A beginner’s guide to healthy eating

Pierre Van ZylHealth + Nutrition, healthy eating

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Healthy eating can be a struggle, especially when there are so many diet blogs, fitness experts and nutritionists telling you different things. This makes the entire process complicated and makes a truly healthy lifestyle feel almost unattainable. In reality, healthy eating doesn’t have to be that difficult. So, to help you out, here’s your beginner’s…

How to: Entertaining Platters for Fussy Eaters

Pierre Van ZylHealth + Nutrition, Live Well

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When it comes to entertaining, it can a headache trying to please every dietary requirement. Some of us have friends and family experiencing dairy and gluten intolerances, as well as those who have vegan or vegetarian diets for health or ethical reasons. So how do you make something to cater to everyones tastes? SHARING PLATTERS. They…

Beat the Festive Bulge: My Go-To Healthy Christmas Lunch

Pierre Van ZylHealth + Nutrition

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Doesn’t this look like the perfect Christmas Platter?! Well, if you live in Australia, that is (sorry cold-weather friends!). That avo + feta + mango combo is so good (fat, salt, and sweet) – then prawns for that umami. HELLS YES. To make it more filling, I’ve added Macro Bulgur Wheat. No faffing about with cooking this…

Delicious Christmas Recipes That Won’t Leave You in a Food Coma

Pierre Van Zylchocolate, christmas, cookies, dinner, eat, Health + Nutrition, healthy eating, Holidays, lunch, Recipes, refined sugar free, savoury, Sweets, xmas

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Whether you are a grinch or a Christmas die hard, its hard to argue against some good Christmas recipes. Because ’tis the season for food. Whilst I am all for indulging in your not-so healthy Christmas faves (because Christmas only comes around once a year), the post too much turkey and Christmas cake bloat isn’t…

Cookies for breakfast!? You can on National Cookie Day

Pierre Van Zylcacao, chocolate, cookies, eat, Health + Nutrition, healthy eating, national cookie day, Recipes, refined sugar free, treat yourself

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Full disclosure: I am extremely partial to the humble cookie. To me, there is nothing better than one fresh out of the oven with the chocolate all melted – and nothing worse than being tricked into thinking that a cookie has choc chips but actually has dried fruit. It’s only natural then, that National Cookie…

Cookies for breakfast!? You can on National Cookie Day

Pierre Van Zylcacao, chocolate, cookies, eat, Health + Nutrition, healthy eating, national cookie day, Recipes, refined sugar free, treat yourself

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Full disclosure: I am extremely partial to the humble cookie. To me, there is nothing better than one fresh out of the oven with the chocolate all melted – and nothing worse than being tricked into thinking that a cookie has choc chips but actually has dried fruit. It’s only natural then, that National Cookie…

5 Ways with Greek Yoghurt

Pierre Van Zylbaking, Breakfast, eat, Health + Nutrition, health tips, healthy, meal prep, protein, Recipes, refined sugar free, Snacks, top tips, yoghurt

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Greek yoghurt is high in protein, all-natural, and makes for a fabulous substitution for a lot of other less-healthy ingredients in baking and cooking. I was never really a big fan of yoghurt until I tried the Greek versions – it’s strained to produce a thicker, creamier texture. Not dissimilar to loosely whipped cream, the stiffness…

How to beat the 3pm snaccident

Pierre Van Zyleat, Health + Nutrition, healthy eating, love, mindful eating, relax, snacking, Snacks, tips, top tips, wind down

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If losing weight is your goal, hear this: you will not do it through starvation, obsessively counting calories or just wishing that magically a few kilos might fall off. You know the drill: move more, eat well, sleep 8 hours and repeat. While it can be frustrating to look at it as a sustainable lifestyle change…

Our fave plantbased recipes for World Vegan Day

Pierre Van Zylcacao, chocolate, Detox, eat, Health + Nutrition, healthy eating, plant based, Raw, Recipes, refined sugar free, superfood, Superfoods, sustainable, Vegan, world vegan day

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Whether you are vegan or not, it’s hard to argue against adding a little more veg into your diet. We’ve all seen how #meatlessmonday has taken social media by storm and there is plenty of info out there on how having more plantbased meals can help not only your health but the environment too. So…

8 of my Favourite Healthy Food Swaps

Pierre Van Zyleat, Health + Nutrition, healthy eating, top tips

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As someone who has spent a lot of time healthifying recipes I have definitely come across a few good swaps to help up the nutrition of some of my less healthy faves. If you’re reading this, it’s because you have an interest in nutrition, fitness or both. I’m not going to insult you by explaining that…

The Fit Foodie Cookbook #2

Pierre Van Zylbook, Health + Nutrition, healthy, healthy eating, healthy food, meal prep, news, Recipes, refined sugar free

