Creating A Paleo Shopping List

by Foodie on January 23, 2015

Paleo shopping listI need to say this one up front, I hate shopping, and I mean passionately.  It doesn’t really matter what type of shopping, clothes, gift shopping or food. It’s a difficult thing for me to plan and do, I’m busy, just like every one else.  So to be able to stick to my Paleo diet, and plan a Paleo Shopping list, every week took a bit of getting used to. I found the following tips helpful :

1. Timing

I actually try to plan my shopping trips to be about the same time every week; I try to do at least one on a Wednesday after work, so I am at the shops about 5.30pm. Then a bigger shop on a Saturday morning about 10am, just as the shops opens. That way I am missing the crazy crowds, that usually annoy me. [click to continue…]

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Cheese-Stuffed Turkey Burger

by Foodie on January 21, 2015

cheease stuffed turkey burgerIt might sound strange, that a cheese stuffed anything could possibly be healthy or even taste good. But try this amazing cheese stuffed turkey burger.  This meal would be more suited to an active person, looking for a hit of protein.

Ingredients

1 tsp unsalted butter
1 large white onion, diced finely
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1/4 cup low-sodium chicken stock
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp dried thyme
450g minced turkey
1 egg
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1 cup shredded smoked Gouda
4 burger buns toasted (Make sure you choose wholemeal) [click to continue…]

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Beef And Potato Skewers With Steak Sauce

by Foodie on January 19, 2015

Steak and potatoesThis classic interpretation of barbecued steak and potatoes, is a large hunk of beef and a baked potato topped with sour cream, which can pack about 5000kj, which is a very steep price to pay for a meal that is a staple for many people. This interpretation retains all the best elements of a barbecued steak, including a homemade sauce spiked with horseradish, but puts it all on one skewer, cutting about 3200 kj in the process.

Ingredients

16 golf ball size yellow or red potatoes (eg. Kipfler or desiree)
Salt and pepper to taste
500 g beef sirloin, cut into 3-4 cubes
Metal skewers or wooden skewers soaked in water for 30 minutes before cooking. [click to continue…]

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Healthy Banana Bread

by Foodie on January 15, 2015

banana breadIf you are looking for a healthy version of Banana Bread this is it !!!

Banana Nut Protein Bread

Ingredients

◾1 cup of cartoned coconut milk or almond milk
◾1/2 cup of banana-flavored whey protein
◾2 ripe bananas
◾1/2 cup of liquid egg whites
◾3 tbsp coconut flour
◾1 tbsp vanilla extract
◾4-6 medjool dates (depending on how sweet you like your banana bread)
◾1 handful walnuts
◾1/2 tsp baking powder [click to continue…]

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Healthy Cooking for Children

by Foodie on January 15, 2015

food pyramidWhen you try to cook healthy for children, it presents a whole new set of challenges in the kitchen. While you want to provide them with those ever so important nutrients, it is often difficult to get them to eat those foods that are best for their growing bodies. We are all probably well aware of the food pyramid and the number of servings our children need of healthy grains, proteins, fruits, vegetables, and calcium products. Getting them to eat these nourishing products is another matter all together unfortunately.

The good news when cooking for children is that you do not necessarily need to incorporate all the important nutrients into dinner food. The truth of the matter is that raw cucumbers, which are thinly sliced and sprinkled with salt make a much healthier snack than potato chips and many little ones love this for a snack. You get a vegetable in their system and they are getting a treat at snack time. The same holds true for melon and cantaloupes. These make excellent snacks and are a much-needed fruit in these important diets for little ones. [click to continue…]

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Eating to Lose Weight

by Foodie on January 8, 2015

eating to lose weightLooking for friendly weight loss tips and recipes? Try to eat to lose weight. Eating good meals is healthy, but eating to lose weight is healthier. Instead of fasting to lose weight, fill yourself with foods that consists of water, fiber, or both. Such meals include healthy, fresh meals, for instance, apples, salads and vegetables. The goal behind a eating to lose weight plan is to fill your body with as many fat-discouraging nutrients as possible. Then you are wondering how do you do this? You don’t need to worry about eating less and exercise more. It appears too good to be true, right? Here are the few ways of eating so that you can lose weight.

Eat more fresh foods suppress your appetite

In order to lose weight through eating, it is important that you focus your diet on more fresh foods. Fresh foods are rich in nutrients, healthy and have a low fat level. Your diet should include vegetables and apples since they are nutritious and make you feel full for a longer time thus reducing your food intake. Vegetables make you feel full because they have high quantities of water and fiber as well as they are low in energy levels. This will be crucial in your weight loss given that eating loads of foods is a sure way of gaining weight. For instance, apples have a fiber known as pectin that suppresses appetite. Pectin mixes with water in the stomach, then expands, making you feeling satisfied. In this case, you will only need to take small quantities of food as well as spreading out your diet. [click to continue…]

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How to Cook Healthy Meals for your Family

by Foodie on December 12, 2014

Healthy Family EatingDo you have trouble knowing how to cook healthy meals for your family? The good news is that there are recipes that are very healthy but the healthy nature of these recipes is somewhat disguised. What they do not know in these instances truly should not bring harm their way (outside of allergies, which should never be ignored).

Healthy cooking is often difficult as most of us do not want to spend time planning and preparing meals that our families refuse to eat. At the same time, we want our families to be healthy so we feel compelled to learn new and improved ways of cooking healthy foods for our family to enjoy (and unfortunately in some cases scorn).

With weight and nutrition being known as the culprit in so many health conditions it is impossible to ignore the importance of not only eating healthy ourselves but also of teaching our children the importance of eating healthy. One way to insure that your loved ones are in fact eating healthy is to make sure that you are cooking healthy and nutritious foods for them. This does not mean that you cannot enjoy the occasional calorie splurge or even that you shouldn’t. The key to cooking healthy is learning to control portions and understanding the importance of moderation. [click to continue…]

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Spicy Fish Kebabs

by Foodie on November 16, 2014

Spicy Fish KebabsJust for something different we decided to use lemon grass stems as skewers, the add a fresh tangy flavour to the fish. But you can use bamboo skewers if you want

Ingredients

1kg firm white fish fillets
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander
1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 fresh red thai chillies, chopped finely
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon peanut oil
4 x 30cm-long lemon grass stems [click to continue…]

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Skewered Lemon Prawns

by Foodie on November 16, 2014

Skewered Lemon PrawnsAnother fantastic easy to make, seafood dish. This Skewered Lemon Prawn dish works great on a BBQ Grill, extremely healthy and tasty.

Ingredients

1.5 Kgs large uncooked king prawns
1/4 Cup (60ml) olive oil
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
freshly ground black pepper [click to continue…]

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Shrimp gumbo

by Foodie on November 13, 2014

Shrimp GumboGumbo is a fish soup that originated from the south of Louisiana, and makes a great Paleo recipe.

Ingredients

¼ cup cooking fat;
1 large onion, chopped;
1 medium green bell pepper, cut into
strips;
2 cloves garlic, minced;
3 cups dark beef stock;
½ tsp hot sauce;
1 bay leaf;
3 chopped tomatoes;
1 can (6 oz) tomato paste;
1 ½ lbs raw shrimps, peeled and deveined;
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste; [click to continue…]

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