This is serious...We need to stop ignoring the evidence and start dealing with our nations chronic sugar addiction.
Increasingly we hear discussions about 'Empty Calories'. You can be forgiven for wonder what exactly they are talking about. So let us break it down here
“Healthy snack foods have been out of reach for many people because of the high cost of ingredients, the time it takes to prepare snacks at home from scratch and the stark lack of suitable options on supermarket shelves,” Ms Duncan said today.
Check out our very own Foodpreneurs Funch Co-Founders, Tanya Duncan and Lisa Bourne featured in this story on Today Tonight.
Snacking Anxiety – is it a thing? Snacks can be a very tricky part of our eating habits. Often they can be blamed for the downfall when people valiantly trying to invest in a healthy, wholesome eating plan for themselves and their families. We regularly talk to people that are doing well with minimising their families sugar and processed foods intake around breakfast, lunch and dinner – but their snacks – they find them hard at get right!
How many of us really understand the benefits and need to have a diet with at least an adequate amount of protein, let alone the real benefits of a diet high in protein. Are protein products suitable for everyone - ABSOLUTELY. Are protein products just for those trying to build muscles - ABSOLUTELY NOT! Find out all the amazing benefits that every BODY will have from a diet that has suitably high levels of protein.
FUNCH ROCKY ROAD
Friday just got a whole lot better thanks to our gorgeous @georgieowenn and her amazing FUNCH Rocky Road Recipe.
1 packet Vanilla + Coconut Funch Mixture
2 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
2 tbsp maple syrup
1-2 tbsp peanut butter
1-2 tbsp goji berries (can also use strawberries or cranberries)
- Mix all ingredients together
- Put 1/2 mixture in a tray lined with baking paper, flatten down and pop in freezer for 5 minutes
- Set aside remaining mixture
- Once mix is set, take out of freezer
- Mix raw cacao into other half of mixture that was set aside
- Spread cacao mixture on top of mix from freezer. Pop tray in fridge to set completely
- Before serving top with fresh strawberries and/or coconut chips
Yummo!!! Enjoy 😉😘
Great to see Funch in the news and keeping good company! Read the full Sportelux article below... Mid-afternoon slump got you craving something sweet? Step away from the Snickers, we've got you covered with these all-natural bars that don't sacrifice taste for healthy ingredients.
As seen in WellBeing's EatWell Magazine 07, July 2016 this amazing slice is easy to make and tastes delicious. Almonds, dates, coconut oil, cashews, lemon, Funch Turmeric, Ginger and Lemon Paleo Mixture. Such a great combination of goodness...
This is one power packed smoothie with so much goodness! Rich in anti-inflammatory properties this combination is given an extra boost (an is super easy to make) with the use of Funch's Paleo Ball Mixture, Turmeric, Ginger and Lemon.
Charmaine Perry, writing for The Zine as pulled together this really interesting article about our modern day use of Superfoods.... An apple a day keeps the doctor away… well that’s if you blend it with chia seeds, acai and some coconut water. The superfoods trend has well and truly reached Australia, and it has arrived with a premium price tag.
Lizzy Marsh's superb Bark recipe is a delicious treat on it's own but also a great topping for yoghurt, ice-cream or some equally delectable dessert. It is quick and easy to make and stores well in the freezer...
Read all about Funch through they eyes of Bec Stone. Bec is a clinical nutritionist, personal trainer and spin class instructor who is passionate about educating and inspiring individuals to reach and maintain their optimal health and wellbeing.
2016 has seen the Funch team hit the ground running including new products, retailers, partnerships and participation in exciting events.
To really see February finish on a high we thought that we would give a little back and offer this exclusive discount to customers that have never before ordered online from us.
The lovely and very talented Renae from @the_wholefood_nutritionist has been experimenting with our Vanilla & Coconut Protein Power Ball Mixture to make it her own. She has developed a simple but delicious alternative that essentially swaps the dates with apricots. There is also the option of adding a little honey or rice malt syrup if the apricots taste a little tart for your tastebuds.
I made this ‘Cheesecake’ a few days ago and it was so damn tasty I have to share the recipe with you. There are plenty of ‘Raw Cheesecake’ recipes out there so I have taken bits and pieces from many. They all generally use a ‘filling’ of cashews, blended with fruits and a crunchy base, again of nuts, with some sort of natural sweetener. I have used a Funch product (of course), as it gives a great hit of protein and along with the nuts and coconut will be surprisingly filling, so you only need a small amount. Served with Coconut Yoghurt, it’s heaven.
Spring is upon us so if you are needing a reason to start or kick up your fitness regime now is the time to not only start thinking about an action plan, but to actually put the wheels, or feet into motion.
The Cacao and Chia protein balls resemble a much healthier version of a chocolate truffle. The taste is rich and chocolaty BUT there is no refined sugar. The chocolate flavour is naturally derived from the raw cacao.
