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Nellie specialises in mood disorders, such as anxiety, depression, stress, memory, and insomnia and also has experience and personal interest in helping people with skin conditions. Nellie treats a person holistically, looking at the entire person. In comprehensive consult and using tools such as functional pathology, Neuro-questionnaire, Live blood screening (Hemaview) and iridology. As both Medical Herbalist and Naturopath, I love using botanical medicine along side lifestyle and nutritional advice to empower people to feel better.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Eat your Vegies

Sometimes the hardest part of starting a new healthy lifestyle and diet is simply that it takes time and energy. We get home from work and we are too tired to even think what to eat or We seem to think that its easier and quicker to reach for junk food and other poor choices. When really, the key to successfully kick starting your new healthy, happy lifestyle and staying on track is organisation. Take one night a week and plan out your meals for the rest of the week and then  make sure you have everything ready to go.  Here are some ideas to get you started….

Preparation ideas to get you started …

In the fridge/cupboard have ready to go!
prepare or buy some things like:
  • pesto
  • hummus
  • nut pate
  • cut up vegetables
  • nuts
  • seeds
  • eggs
  • marinated tofu/smoked tofu
  • salad dressing
  • soup
  • avocado
  • sprouts
  • seaweed (can make rolls with them)
basically if you have salad bases like:
  • baby spinach leaves
  • mixed herb leaves
  • quinoa pasta
  • cooked frozen lentils
  • roasted vegetables
  • steamed or raw vegetables
  • rice noodles (kind you just pour hot water over, ready in a minute)
then add vegetables and protein (if not already in base)
and then add dressing or pesto or even just a squeeze of orange juice.

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