Jessica Sepel’s Healthy Lifestyle & Food

3 JSHealth Soups I’ve Been Loving

1:00 pm PDT, July 16, 2019

I absolutely adore soups in winter. Warming, nourishing and a great way to hit those veggie targets.

However, soups by themselves can often leave me feeling peckish. I’m a big believer in incorporating protein, fat and a source of carbohydrates into every meal. Here’s how I turn veggie based soups into a satisfying and balanced meal:

Add a serving of protein: 1-2 boiled eggs or a handful of shredded chicken or 1 cup lentils or beans Add some toast: I love to add a slice of seeded toast (great for dipping into soup!) or a slice of my Signature Gluten-free loaf. Add a little fat: some yummy ideas include goat’s cheese, feta or parmesan. Sometimes I sprinkle on some dukkah …

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My Yoga Retreat Experience in Formentera – Highly Recommend!

1:00 pm PDT, July 14, 2019

I just recently experienced the most unbelievable yin yoga retreat in Formentera, Spain. My sisters, mum and I went there to enjoy some rest and rejuvenation before my sister’s wedding. It was an absolute treat and one of the best yoga experiences I have ever had. As a family, it was just so special to connect in that kind of environment. Yoga truly helps you to connect to yourself and others in such a beautiful and wholesome way.

If you are looking to spend quality time with your loved ones, this is such a divine experience to enjoy together – add it to the bucket list!

 

You may be wondering what exactly is yin yoga?

Yin Yoga involves a variety of …

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4 Easy Dips That Will Jazz Up Any Meal

1:00 pm PDT, July 9, 2019

Making your own dips at home is incredibly easy and also affordable! So often we save dips for platters or for veggie sticks but there are so many great ways to utilise dips.

We’ve put together four of our favourite dips, all of which can be found on the blog (yippee!), and some of our favourite ways to get dipping!

Hope you love,

J x

 

Cashew & Sweet Potato Dip (pictured above) The addition of cashews and plenty of zingy lemon juice makes this dip a little different from the rest. We love to enjoy it spread on top of crunchy toast with a fried egg – heaven! Find the recipe here.

Walnut Pesto Pesto makes …

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Exciting News, We’re Launching A Multivitamin! Here’s Why It’s Different From The Rest

10:00 pm PDT, July 7, 2019

When it comes to consuming the recommended daily intake of nutrients, a multivitamin is a great option alongside a wholesome, nourishing diet. But the problem is that there are so many options on the market. With too much choice often comes overwhelm and confusion. Which brand should you select? Which dosage is best? Which ingredients are most powerful?

Here’s the truth: most multivitamins on the market contain a long list of ingredients that aren’t pure or of a therapeutic dosage – meaning they contain low dose amounts of nutrients that may not have any impact on the body.

I’ve long been aware of this problem, which is why we set out to create a potent multivitamin that could address common …

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Berry Baked Oats

1:00 pm PDT, July 2, 2019

These baked oats are great to prepare on a Sunday, as they can be enjoyed for breakfast throughout the week. They store well and are sure to be a family favourite. This is currently one of the most popular app recipes so we thought we’d make it available for everyone (and to give you a sneak peek into the JSHealth app!). We hope you love it as much as we do.

J xx

 

Berry Baked Oats

Serves: 6

Ingredients

3 cups mixed berries, fresh or frozen 2 cups rolled oats ¼ cup chia seeds ¼ cup pumpkin seeds 2 tbsp protein powder of choice (optional) 1 banana 2 ½ cups milk of choice (we use almond …

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7 Winter Recipes To Add To Your Meal Prep Routine

1:00 pm PDT, June 30, 2019

Winter has definitely arrived here in Australia! Winter is the season that I tend to nourish my mind and body even more than usual. I’m more inclined to cook at home, enjoy earlier nights (yay for more sleep) and eat out less. This is a great time to experiment with some easy and wholesome JSHealth meals that will support your body through the colder months. These meals are packed with nutrients that will also keep your immune system strong!

Below are my personal go to JSHealth meals that I love to make in winter. The best bit is they are all meal prep friendly! Simply double the ingredients where necessary and enjoy throughout the week.

