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Nereda’s Bolognaise With Pulse Pasta or Zoodles

Serves 12 serves (3 x 4 person meals) Ingredients: • 500g lean organic beef mince • 400g brown lentils, drained and rinsed • 1 large brown onion, finely chopped • 2 garlic cloves, crushed • 2 tsp dried oregano leaves • 1 tbsp worchestershire sauce • 3 large carrots, grated • 3 large zucchinis, grated • 2 celery stalks, trimmed and finely chopped • 1 eggplant, finely chopped • 2 x 400g cans diced tomatoes • 500ml tomato passata • 1 cup beef stock / bone broth (salt-reduced or...

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Health Hacks: Mindful Eating

We love working closely with a Nereda, a popular, practical and knowledgeable, local Nutritionist. We all have a pretty good idea of basic nutrition and what we should do, putting it into practice in an easy to follow way is quite something else. That's why we love Nereda's tips. Listen here for 2 minutes that will make eating well that much easier...

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Health Hacks: The Working Mum’s Sanity Check

Mums! This one is for you. With 2 young children, plus juggling a corporate job and teaching, Pam is definitely in the thick of it. So we asked for her sanity-maintenance tips that we're sure all working mums can relate to.We hope you enjoy! https://vimeo.com/695132382...

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Overcoming the Overwhelm

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, it can be difficult to get back to some kind of sustainable normality. So here are a few suggestions that have worked for us. If, like many of us, you have a ‘to do’ list that reaches from here to infinity and it just keeps growing, it’s time to make some changes your list. LISTS The first step to not allowing this to get you down is to recognise that your to do...

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Health Hacks: Let’s Look at Lunges

This week we're looking at Lunges. The one exercise that does wonders for the lower body. We asked Caitlin for some top tips to ensure we get the most from this exercise. And we set you a challenge! Enjoy :) https://vimeo.com/692506676...

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Health Hacks: Get your 5-7 the easy way

We've all heard that we need 5-7 serves of fruit and vegetables each day, with a standard serve being around 75g. But what does this actually look like? An average example of 7 serves would be: 1/2 cup peas, 1 sup salad leaves, 1/2 cup cooked carrots, 1 cup cucumber, 1 banana, 2 small plums and 1 apple. Looking at this list, I suspect many of us are regularly falling short. We thought we'd highlight an easy way to...

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Coconut Thai Vegetable Curry with Chickpeas

Serves 6 You'll find it delicious and nutritious because: Eggplants are a great source of fibre, folate, manganese and antioxidants. Eggplants are also low in carbohydrates, which makes them a perfect inclusion in a weight loss or weight management dietary pattern. Ingredients • 2 tbsp. olive oil • 2 x 400ml tins coconut milk • 1 x 400ml tin diced tomatoes • 1 x 400g tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed • 1 brown onion, finely chopped • 2-3 garlic cloves, crushed • 3 cm piece...

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Our 3 favourite smoothies

To enjoy a healthy meal that sets you up well for the day, ensure your smoothie has a good blend of carbohydrates, healthy fats and protein. Reduce the sweetness and boost for fibre content by choosing a greater amount of vegetables and few sweeteners (eg honey). If you’d like your smoothie to keep hunger pangs at bay try adding a little milk, yoghurt or unsweetened protein powder. Be creative with your additional liquid and try...

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The 3 biggest myths about core strength

As you can imagine, discussions about the core are common at Flex Body. We've realised that there are many myths circulating, so we thought we'd burst the 3 most common ones we hear. Myth 1:  The core and the abdominals are the same thing What we commonly refer to as ‘the core’ is comprised of all the muscles which attach to the hips, spine and pelvis. The purpose of the core muscles is to bring stability to...

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