The sun is out and you want to feel its warmth on your skin. You think about fun times under the sun and can’t wait for those outdoor picnics, beach hangouts, beautiful hikes, and perfect pool afternoons. But the sun isn’t all bright and shiny. Sometimes it can be unforgiving too. Don’t let it beat you though! Enjoy your day out in the sun with these top tips on how to stay hydrated even in the scorching heat of summer. (more…)
Beetroot in a burger is quintessentially Australian, but there are a lot more tasty uses for this root crop beyond that. Vibrantly red and extraordinarily nutritious, the humble beetroot is perfect raw or cooked and added to anything from salads to roasts to juices. You can also harness its intensely vivid colour by turning it into a delicious beetroot soup enhanced with hibiscus. (more…)
Having a dehydrator in your kitchen makes it a cinch to create your own healthy snacks. There are heaps of fruits and veggies you can dry with your kitchen dehydrator. A huge benefit of dehydrated fruits and vegetables is that they have a long shelf life, as well as being lightweight which makes them perfect to store or take along to hikes and other outdoor activities. (more…)
During a recent holiday, my four-year-old son decided to become a vegetarian. We were driving along the beautiful Pacific coast and saw some cows grazing. Somehow it was mentioned that beef comes from cows, which he apparently had no idea of. Then and there he decided not to eat animals anymore. (more…)
We’re constantly told we need to eat our five a day, now I consider myself a relatively healthy person (relatively, because at the time of writing I’m eating a brownie) but getting enough vegetables into my diet, and no doubt your diet isn’t always easy. One of the simplest ways to do this is to swap about some of your everyday carbs with vegetable substitutes – think cauliflower rice or courgetti (zucchini that’s been spiralised into a spaghetti-like ribbons).