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    5 days ago by brownpapernutrition BANANA COOKIES With some slightly overripe bananas on hand the other morning I whipped together these delicious BANANA COOKIES in about 5 minutes. They’re so wholesome and flavoursome, popping the recipe below so you can see how easy they are - also on the blog... Jacq xo thebrownpaperbag.com.au BANANA COOKIES Makes 10-12 cookies 2 ripe bananas 1 egg 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 cup rolled oats 1/4 cup desiccated coconut 2 tablepsoons golden linseed 1/4 cup sultanas (you can omit these if you wish) Heat oven to 180C and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper. Mash bananas in a mixing
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Breakfast vs fasting

Do you breakfast or do you fast? I personally find breakfast vital for a productive day and have witnessed a positive response when introducing a consistent breakfast routine with clients in a clinical setting – especially for those who experience anxiety and / or anxiety surrounding food choices. 🌱
The theory in particular with those who experience food anxiety is that we initiate a positive start with food first thing in the morning, rather than letting them drag the first meal out to mid morning or later in the day (eg with intermittent fasting) when the mind can lapse into ‘control state’ over food. 🌱

Creating a morning routine, inclusive of breakfast has in my experience as a nutritionist been a powerful change to not only implement a healthy diet, but promotes a healthy mind too. 🌱

A morning routine could include very simple practices – glass of water to rise, cup of tea rather than coffee and breakfast of some sort -quick and easy or prepped the night before, so there isn’t anxiety around ‘choice’ first thing in the morning. The less decisions to be made first thing in the morning the better. 🌱

So if this rings close for you, try to make a simple change this week and have a small amount of breakfast each day and track the difference (you can write a small note in your diary). 🌱

Really – what have you got to lose by taking just one small step?

Jacqueline Alwill

Jacqueline is an Accredited Nutritional Medicine Practitioner specialising in family and early childhood nutrition and gut health. She writes for several media publications, hosts a regular nutrition segment on Channel 7 and in 2016 published her first book, "Seasons to Share" (Murdoch Books). Jacqueline is passionate about working with corporations and brands to support and educate their community and audience and is currently a media spokesperson and ambassador for Remedy Drinks, Eimele Australia, Woolworths, Kitchenaid and Nutrition Director at Bondi Bubs Wholefoods. She is mum to Jet and outside her working hours you'll find her with her family in the surf, on the beach, or out and about in nature.

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