Healthy things I’m looking forward to this winter

Posted by Emily on 17 Apr 2015 at 16:54
I am a summer girl through and through.  I love the beach, swimming, surfing, sunshine, bare feet, sand between my toes, sunset beach picnics, summer fruits and salad, early summer morning runs, braais, and evening neighbourhood walks to the park with my dog when the sun is only setting after 8pm....

Healthy Easter Chocolate Mousse recipe!

Posted by Emily on 2 Apr 2015 at 17:35
I have a delicious, healthy chocolate recipe for you to try out this Easter.  In a post earlier this week (how to choose a healthier chocolate this Easter) I mentioned that the best way to enjoy the health benefits of chocolate is to consume it in the form of raw cacao powder or raw cacao beans, wi...

4 of the HEALTHIEST CHOCOLATES to enjoy this Easter!

Posted by Emily on 1 Apr 2015 at 12:20
Yesterday I shared about How to choose a healthier chocolate this Easter.  With Easter just a few days away, I thought that I would share some of my favourite, top rated healthier chocolate options for you to enjoy this Easter.   1) Honest Chocolate Bonbon truffles  Just the name ‘Honest...

How to make healthier chocolate choices this Easter

Posted by Emily on 31 Mar 2015 at 23:34
Confession time...I LOVE chocolate.  Like, I really love it.  As a chocolate lover and a dietitian, I am always looking for good quality dark chocolate.  How do I go about deciding whether a chocolate is one of the ‘healthier’ ones available?  I’m glad you asked.  I hope that this post wi...

How owning a dog can improve your health

Posted by Emily on 27 Mar 2015 at 19:46
I swore that I would never be one of those people who celebrates their dog's birthday.  But this week was my precious dog Bella’s first birthday, and we celebrated indeed!  Why? Well, because she has brought SOOO much happiness into our lives, how could we not?!   I thought it would be appropri...

Healthy, tasty salad recipe: Chickpea Salad

Posted by Emily on 22 Mar 2015 at 22:31
Today is my amazing Gran's 86th birthday!  We had a wonderful celebration lunch with all of the extended family at my parent's house. I was asked to bring a salad...quite a good thing to ask a dietitian to bring to a lunch, I think. :)  I bought some fresh ingredients and then played around, cho...

The everyday, REAL superfood…Fun tips to help you eat more GREENS!

Posted by Emily on 17 Mar 2015 at 15:25
With today being St Patricks Day, and me being Irish-South African (yip, I have an Irish passport), I thought I’d get into the spirit of things by writing about GREENS. What do you mean by ‘greens’?                                                               ...

Why it’s essential that you reduce your salt intake

Posted by Emily on 16 Mar 2015 at 12:08
This week is ‘Salt awareness week’. The Heart and Stroke Foundation are currently running a public health education campaign called ‘Salt watch’. It is aimed at making South Africans aware of the dangers of high salt intake; the amount of salt they are consuming; and how to reduce their salt...