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Cauliflower Rice Stir Fry

Pulsing raw cauliflower in a food processor transforms it into a rice like dish thats perfect for adding another serving of vegetables into your meal. This recipe is also a great way to use up expiring produce, not to mention a delicious way to enjoy them. Feel free to use whatever vegetables you have on hand and any protein choices you enjoy such as chicken, beef, tofu or just extra veggies. 

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Blackberry Nice Cream

Homemade ice cream is one of our favourite treats, especially when it's made with fresh berries. This 2-ingredient Blackberry Nice Cream is dairy-free, vegan and sugar-free. Perfect to make everyone happy! It is one of the easiest summer no-churn ice cream recipes around and great to have during the warm months of the year. Feel free to top with chocolate, coconut and fresh fruit.

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Nut Free Bliss Balls

Bliss Balls are one of the easiest and nutritious snacks to make. These bliss balls are nut-free, making them perfect for people with nut allergies. Most schools are a no no for nuts which means you can send these snacks along to school as a healthy lunch box treat. As well as being nut free, these bliss balls are also gluten, dairy and refined sugar free. I have used dates, cacao, orange rind and vanilla to sweeten them.

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Nut Free Bliss Balls

Bliss Balls are one of the easiest and nutritious snacks to make. These bliss balls are nut-free, making them perfect for people with nut allergies. Most schools are a no no for nuts which means you can send these snacks along to school as a healthy lunch box treat. As well as being nut free, these bliss balls are also gluten, dairy and refined sugar free. I have used dates, cacao, orange rind and vanilla to sweeten them.

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Belly Oils I'm using for Pregnancy

During pregnancy your body goes through some huge changes such as a growing belly, weight gain and fluctuating hormones that can often leave the skin feeling dry and itchy. When this happens, it is common for stretch marks to appear. Although there is often no way of avoiding them no matter how much oil you rub on your belly, it is important to keep your skin nourished and hydrated.

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Kiwifruit Pops

Kiwifruit Pops are a fun and delicious way to enjoy fruit. Ideal for kids parties! New Zealand Kiwifruit season is from April through to January, meaning they are abundant and well priced. Kiwifruits are rich in vitamin C, which is what we need more of during Winter to keep away those cold and flu's. Kiwifruits are high in fibre, anti oxidants, vitamin A, E and K.

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Winter Supplements

It's official, Winter is here, which means coughs and colds are rampant, sick leave numbers are higher and doctors waiting rooms are full.  As the temperature drops we spend more time inside, daylight is shorter, our bodies are covered in layers meaning any sun we are exposed to is not absorbed and exercise may take a back seat because getting out of bed when it's freezing is no fun - all of these factors can lead to a higher risk of catching a cold. 

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Tips on reducing sugar intake in your diet

There are two types of sugar; naturally occurring sugars and added sugars. The latter is the one to watch out for, which is added to common processed food and drinks. Added sugars include white sugar, brown sugar, sweeteners and high fructose corn syrup. In other words anything that has gone through intensive processing, so that it no longer resembles its original state. Sugar, other than offering empty calories, causes your blood sugar levels to spike which can make you feel hungrier and reach for more sugar and thus creating an acidic environment in your body. Ultimately, decreasing your sugar intake can help you lose weight, have better control over your blood sugar levels and reduce your risk of developing chronic diseases.

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