Fab Food Month week 3 – Rhubarb and Apple Crumble

Create the perfect winter dessert with this rhubarb and apple crumble. Prep 20 min; Cook 60 min Ingredients Crumble Fruit 200g oats 6 apples (peeled, cored and diced) 100g wholemeal flour 2 pears (peeled, cored and diced) 40g raw sugar 3 large rhubarb, cut into 2cm chunks 1/2 tsp cinnamon 40g brown sugar 1/2 tsp ground ginger lime juice – good squeeze 150g butter 100g unsalted butter 2 egg yolks […]

Fab Food Month 2017 week 2 – lentil and vegetable cottage pie

This vegetarian cottage pie is a crowd-pleaser for everyone, not just the vegetarians. A healthy and hearty option for Meat-free Monday. Prep 15 min; Cook 35 min Ingredients (Serves 4) 1 tbsp vegetable oil 1  onion finely chopped 2  celery stalks 1  carrot 2  garlic cloves 2 tbsp sundried tomato pesto 1 cup passata 1 bay leaf 1 tbsp chopped thyme 1 cup vegetable stock 400g can lentils, rinsed, drained […]

Fab Food Month 2017 week 1 – cauliflower & parmesan soup with bacon dust

Fab Food Month 2017 week 1 – cauliflower & parmesan soup with bacon dust

This simple soup is great for a winter weeknight dinner and works well with or without the bacon topping. Ingredients (serves 4-5) 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus extra to drizzle 1 celery stalk, thinly sliced 1  onion, finely chopped 2  garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 potatoes, chopped 1.5L chicken stock 1 bay leaf 1 large cauliflower, cut into florets ½ cup thickened cream (optional) ½ cup finely grated […]

Brussels sprouts, but not as you know them

Brussels sprouts, but not as you know them

Love them or hate them they are undeniably good for you. You may remember them from your childhood as being drowned in butter or boiled to mush, but we think it’s time to give the brussels sprout a second chance, after all they are: Very low GI – they are digested slowly providing longer lasting energy and don’t cause a spike in blood sugar levels. High in Vitamin K & […]

Tips for Hip Extension

Tips for Hip Extension

This is a great exercise for strengthening glutes, hamstrings and abdominal muscles. It is also a good exercise for managing lower back pain. To perform a basic supine hip extension: Lie on your back with your knees bent, feet flat on the floor. Raise hips so that your body forms a straight line from your shoulders to your knees Pause at the top then lower your hips back to the […]

Heart health – Cholesterol

Heart health – Cholesterol

Eating a healthy diet and regular exercise can help to lower the level of cholesterol in your blood. There is a direct relationship between chronically elevated cholesterol levels (hypercholesterolemia) and coronary heart disease. A reduction in total cholesterol is considered the gold standard in preventative cardiovascular medicine. So how is cholesterol affected by exercise and diet? Exericse Exercise has been shown to have a positive impact on the physical fitness of individuals with hypercholesterolemia, and […]

Fitness Trends for 2016

This year has seen the high-intensity military-style training lose popularity in favour of wearable/smart technology, bodyweight training and individually. Fitbit (the Charge HR is pictured to the right) was one of the biggest sellers at Rebel Sport last year, and with the launch of Apple watch and other fitness devices it is almost certain that we all have some type of wearable/smart technology tracking our every move. Some advantages include: Reaching your step […]

The plank: tips and tricks

The plank: tips and tricks

This is common exercise for core and abdominal training. It’s versatile and can be modified for beginners to advanced exercisers. Here are a few tips to ensure that you are using the proper for, and getting the most out of your plank! Keep body in alignment ie you should be able to draw a straight line from your ear to shoulder to hip to knee to ankle. Don’t drop head, […]

Knee pain and exercise

Knee pain and exercise

Exercise combined with specific muscle strengthening around a damaged knee plays an effective role in treatment for types of arthritis, injury, mechanical, and other knee related problems. Strengthening the muscles around a damaged knee can help support that joint by taking over some of its responsibilities. A knee injury can affect any of the ligaments, tendons or fluid-filled sacs (bursae) that surround your knee joint as well as the bones, […]

HIGH POWERED BLENDERS

HIGH POWERED BLENDERS

The rise in popularity of high-powered blenders over the last few years has been hard to ignore; you may have even received one  – or given one as a gift for Christmas. They are a quick and convenient way to whip up a quick breakfast and help you indulge in a sneaky cocktail or two. While they do have plenty of advantages, they can also be an unassuming energy trap. […]