Cookies

Cacao Oat Cookies

Rainy days call for baking. My 4 year old friend and I baked these cacao oat cookies last week in just 30 minutes – super simple and a great healthy afternoon snack for all ages. The ingredient list can be altered depending on what you have in the cupboard so go wild 🙂 You could
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Beetroot Hummus

Beetroot Hummus

This creamy dip is perfect to whip up for a snack with veggie sticks or as a side on wraps, salads or roast veggies. Beetroots contain a unique source of phytonutrients called betalains, which possess powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and liver detoxifying actions. Betalains are heat sensitive, so to ensure optimum levels are kept in the
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Carrot Cake Muffins with Lemon & Orange Icing

Carrot Cake Muffins with Lemon & Orange Icing

My weekly carrot cake craving reared its ravenous head again this weekend, however this time instead of heading out to our beloved corner cafe and buying one (which I know are so darn addictive due to all that refined sugar) I decided to make a healthier batch of muffins for my household. These tasty morsels
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Power bars

Power bars

The perfect snack for your week ahead that will boost your energy and mood while providing you with fiber, protein, zinc, omega 3 fatty acids, antioxidants and iron. These little bars take no more than 10 minutes to prepare, throw all ingredients into a bowl, mix together and freeze. I tend to add whatever I
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Bacteria is not all bad…

Bacteria is not all bad…

Do you suffer from skin problems, bloating, allergies, or irregular bowel movements? It could possibly have something to do with the army in your gut. We are all born with an army of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bacteria in our gastro intestinal tract which is known as our GI microbiome. Balance of our inner ecosystem is fundamental
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Walnut & Almond butter

Walnut & Almond butter

Your average nut butter contains a whole lot of sugar, sodium, and chemically altered oils, all of which are out to wreck havoc on your health. The good news is that with three ingredients and 5 minutes you can make your own and your body will happily soak up the protein, vitamin E, magnesium, potassium,
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