Turmeric lattes, acai bowls and kombucha. Trendy foods are everywhere, but are they as good for you as they claim to be? I take an evidence based approach to answer this question.
It’s borderline a worn out message that vegetarian diets can lead to poor nutritional intake if you are unaware of what foods contain what nutrients! However, many people who follow vegetarian diets are unaware of how to eat vegetarian whilst still being nutritionally complete. As most of us know, most vegetarian diets cut out meat, … Continue reading Protein sources in vegetarian diets
Pork is a meat source that I don’t eat regularly, however this dish is a favourite in my household. It is so quick and easy! Not only that, it’s also healthy and fresh. Ingredients: Stir Fry 500g pork fillet, trimmed and thinly sliced 2 ½ tbsp of peanut oil 4 spring onions, thinly sliced 1 … Continue reading Recipe: Hoisin Pork Stir fry
It’s a common question that I am asked and understandably so. Even I didn’t really know what a Dietitian was until I saw one myself several years ago now. Sometimes when I am asked this question I actually find it a bit difficult to answer. There are so many things that a Dietitian can do, … Continue reading What is a Dietitian?
You know the one! The big plate that is divided into different portions for each of the food groups. This post will be taking a deeper look into the realm of the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating, or AGHE for short! The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating is a healthy food selection guide that is based … Continue reading The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating
I have decided to continue my “Reading Nutrition Labels” series, with this post focusing on how to read ingredients lists, what to look out for and what a serving size really means!! Ingredients lists: It’s quite self explanatory as to what an ingredients list tells us (the ingredients of course) ... but is that all it really … Continue reading Reading Nutrition Labels: Ingredients lists and serving sizes
Easter weekend is just around the corner, which means so is Good Friday… and the Easter Bunny! Good Friday is a day where many people abstain from eating red meat in honour of Jesus Christ sacrificing his life for us. As a consequence, fish consumption skyrockets! For this reason- it seems timely to explore the … Continue reading The dish on fish
I am lucky enough to have found myself a career path that I am so passionate about. I love food, I love science and I love the idea of working in healthcare- so a career as a Dietitian seemed to be the right fit for me. However, before I realised that Nutrition and Dietetics was … Continue reading How I realised I wanted to study Dietetics
I often find myself wondering what on earth I should have for lunch. As easy as a ham sandwich may be, I have well and truly eaten my life quota of ham sandwiches throughout my school years (and vegemite sandwiches for that matter). So I am constantly on the look out for quick and easy … Continue reading Recipe: Low FODMAPs rice paper rolls
These pesky nutrition claims! In second year of Uni (2015) I spent almost a whole semester investigating the truth and misconceptions behind a number of nutrition and health claims on some of the most commonly purchased food products in the supermarkets. Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) are an agency that develop and administer the food … Continue reading Reading Nutrition Labels: Nutrition Claims!