Eating more nutritiously does not necessarily mean it will cost you more. Tuna and squash patties cost less than 20 pesos per pattie.
Canned tuna is a product most people have in their pantry and is often an emergency dish that is combined with rice. However, you can easily create Tuna and Squash Patties that are healthy and suitable for breakfast, snack, lunch or dinner. They are delicious by themselves and also goes well on top of a salad, with kimchi and pickled cucumbers.
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“Excellence is not a singular act, but a habit. You are what you repeatedly do.” Shaquille O’Neal
We all have good habits and bad habits. Step-by-step we can introduce healthier habits into our lives with positive health outcomes and increased happiness as a direct result.
Here are 5 simple ones for us to start, continue with, or improve upon.
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I like kale but a lot of people do not. My daughter Lauren is not a fan of kale and never wants to have it again!
The fact that it is very, very good for you will not make up for the fact that some people just don’t like the taste as they find it too rich, bitter and powerful on the taste buds.
What if you can make a delicious and nutritious smoothie that incorporates this nutritious food into your diet?
At Nurture Wellness Village I enjoyed one of the most delightful smoothies I have ever tried. It was so good that I actually had 2.
The owner, Cathy, tells of a delightful story where a 9 year old girl, sipping on a Kale and Pineapple Smoothie, exclaimed to her Mum, “I love Kale juice!”
I will be taking my daughter and son there hoping they too might have the same response.
To make the smoothie simply blend ice, de-stemmed kale leaves and pineapple.
The great thing about getting your kale smoothie or buying your kale from Nurture Wellness Village is that it is organic and great quality. Kale is also excellent inside an Omelette with Berries.
If you are in Tagaytay enjoying the cooler weather there drop in and experience Nurture’s Spa or Wellness treatments, lunch or dinner, or even a delicious Kale and Pineapple Smoothie in their beautiful and relaxing garden setting.
I have a confession to make. As the owner, manager and breakfast cook in my own restaurant in Brisbane for 3 years I never learned how to make an Omelette. It seemed too difficult. I made a great Eggs Benedict, Wood Fired Breakfast Pizza and a lot of other dishes, but I always avoided the Omelette.
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After receiving a few good tips from Chef Cyrille I decided to give it a go one morning during our holiday in London. I am pleased to say that it went well and my 2 children loved it.
It is not such a difficult dish to do after all as you will soon see.
Here is a complete meal in one nutritious slice. It might take a couple of hours of cutting vegetable and other preparations but it is definitely worth the effort. It is also a dish that can be stored in the fridge and eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner on subsequent days.
Traditional lasagne is usually creamy and involves layers of wheat sheets of pasta. As we know, wheat contains gluten, to which a growing number of people have difficulty digesting and choose to avoid. If you are like me and want to reduce (or eliminate) grains and/or gluten in your diet then here is an alternative to the traditional lasagne.
By substituting the pasta sheets with zucchini, squash and eggplant sheets you are making this dish far healthier. You are choosing higher quality foods that won’t spike your blood sugar and are therefore fuelling your body with optimal sources of calories.
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It is not easy to maintain fitness whilst at work slumped over your computer most of the day. We lead a sedentary work day and then commute home only to watch TV until bed time. This is not conducive to good health so here are a few tips for you to Prime your work day.
Top 7 Ways To Become Fitter Whilst at Work
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Who doesn’t enjoy a smooth, sweet and delicious chocolate mousse? It is a great dessert but unforgiving on your hips with the sugar, cream and chocolate that make it a rare treat for those who are more conscious of what they eat. Well, how about a dessert that is good for you so you can enjoy it without the guilt? Try our Primed Mousse with natural fruit sugars only, chia seeds, coconut cream and a little grated cocoa on top to finish a tasty treat for the family.
This is a delicious dish for dessert or even a snack before or after exercise.
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Eggs Benedictine, is the winner of all egg preparation. It is good for breakfast, brunch, lunch, snack and dinner.
If you don’t know how to do an Eggs Benedictine then please continue to read this recipe.
Single or married, you have to know how to do an Eggs Benedictine. It’s the recipe to impress your loved ones. Also, your friends and family. A very good Eggs Benedictine is always appreciated by everyone.
You can be so creative with this egg dish and include a lot of Primed ingredients. It is not expensive, rich in protein and good for your health.
You have so much choice now on the market to get good quality eggs from different farms. The one that I like is from Pamora Farm where Tina and Gerard Papillon have a first class operation. Visit www.pamorafarm.com to see what I mean. They take good care of their chickens and it tastes very much like the egg we can find in France.
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Stuffed Vegetables or “Les FARÇIES”
This a dish that my mom (like any French mom) cooks in France. There is a lot of variation, depending on which part of France you come from. There is some preparation, but the finished dish is so yummy that you forget all the hard work when you dig into this beautiful and healthy dish and see the smiling faces of your friends and family.
This is a complete meal! Firstly, there is the meat: ground pork, beef or any poultry, like chicken or duck, even certain fish like Lapu-Lapu or prawns, etc. Secondly, the vegetables used can be any kind of vegetables (this allows you to be creative in choosing your vegetables) and the combination of both makes it a primed recipe.
You can also be creative with this dish by adding some spices to make it more to your liking. So are we ready? Then follow me into my kitchen for the recipe and preparation.
Here we go.
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La Ratatouille is one of the best dishes which can be a wonderful accompaniment for most of your meat , chicken, even seafood,such as prawns or fish.
It’s full of sun, vitamins, is inexpensive and best of all, it’s Primed!
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