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Added Nutrition – by Tracey Wheeler

Added Nutrition - YogaTalk blog post on The Yoga Connection
Ever wondered how you can add more nutrition to your everyday meals? A nice way to do it is with a nut or seed topper. This is a great way to add extra nutrition, vitamins, minerals to your meals. A topper can be added to salads, roasted veg, stirfrys, baked veg dishes and soups. It…
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Testing The Limits – by Sarah Dunning

Testing The Limits - The Yoga Connection
I am supposed to be on a 16K training run right now, but instead I’m sitting on a sofa resting because my foot has a stress fracture. I’m very good at staying within my limits in yoga, but when it comes to running once in a while I overstep my bounds. And the unexpected thing…
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Meal Prep – by Tracey Wheeler

meal prep - yogatalk blog post on The Yoga Connection, New Zealand's Yoga Guide
I often struggle with meal prep and it’s something I hear a lot from clients too. I spend a lot of time as a nutritionist trying to think of ways to make meals quicker and easier to prepare. I realise that everyone these days is trying to fit a lot into their day so thinking…
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Change – by Tracey Wheeler

Week after week [in my business as a nutritionist and naturopath] I see people who are looking to make a change in their health. Whether it’s a small change or large, change can be a challenge for people. I have given this a lot of thought over the years. Why is it so challenging? What…
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Turmeric Latte – by Tracey Wheeler

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These chilly days always leave me wanting something warm to drink and enjoy. It feels a bit harder to drink litres and litres of cold water over the winter, so finding warmer alternatives always piques my interest. There is such a wide variety of warmer drinks on the market including chi, matcha and turmeric. They…
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Flours – by Tracey Wheeler

flours - yogatalk blog post on The Yoga Connection
Ever wondered about making your own flours? It can be cost effective and is easier than you think. Did you know coconut flour is simply ground coconut? The one thing that you will need for good flours is either a good spice grinder or blender, something that has a really good motor and the capacity…
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Learning Kindness – by Sarah Dunning

I have always been deeply impressed by the kindness of others. There’s something delightfully confident about the person who exhibits kindness “just because”. We can have a cup half full or half empty. The generous person, through his actions is saying, “another tray of cups is coming.” I’m pretty sure my best friend and I…
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Stock – by Tracey Wheeler

YogaTalk blog post on Stock. The Yoga Connection - New Zealand's Yoga Guide.
This is the best time of year to play around with stocks. Not only are they great when added to soups but they also add a depth of flavour to casseroles and stews. Plus they’re a wonderful way to use up the ends of vegetables and leftover meat bones. I use a step by step…
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