Articles tagged with: crossfit

Thursday, 25 September 2014

10 Week Follow Up Challenge

Let's Make this a Lifestyle!

The amount of times we have heard the remark "I wish it was another 10 weeks" at the end of the challenge so that you can keep getting support is phenomenal. Based upon that alone, we have decided to create "Let's Make This a Lifestyle!" our 10 week follow up challenge! Anyone who has completed the first 10 Week Challenge is eligible to participate, and it's a good chance for you to continue the journey with fellow participants or maybe mix with other contestants.


Why would I want to do another 10 Weeks?

The aim of this 10 weeks is to reinforce all the good eating behaviours and habit you have created. BUT importantly, during this 10 weeks we will work on understanding why you choose to eat not so great foods and what you gain from doing so. When you understand your behaviours, you are more likely to be able to modify them!


What do you do in this challenge?

You will complete weekly challenges and tasks to give you ongoing motivation and learn about your personal triggers.

We will address:

  • Expectations
  • Eating behaviours
  • Stress
  • Dealing with Family
  • Social Situations

Throughout the challenge, you will stick to the original meal plans but you will be asked to take turns coming up with recipes to share with each other.

Like the first 10 Week Challenge, participation is the key to success - get involved with the support group and cement those newly formed healthy habits.

Wednesday, 01 October 2014

3 Top Muffins Recipes

Gluten, Dairy and Nut Free - Paleo Friendly

3 Top Muffins Recipes
When you need a quick snack or something for the kids lunch box, muffins are a great option. These days there are plenty of grain free, gluten, nut free options available on the internet.

Here are three of my favorite creations....

Friday, 27 February 2015

3 Top Weight Loss Tips

Guaranteed to improve your health!

3 Top Weight Loss Tips
Weight loss is a complicated subject which is often fuelled by emotion.
  • Where do I start?
  • All this information, what do I believe?
  • What if it doesn't work for me? 

Here are our 3 top tips that are guaranteed to improve your health - no matter who you are or what eating style you choose! They are the first steps you should take when you want to reduce your waist line!

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

About Us

Whether your goal is performance based or looking and feeling better – it is said that success is as much as 80% of what you eat.

At Simple Tasty Nutrition, we are specialists in:
  • Functional Nutrition Assessments
  • Eating for Great Health and Taste
  • Fat Loss Programs
  • Diabetes Management Programs
  • Paleo and Primal Eating (BUT we hate labels and love flexibility!) 
  • Low Carb, Healthy Fat
  • Ketogenic Diet
  • Family Nutrition
  • Sports Nutrition

Our nutritionist, Sara will take a functional nutrition approach to your health, looking at all aspects of your life to improve your health. She does not believe in going on diets or counting calories! Sara will help you reduce all those nasty and unnecessary processed and sugary foods from your diet that that are causing you health problems. Plus she will suggest areas of your lifestyle that you can tweak to improve your overall wellbeing and happiness. 


Sara understands that everybody is different and that everyone has different goals. My clients enjoy success with food because of the way we make eating simple, manageable and yummy!! When you start eating more of the nutrient dense foods that come from the environment – you will watch the good health, increased energy and weight loss follow!


Results include: rsz beef stew
  • Fat loss
  • Improved digestion
  • Improved sleep and mental function
  • Increased energy
  • Hormone regulation
  • Reduced stress
  • Reduced behavioural problems in children
  • Developing a healthy relationship with food
What’s on the MENU? View our sample here.

We will show you how to take control of your own eating habits with ease and enjoyment.

What are the key changes you will make? 
  • Minimise / Eliminate processed and sugary foods
  • Become an organised with your nutrition
  • Create new lifestyle habits easily so you never need to go on a diet again

Take control of your health today - click here!




Thursday, 16 February 2017

Alcohol - can it be part of a healthy lifestyle?

Alcohol - can it be part of a healthy lifestyle?

Most of us love an alcoholic  drink every now and then. Whether it’s a glass of wine at night with dinner, a beer at the pub with friend or a cold cider on a sunny day - alcohol is part of our lives.
But sometimes we find it hard to stop at one and what effect is this having on our body and health?


Friday, 01 August 2014

Banana Bread

Gluten, dairy and nut free

Banana Bread
This is so easy and quick to make! This banana bread will go down a treat with everyone from the children to the grandparents.

The recipe has a nut free and dairy free options, and they all taste good.

Monday, 02 February 2015

BBQ Pulled Pork

Quick and Child Friendly

BBQ Pulled Pork
I love the slow cooker! If I could make everything in there I would - pop it on in the morning and it's ready when you get home. Too easy.

Pulled pork can be served in so many ways! My favourites are in lettuce cups with loads of yummy salad bits or with roast vegetables.

This recipe is Gluten free and Paleo friendly.

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Bride to be sees results!

Bride to be sees results!

Hi I’m Kirsten, I’m 27 and in 3 days time it will be my wedding day!!

In July 2015 I made the brave decision to take part in the 10 week challenge. And it changed my life!

Friday, 08 August 2014

Chicken Liver and Bacon Pate

A tasty way to eat nutrient dense liver....

I know it's good for me but I struggle to eat it! What am I talking about? LIVER! Ekk...

So here is my family friendly Chicken Liver and Bacon Pate, called Bacon sauce when the kids are about.

They love it!

Wednesday, 07 January 2015

Chicken Liver Mousse

Finding it hard to get vegetables into your kids?

Chicken Liver Mousse

If your under 5 year olds are anything like mine, getting more than a couple of select vegetables into them is a challenge! 


We are told that children must eat vegetables because they contain loads of vitamins and minerals but are vegetables really the most nutrient dense foods? Should we be concerned if our kids only eat, say sweet potato and carrot, like mine!?? What are they missing out on? What other foods are good sources of valuable nutrients?

IF THEY WON'T EAT THEIR VEGETABLES - WHAT ELSE SHOULD I FEED THEM?


Monday, 17 November 2014

Coconut Smoothie

An easy filling breakfast option!

Coconut Smoothie
Love smoothies but find that they don't keep you full for long? 

This smoothie uses coconut milk instead of dairy milk. The yummy fat in the coconut will make you feel more satisfied and fuller for longer!

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Coconut Yoghurt Recipe

Dairy free and super easy

Coconut Yoghurt Recipe
I have recently been trying store bought coconut yoghurt and have to say, I have grown pretty fond of it. I love that I can also give it to my baby who doesn't digest dairy products well. What I don't like is the cost of it! It really isn't something I can justify buying too often.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Courgette and Kumara Fritters

Something different to do with your seasonal courgette stash!

Courgette and Kumara Fritters
Having your own vegetable garden and growing seasonal veges is a great way to save money. In New Zealand, courgettes grow super well, so often we are left with a fridge filled with them! These courgette and kumara fritters are a great way to use the courgettes and get extra vegetables into your diet.



Tuesday, 05 August 2014

Don't Trust the Scales!

The 3 Top Reasons you shouldn't trust those scales.....

Don't Trust the Scales!
The number one reason people go to see a Nutritionist is to lose weight. We live in a society where there is so much pressure to get down to a certain weight and the reality is, most people are going in the wrong direction. 

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Easy Banana Bread

Gluten Free - Paleo Friendly

Easy Banana Bread


Definitely my favourite banana bread recipe! This is amazing sliced and eaten warm with butter. This recipe is moist and a enjoyed by people who eat Paleo but also those you just love a good Banana bread! 

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