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Why We Overeat: Part 1

Picture this. Friends have invited you around for coffee in the afternoon, and you know that this also usually involves delicious pastries, cookies or other energy dense foods that make the coffee experience even better, albeit calorie expensive. Having decided to reduce the amount of energy-dense foods within your diet in order to eat within […]

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ANZAC Biscuits

ANZAC Biscuits Sometimes, the food we eat isn’t just about ‘being healthy’ or ‘making a healthy version’. Food is also a cultural tool to celebrate and commemorate out past, present and future. So, rather than trying to change a tradition, in the spirit of the ANZAC day, we have decided to source a traditional ANZAC biscuit recipe […]

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7 Signs You’re Not Eating Enough

As a nutritionist, I often focus on increasing the nutrient density while reducing the energy density of a client’s diet. This isn’t surprising considering our current environment we live in promotes over-consumption of highly processed foods and sedentary lifestyles. When it comes to losing weight the energy balance equation still holds true, we need to […]

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Omelette

Omelette Ingredients (serves 1) 2 eggs 1 tbsp. milk 1 tsp. butter 1 tbsp. parmesan, grated 1 tbsp. cheddar, grated 1 tbsp. chives or parsley, finely chopped ½ cup mushrooms, thinly sliced ½ cup capsicum, diced 25g leg ham (2 slices) Method Heat a fry pan over medium-high heat. Melt butter and sauté capsicum and […]

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5 Great Sources of Protein for Vegetarians

Proteins are the building blocks of life. When we eat protein, our body breaks it down into amino acids, which are absorbed and help in process of growth and repair our body’s tissues. Commonly, when people think of protein they think of animal sources: meat, chicken, fish. But there is more to protein than just animal sources! […]

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7 Ways to Reduce Stress Around Food

Remember the saying “the straw that broke the camel’s back”? Well if you’re like most people, you’re the camel, carrying a big ol’ load of stress filled straw on your back. Think about all the things in your current life that are causing you stress. Work deadlines, financial issues, car troubles, relationships, health, high-intensity exercise, […]

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Chicken and Mushrooms

Chicken and Mushrooms Ingredients (serves 4) 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 2 large chicken breasts (300g each), cut in half lengthways so you have 4, 1-2 cm thick fillets 250g mushrooms, thinly sliced ¼ cup cream ½ cup chicken stock 2 tsp. Dijon mustard 2 cups green beans, ends removed 2 cups sugar snap peas […]

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Mexican Bowl

How good is a bowl of takeaway Mexican food? If you’re a fan of the burrito bowl, you’re going to love this lower carb Mexican bowl packed full of fibre, protein and delicious vegetables and flavours. If weight management is your goal, you can reduce the energy per serve by reducing or omitting the cheese […]

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A healthy day of food for kids

The best way to ensure healthy habits in adults, is to instil them in kids. Kids are developing lifelong behaviours, their view of the world, their body image and their relationship with food well into their teenage years and beyond. Childhood is the perfect time to start encouraging healthy eating and set your child up for good health. Encouraging kids to eat […]

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