Jessica Sepel’s Healthy Lifestyle & Food

How To Build A Healthy Party Platter

11:00 am PST, November 13, 2018

My ultimate situation: an evening with my friends or family sharing good wine, delicious wholesome nibbles and great conversation.

I have become obsessed with making JSHealth platters for when I entertain. I find it so easy, delicious, and fun to create. Yes, the healthy life should be fun too!

A lot of the time, the snacks that accompany parties aren’t always the healthiest. So here is what I love to place on my platter:

Dips – hummus, pesto or my favourite roasted carrot dip A selection of cheeses – ricotta, parmesan and mozzarella are some of my faves Flaxseed crackers Veggie sticks – carrot, cucumber, capsicum, green beans Olives

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What I Drink Instead of Coffee

11:00 am PST, November 11, 2018

As you guys know, I am all about balance and that includes balance with coffee.

This does not mean you ever have to give it up – just moderate.

My rule is one cup of coffee a day, before 10am if possible, for quality sleep and to support sugar cravings control.

I never want you to feel you are giving up that ‘coffee break’, so here are some healthy options to enjoy:

Spiced Turmeric Latte – find my recipe here. Dandelion root tea – delicious with a dash of almond milk and a pinch of cinnamon. Herbal teas such as chamomile, peppermint, liquorice or rosehip. Kombucha – if you’re feeling fancy my lychee & …

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3 Girls Share Their Honest Experience Using The JSHealth App

11:00 am PST, November 10, 2018

One of the things I am most grateful for is being able to help people live happier, healthier lives. No diets, no fads but rather a gentle approach to nutrition and health. The app has allowed me to reach a wider audience, to guide others in their journey and help people find balance. We have had so much beautiful feedback and truly value everything you have to say, so thank you. You inspire us everyday.

We asked a few of our lovely JSHealth girls about the JSHealth App, their experience so far and what they have learnt. Here’s what they had to say…

Andrea, 28,  Australia 

When and why did you decide to sign up to the JSHealth App? I …

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Healthy Pesto Zoodles

11:00 am PST, November 6, 2018

I make this dish when I feel like something fresh and light. It’s serious comfort food made healthy. This recipe calls for a creamy pesto like my walnut pesto – it’s so easy to whip up at home!

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Healthy Pesto Zoodles

Serves: 2

Ingredients:

2 tbsp olive oil 4-5 zucchinis, spiralised 1 broccoli, cut into florets 2-3 tbsp good-quality pesto 1 spring onion, chopped sea salt and pepper, to taste 1 tsp chilli flakes

Method:

Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add the spiralised zucchini to the pan and sauté for 2-3 minutes, or until soft. Add the chopped broccoli, pesto, spring onion and 1 tbsp olive oil. Season generously with …

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12 Essential Health Tips For Busy Women

11:00 am PST, November 4, 2018

If there’s one thing I constantly hear from women it’s that they want to live a healthier life but don’t have the time to do so.

I completely understand this dilemma and have immense compassion for women who are living hectic lives. The truth is that finding time to take care of your health can be challenging, but it’s incredibly rewarding. As a clinical nutritionist, I simply can’t emphasise just how important it is to prioritise healthy eating and self-care.

For those seeking inspiration, I’ve listed 12 essential tips to help you live a healthier life:

Commit to food prep: Every Sunday, I schedule one to two hours to prepare my food for the week. Firstly, I do my market …

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3 Quick Dinners I Am Loving Right Now

12:00 pm PDT, November 3, 2018

Right now, I have a lot on my plate (currently writing my 3rd book = exciting!!). Therefore, I am all about quick, no-fuss dinners. However, this doesn’t mean you need to compromise on taste or nutrition.

Here are 3 super quick (and delicious!) dinners I am loving at the moment:

Gut-Healing Salmon & Cauliflower Rice Bowl (pictured above) If you’ve followed me for a while, you know I am obsessed with cauliflower. It pairs so beautifully with baked salmon. Find the recipe here.

One-pan Asian Snapper One-pan dinners mean virtually no dishes. Perfect for when I am short on time. Find the recipe here.

