How to Grow an Athlete: From Playground to Podium on RNZ: It's finally out Lea's latest sports nutrition book for children How to Grow an Athlete: From Playground to Podium should be available to buy from NZ booksellers next week. To learn more listen to Lea's interview today with RNZ Read more »

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Healthy Recipes

There is something really special about sharing healthy, great meals and recipes with family and friends.

Cauliflower cheese

Cauliflower cheese is a great standby dish if you have heaps of vegetables in the garden and when served along with fresh salad and wholegrain bread is also a good source of dietary fibre, Read more »

Walnut and lentil balls with tomato sauce

If you are keen to reduce you red meat intake and have more plant proteins, but really love meatballs and tomato sauce then this recipe is well worth trying. It’s very filling, a great source of dietary fibre and quite quick to make. Read more »

Spicy chicken olives

If you are keen to improve your intake of dietary fibre, reduce meat intake, food costs and wastage then these Chicken Olives tick all the boxes. Easy to make this recipe can also be adapted easily into a vegetarian meal. Read more »

Get creative with salad dressing

If you are looking for some simple healthy salad dressing recipes then here are three to help. You can also learn more about how different herbs and spices can be used in the dressing to compliment flavours in the main course Read more »

Six pasta sauces

Pasta doesn’t have to be a high calorie meal The key is to mind the serving sizes, to avoid adding highly processed meats, full fat cream or butter sauces and instead focus on vegetable sauces. Here are some lower fat ideas… Read more »

Feijoa, Date and Walnut Loaf

If you are looking for an easy loaf or muffin recipe to use up an excess crop of feijoas, apples or pears that is quick to prepare, easy and delicious then this is the recipe for you. Read more »

Pork, kumara and feijoa casserole

Kumara is a particularly versatile tuber vegetable, rich in carbohydrate, a good source of dietary fibre, potassium and phytonutrients. Kumara combines well with any meat and many fruits as you will see if you try this recipe. Read more »

Chickpea curry

Chickpeas are one of the earliest cultivated legumes in the world. High in protein they are very versatile and filling. If you are searching for a quick, easy and inexpensive family meal do try this recipe from the NZ Heart Foundation. Read more »

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