you are what you eat
Welcome to Faaizah’s Nutrition Lab. I am a registered Dietician, Wife and Mother to 2 beautiful (and busy) little girls!
My Lab is my Kitchen, where I shop, stock and prepare some deliciously nutritious healthy meals and snacks. I am passionate about nutrition and healthy eating. Healthy meals can be tasty you ask? Why yes, I wouldn’t have it any other way! Healthy meals are so easy to prepare and I show you step by step how to go about making meals that are healthy and tasty for the whole family.
Healthy balanced meals are important for good health. Healthy, low fat cooking helps maintain good weight, is good for heart health and helps give the body all the vitamins and minerals it needs. Nutrient Dense foods give you energy; keep your brain active; make your muscles strong and healthy and keep bones and organs in tip top health! Eating healthy most days of the week helps lower your risk for many diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and hypertension.
When I think healthy meals I envision colour and texture. Variety is always a must! I see spinach, cinnamon, dark chocolate, crunchy baby carrots, flavourful drinks, tri- colour sweet peppers, pastas, juicy strawberries, oranges and limes, beans, lentils, steamed cauliflower and broccoli…… the list goes on and on! My recipes are quick and easy, I like spice, taste and texture. My steamed vegetables are slightly crisp, Curries are on the ‘hot’ side and eggs runny and creamy!
You say your family will run for the hills if they see a vegetable on their plate? They are just not into vegetables and brown looking grains, don’t worry! Choose a recipe or meal you think they will like, start with an iced tea (https://faaizahsnutritionlab.wordpress.com/2014/06/23/colourburst-lemon-iced-tea/) or this delicious low fat Butter chicken ( https://faaizahsnutritionlab.wordpress.com/2014/06/23/better-for-you-butter-chicken/ ) and if they like something modern and smart try the smoked trout and avo roll (https://faaizahsnutritionlab.wordpress.com/2014/05/13/smoked-trout-and-avo-roll/).
Prepare, serve and take their opinion. I promise, your efforts will not be in vain! Your comments and insights are important to me so please comment and share the recipes with friends and family! Serving up healthy meals and snacks is the first step to ensuring a healthy family, let me provide you with the tools, credible and reliable guidance and lots of expert advice to make your healthy family dream a reality! Lets get your family eating healthy meals most days of the week and try to achieve a balance with the foods you eat for health and those we eat for pleasure (cakes, pastries etc.), and remember- all things in moderation!