The Many Benefits of Strength Training for Women

By | April 23rd, 2014|Everything!|

Walk into any gym and you will see hordes of women running on treadmills and sweating away on the elliptical machines. Where will you not see them? Around the weight racks. Most women shudder at the thought of lifting weights, and for good reason. For years we have been bombarded by the myth that women [...]

Early morning workout with the girls, working off those extra Easter eggs.. Combination of boxing, stairs, skipping and running!

By | April 21st, 2014|Everything!|

Finally, Healthy Easter Baskets! Guest post by Emma Banks

By | April 19th, 2014|Everything!|

Somehow every holiday has become synonymous with chocolate, sugary treats. Easter is one of the worst offenders, with sugary marshmallow treats like Cadbury eggs starring the kids in the eye when we head down the grocery aisle. I’m trying to be healthier and encouraging my family to do the same, so I have been collecting [...]

YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A TUPPERWARE FUEL PACK!

By | November 20th, 2013|Everything!|

Keep yourself prepared with a NEW TUPPERWARE FUEL PACK! Get Fit Chicks is running a social media competition! To enter head to our FACEBOOK PAGE Get Fit Chicks or INSTAGRAM @getfitchicks to see how to enter! Terms & Conditions: Entrants must be Australian Residents Winner chosen at random on December 1st 2013 Fuel Pack includes: [...]

Summer Sunrise – Juice

By | November 16th, 2013|Drinks, Recipes|

What you will need... 1/2 small pineapple 1 orange Handful strawberries 1 green apple 1/2 tsp minced ginger Ice Handful of mint What to do... Depending on what kitchen appliances you have this can be made many different ways. I used my Thermomix and dice all ingredients and blend them up until it becomes a [...]

Choc- Peanut Bliss Balls

By | November 16th, 2013|Dessert, Everything!, Recipes, Snacks|

What you will need... 150g almonds 150g walnuts 30g cacao powder 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 12 pitted dates 1 tbsp natural peanut butter Coconut & Pistachios to decorate 1 vanilla bean What to do... Combine nuts in a high speed blender (I used my thermomix) - for about 10 seconds, until finely chopped Add Cacao, vanilla, [...]

Chicken Dumplings & Zucchini Pasta

By | November 16th, 2013|Dinner, Everything!, Lunch, Recipes|

Zucchini Pasta has become one of my favourite dishes. To make my zucchini pasta I use the Betty Bossi I bought from Robins Kitchen.  It is such a great product that I can use to make salads, zucchini pasta and pretty much anything I need ribbon shaped vegetables for. Its small and compact so it [...]

Why eat a variety of fruits and vegetables?

By | November 12th, 2013|Everything!|

When speaking with others regarding eating patterns I tend to hear a lot of people mention one colour fruits or vegetables (mainly vegetables). You will hear many people just sticking to vegetables like broccoli or any other 'green' vegetable. When food prepping, meal organizing or grocery shopping it is important to understand the the difference [...]

The Breakfast Blitz!

By | November 10th, 2013|Everything!|

Goodmorning Fit Chicks (and guys)! As you can probably tell I am back into it (even though exams aren't over yet!). If you follow me on instagram (@getfitchicks) and facebook (Get Fit Chicks) you would notice that I have been well into meal preparation for a few months now. Time is of the essence, but [...]

6 TIPS TO GOOD NUTRITION

By | November 10th, 2013|Everything!|

Don’t Over Eat! Finding the balance between hunger and fullness is a focal point in nutrition. Stop eating when you are no long hungry, not when you are completely and utterly bursting at the seams! Be mindful that every time you eat those extra bites, they are not going to make you feel any better. [...]

My Juice Cleanse Diary

By | October 3rd, 2013|diets, Everything!, Get Fit Chicks|

Hey guys, If you follow me on instagram (@getfitchicks) or facebook (facebook.com/getfitchicks) you would know I have undertaken a 3 day juice cleanse from Sol Cleanse. I decided to do the cleanse mainly because I have never done one before and wanted to see what it was all about. I thought, hey, if it releases [...]

Roasted Stuffed Tomatoes

By | September 10th, 2013|Dinner, Lunch|

  Before I get into the recipe and share the great nutritious benefits behind this dish I need to apologies for my lack of posts. I am currently in my last few subjects of my degree, while moving house, holding a BIG charity event for PK4A and doing the daily grind. I SHOULD be writing assessment [...]

State of Australia’s Health….. We are getting fatter!

By | July 6th, 2013|Everything!|

Our waistlines are increasing and health weight ranges decreasing. Not only is the risk on our health but on our economy as well. Taxpayers are contributing a whopping $60 billion dollars to preventable diseases. So if they are preventable why are we suffering as a country? This is a great simple way to see the [...]

Discovering the world of Tea.

By | May 25th, 2013|Everything!|

With winter setting in I have put down the coffee (most of the time) and gone for a beauTEAful brewed tea. But what makes the perfect tea?

Cracked Easter Deviled Eggs

By | March 31st, 2013|Breakfast, Everything!, Snacks|

Its Easter time and we all know what that means! Lots and lots of chocolate! But this year it's time to change - traditionally the Orthodox tradition is to hard boil eggs and colour them, with these we play a game - where we see who's egg is the strongest by trying to crack each [...]

