Dietitian approved recipes, healthy eating notes and ebooks

Whole-Wheat Gingerbread Buttons

These whole-wheat gingerbread buttons are a good example of why it is better to bake your own festive treats rather than buy commercially produced baked goods. Baking from scratch at home gives you more control and knowledge. Recipes can be adjusted in many ways to reduce sugar, fat and other nutrient empty calories. Knowing exactly

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GLUTEN FREE: A nutritional note

Adopting a gluten free diet seems to be on trend at the moment. Gluten is found in wheat, barley, rye and oats as a storage protein. For people living with coeliac disease, the consumption of gluten causes inflammation and damage to the intestine and must therefore be strictly excluded from their diet. A truly gluten

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Microbiome Explained

Microbiome is a hot health and nutrition topic but it is by no means a fad. It is here to stay and due to its, relatively recently revealed impact on health, this is a topic that definitely scores high on the ‘knowledge is power’ scale. This section may feel like Biology 101 but the definition

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Love PULSES: 10 reasons to use and LOVE them

Love pulses? What are pulses you ask? The term “pulse” describes any crop grown for the use of the dry seeds only, rather than a fresh vegetable or fruit. Pulses are essentially the seeds we eat from legume plants and include dry beans, dry broad beans, dry peas, chickpeas and lentils. Green beans and green peas, which are considered vegetable crops, are excluded

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“Love beans – eat dry beans, peas & lentils!”

In light of the United Nations declaring 2016 the International Year of Pulses, this years National Nutrition Week theme is … “Love your beans – eat dry beans, peas and lentils!” These foods are known as pulses form part of the legume family which includes alfalfa, clover, lupin, green beans, peas, peanuts, soya beans, dry beans, broad beans, chickpeas

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Add FIBRE in 5 ways

I often find myself advising clients to add fibre to their diets. The reason for this is simply that fibre has many, well researched, health benefits to offer and adding it to each meal is an easy way to promote health.  Fibre is often overlooked as a nutrient but it has an important place in

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After School Snack: Toasties

A healthy after school snack is necessary for growing bodies and busy minds. These snacks are a nutritional opportunity for the support growth and brain health but many moms tell me they battle to find healthy snack options to fill the gap between school and dinner time. This often leads to the overuse of convenient store bought snack items.

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Chili Chocolate Popcorn

This chili chocolate popcorn is a conventional healthy snack with a taste twist. Popcorn is a high fibre snack alternative to crisps. Home made is best in order to control portion size and the addition of unwanted kilojoules, but popcorn can be flavoured creatively. Think herbs and spices which can be added to a little canola

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Meat Balls & Spaghetti {Higher fibre make-over}

Meat balls & Spaghetti is a favourite meal of mine and super easy to prepare. I love making meat balls and eating meat balls in equal measure. I enjoy making them from scratch and adding additional fibre. Using oats or oat bran instead of bread crumbs is an easy way to increase the fibre content of

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