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5 Ways to Read Food Labels for Healthier Eating

Reading the labels of the foods you buy is not about being neurotic or obsessive. It's simply about knowing what you're putting into your body so that you can eat cleaner and be healthier. By knowing the basics of how to read food labels, you'll be able to start cutting out processed foods and excessive amounts of sugar, and instead eat cleaner and more natural products. And you know what that means?...

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Crazy Delicious Crustless Spinach Quiche

I have loved Spinach for as long as I can remember. Not sure why, but as a child, I found 'the green stuff' was one of my favourites. I’m glad this leafy green and I bonded early on, as it offers a ton of essential nutrients our bodies need. I’m very excited to share its story and this tasty Crustless Spinach Quiche with you. Now you can get inspired to eat...

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Fabulous Fennel and Tomato Soup Recipe

This fabulous Fennel and Tomato Soup Recipe is one of my all-time favourites. So easy to make, and so darn delicious. Tomato and Fennel is an incredible combination and this is the perfect easy recipe to try it out for yourself. Warms the soul for sure! You can use any red tomatoes for this soup. Just make sure that they are fresh and ripe. For this particular recipe, I like to use...

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From the Earth: Fresh Tomatoes

I have always loved tomatoes, and since moving to Italy, the love has only grown deeper. I think it's because I have been introduced to so many more tomato varieties, along with lots of great food with them included. You can use tomatoes in so many different ways, making them a really useful ingredient to have in the kitchen. You can add use them in sandwiches, salads, stews, soups, sauces,...

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Baked Avocado Egg Breakfast

Avocado and egg may sound like a strange combination, not to mention baking avo. At first, I was a little sceptical. However, both these ingredients are tasty and nutritious so I decided to give it a go. A pleasant surprise, to say the least, because this easy Baked Avocado Egg Breakfast is one tasty way to start the day! This is such a simple and nutritious meal. Even if you aren't 100% sure you'll like the combination,...

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From the Earth: Fresh Avocados

Avocados have always been one of my favourite foods. Besides being tasty and nutritious, I love the fact that they're so easy to eat. You can simply cut one in half, and with a squeeze of fresh lemon and a sprinkle of salt, it's ready to enjoy. This natural ingredient definitely deserves a spot on this blog, so read on and find out more about the awesome Avocado! https://www.instagram.com/p/BQLxfUKAHCq/?taken-by=livethewonderful.life What is an...

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Simple Sauteed Artichoke Recipe

In springtime, the artichokes come out in Italy. In Rome, you'll start seeing Romanesco Artichokes displayed in most of the supermarkets. These veggies are hard to resist, with their pretty flower design and greenish-purple colours. They do take a little extra time to prepare, but they're worth it. Here is a super tasty and simple sauteed artichoke recipe to enjoy as a side dish or eaten simply alone. Look at this beautiful display...

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From the Earth: Artichokes

Artichokes caught my attention when I moved to Italy. When Artichoke season comes along, you'll start seeing more and more of these pretty veggies out on display. Back home in South Africa, I didn't pay much attention to these pretty veggies. However, here in Rome, when the artichokes come out, they are difficult to ignore. Seasonal eating in Italy is part of life here. It is awesome, making me feel that little...

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Banana Breakfast Bowl with Strawberries and Nuts

This is one of my absolute favourite healthy breakfasts. It is just so incredibly simple, and yet so delicious. An easy banana breakfast like this is very rewarding, giving back so much more than the effort it takes to make it. Ready to make this easy morning breakfast? Let's go! One of my everyday versions of this breakfast is simply banana, sunflower seeds and coconut milk. Bananas are a great fruit to add...

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Happy Fruits: Banana Benefits

Bananas are an awesome fruit. They are nutritious and easy-going, offering a pretty perfect start to a day. I haven't always liked bananas. During school years, I'd often get a very ripe banana in my lunchbox, making my peanut butter sandwiches smell very weird. For years after school, I avoided bananas. However, nowadays, they are an everyday treat of mine. Besides the ease and taste, there are a ton of...

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