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007: The Fast Way to Nourish from Within for Busy Mums | Mandie Spooner

Laughter is brightest where food is best [Irish Proverb]

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Today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday is all about managing to eat nutritious food in spite of being rushed off your feet.

Now, I’ll be honest with you, but whenever I hear anything about healthy eating, my eyes start to glaze over. I’m not sure why, because I’m a complete foodie. I love to cook, I love healthy natural ingredients, heck, I even like grocery shopping.

But that whole healthy eating monologue I find, well…. kinda dull.

That was, until I met Mandie Spooner. Mandie is a Nutritional Therapist, living in the beautiful Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. Mandie brings a special sparkle to eating great food, and she doesn’t even mention quinoa, or chickpeas.

You’ll love this show because Mandie teaches us about how we can incorporate more broccoli into our busy life in a fun and informative way.

And the best bit? Mandie even gives you permission to eat CAKE!


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In this episode, you’ll find out:

  • About the different dieting trends and the confusion that often surrounds them
  • Mandie debunks the myths to help you find an eating style that works best for you and your body
  • We discuss the dreaded sugar and why so many of us, myself included, are addicted to the stuff. But more importantly, Mandie will help us kick the habit
  • Mandie teaches you how to streamline and systemetise your meal planning, so even though you’re busy, you don’t have to compromise on eating well
  • We discuss making healthy choices on the go, so if you get held up and it’s dinner time, you don’t always have to resort to taking the kids to McDonalds


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Hope you enjoy todays show!

Leave a comment:

Tell us in the comments. What’s your biggest struggle with eating healthy food? Has that changed since you’ve had children? If you want some free nutritional advice from an expert, take advantage right now. Mandie and are are here to answer your questions.

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Show Notes:

MANDIE’S WEBSITE: Viva Health and Wealth

WEBSITE: I Quit Sugar with Sarah Wilson

BLOG POST: So fresh and so clean: How to store cut vegetables

BOOK: The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz

FIND TODAY’S SHOW AT: www.Lisa-York.com/007

Bonus Resources:

YOU TUBE VIDEO: Since broadcasting, I came across this. How to end sugar cravings with EFT. It might seem a bit woo-woo but it really works. Give it a try. I haven’t eaten sugar for over three weeks!

PODCAST: What are your agreements? Lewis Howes does a 5 minute review on The Four Agreements. I came across this by chance just days after I interviewed Mandie. Great review from my favourite podcast.

PRODUCT: Stayfresh Longer Bags. (Type ‘Stayfresh Longer Bags’ into the search). I absolutely swear by these and have used them ever since I bought my first home 20 years ago. I even get my mum to post them to me in Australia when I run out. They keep fruit and vegetables fresh and crisp for weeks on end.

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Lisa York

Lisa believes a happy mum brings up happy kids who become happy adults. With four children aged 7, 6, 4 and 2, being kind to herself is an ongoing challenge. But she’s trying.

Lisa lives with her family in Canberra, Australia.

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7 replies
  1. Lisa York | SuperMum
    Lisa York | SuperMum says:

    Fantastic isn’t it. So simple and obvious (once someone suggests it!) x

  2. Anna
    Anna says:

    Pre chopped veggies stored in the fridge so they are to hand? Genius idea, thank you, why did I never think of this before?!

  3. Lisa York | SuperMum
    Lisa York | SuperMum says:

    I always religiously cut carrot and cucumber sticks for everyones lunch boxes. Then the lightbulb went on. Maybe I should do some extra for myself! Works like a dream because now I eat them every day.

    Re kids and veg. Am I allowed to say BRIBERY??? No veg, no sweet treat, no excuses. I started off with a pea and a carrot and gradually piled more on (they haven’t realised yet). It took an age to work, but now they just get on with it.

  4. Mandie
    Mandie says:

    I do it every week Elaine! Did you check the weblink out at the end of the podcast for vegetable storing?

    That’s a tricky one, I do a lot of hiding veg in Spag Bol etc

    I have one really good eater and veg isn’t an issue, he won’t eat all veg and I don’t force the issue, we just introduce veg slowly and consistently eat it and have it in the house. My other boy is such a fussy eater, he likes to do everything in his own time so he’s a real slow burn, I make sure he gets nutrients from other foods and have faith that one day he will be a veggie lover!

  5. Elaine
    Elaine says:

    I LOVE the tip about leaving cut veg in the fridge. Why did that never occur to me?!
    Any tips for getting the kids to eat more veg? I generally give it to them before the meal in the hope that they will eat it when they are hungry x

  6. Mandie Spooner
    Mandie Spooner says:

    Wow Lisa I’ll be checking out the ‘how to end sugar cravings with EFT’ link, it sounds amazing! Thanks again for having me, I really enjoyed talking all things nutrition!

  7. Lisa York | SuperMum
    Lisa York | SuperMum says:

    Hope you enjoyed todays show. Don’t forget to answer this question, or leave a comment.

    What’s your biggest struggle with eating healthy food? Has that changed since you’ve had children?

    The biggest thing that’s changed with my eating habits since I’ve had kids is the simplicity of meals. I’m looking forward to having more time to get creative and elaborate in the kitchen again. But for now, it’s quick, simple and basic all the way.

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