Chicken and vegetable bake

Ingredients (6 servings) 1.5kg Chicken Portions 6 small sweet potatoes, cut into 3cm chunks 400g butternut pumpkin, deseeded, cut into 4cm chunks 2 carrots, halved lengthways and crossways 2 small red onions, cut into thick wedges Olive oil spray Freshly ground black pepper 275g tomatoes 1 lemon, quartered 60g baby spinach leaves, to serve Method…

Diabetes and Foot Problems

How can diabetes affect my feet? Chronically high blood sugar (glucose) levels can be associated with serious complications in people who have diabetes. The feet are especially at risk. Two conditions called diabetic neuropathy and peripheral vascular disease can damage the feet (and other areas of the body) in people who have diabetes. What is…

Mayo Clinic study explains Menopausal Belly Fat

Scientists have long known that lower estrogen levels after menopause can cause fat storage to shift from the hips and thighs to the abdomen. Now, a ground breaking study, co-authored by the Mayo Clinic, has determined why: Proteins, revved up by the estrogen drop, cause fat cells to store more fat. And it gets worse:…

6 Belly Fat Loss Myths

Belly fat loss myths abound in a culture obsessed with being lean and obtaining “six pack” abs. Sadly, many profit from the misinformation surrounding belly fat loss. The best way to lose belly fat is to combine increased physical exercise with sound nutrition. Look out for these belly fat myths and focus on what really…

Root vegie hash with eggs and beans

Ingredients (4 servings) 600g sweet potato, peeled, cut into 3 cm pieces 60ml (¼ cup) olive oil 1 red onion, finely chopped 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon ground cumin 400g red kidney beans, rinsed, drained 200g cherry tomatoes, halved 4 eggs ¼ cup fresh coriander sprigs 70g (¼ cup) Greek yoghurt Method Preheat oven to…

Spicy sweet potato frittata

Ingredients (4 servings) 750g orange sweet potato, peeled, cubed 1 large (350g) red capsicum (bell pepper), chopped 2 long red chilies, deseeded, thinly sliced (optional) 3 green onions, finely chopped ¼ cup chopped fresh coriander leaves 6 eggs ½ cup pure cream 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese, or vegetarian hard cheese 2 garlic cloves, crushed…

Menopausal Bloating

One of the most unpopular yet nevertheless frequently experienced symptoms of menopause is bloating. This is closely related to an increase in intestinal gas and fluid retention caused by fluctuating hormones, and may also be associated with weight gain. A symptom commonly associated with the menstrual cycle, women who have dealt with bloating in the past as it occurs…

Could You Have IBS?

Belly Pain and Bloating … Again?! If you frequently have belly pain, constipation, and diarrhea, you could have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). What Is Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), also known as “spastic colon,” is a common disorder. While most people experience digestive troubles once in a while, what sets IBS apart is…

Chicken and spring onion stir-fry

Ingredients (4 servings) 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 1 teaspoon wholegrain mustard 500 grams Coles chicken tenderloins 1 bunch spring onions, trimmed, cut into 8cm lengths 150 grams snow peas, trimmed 1 tablespoon ginger, grated 3 garlic cloves, sliced 1 long green chilli, sliced ¼ cup honey 1 teaspoon sesame seeds ¼ teaspoon chilli flakes Juice…