Spaghetti Bolognese (with extra veg)

Just like so many of you, I am busy. My life is full and whilst I am grateful, there are times when I don’t have the time (or motivation) for dinner prep. When those times arise, I’ve got some handy recipes up my sleeve and this full proof spaghetti bolognese recipe (with extra veg of…

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Strawberry & Rocket Salad

If you know me well you’ll know that I LOVE strawberries. Berries in general, but strawberries top the list. Whilst so many of us pair fresh berries with yoghurt or pop them in a smoothie, I like to incorporate them into my salads for a healthy dinner option. HEALTH BENEFITS STRAWBERRIES Strawberries are an excellent…

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10 gifts I’d LOVE my patients to gift themselves…

For those of you who are searching for Christmas gifts for a simpler 2019, look no further. Health is wealth my friends, and these are my top picks (in no particular order).  #1 NUTRITION GIFT VOUCHERS   For my prospective patients who have been putting their health on hold for the last few months/years, there’s no…

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What’s The Difference Between a Dietitian & Nutritionist?

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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Chimchurri Recipe

One of my favourite take-aways from Argentina (aside from the wine and the steak), was Chimchurri. Chimchurri is a herbed “sauce” the Argentinians use to spice up meat or grilled vegetable dishes. HEALTH BENEFITS  PARSLEY Research suggests that parsley may act as a free radical scavenger, anti diabetic, antibacterial, anti fungal food source. Parsley has also…

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How to Drink 2L of Water a Day: My 10 day Experiment

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?

Should we soak legumes? Lentils and legumes are considered an important source of nutrients. They contain a number of nutrients including iron, magnesium, potassium and more however, these minerals may be at risk of poor absorption should we prepare legumes incorrectly.  One of the biggest issues surrounding beans and legumes is that they naturally contain what we call anti-nutrient…

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Red Lentil Dhal with Apricots

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!)

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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