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Tiffiny Hall’s healthy beetroot burger

Dish out the goods with this healthy lunch option by Tiffiny Hall.   Ingredients (Serves 2) 1 baby beetroot, grated ½ red onion, finely diced 100 g firm tofu, grated 20 g feta, grated ¼ cup quinoa flour 2 large eggs, roughly beaten ¼ cup chopped parsley 2 small wholegrain (or gluten free) rolls 4 iceberg lettuce leaves 1 medium tomato, cut in 4 slices 2 tbsp tzatziki ¼ cup alfalfa sprouts Method Combine beetroot, onion, tofu, feta, flour, eggs and parsley. If mixture is too wet add a little more…

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Laura Henshaw on health, fitness and success

Model, law student and entrepreneur rolled into one, Laura Henshaw knows how to take care of business. Co-founder of Keep it Cleaner, a health blog and fitness program with a healthy food range to boot, she is inspiring women all over Australia to chase their dreams and start their own side-hustle. This is how she does it.     On modelling I started modelling when I was 19. My first agent approached me at my cousin’s engagement party, and I started by doing mostly runway and editorial. As I grew…

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Bedroom makeover: how to get a good nights sleep

 Interiors blogger and stylist Eve Gunson shows you how to design the perfect room for catching plenty of sleep.   Calmness is key: Creating a space that provides a sense of relaxation and restfulness is the most important factor and freshly washed bed linen can really help you drift off. Try washing your sheets once a week and adding a fragrance such as lavender (which research shows has calming and soothing effects) to help you unwind. Lighting: Use bedside lamps, pendants or floor lamps to create soft, ambient lighting. Add…

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Snickers nice-cream recipe

  Treat yourself to this delicious nice-cream this Valentine’s Day.     Ingredients  4 frozen bananas, chopped   ¼ cup peanut butter  1 tbsp mesquite powder 1 tsp vanilla bean powder  ¼ tsp salt  Choc tahini sauce: 2 tbsp cacao powder  1 tbsp hulled tahini  1 tbsp coconut nectar  Boiling water, add until desired consistency is reached Method 1. First prepare the choc tahini sauce. Combine sauce ingredients in a small bowl and mix until all ingredients are well combined. 2. Combine all nice-cream ingredients in a high-power blender, blend until smooth…

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How to make the most of beach circuits and boot camps

  Take a breather from the gym and head outdoors for a beach circuit of boot camp in the summer! Angelique Tagaroulias explores the benefits of these sweat-creating activities.        The benefits of outdoor training “Circuit training is an excellent way to frame your workouts regardless of whether you are working to time (i.e. 30 seconds on, 10 seconds off) or reps (i.e. 8–12 reps),” says personal trainer and owner of Flow Athletic Ben Lucas. “You can tailor a circuit workout to suit your needs whether you want…

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The key to successful health and fitness resolutions

  Gear up for success with these top tips for setting successful resolutions.    1. BE SMART: A workable, successful resolution should involve the SMART principle. S – Specific M – Measurable A – Achievable R – Realistic T – Timely “So, to be successful with your resolution you should be specific about what you’re wanting to achieve, and make it measurable. You need to make sure that what you’re trying to do is in fact achievable and realistic; and if you feel that the goal meets all these criteria, then set a timeframe to help…

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Lola Berry’s nutrition bowl recipe

  This pretty creation is a nutritional goldmine full of all the good, healthy and delicious stuff. Try it for a satisfying lunch!     With the avo and olive oil providing some lovely healthy fats, the eggs giving you lots of complete protein and the sesame seeds adding plenty of the iron needed for the body to produce energy, along with a big hit of calcium too. I spend so much time making these bowls look pretty that they often look too good to eat … almost! Ingredients ½ kent pumpkin,…

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5 tasty low-calorie snacks

 We’ve uncovered five healthy snack ideas to get you through your day and the 3 pm hunger pangs. 1. Homemade popcorn: Unlike our favourite buttery movie companion, this version is a low-calorie and high-fibre snack. Just add ½ cup of corn kernels to a brown paper bag and microwave for a couple of minutes, until the popping slows down to one or two pops per second. “Homemade popcorn is a fun wholegrain snack that provides you with roughly 1g of fibre and 1g of protein per cup for as little…

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Why the Golden Door Elysia Health Retreat & Spa is the best way to start the new year

  Whether it’s a detox coming out of the festive period or a weekend getaway with the girls minus the extra holiday kilos, there’s no denying that health and fitness retreats are in high demand. But are they really worth your hard-earned coin? We sent WH&F editor Katelyn Swallow to world-renowned Golden Door Elysia Health Retreat & Spa in the Hunter Valley, NSW, to find out what all the fuss is about. I’ve been to a fair few health retreats in my time, but nothing could have prepared me for the…

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5 minutes with February 2018 cover model Ellie Giffen

  We sat down with February 2018 cover model Ellie Giffen to chat about all things health, fitness and lifestyle.    EAT There isn’t much I won’t eat. I love food and have mastered a happy medium between my love for gourmet ingredients and clean eating. For example, I love eating fresh fish but I season it with freshly squeezed lemon, coriander, ripe cherry tomatoes, ginger and cracked pepper. Instead of having it with plain steamed vegies, I might throw together a salad with some sweet mango, mint and fresh…

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