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Guys, I have the most epic news to share. We’re talking E-P-I-C, as far as foodie news goes. Over the last year I have I been working away with commercial food photography clients (yay - www.sallyoneilphotography.com) – photographing and styling food that I LOVE. After the launch of Love Move Eat cookbook here in Australia, which I…

The best things to eat in Sydney this weekend

Pierre Van ZylHealth + Nutrition, local gems, restaurant, sydney

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Sydney is my hood. I spend my weekends (and weekdays, to be fair) trying new cafes and restaurants – for meetings / hanging with my girls / date night / just getting out of my home office. So to inspire you this weekend, I wanted to share my current fave hang-outs and their top dishes.…

Celebrate World Porridge Day with these delicious recipes

Pierre Van Zylblogging, Breakfast, chocolate, eat, Health + Nutrition, healthy eating, love, oatmeal, porridge, Recipes, refined sugar free, Superfoods, top tips

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So it’s safe to say that oats have come a long way from its humble beginnings as a sloppy breakfast with some honey on top for good measure. Now we have a multitude of creations with turmeric, choc chips and of course toppings galore gracing our Insta feeds every day. It’s only fair that porridge…

My Day on a Plate

Pierre Van Zylactive wear, beauty, day on a plate, eat, Food, health, Health + Nutrition, healthy eating, Recipes, refined sugar free, water, Yoga

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I feel like these blog posts have been done over and over again, but still, I find myself clicking on other people’s regularly. What is up with that? There’s something so intriguing about what other people put into their mouths every day. Let’s be honest, we know they don’t eat the same damn thing everyday,…

The Coolest Juice Bars from Around the Globe

Pierre Van Zylcafe, Escape, getaway, Health + Nutrition, inspiration, Juice, juice bars, review, shopping, Travel, vacation, wanderlust, weekend, wellness

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From Hollywood to New York, Amsterdam to London, join the juice craze and sip on the best smoothies and juices that the world has to offer. Plus these juice bars are also totally gorgeous!                                   Raw Chemist, Toronto This…

My Everyday Winter Porridge

Pierre Van ZylHealth + Nutrition

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  There’s something deliciously nourishing about porridge. I have it literally every morning in winter after my morning workout. It’s filling and warming, packed with healthy whole grain oats that keeps me full until mid-morning. It can go sweet or savoury too, which is perfect because I’m usually torn on that morning dilemma. This recipe…

My 3 favourite foods to help boost immunity

Pierre Van Zylcold and flu, disease, Health + Nutrition, healthy, immune, immunity, inspiration, plants, wellness

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Every time cold and flu season comes around do you seriously envy that person in your office with rock-solid immunity? Do you wonder what their secret is to being this bacteria-fighting machine? I do sometimes, and hey maybe it’s genetics or maybe it’s diet related but once you know the tips of the trade, getting…

Adaptogens 101 + a Warming Mushroom Elixir Recipe

Pierre Van Zyladaptogens, antioxidant, blender, Health + Nutrition, healthy eating, Interview, love, mushrooms, Recipes, refined sugar free, stress relief, superfood, Superfoods, top tips, wind down

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So amongst the turmeric, moringa and various other superfoods, adaptogens have made their way into the spotlight this year (hey we picked it). Bragging rights aside, adaptogens have some pretty cool benefits and also make an amazing hot chocolate (if you haven’t had reishi and cacao powder together yet then get on it). So we asked…

What no one ACTUALLY tells you about being a Nutrition Student

Pierre Van ZylHealth + Nutrition

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Okay, you LOVE health, nutrition and FOOD – probably while you’re hanging around on this awesome blog right? So naturally you want to absorb ALL the knowledge about how the two interact. How food fuels our bodies and provides all nutrients we need to survive and even THRIVE. I get it. I spent hours upon…

Brownie Batter Oats that will Kick your Chocolate Cravings

Pierre Van ZylGluten-free, Health + Nutrition, healthy, inspiration, recipe, refined sugar free, simple, wellness

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If you were to look up the definition of decadence, I am sure that somewhere along the lines a brownie would be mentioned. I mean how much more decadent can you get than the rich chocolately goodness that is a brownie. Plus brownie batter is sometimes even better than brownies. I mean isn’t that the best…

Guilt-free chocolate recipes for you to enjoy this Easter

Pierre Van Zylchocolate, Easter, guilt free, Health + Nutrition, healthy, holiday, inspiration, raw chocolate, Recipes, wellness

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Who here is a chocolate lover? Me I’m not hugely fussed but I do have a soft spot for some raw chocolate coated almonds (ok maybe it’s a slight addiction). With all that said, I will definitely be indulging in some chocolate this Easter! Now, for many of us Easter can be a great time…