Yearly Archive: 2015

Healthy Christmas recipes – Christmas food sorted!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year……and the most hectic!! Every year I say I am going to be organised, relaxed and really enjoy the lead up to Christmas….ha ha nope!! Don’t get me wrong I am still enjoying it, just wish it wasn’t as hectic. So to help you out, here are some of my picks to make your Christmas feast a delicious, yet healthy one. Healthy Christmas recipes at their best! Many thanks to all the wonderful … Continue reading

Foodie of the month! Interview with Mamacino

Welcome to my very first edition of Healthy Natural Changes ‘Foodie of the month’ where I find out a little more about some of my favourite online sources of inspiration!

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Photo credit: Mamacino

Foodie of the Month – Kristin Cosgrove from Mamacino 

This month I’d like to welcome to the blog Kristin from Mamacino! Kristin is a mum of three, food lover, talented photographer and creator of some amazing e-books! You must check out her latest ‘Chocolate Indulgence : Continue reading

Christmas gift ideas!

So….if I tell you there are only five weekends left before Christmas would you freak out?? Or are you super organised and have done all your shopping already? Well, fear not if you fall into the first category, as i have some super Christmas gift ideas here for you below, ones that will suit the whole family. They are from my favourite online stores so you can do all your shopping in your pyjamas and a cheeky glass of … Continue reading

HNC Green Mango Smoothie

As the weather warms up Smoothies become a quick breakfast favourite here for us. I usually throw a bit of this and a bit of that but have had some requests for some combination ideas so will get to blogging some of our favourites for you!green mango smoothie

Top tip: Always have some frozen chopped fruit on hand to help make your smoothie icy cold! The amount of liquid you add will determine how thick it is.

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Our exciting news! The Pregnancy files and morning sickness…..

Hi everyone!

Thought I’d touch base, say hi, and explain the lack of activity around here the past few months.

We are very excited to be expecting baby number two in February next year! We’re over the moon and our son is looking forward to being a big brother(we hope!! 🙂

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This pregnancy has been completely different to my first. The first was pretty cruisy….apart from tiredness, but back then I only had myself to look after. This time, however, … Continue reading

Choc Peanut Butter Bites

So…..I’ve had a real peanut butter craving lately. These came about out of desperation for a mid afternoon snack! Choc Peanut butter bites The sweetness of dates combined with the saltiness of peanut butter and cacao is divine. Keep them plain, or coat them in coconut or sesame seeds – perfect for a peanut butter fan!  

Makes 18-20 balls

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup of medjool dates (approximately 9-10)
  • 2/3 cup of Peanut butter (let it soften if you keep it in the fridge)
  • 1/2 cup
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My Winter Soup Roundup!

Brr….been a bit chilly hasn’t it?! Even here in sunny Queensland…there is nothing like a homemade, healthy soup on a cold winter’s night. Here is a collection for you – make a few new ones this year – don’t get stuck in a soup rut like I do! Combine your soup with some beautiful bread or rolls with garlic butter and you have dinner sorted. Soups are a great way to get lots of vegetables into your children too. You … Continue reading

Natural Skincare – Making Healthy Natural Changes in all aspects of our lives……

Did you know there are approximately 10,500 chemicals commonly used in skincare and beauty products?

More importantly, according to the EWG (Environmental Working Group) only 13% of these have been tested for safety over the past 30 years? Finding that out was a kind of ‘what the?!’ moment for me. 

Image from depskin.com

Image from depskin.com

‘Healthy, Natural Changes’ doesn’t just refer to diet, it also means making healthier, more natural choices in other areas of our lives. The amount of chemicals … Continue reading

HNC Mini Banana Muffins

Everyone loves a good muffin, am I right? This is a beauty – gluten and dairy free, but loved by everyone. You can mix it up however you like – keep them plain, or add some chocolate chips, blueberries or strawberries. Almond meal keeps them nice and moist, and is a good source of protein and healthy fats.

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INGREDIENTS

  • One and a half cups of Almond Meal (Or one cup of Almond meal, half a cup of LSA)
  • 1/2
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