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Top Tips for a Healthy Easter

Top Tips for a Healthy Easter

Easter is around the corner and who is not excited about a long weekend and lots of fun?

We certainly are. The Easter egg hunts, family gatherings and who would forget the delicious egg-shaped chocolate. But for some people Easter can a time of temptation, stress and and over consumption of sugar. So here are a few tips for you to have a happy and healthy Easter.

Be Mindful

While chocolate eggs sure are tasty, they actually contain a lot of sugar — 26g, or six teaspoons, to be exact!  It’s a pretty shocking amount of sugar when you consider that the 2015 World Health Organization (WHO) guideline advocates no more than about six teaspoons (25 grams) of added sugar per day for children and adults. So try not to mindlessly snack over Easter by tracking consumption – a study found people who kept daily food records lost twice as much weight as those who kept no record.

Don’t bulk buy

We know how hard people work to lose weight and you certainly don’t want to waste all that hard work over one weekend. Only buy a small amount of good quality chocolate, rather than lots of poor quality chocolate. The darker the chocolate the more antioxidants, so chocolate with 60 per cent cocoa is a good option.

Stock your fridge

Healthy Easter from KineisologyZoneHave plenty of delicious healthy foods on hand so you don’t automatically reach for the Easter eggs. Find healthy substitutes to chocolate that still satisfy your sweet cravings.

Drink Water

Your body is composed of roughly 60% water. That means when we are dehydrated – and most of us spend our days dehydrated to some degree – we are affecting the performance of the majority of our body. Nearly all of our systems do not function as well without the proper water intake. You often feel hungrier when dehydrated so a great way to eat less and stop cravings is drink more water.

  • Drink half your body weight in ounces of water (if you weight 140lbs, drink 70oz of water each day).
  • Carry a bottle everywhere with you as a reminder to keep drinking.
  • Eat raw fruits and vegetables – they are dense in water. You can get water from food, not just from beverages.
  • Drink water and other fluids until you urinate frequently and with light color.

Get outdoors

Spring is in abundance this time of year with lots of cute newborn animals, flowers all over and (slightly) warmer weather this a perfect time of year for everyone to get outside. Integrate some exercise into your Easter while having fun. Check out a  great list of ideas here – www.mykidstime.com/things-to-do/10-cracking-easter-activities-for-kids-outdoors/.

Meet up with Family & Friends

If you’re off work and the kids are off school for the holidays, it’s a great time to take advantage of the better weather and longer days go meet families.

Do you dare to be different this Easter? You don’t have to give gifts of easter eggs. Why not give your kids the gift of a family day out, visit a local park, go to the movies, or buy them a book?

 

Health Road Show – Day Four & Five

Health Road Show – Day Four & Five

Are you keeping track of us? …. we are now en-route to Navan for our final FREE event we have huge numbers registering so we can’t wait to see everyone.
Day 4

We headed for beautiful Fermoy and had some fantastic pit stops along the way. This is course leaders Sheila and Liam’s home county and they were warmly welcomed by the crowd. The covered so many topics including adrenal stress, chronic pain and digestive issues. We had lots of questions and min treatments at the end.
Day 5

We headed for New Ross but we had to stop off in gorgeous Dungarvan, we got to run around on the beach and had a relaxing fun lunch before we reached the Brandon house hotel where they was a massive crowd gathering we had our biggest turn out to date and the atmosphere in the room was energetic, fun and inspiring.

We are in Navan tonight and we have some amazing prizes and gift bags for the first 20 people so come between 6.30/7. Still time to register www.Kinesiologyzone.com/roadshow

 

They say a picture is worth a thousand words so enjoy a short clip of our Health Road Show this week.

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Chocolate Coconut Cashew Bars

Chocolate Coconut Cashew Bars

by Elaine King

Just 5 simple ingredients with no baking required. These are wheat free, dairy-free and sugar-free, a perfect alternative to those with diet restrictions and looking for a healthier option. Who said chocolate bars cant be delicious yet healthy!

Coconut cashew bar - KinesiologyZone recipe

The base is a blended concoction of raw cashews, oats and coconut oil that seriously resembles cookie dough, both in taste and texture.

The divine chocolate topping is simply a mix of cacao powder, honey and a few pinches of sea salt. Coconut flakes are optional but can add an extra layer of decadence.

This recipe was shared from by Elaine King our Diploma 2017 student based in Donegal to see more from Elaine join her facebook page –  https://www.facebook.com/elaineking.kinesiology/


Easy Healthy Homemade Granola Recipe


Homemade granola can be a healthy and delicious treat. Most of the granola in the store are high in sugar, contains unhealthy fats and oils, and is packed full of fillers and unnecessary ingredients.

 Making up your own granola at home is really easy, quick, and allows you to control the amount of sugar and quality of ingredients, while also adding in the flavours that you love. It also makes your house smell amazing!

Delicious Gluten Free Pancakes

Gluten Free Pancakes

Today is Shrove Tuesday or better known as Pancake Tuesday. If you’ve been looking for a gluten-free recipe to make from scratch, this one is simple and produces light and fluffy pancakes (that no one will know are gluten free).

Ingredients


1 Tsp Lemon juice
1 Tsp Baking soda (GF)
2 Tbsp Coconut Flour
100 ml Coconut Milk
2 Tsp Coconut oil (frying)
3 Eggs
1 Tsp Cinnamon
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp Salt

 

Method

Place all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl, mix to combine and then make a well in the centre. Pour the milk into a jug and add the egg yolks.

Whisk lightly to combine. Add to the dry ingredients and mix until blended.

To cook the pancakes, melt the coconut oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat and add a small ladleful of the mixture to the hot pan.

Cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until the pancakes are golden brown.

Serve the pancakes on warm plates with banana slices, blueberries, a drizzle of honey and yoghurt.

Happy eating!!

Recipes

Chocolate Coconut Cashew Bars

Chocolate Coconut Cashew Bars

by Elaine King

Just 5 simple ingredients with no baking required. These are wheat free, dairy-free and sugar-free, a perfect alternative to those with diet restrictions and looking for a healthier option. Who said chocolate bars cant be delicious yet healthy!

Coconut cashew bar - KinesiologyZone recipe

The base is a blended concoction of raw cashews, oats and coconut oil that seriously resembles cookie dough, both in taste and texture.

The divine chocolate topping is simply a mix of cacao powder, honey and a few pinches of sea salt. Coconut flakes are optional but can add an extra layer of decadence.

This recipe was shared from by Elaine King our Diploma 2017 student based in Donegal to see more from Elaine join her facebook page –  https://www.facebook.com/elaineking.kinesiology/


Easy Healthy Homemade Granola Recipe


Homemade granola can be a healthy and delicious treat. Most of the granola in the store are high in sugar, contains unhealthy fats and oils, and is packed full of fillers and unnecessary ingredients.

 Making up your own granola at home is really easy, quick, and allows you to control the amount of sugar and quality of ingredients, while also adding in the flavours that you love. It also makes your house smell amazing!