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No matter where you are on your health & fitness journey, you'll find informative and insightful health, fitness and wellness articles below that provide you with the knowledge and tips to support your goals.

Roasted Eggplant with Spiced Yoghurt, Mint & Pomegranate

Eggplant has the most amazing flavour when cooked right and roasting it is one of the easiest ways! The spices, creamy yoghurt, fresh mint, and pops of pomegranate pair so well together for a beautiful Mediterranean-inspired dish.

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Breakfast Protein Mocha Smoothie

When chocolate and coffee combine, this Breakfast Protein Mocha Smoothie is a delicious breakfast pick me up to start your day

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Fruit, Yoghurt & Muesli Bowl

The best thing about this fruit, yoghurt and muesli bowl recipe is that it's versatile - use whatever fruit is in season and whatever nuts or seeds are lingering in your pantry.

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Sticky Sesame Cauliflower Lettuce Cups with Rice Noodles

Battered cauliflower florets in a sticky sesame sauce hits all the right spots. They are baked in the oven, making them a healthier option than fried, and are just as tasty the next day for lunch.

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Tahini Greens, Tamari + Fried Garlic

Sick of having the same boring stir-fry night after night? This Tahini Greens, Tamari + Fried Garlic recipe from Two Raw Sisters takes a stir-fry to the next level with a simple infused garlic and chilli oil. A dash of Tamari adds a lovely salty flavour to the vegetables. If you can’t get hold of kale, any green works perfectly. i.e silverbeet or bok choy are delicious.

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Miso-roasted Salmon Lunch Bowl

Struggling for lunch ideas? This is one lunch recipe from Niki Bezzant that is very versatile with options to customise how you'd like it! A healthy miso-roasted salmon lunchbowl with a brown rice/quinoa mix, slaw and pickled veggies.

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Healthy Fried Rice

Who doesn’t love takeaways? And even better when you can enjoy them more often by making healthier versions at home. By adding extra veggies, choosing lean protein sources, and using less salt and oil, it is possible to recreate your favourites!

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2-Ingredient Mango Coconut Ice Cream with Toasted Coconut

This 2-ingredient mango coconut ice cream is unbelievably simple to whip up. It's vegan-friendly, and packed with dietary fibre for a happy healthy gut, as well as vitamin C and A. Top it with toasted coconut to take it to the next level!

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Avocado Chocolate Mousse with Berry Chia Jam

Avocados make a great base for chocolate mousse as, being so lovely and buttery, they blend into a beautifully smooth mixture, much the same as your standard chocolate mousse. It’s really some sort of nutritional and culinary wonder! It just works, the texture's right, it's nutritious and delicious.

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Spiced Cauliflower Fritters

This miraculous Spiced Cauliflower Fritters recipe from Buffy Ellen uses chickpea flour to create the perfect light and fluffy fritter, without the eggs, white flour or dairy. Quick and easy mid-week dinners? Sorted.

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CHOCOLATE ORANGE HOT CROSS BUNS

The smell of fresh baked or toasted hot cross buns with melted butter can only mean one thing....Easter! Here's a twist on your traditional Hot Cross Buns from Kathy at @balanceyourplate. Give these a try!

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Protein Pancakes

These easy-peasy just-blend-it pancakes are worth getting out of bed for! Nutritionally, they serve up a great source of protein. Bulk out with yoghurt, fruit and nuts; or simply enjoy as is.

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Forty Thieves Superfood Pretzel Truffles

Here's a sweet treat that doesn't have the guilt! An ideal snack for a gathering or for you to have stocked up when a craving hits. Made with the delicious NZ made superfood butter from Forty Thieves. Check out the recipe for details.

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Salmon Soba Noodle Salad with Ginger & Lime Dressing

Soba noodles are high in protein, fibre and important minerals, making them more nutritious than your average noodle while still perfectly soaking up flavour like a good noodle should. Try them in this Salmon Soba Noodle Salad with Ginger and Lime Dressing!

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Paleo Christmas Cake

Christmas cake is a luxurious, seasonal spiced treat, making it a staple for many Kiwi families on their Christmas Day lunch table. Thanks to Hunter Gatherer Gourmet, your favourite Christmas treat can be made gluten-free, allowing you to share the gift of a delicious Christmas cake with your ALL friends and family this year.

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Walnut & Mushroom “Mince” Taco Bowls

Need some Meatless Monday inspiration? You’ll want to give these tasty taco bowls a try! At first walnut and mushrooms might sound like an odd combo but mixed with spices it makes a convincing and delicious mince alternative.

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Buffy's Key Lime Tart

It’s like Spring in a slice. This Key Lime Tart is delicious, plant-based, gluten free, dairy-free and a delightful healthy dessert from Buffy Ellen. A perfect addition to entertaining BBQs or whenever you need to bring a plate. Featuring local fresh produce, it's a creamy, zingy and zesty number.

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BUFFY'S GRILLED ASPARAGUS WITH HOLLANDAISE

Hollandaise is one of the five mother sauces in French cuisine, and is traditionally made from egg yolks, butter, cream, lemon juice, mustard and salt. Well here's a vegan version for us that uses cashews for the creaminess, and black volcanic salt to add that eggy edge thanks to Buffy Ellen of Be Good Organics.

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Delicious Banana Nut Smoothie

This is a great tasting banana smoothie that's a hit with adults and kids alike. Blend banana, peanut butter and more, then enjoy! Ideal for summer!

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Maple-Sweetened Banana Muffins

Fluffy, whole grain, naturally sweetened, totally delicious banana muffins you need to try! They’re about as healthy as muffins can be and would you believe can be all made in one bowl - yes it’s that easy!

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Good For You Granola

Add this delicious, crunchy and healthy granola to your breakfast routine. Energy-boosting, it’s a great way to start your day - and it’s good for you!

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Chicken Coconut Tenders

Chicken tenders with a delicious coconut coating. Baked, not fried, these coconut tenders are sure to be a hit with kids of all ages.

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Paleo Grain-Free Banana Bread

This banana bread is everything banana bread should be. It is lightly sweet and moist. It is also packed with protein from all the eggs and coconut flour. It makes a delicious breakfast or snack!

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SWEET POTATO BROWNIES

Sweet potato what?! You’ll be surprised at how delicious these brownies are without the guilt you get diving in to a typical brownie. Gluten and dairy free it’s also perfect for the kids!

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