The Superfood Snack Bar is the ultimate take on the homemade muesli bars. One of the highlights is just how super quick it is to make this delicious bar. The baking time on the pack is only 15 minutes.
The feature ingredients in the Funch Green Tea and Chia Protein Power Ball is the chia seeds, green tea and of course the raw pure pea protein. Green tea has a really distinctive taste so I was not sure how it would work in a protein ball, but in-fact it was great. The distinctive taste was not overwhelming, but rather a refreshing subtle taste, which was beautifully complemented by the natural, rich taste of the dates.
The Almond and Cacao protein balls are definitely one of my favourites from the Funch product line. As with all the products the line up of ingredients are wholesome and natural.
These Funch Coffee and Chia Protein Balls are the perfect accompaniment (or replacement) to your morning coffee. They have a delicious mocha flavour, which comes from the clever combination of raw cacao powder and ground coffee.
The making time was literally minutes, as you simply have to melt the combine the two additional recommended ingredients with the Funch No Bake Superfood Slice Mix, push it into a pan and then into the fridge.
At the end of each month we randomly choose one of our new FUNCHeSUBSCRIBERS to win a Funch Five Pack valued at $64.95.
The Vanilla and Coconut protein balls are subtly flavoured with the main ingredients including almond meal, coconut and vanilla pea protein powder. Funch products are made with pea protein isolate which is a 100% vegan protein source.
Funch have a range of six different Protein Power Ball mixtures that make quick guilt-free treats for any occasion. A single pack of Funch Protein Ball Mix makes 15-20 balls that are high in protein, contain healthy fats, low GI carbohydrates and vitamins and minerals. They are sure to leave you feeling satisfied.
We love hearing about all the wonderful ways that you have used Funch to enhance your healthy snacking repertoire. This amazing looking Caramel Slice by Isabella @funfreshandhealthy is a great alternative use of our Funch Protein Power Ball Mixture.
This is such an awesome soup leading up to the cooler months. The carrots and pumpkin are rich in carotenoids, which is an antioxidant found in orange pigment food. The ginger and turmeric help boost the immune system, and have powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.
Green Tea powder or 'Matcha' is a super powerhouse ingredient and relatively new to the mainstream market, so here's a a quick little run down...
Lovely Vanilla, Coconut and Cranberry Cookies made this afternoon. Kids came home starving, and I needed something to get them through to dinner but not ruin their appetite altogether.
The World Health Organisation has issued a new guideline strongly recommending that we reduce our 'free sugar' intake to be no more than 10% of our total kilojoule intake.
This is a smoothie that I make for the kids each morning before they head out the door to Before School Care
Protein balls. They’ve been saving us from 3pm snack attacks since they first rolled into our snack challenged lives.
They may look small and innocuous... but the amazing super strength Chia Seed is anything but!
We are almost there…through the depths of Winter and only weeks away from Spring. Evenings are staying lighter just that little bit longer (OK maybe only 5 minutes, but we'll take it). A good time to start thinking about dishes that are a little lighter, make the most of the beautiful bright fresh ingredients in season and can be prepared quickly and easily whilst the kids start to stay outside that little bit longer and that can easily be served Al Fresco as the weather gets a little warmer.
Made a sneaky little brownie-style slice with Funch Protein Power Ball Mix this afternoon. Kids came home from a day out visiting grandparents and devoured a few pieces, as did hubby. Will be popping in the kids lunch boxes tomorrow - for an awesome energy boosting nutrient rich snack, offering a lot more than your traditional style brownie. Pretty good with a cuppa too.
At the start of this year I discovered the joy of juicing. I really enjoy juices and certainly appreciate the health benefits that can be gained from including our home-made fruit and vegetable juices as part of our families overall diet.
The health philosophies that we adopt in the Funch kitchen in reality extend way beyond our quest for healthy snacks. Commitment to a healthy lifestyle for our families includes healthy eating choices, exercise and our general lifestyle choices. As such we thought this blog was a great platform to share some of our health choices for our families which in this case includes a great healthy family dinner.
One of our favourite products to use here in the Funch kitchen is Coconut Oil. It is also one of the 2 additional ingredients that you will need to add to our delicious Protein Power Balls.
So in some of our previous articles you will have heard us talking about the importance of feeding your family foods from the 5 food groups... everyday. You may even have seen the food pyramid detailing the servings per group. But the practicality of how to actually incorporate this into your everyday menu can be a little intimidating.
Today’s kids are super busy. Between school, play and a range of after school activities or care there are plenty of demands on our kids attention and energy.
How much is too much or not enough? This can be complex question for parents to answer as there is no clear cut answer. The amount your child eats will depend on their age, gender, height, weight and physical activity levels.