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Maple, Vanilla & Quinoa Porridge

12:00 pm PDT, October 30, 2018

This is the perfect way to use up leftover cooked quinoa! It also makes a great gluten-free alternative for those who don’t tolerate oats very well. We’ve served our quinoa porridge with sliced pear but berries, apple or banana would work well too. Happy cooking!

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Maple, Vanilla and Quinoa Porridge

Serves: 1

Ingredients

½ cup cooked quinoa 2 tbsp chia seeds or 2 tbsp ground flaxseeds ¾ cup milk of choice 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the almond butter

1 tbsp almond butter 1 tbsp warm water ½ tsp maple syrup, honey or stevia powder

For the topping

1 tbsp chopped almonds ½ pear, sliced 1 tbsp coconut yoghurt or Greek yoghurt (optional)

Method

Place the …

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Protein Rich Toast Toppers

12:00 pm PDT, October 28, 2018

As a nutritionist I strongly believe in starting the day with a protein rich breakfast.

Protein is a macronutrient that keeps your blood sugar levels stable, which reduces energy drops and sugar cravings throughout the day. Protein is also the most satiating part of your meal, helping to keep you full for hours after you have eaten.

A lot of people start their day with a bowl of cereal, oats, toast, or fruit and this is all “healthy” but often doesn’t keep people feeling energised and satiated for very long. Adding the right toppings to your breakfast can make all the difference!

Here are some of my favourite protein rich toast toppers:

Peanut butter, blueberries & chia seeds

1 …

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The 5 Foods I Eat Everyday

12:00 pm PDT, October 27, 2018

I do my best to ensure my diet is full of variety and bursting with colour and flavour. However, I am also a creature of habit!

Here are 5 healthy foods that I include in my meals pretty much every single day – because they make everything yummier and more nutritious!

Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are truly nature’s little powerhouses! They are a fabulous source of fibre, plant-based protein and essential fatty acids. I add them to my morning smoothie or use them as the base for my chia pudding= yum!

Avocado

Creamy, satiating and delicious; avocado is definitely a staple in my diet. I add it to my salads, enjoy it with eggs or use it to …

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5-Ingredient Egg Muffins

12:00 pm PDT, October 23, 2018

These protein- and fibre-rich egg muffins are guaranteed to keep you full all morning. I also love having one in my bag as a mid-afternoon snack.

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5-Ingredient Egg Muffins

Makes: 12

Ingredients:

12 organic eggs sea salt and pepper 2 cups mixed greens ½ cup cherry tomatoes, chopped ¼ cup good quality pesto 1 tbsp olive oil or olive oil spray fresh basil, to decorate

Method:

Preheat the oven to 180°C or 360°F. Lightly coat or spray a 12-cup muffin tin with oil. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs and season with salt and pepper. Add egg mixture halfway up into each space of the muffin tin. Divide the mixed greens and cherry tomatoes …

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My Ultimate Wellness Guide To LA in 2018

12:00 pm PDT, October 22, 2018

I am so fortunate to be able to spend half of the year in Los Angeles for work. It truly is a global hub for all things related to wellness. Here in LA, health is more than just a trend; it’s an ingrained way of life. From smoothie bars to yoga studios, health food markets and mountain hikes, it’s hard not to feel inspired and motivated to live a healthy, balanced life. As a self-confessed foodie and health nut, I really can’t get enough of this beautiful, vibrant city. To share the LA love, I’ve partnered with Expedia.com.au to bring you the best of the city’s healthy hangouts.

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Why Fibre is Your Best Friend

12:00 pm PDT, October 20, 2018

Fibre = the most underrated macronutrient!

Fibre is super important. However, it seems like people are just not getting enough – Maybe they’re not eating enough greens, wholefoods and healthy grains or it could be because they follow a low carbohydrate diet.

We know that fibre is in charge of keeping the digestive system moving and ensuring optimum gut health (a happy gut = a happy brain too!). Yet, we often forget that fibre is actually essential for those who are wanting to lose weight. Fibre works to enhance long-term weight loss as it helps with satiation i.e. it helps us feel full and satisfied post-meal.

Fibre is also fabulous for:

stabilising blood sugars keeping the bowels regular and healthy lowering cholesterol …

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