Sandy is a doctor (MBChB), holistic health advisor, preventative health educator and advocate and health writer. Having herself suffered from autoimmune conditions, Sandy is passionate about using nutrition and as a tool to prevent & manage chronic diseases. We are so excited to welcome Sandy to the GoodnessMe Box family as our resident Doctor to help us source the healthiest products for you and to answer your burning questions about how to make the best food choices for your body. But first, we'd love you to get to know Sandy better!
Fish & veggies
There are so many great organic cafes in Sydney now! But COOH (in Alexandria), About life/Digikaf (in Glebe) are all firm family favourites for breakfast on the weekend!
I like to keep it super simple in the morning (especially Monday to Friday) while still ensuring I have a well-balanced nutrient dense meal that will keep me energised & alert until lunch time.
During the week, I usually opt for a smoothie – quick, easy, tasty & portable. I blend almond milk, ice, frozen fruit (berries or banana), fibre (psyllium/slippery elm bark), greens(spinach or kale), good fats(hazelnuts are my favourite), protein powder, cacao powder and a natural sweetener (dates/cinnamon).
On weekends I enjoy eggs - poached/omelette/shashuka – with veggies(mushrooms/tomato/spinach).
I take a few deep breathes and do some gentle stretches. Another essential practice for me is a glass of water (or hot lemon water) to rehydrate.
Lemon – I would really like to plant a lemon tree in my garden this year!
I love Spanish tapas and also Japanese cuisine. Sharing tapas is fun & I love the clean fresh flavours of Japanese food.
Italy – I visited with my family when I was a teenager & loved the passionate culture, food and Mediterranean style diet. We are planning a trip later this year – can’t wait!
Gorgeous, brightly coloured, nutrient dense natural food that has not been processed in any manner.
Gatherings with family & friends in the country town where I grew up– always filled with laughter, amazing food (my mum is a star cook & baker!) and great conversation
Savoury – without too much salt!
Healthy chicken schnitzel and citrus quinoa salad recipe
I have quite a few….