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Easy Peasy Home-Made Roast Tomato Sauce

By | January 23rd, 2013|Everything!|

Forget all the nasties in pre-bought tomato sauces and make your own at home! So simple and tastes 1000x better... here it is <3 What you need... 250g punnet of cherry tomatoes, halved 1/3 cup basil, chopped 1/2 red onion, roughly diced What to do... Place tomatoes and onion on a lined baking tray and [...]

Low GI Lentil Patties

By | January 23rd, 2013|Everything!|

In my procrastination today waiting around home to register into my year 3, semester 1 uni classes I decided to play around with another one of the great Celebrate Health Products. Today I started Mediterranean lentils and ended with Low GI lentil patties. Even to my surprise they were delicious. The flavours in the celebrate health mixes are [...]

Quinoa Vegetarian Spanish Paella

By | January 20th, 2013|Dinner, Get Fit Chicks, Recipes|

Happy Sunday Evening Fit Chicks, Tonight I decided to be a little inventive and use my leftovers to create something delicious! After speaking with a friend today I decided to do a Quinoa invention for her. Somehow I came up with this... What you need... 1/2 cup uncooked Quinoa 200g Crushed canned tomatoes 1 potato [...]

Another great anti- soft drink ad from the NYC Health Department

By | January 20th, 2013|Everything!|

More advertisements like this need to be show on television.

By | January 20th, 2013|Everything!|

Blood Type Diet – Eat Right 4 Your Type

By | January 19th, 2013|Everything!|

Blood Type Diet "Eat Right 4 Your Type" Metabolic typing No special products required Eating out is possible Not very family friendly Need to buy the book Complex to maintain The Blood Type Diet is based on the idea that your blood type reflects your anthropological background and that this influence your body's reaction to [...]

Morning breakfast dilemma? I have a solution.

By | January 18th, 2013|Breakfast, Everything!|

The festive season is well over, we are all getting back into the game with work, school and uni. We all have those mornings where its nearly 8am, you're running late for work/uni and still haven't managed to fit in breakfast.. maybe you slept in, you forgot to iron your clothes the night before.. or [...]

Oats In A Jar

By | January 18th, 2013|Breakfast, Everything!|

Be invetive with your breakfast, these recipes can be modified and changed according to your taste and what you like.. What you will need.. (Basic ingredients) 1cup mason jar 1/4 cup uncooked old fashioned oats 1/3 cup skim milk 1/4 cut low-fat greek yogurt 1 teaspoon dried chia seeds 1 tablespoon honey (optional for sweetness) [...]

Friend or Fad: Atkins Diet

By | January 17th, 2013|Everything!, Friend or Fad|

Ever wanted to know the truth behind the latest trend diets? Well here it is, Im doing my research to break down some so you can decide whether they are a Friend or Fad xo j xo

What’s the fuss around QUINOA?

By | January 17th, 2013|Everything!|

You've more than likely heard the excitement about this new "superfood" QUINOA, but what is it all about? To be honest up until now I knew it was good for me and loved recipes I have created with it, but didn't realize just how amazing it is! And of course I'm committed to bringing you [...]

Do’s & Don’t of a happier you..

By | January 16th, 2013|Everything!|

Never give up.

By | January 15th, 2013|Everything!|

Its never too late..

By | January 14th, 2013|Everything!|

Eat healthy, live happy & get fit xo j xo

Reward yourself with items to keep you motivated!

By | January 13th, 2013|Everything!|

I don't reward myself with unhealthy fatty foods. When I reach a goal I reward myself with new gym gear! Keeping me active and motivated!   Eat healthy, live happy & get fit. xo j xo

Keep it natural. Keep it fresh.

By | January 12th, 2013|Everything!|

Eat healthy, live happy & get fit. xo j xo

Eat for the mind, body and soul.

By | January 11th, 2013|Everything!|

Fuel your body with the right foods. Make healthy choices.

By | January 10th, 2013|Everything!|

Don’t waste your time trying to be like others.

By | January 9th, 2013|Everything!|

Resolution 101: Eat Healthy, Live Happy & Get Fit.

By | January 8th, 2013|Everything!|

Routine. Habit.

By | January 7th, 2013|Everything!|

Something to live by…

By | January 6th, 2013|Everything!|


By | January 5th, 2013|Everything!|

FUN FACTS... Did you know that blueberries: are related to azaleas, camellias, heathers, and rhododendrons? are native to North America? weren't improved by scientific breeding work until the early 1900s? won't ripen once they are picked! are becoming more popular than ever—over 1500 new products containing blueberries were introduced last year!!! have more antioxidants than [...]

New Year, New You?

By | December 29th, 2012|Everything!|

I survived the Christmas food coma's, family visits and now its nearly New Years. What a year 2012 has been! So many changes and challenges have occurred showing me what really matters in life. But, it comes down to this time where I have to focus and think about how I want to make my 2013, it's [...]

Mid Week Breakfast Spoil – Ave Cucina & Coffee Bar

By | December 27th, 2012|Everything!|

Every now and then I love to head out for a good breakfast! Being in the middle of holidays most cafes are closed between Christmas & New Years. Last night a friend suggested to me a cafe in Coorparoo called Ave Cucina & Coffee Bar.   This morning I caught up with a friends visiting [...]

It’s a Get Fit Chick Christmas

By | December 25th, 2012|Everything!, Get Fit Chicks|

Good Evening Fit Chicks, First of all I hope everyone had a great day! Filled with good food, great company and lots of love. If you didn't know, I hosted an early lunch at my house today for my family. I decided even though its Christmas I wouldn't stray too far from what I LOVE. [...]

Day 10: My 10 Days till Christmas

By | December 24th, 2012|Everything!, Snacks|

Fruity Christmas Tree The final day is here and I need to apologies for the late upload. Today was crazy! This year I put my hand up to host Christmas brunch at my house. So at 530am I was up and on my was to Fresh n Wild Seafood at Portside to pick up my box of [...]

Day 9: My 10 Days till Christmas

By | December 22nd, 2012|Breakfast, Snacks, Sweet Treats|

Santa's Healthy Cookies! Still at the age of 20-something.. I bake cookies around Christmas time so I have something to leave out for Santa (yes, I admit it, I'm a big child). This year I decided to play around with banana and organic peanut butter to create some delicious oatmeal flavoured cookies seeing as though [...]

Day 8: My 10 Days till Christmas

By | December 22nd, 2012|Everything!|

Fruity Summer Popsicles The past few days have been terribly hot, and what more can you want on a hot day than a icy cold popsicle - minus the added sugar, preservatives and high calories. Last year mum bought me the Zoku - Quick Pop Maker, I finally decided to get it out again and [...]

Garlic and Rosemary Cauliflower Mash

By | December 21st, 2012|Dinner, Lunch, Recipes|

Garlic and Rosemary Cauliflower Mash (Serves 8) What you need... 1 head of cauliflower ¼ cup of extra virgin olive oil 1 garlic clove 1 tsp dried rosemary Sprig of fresh rosemary Salt and Pepper to taste What to do... Steam cauliflower with the garlic clove for 15-20 minutes until cooked enough that it can be [...]

Spiced Chilli Sweet Potato Mash

By | December 21st, 2012|Dinner, Lunch|

Spiced-Chilli Sweet Potato Mash (serves 8) What you need... 4 large Sweet Potatoes ½ cup fresh orange juice 2 tsp orange zest 2 tsp ground cinnamon 2 tsp chilli powder What to do...  Boil or bake the sweet potatoes until tender ( ready to mash ) Combine the orange juice, zest, cinnamon and chilli powder. Mash the sweet potatoes and slowly [...]