Food & Nutrition

What’s The Difference Between a Dietitian & Nutritionist? Posted on December 4, 2018 | No Comments

I’ve wanted to discuss this topic for a while now but haven’t found the words. It’s a touchy subject; dietitians are incredibly protective of their title (and rightfully so) however, in staking their claim on the “food expert throne” we might say that some (not all) have gone out of their way to discredit nutritionists…

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How to Drink 2L of Water a Day: My 10 day Experiment Posted on November 20, 2018 | No Comments

I have a confession; I don’t drink “enough” water. On an average day, I would drink somewhere between 0.5-1.5L of water. It’s not because I don’t like the taste, nor is it because I can’t be bothered, it’s because I rarely get thirsty; please let me explain… I’d call myself an intuitive eater (gosh sounds…

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Should We Soak Legumes? Posted on November 19, 2018 | No Comments

Should we soak legumes? I get asked this question a lot. Lentils and legumes are considered an important source of nutrients for all patient’s not just vegan and vegetarians. They contain adequate levels of iron, magnesium, potassium and more however, these minerals may be at risk of poor absorption should we prepare these legumes incorrectly. Want to know more?…

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Red Lentil Dhal with Apricots Posted on | No Comments

Red Lentil Dhal would have to be one of my favourite vegetarian meals. It’s quick and simple, and makes for the perfect lunch or dinner during the week (when time is precious!). Dhal itself can be a little bland for some, so I’ve added some dried apricots to this dish and the flavour pops! If…

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Why you need to eat leafy greens (and how!) Posted on November 14, 2018 | No Comments

One of the most common food groups omitted from a patient’s food diary is that of leafy greens. Leafy greens are an incredible source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and in my opinion, out rank any of the pre-packaged superfoods on the market. Want to know why these should be added to your diet? And…

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Why I don’t use Nuttelex & Other Dairy Free Spreads Posted on September 14, 2018 | No Comments

For one reason or another dairy free spreads like that of Nuttelex, seem to be marketed as the healthy alternative to margarine. I’m not entirely sure why, perhaps it’s the name? Maybe consumers believe that Nuttelex implies that it contains nuts? Funnily enough, it doesn’t, so let’s unpack it some more.  NOTE: Before we delve in,…

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IN THE NEWS: The Issue with Australian Honey Posted on September 4, 2018 | No Comments

Even one of nature’s purest substances isn’t immune to dodgy labelling. A recent report has shown that a number of brands available on Australian supermarket shelves, weren’t 100% honey. So what was it? And how do we know what we’re getting?

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How We Got Sucked In by the Marketing Hype… Posted on August 6, 2018 | No Comments

Yesterday I was introduced to a gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free dessert that was made using 100% real Aussie fruit. Unfortunately, I’m not talking about frozen banana blended up in your food processor, there’s a new product about to hit the market and it sucked us in. What you need to know is up on the blog!

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Why I don’t eat Margarine Posted on July 5, 2018 | 4 Comments

Like many Australian families, my parents were led to believe that margarine was a much healthier alternative to butter. Doing what they thought was was the right thing, they jumped on the margarine band-wagon, as did their parents, and we enjoyed it here and there as kids. This all changed when I was about 10 years old and to this day, I cannot thank my mum enough.

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