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    News — #nourishment

    Why Wholesomeness is a Great Choice for Healthier Eating and a Healthier Life

     

    When it comes to making decisions about what’s best for your health, and for your lifestyle, it can be a little overwhelming. That’s why we created our gourmet home delivered meals, because we know (from firsthand experience!) that people are busier than ever, often juggling multiple balls at once.

    Sometimes there’s just not enough time in the day to plan healthy meals, go out to buy the ingredients (and not forget anything!), then spend the time cooking and doing the dishes each night.  Perhaps you are doing all of the above, and are feeling a little rundown. Well we’re here to let you know exactly why our meals are better for you, for your health and for your lifestyle…

    SUPERFOOD PACKED MEALS DESIGNED BY CHEF’S & NUTRITIONISTS

    We know that food tastes better when it’s cooked from scratch, that’s why all of our dishes are cooked on site in our small kitchen in Brisbane. Our team of chef’s and nutritionists personally plan each meal (ensuring that it’s nutritionally dense and calorie controlled), shop locally for fresh quality produce, and cook each meal with extreme love, care and attention. Our nutritionist is onsite to ensure that every single meal is packed with superfood benefits, looks beautiful and tastes just as good as it looks!

    OUR FOOD IS FRESHER THAN FRESH

    Did you know that food starts to deteriorate right after it has been cooked? That’s why we use the benchmark method of blast-chilling and freezing which basically snap freezes the meals before they have any chance of spoilage or growth of microorganisms. Freezing also helps to maintain top nutritional quality of the food, by retaining the vitamins and minerals present in the food. In some ways, frozen food is actually nutritionally better than fresh, because fresh food loses micronutrients over time (that’s why we say fresher than fresh!).

    GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY

    Fact: 2.5 million tonnes of edible food is thrown out by Australian households every year (that’s 300kgs per person!).

    At some point, we’ve all opened our fridge to find soggy lettuce that we just didn’t get around to using that week. If you find yourself throwing out lots of unused produce each week, we can help. Our meals are only around $13-14 each, including delivery. With this price comes lots of time saving (no long grocery shops, meal planning, cooking, cleaning up), plus no wasted ingredients and no wasted money spent on those ingredients! We full support the idea that healthy eating doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive.  

    WE SUPPORT YOU

    We’re here to answer any question you might have, and to support you on your health journey. Whether you want to free up time, lose weight or simply just start eating healthier, as soon as you join us you become a part of the friendly and supporting community that is Wholesomeness!

     

    Click here to check out our nutritious, healthy, delivered meals. 


    Author:

    Lisa Cutforth
    B.Sc Nutrition with Psychology (Dual Degree)
    Consulting Clinical Nutritionist to The Banyans Wellness Retreat
    Owner and Managing Director of Wholesomeness and Wholesomeness-on-Roma

    Post-Easter Healthy Tips

    Post-Easter Healthy Tips:

    Easter – chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate! Did staying at home during Easter mean you had easy access to the chocolate-filled fridge and pantry? Or maybe your kids received too much chocolate so you had to eat most of it? Maybe you have a sugar hangover, and feel tired and cranky? Or maybe you ate too much chocolate that you have a sore stomach?

    Trust us, we are complete advocates for a little indulgence every now and again.  But sometimes it’s nice to have a few tips up your sleeve for getting back on track and for feeling energized, motivated and healthy again.

    Tip one:

    Adopt a Guilt-Free Mindset: If you indulged in some sweets over the Easter break and you enjoyed it without any regrets then that’s great! Your thoughts are very important, especially the way that you think about yourself and the food that you eat/have eaten. If you enjoyed the Easter holiday, had a few treats and are now ready to get back to your usual routine, without any negative feelings, then you are already on the right track.

    Tip two:

    Start with one: It’s about having a start point, or set point for getting back on track after a period of over-indulgence. For nutrition, focus on that first meal. When you wake up in the morning, think “I’m going to have a great breakfast this morning”, whatever that looks like to you – porridge, toast with avocado, a fruit salad with coconut yoghurt and granola.

    For exercise, start with just one walk, or one run, or one home CrossFit session.

    For mental health (feeling stressed), start with one thing also, like a home yoga session, meditation session or mindfulness session.

    As soon as you start with one small step, the next steps become easier. One small step will set the tone for the rest of the day, and for the rest of the week. This also helps if you’re feeling some decision fatigue about how to get back on track, or your feeling overwhelmed about what steps you have to take. Take one step at a time and it will help you get back to your normal routines (although our “normal” routines might have changed a lot over the last few weeks!).

    Tip three:

    Try a 4-week Wholesomeness detox: Gluten and dairy free meals, no added additives or nasties, no refined sugars, and made with love from our kitchen in Brisbane. Every week you will receive 14 vegan or low fodmap meals (your choice), snack packs, breakfast packs and a premium protein powder blend. You also receive gut health supplements to support your gut during the detox, detox tea to support and help your body expel toxins, and a detox welcome pack in the first week. We believe in still being satisfied during a detox, that’s why we make our meals healthy and delicious at the same time. Find more info about our detox plan on our website under '4 WEEK DETOX'. 

    Nourish Your Body with Wholefoods

    Nourish Your Body with Wholefoods

    In our kitchen we love our whole foods – local and seasonal fruits and veggies, whole, unprocessed grains, nuts, seeds and legumes, local meats and fish. We love the way that mother nature packages our food for us, without the nasty chemicals, salt and refined sugars that are present in lots of food products now. We cook from scratch with foods in their natural state, because we believe this is the key to excellent health, for feeling better, looking better and for the optimal nourishment of our bodies. Yes, food can be very, very powerful!  

    Here are a few ways that whole, natural foods supply our body with nutrition, fuel, medicinal and protective benefits, healing and growth.

    Magnesium: supports healthy digestion and strong muscles, promotes relaxation and calms the mind by supporting the release of serotonin (the happy hormone!). 

    Find magnesium naturally in dark leafy greens (choose raw or cooked magnesium greens like spinach, kale or swiss chard), avocados, yellow corn and bananas.

    Alkaline Formers: our bodies don’t like acid very much, and today’s foods are very high in acid formers (meats, dairy, processed foods, refined sugars). Regular intake of alkaline foods will help to balance out the acid-alkaline ratio in your body. Balancing the acidity of our body helps to support a healthy digestion and immune system. Alkaline foods are also known for their disease and cancer-busting properties.

    Add alkaline formers like lemons, limes, kale and cucumbers to your diet (lemons and limes are acidic but once they are metabolised they actually become alkaline – cool right?).  

    Antioxidants: help to protect against the damaging effects of free radicals. Free radicals are basically unstable atoms that can damage the growth and survival of cells in the body, causing illness and ageing.

    Antioxidants are super easy to add to your diet, as they are present in lots of yummy foods! (even dark chocolate). Find high quantities of antioxidants in beets, carrots, berries, kale and beans.