Hope you love them as much …

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5 Tips To Prevent That 3pm Slump

1:00 pm PDT, June 23, 2019

Ever wondered why you’re feeling sluggish at that 3pm mark? It’s an all too common complaint. At this time, we tend to experience an energy drop and consequently can feel tempted by the jar of office biscuits, caffeinated drinks or the vending machine. It is also easy to succumb to standing at the fridge and eat mindlessly throughout the afternoon.

Here are some reasons why you may be experiencing a 3pm slump:

Irregular sleep patterns Do you ever find some nights you’re in bed by 8pm and fall asleep without a problem, then the next night you’re scrolling Instagram and watching Netflix at midnight? An irregular sleeping schedule is becoming a prominent issue, especially among young adults and office workers. …

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Cinnamon & Almond Clusters

1:00 pm PDT, June 18, 2019

These crunchy, chewy clusters make a great snack. Enjoy them as an on-the-go option or with a cup of herbal tea.

 

Cinnamon & Almond Clusters

Makes: 2 cups

Ingredients

2 cups almonds, roughly chopped ¼ cup coconut flakes, roughly chopped ¼ cup sesame seeds ¼ cup rice malt syrup 3 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla extract

 

Method

Preheat the oven to 180°C or 350°F. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Combine the almonds, coconut flakes and sesame seeds in a mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk the rice malt syrup, cinnamon and vanilla extract. Slowly mix the wet ingredients into the dry mixture. Stir until combined and sticky. Pour the mixture onto the baking tray, …

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7 Winter Breakfasts The JS Team Are Loving

1:00 pm PDT, June 16, 2019

I always say that I wish people could spend a day in the JSHealth HQ and see the healthy meals that the JSHealth team create – seriously delicious and nutritious. More often than not you will find the team whipping up their winter breakfast options together in the JS kitchen. I am just in awe of the simplicity of the meals and also the nutrient density of them. I genuinely take inspiration from the team and I hope you do too!

Here are the winter breakfasts the team have been digging into:

Me (Jess! Founder & Director) Keeping it simple at the moment with toast and almond butter with banana slices or smashed avocado and eggs. For bread options, some …

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How I Leant To Combat Negative Body Talk

1:00 pm PDT, June 9, 2019

To develop a healthy relationship with your body, it’s essential to recognise how and when you criticise yourself. I’d like you to become aware of the thoughts you have throughout the day.

This three-step exercise will help you along:

Write down negative thoughts: These might be in relation to your body, your food or your reflection in the mirror. Write down whatever it is that you think about your body. Replace negative thoughts with positive ones: If you’ve written something like, “I dislike my stomach” try writing something positive such as, “I thank my stomach for working hard to digest my food.” Continue this process until you’ve written a positive thought for each negative one you listed in step one. Keep your …

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Maple-Roasted Pumpkin & Apple Salad

1:00 pm PDT, June 4, 2019

Sweet, creamy and crunchy. What more could you want from a salad? This divine JSHealth app recipe is delicious served with your protein of choice.

 

Maple-Roasted Pumpkin & Apple Salad

Serves: 4, as a side

Ingredients

¼ jap or kent pumpkin, cut into 2cm chunks (skin on) 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsp maple syrup sea salt ½ cup pecans, roughly chopped 1 green apple ½ lemon, juiced 2 cups baby spinach, shredded ½ bunch mint leaves, shredded 50g goat’s cheese, crumbled (optional)

Method

Preheat the oven to 180°C or 350°F. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Place the chopped pumpkin in a mixing bowl and drizzle with the olive oil and maple syrup. Season with …

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The JSHealth Nutrition App Is Now Available On Android!

1:30 pm PDT, June 3, 2019

We are beyond excited to announce that the JSHealth Nutrition app is now available to download on android!

Our team have worked incredibly hard on this project and we are so happy it is now live.

To celebrate the release of android, we are having a launch sale – 20% off for all new users. This sale also applies to new iOS users!

So, here is a quick rundown of what the JSHealth Nutrition app is all about:

Nourishing Recipes

350+ Nutritionist designed recipes Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free options to cater for everyone Weekly cooking videos – learn to cook step-by-step with me as your guide

Shopping List

Customizable shopping list Automatically gathers ingredients for your …

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