10 foods to strengthen your immune system

By | March 2nd, 2013|Everything!|

Most of us find it hard to keep up-to-date with the new "in" foods and just want to live a healthy and happy lifestyle. We know whole grains are best for us, lean meats are packed with nutrients and protein, fresh fruit and vegies, herbs and spices are a great way to cut down on [...]

COMPETITION TIME! Savour the taste of summer with H2COCO

By | February 28th, 2013|Everything!|

I have teamed up with the great people at H2COCO to give away 2x 1 month supply of H2COCO coconut water! Both giveaways are running through my social media sites. Jump on FACEBOOK (Get Fit Chicks) and INSTAGRAM (@getfitchicks) to enter! **Winners will be selected at random. **Competition closes 10/03/2013 **Australian Residents Only. Goodluck :) [...]

My current Meal Guide

By | February 27th, 2013|Everything!|

This post comes as a request form many of my followers. Over the summer break I really managed my health and fitness well, both with clean eating and staying active. This is one thing I did NOT want to compromise heading back into a busy semester at uni (somehow I thought 5 subjects and work [...]

Breakfast Boost with H2COCO

By | February 26th, 2013|Everything!|

For many of us the year is well in actions with holidays over and univeristy/work back in full swing. This year I am determined to keep up my fitness, clean eating and somehow I have managed to convinve myself 5 subjects at uni is a great idea (I know im crazy), not to mention working [...]

Eggy Treats

By | February 21st, 2013|Breakfast, Dinner, Everything!, Lunch, Snacks|

Many of you know I love my zucchini slice, but this one is a quicker and faster version. Yesterday I was in a rush to get to work and knew I needed to pack some snacks to take with me. I had a quick look in my fridge and saw 2 zucchi, 1 carrot, 3 [...]

Oscars in the Kitchen: CHILLI ZUCCHINI PASTA WITH PAN SEARED SCOLLOPS

By | February 21st, 2013|Dinner, Everything!, Get Fit Chicks, Lunch, Recipes|

Earlier this year I joined a team of healthy food fanatics in The Recipe Redux, founded by registered dietitians, it is focused on taking delicious dishes, keeping them delicious, but making them better for you. What a great idea! Exactly what I LOVE to do! Every month there is a theme to inspire us to create a delicious healthy [...]

My Sunday Quote..

By | February 16th, 2013|Everything!|

Nutrition is more than dealing with loosing or gaining weight, its about having an overall mental and physical well-being. Eat Healthy, Live Happy & Get FIt xo j xo

Breakfast Benefits

By | February 15th, 2013|Everything!|

Choose food which benefits your body, foods which are nutrient dense to help you through your day xo j xo

Acai, Mixed berry & Spinach Breakfast on the go

By | February 13th, 2013|Breakfast, Dessert, Everything!, Facebook, Get Fit Chicks, Recipes, Snacks|

To fit in with my latest obsession with the powerful Acai Berry I whipped up a smoothie for tomorrow mornings breakfast as I know ill be on the go. Some Fun Fact of the Acai Berry: Helps keep skin looking younger longer. Everyone wants younger looking skin. Women, more frequently than men, hate ageing. Acai [...]

Goodmorning Granola

By | February 12th, 2013|Breakfast, Everything!, Recipes, Snacks|

Late last week I went on a mission to find Acai Smoothie packs to make my own Acai Berry bowls, and lucky enough I found them! This morning I made my first bowl and added some of my Brookefarm Macadamia muesli, it was delicious, though It was my last scoop. I went into a little [...]

What are Chia Seeds?

By | January 29th, 2013|Everything!|

Today officially marks the start of my holidays! I have a week off work to relax and blog. I thought it would be nice to spend the week at the Gold Coast with sun, sand and my new vintage bike, but clearly mother nature doesn't agree with me and Queensland is current going through yet another flood crisis. [...]

Clean Oven Baked Pear’s

By | January 29th, 2013|Dessert, Everything!, Recipes|

What you will need.. (serves 2)  2 Pears 2 cups organic apple juice 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 6 cloves What to do... Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius Line a baking tray Cut bottom of the pears so they sit steady on a tray Combine apple juice and cinnamon and slowly pour over the pears Add [...]

Chia Seed Pudding

By | January 29th, 2013|Dessert, Everything!, Recipes|

What you will need.. (serves 2) 1/4 cup chia seeds 1 cup coconut milk/cream 1/4 cup honey or agave 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract What to do... In a bowl combine all ingredients and allow to set for 2 hours or overnight. * Flavourings can be added to the base pudding ingredients. e.g cocoa powder, raspberry [...]

Powerful Pomegranate

By | January 27th, 2013|Everything!|

They may be tough to seed, my kitchen currently looks like I've murdered someone, but pomegranates have powerful health benefits and are packed with nutrients. Pomegranate seeds are full of B vitamins, potassium, and folic acid. They’re also a great vegan source of iron. The pomegranate’s anti-inflammatory properties may help protect you from cancer, and studies [...]

Afternoon sweet treat

By | January 25th, 2013|Everything!|

Try layering your favourite fruits with some chobani greek yoghurt, granola or museli and a touch of honey to cure a sweet craving! Delish xo j xo