Why ‘Guilt-Free’ foods are bad for your health

Guilt-free foods are bad for your health. I was in a health food shop recently when I came across a product I hadn’t seen before. It was a small doughnut, the words “I’m a guilt-free donut” emblazoned across its packaging. I was annoyed, and confused. Annoyed because ‘guilt-free’ is a dangerous phrase. Guilt after eating is…

Welcome to your 2017 plate: food trends for the year

It’s an exciting time for me. Lover of the novel and unique; my news feed in January brings me joy in the form of list upon list of the new and interesting foods I can spend all year trying. So I’ve rounded up my favourites and added a few of my own. Welcome to your 2017…

A Guide to: Wraps

Lunch is one my top three favourite meals of the day and like all meals, I take it very seriously. So when Juliette Stein over at Huffington Post asked me to talk food, I was only too happy to oblige. Find the article reproduced below, and here. Wraps are one of the easiest and quickest meals…

Bacon Seaweed, Cricket Flour and Vegetables in my Yoghurt: What’s New with Food

  Bacon fans rejoice! Bacon may well be on the menu for you soon in a version that’s healthier than kale. Now I have shared the exciting news (bacon is always exciting news), stay open-minded during the rest of this post, because there are some…erm, different things going on in the food world. I present to you:

Superfood Salad!

  Its so chilly here in Sydney that I’m spending most of my evenings trying to perfect a way to drape myself over my portable heater in a way that warms me all over at once. To be honest, salad is really low down there on the foods I feel like eating right now. But…

Ask the Dietitian: Will eating bread make me gain weight?

Will eating bread make me gain weight? This is a question I hear often. My clients tell me they are specifically avoiding bread to help them lose weight. And it’s not just me who is hearing this; a recent survey by Bakers Delight found that: One in five Australian women feel guilty when eating bread 40%…

Food trends: Kombucha

Move over kale and coconut water – there are some new food trends ready to take centre stage this year. This week we are looking at…Kombucha tea What is it? You may have seen this in your local health food shop or supermarket and wondered what it is. Kombucha tea is a fermented tea made…

5 Ways to Stay Healthy This Easter

Happy Easter!  With any holiday, it’s likely the events and activities are centered around food, making it harder to stay healthy. Being  faced with so much tempting food is a real test of willpower, I normally manage an hour or two before I am digging into the sausage rolls with gusto. But this holiday season,…

Activated Nuts – a Superfood or a Superfad?

Made infamous by the Pete Evans’ My Day on a Plate article back in 2012; activated almonds took Twittersphere by storm, with dozens of tweets mocking his pretentious menu. Since then, activated nuts have become a mainstay for all health food shops and Paleo fans. But are activated nuts a superfood as claimed, or just a…

What Does a Nutritionist Really Eat?

What does a nutritionist really eat? Do we eat a perfect diet of whole foods, declining a trip to the dessert bar? Or do we enjoy a slice of pizza and chocolate pudding now and again?  Do I eat healthily and follow my own recommendations? Yes, I do! I love waking up bursting with energy and feeling amazing. Eating well,…