I hear time and time again that so many of you are confused and overwhelmed with the idea of healthy eating and I don’t blame you! We are overloaded with information about food, diets, what’s good for us, what isn’t and the list goes on. That is why I have created the Whole Food Basics Workshop, to show you just how simple, delicious, budget friendly and kid-approved a whole food lifestyle can be!
I want to share with you everything I have learned about food and wellbeing over the last ten years and I have called in my good friend, Lia Burton from Green Apple Life to help too!
Lia is a Nutritionist and mum-of-three and she has the most amazing attitude when it comes to optimising nourishment and minimising fuss! Exactly what we need to help us get the most out the way we eat without the stress, fear of failure and complications that sometimes sends us into a blind panic every time someone mentions the word kale!
So Lia, tell us a bit about yourself…
I’m a mumma to three pretty wonderful little people, aged 5,7 and 9. I live in Geelong and really love the pace of things here. I am also a qualified nutritionist (Bachelor of Applied Science + Graduate Diploma of Human Nutrition) with my own nutrition consultancy practice, Green Apple Life. My aim is to empower women to make positive change with their own health and those of their families by embracing whole, real food. I offer one-on-one consultations and group workshops.
How would you describe your approach to food for yourself and your family?
My approach is to keep things simple and fresh. The way we eat is not defined by dogma or labels, rather by the seasons and beautiful fresh produce. I have a couple of fussy eaters, so at the minute it’s all about getting maximum nutrition with minimum fuss, and without me losing my mind!
What would be the one thing you might suggest to help anyone beginning on their whole food journey?
Just start! Focus on making one change at a time, declare your intention, be it to a partner, friend or the universe and stick with it. Trying to overhaul everything at once can be overwhelming and failure-filled.
Do you have a no-fail, family friendly winner of a recipe you would like to share with us?
I sure do! Breakfast can be a sticking point with families, I know it can be with mine. This recipe is perfect to fill and warm little bellies on a cold winter morning.
Serves 2 (or 1 adult and 2 children)
1 cup oats
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup milk of your choice (cow, almond, soy, etc)
Place oats, coconut milk and milk in a small saucepan and simmer gently over a low heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Sweeten with honey. Serve in your favourite bowl, topped with fresh fruit, nuts and seeds of your choice.
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