Tag: Nutrition tips

8 Vitamin C rich foods to add to your diet

8 Vitamin C rich foods to add to your diet

Vitamin C is one of the most important vitamins for the body. It is a major anti-oxidant and its involved in more than a hundred cellular reactions. It helps iron absorption, and collagen formation ( yes it is anti-aging that is why it is often…

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Easy salmon, broad beans, peas and tamari rice salad

Easy salmon, broad beans, peas and tamari rice salad

Perfect for an office lunch or light dinner, this easy but tasty gluten-free recipe creates a well balanced meal with plenty of proteins, fibers and a modest amount of carbs. The Tamari sauce, (a mild healthier type of soy sauce) and the spring onions add…

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What to eat in November

What to eat in November

What to eat in November. Eating seasonal food is good for sustainability and your health and November is a month surprisingly rich in anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory foods. There is a huge variety of vegetables and fruits to choose from to please our taste buds and…

The best day to start a detox or a diet

The best day to start a detox or a diet

Most of us tend to start a new diet or detox on a Monday, and most of us usually struggle to carry through and abandon their plans of a healthier diet mid-week. Could it be that the timing is just wrong? The answer is yes. …

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Support your immune system in the winter months

Support your immune system in the winter months

It’s that time of the year again, when the first colds and flu of the season start to appear. Our lifestyle and nutrition can have an influence on our immune system and the way we responds to minor illnesses. Have you ever noticed how we…

My 7 rules for a healthy diet

My 7 rules for a healthy diet

As a health coach and Pilates instructor, I get asked all the time, how do you eat in a healthy way? Many wonder whether I eat carbs at all or if I live off fruit juices. None of the two, I have to say, and…

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Welcome to The Healthy Gourmet

Welcome to The Healthy Gourmet

Hi, I am Claudia, and I am on a mission to demonstrate that healthy food can be fun, enjoyable and pleasurable. No need for long shopping lists full of ingredients with exotic names, or long Sunday afternoon spent prepping your weekly meals plans, but simple recipes…

4 common mistakes healthy people make | Part 1

4 common mistakes healthy people make | Part 1

When I speak with my clients I often hear many common misconceptions about healthy eating habits. Here are 4 of the most common mistakes and my advice on how to overcome them. TALL LATTES “Lattes” have become very popular in recent years. Many have chosen…

The power of the Mediterranean Diet

The power of the Mediterranean Diet

A recent exchange on the social media with a few nutrition experts has prompted this post, as I realized that the Mediterranean Diet it is still misunderstood in its principles, also due to recent diets that claim to be inspired by it. First of all,…

Is coconut oil “healthy”?

Is coconut oil “healthy”?

It is with dismay, that I recently read yet another sensationalist and confusing article, about the so called  dangers of coconut oil. I am sure I am not the only one to feel this way. So, I decided to strip this arguments back to its…

Mindful eating for better health

Mindful eating for better health

Our mental attitude to food has sometimes the same impact on our diet that the quality of the food we actually eat.We often use food as an antidote to anxiety, boredom, as a reward for an accomplishment, or as an act of love or self-loath.…

5 benefits of crudite’

5 benefits of crudite’

I love crudite’. They are great to use up vegetable leftovers, increase the amount of vegetables in your diet, as a healthy snack option and a fantastic aid to weight loss. They will fill you up with fibers and nutrients, increasing the sense of satiety,…