Good Living Kitchen Recipes
Welcome to the Good Living Kitchen
As avid foodies, we have created some of our favourite kitchen recipes here.
This section is designed to give you ideas about what you can prepare in the comfort of your own home. We use the best nutrient-dense ingredients to help provide health benefits and to support your body and mind. Many ingredients used are alternatives to typical or commercial or typical ingredients to help expand your knowledge on what is available.
Please don’t be put off by some of the ingredients that you may not be familiar with and we will be sure to include different options as well as ways to turn meat dishes into plant based and vice versa. If you can’t find what you are looking for, then choose the next best option.
Ensuring a variety of options can help keep you interested and excited about including new types of foods and methods of cooking, rather than excluding or restricting. The hope is that this will inspire you to explore and look at food as a way to a happier and healthier version of you.
10 basic tips to get you started
The following are our general basic tips to get your started which will benefit most people. If you are currently in consultations with Lydia at the LGL Nutrition clinic, then you may be recommended a different protocol depending on your medical background and health concerns.
1. Start the day by drinking a glass of warm water mixed with half a lemon squeezed in. Then try to drink at least 2 litres of water throughout the day.
2. We encourage you to eat organic fruit and vegetables, grass-fed and free-range meat, and sustainable and ethically caught wild fish. We also love buying from local farmers and eating seasonally. These foods will provide the best nutrition suited for where we live, are better for our environment and always taste better.
3. Avoid processed foods, refined carbohydrates and sugars, and chemical sweeteners. We also urge you to stay away from foods labelled as ‘low fat’, ‘no fat’, ‘low calorie’ as they are often processed and chemically enhanced that could cause further issues in your body. Whatever you do, eating real, whole foods is always better than eating processed and refined foods.
4. Try to keep as long a gap as possible between meals to give your digestion system a break, giving it plenty of time to focus on recovery and healing.
5. If you need a snack, try one of our snack recipes or try something like nut butter with apples. Drinking something sour can help curb any cravings. Clearing out that cupboard of bad snacks does help!
6. Incorporate 20 minutes of movement into your day, every day. Try to do this outside in the sunlight and fresh air.
7. Practice mindfulness when preparing and eating by focusing on making your food and enjoy eating it slowly, instead of watching TV or browsing through your phone during meals.
8. Try to eat your last meal of the day early so your body can wind down properly before bedtime and able to focus on rest and sleep.
9. Think about how you prepare and plan your meals, for example, you can incorporate batch cooking and freezing, which might make your week less stressful, and can often be more economical.
10. Always enjoy whatever you decide to eat and be kind to yourself. Forging a good and happy relationship with food will help trigger your parasympathetic nervous system which helps with digestion and the absorption of more nutrients.