Pumpkin Soup

This immune boosting pumpkin soup combines extra vegetables with some added herbs and spices to help boost your immune system and fight off those winter nasties INGREDIENTS: 500g – 1 kg of pumpkin. I used a combination of Jap and Butternut. 2 potatoes peeled and diced 2 sweet potatoes peeled and diced 1 brown onionContinue reading “Pumpkin Soup”

The Importance of Saying “NO”!

This week I have had a bit of a wake up call. You see, I am the first to recommend that people slow down, assess what is important in life and learn to say NO when they are feeling overwhelmed. Yet I am also the first one to continuously say yes to things, to overloadContinue reading “The Importance of Saying “NO”!”

The promise of “New Year, New You”

I have a bit of a confession to make! I subscribe to far too many “health and wellness” blogs. It started while I was studying Nutrition as I was trying to fill my life with all things healthy and motivating. Over the years, I began following many more and generally have not unsubscribed from any.Continue reading “The promise of “New Year, New You””

Chicken & Vegetable Stir Fry with Organic Udon Noodles

A stir fry is a really quick and simple way to prepare a wholesome meal full of a variety of vegetables, maximising your nutrient intake in one meal! Ingredients: Vegetables: 1 onion, halved and sliced 1-2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 capsicum 1 zucchini, halved and sliced on diagonal 1 carrot, halved and sliced on diagonalContinue reading “Chicken & Vegetable Stir Fry with Organic Udon Noodles”

Zucchini Fritters

Ah! Zucchini Fritters. These little delights really are my go to for a quick and easy meal. You can combine as little or as much as you like so they have the potential to become a nutritional powerhouse for Breakfast, lunch or dinner. There really is no right or wrong way to make these eitherContinue reading “Zucchini Fritters”

Why Eating Breakfast is Important

Breakfast! Some dig it, some don’t! While some are ravenous when the day breaks, others simply don’t have an appetite and skipping breakfast is common practice. At the risk of sounding “old school”, I believe breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. As a nutritionist, I think there is more evidence toContinue reading “Why Eating Breakfast is Important”

The making of our very own little #notsolittle Vegetable Garden

Anyone who has been following The Contented Life on Instagram may have noticed there has been some intense garden projects happening here. Well we are very excited to tell you that we have been busy building the foundations for our own Vegetable Garden. When we moved, one of the things I missed about our oldContinue reading “The making of our very own little #notsolittle Vegetable Garden”

Homemade Sausage Rolls

Sausage rolls…for some reason they bring back memories of my childhood. Hot summer days at the beach followed with a sausage roll from the bakery on the way home, a very special treat. All the crumbs dropping on to my lap as we sat under a tree and ate them. But mostly, for me, theyContinue reading “Homemade Sausage Rolls”