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Sarah Hopkins

New Year’s Resolutions 2013

Well 2013 is well under way now for most of us.  The fun and craziness of the Festive season is becoming a distant memory as the reality of the day-to-day sets in once again.  It’s during this period from New Year’s Eve onwards that most people reflect on the year

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Lifestyle
Sarah Hopkins

A Healthy Guide to Surviving Christmas

  Well we’re half way through December and it seems that the silly season is in full flight for most of my friends and clients.  Christmas is so much more than just one day these days…it seems to start around the first week of December and finish some time after

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Food
Sarah Hopkins

Healthy Sugar Free, Trans Fat Free White Christmas

There’s nothing more reminiscent of Christmas to me than White Christmas.  I remember as a child my grandma would always have some on hand during the festive season, along with rum balls and short bread.  But it was always the White Christmas that would get me.  I think it was

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Daily Food Log
Sarah Hopkins

Sugar Free, Dairy Free “Ice Cream”

The weather is warming up, I can feel summer in the air so yesterday I was inspired to make some delicious ice cream for a good friend.  I have posted a healthy dairy ice cream recipe here but yesterday I needed something sweet & ice cream – like fast. There was

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Daily Food Log
Sarah Hopkins

“Paleo” Zucchini Hummus

I have always loved hummus and up until a few years ago it was a staple in my diet. Hummus was my go to “healthy” dip when entertaining, an easy and quick snack between meals, I even used it to dress salads and vegetables to add some creaminess.  I have

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Sarah Hopkins

My Week of Learning and Fun – HLC 3

I’ve just returned from an amazing experience over in NSW.  It involved staying at  the stunningly beautiful Billabong Retreat, nestled in the tree tops near the Blue Mountains.  Apparently it was “study/education” but when you love something it doesn’t feel like work! For the last few years I have been

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Lifestyle
Sarah Hopkins

Healthy and Sustainable Shopping – Farmer’s Markets

Quality food is one of my top priorities in life.  I believe it is vitally important to nourish our bodies with clean organic whole foods to ensure health and vitality.  Unfortunately, this means I spend a significant proportion of my income on food on a weekly basis.  Now that I

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Food
Sarah Hopkins

Everything free chocolate treats

I am currently obsessed with these new chocolate – like treats.  I may have had 3 already today and it’s not even morning tea time..there are lots of raw chocolate recipes around these days and they are absolutely delicious but most have some sort of sugar added to them to

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Lifestyle
Sarah Hopkins

Detox Cleanse Retreat

So I finally took the plunge and left my comfortable corporate job to work for myself – in health & wellness! For the last 7 years I had been working as a State Sales Manager for Fairfax and it has been a great journey.  One of the most rewarding parts

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Food
Sarah Hopkins

Healthy Breakfast Ideas

I think the most common question I get asked by clients, friends and family alike is “what can I eat for breakfast?”   As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I’m not a fan of grains in any capacity as they cause a lot of gastrointestinal dysfunction as well as stimulate insulin. So

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