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: Is Gluten-Free Healthier?

Your mum has lost 5kg since going gluten-free, heaps of celebrities are ditching gluten and you’ve heard it helps reduce bloating: you are starting to think that a gluten-free diet might help you to shift some weight before summer. But what exactly is gluten? Will switching to a gluten-free diet help you lose weight and…

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: Bone broth

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…Bone Broth What is it? While there is nothing new about broth; bone broth has been gaining popularity recently, mainly with followers of the paleo diet, who have spruiked it into…

What’s the difference between dairy-free milks?

From soy to almond to quinoa, there’s a wealth of non-dairy milk alternatives to choose from. It’s confusing knowing what to buy. If you’re not drinking cow’s milk due to intolerance or other reasons, finding a milk alternative can be confusing. There is a plethora of milk alternatives available, and each variety boasts different health benefits. When…

Food trends: Charcoal infused juice.

  Move over kale and coconut water – there are some new food trends ready to take centre stage this year. Let’s talk about…Charcoal-infused juice.  Charcoal-infused juice is touting detox and health claims in each black sip; but is it as good as it sounds? What is it? Charcoal-infused drinks are making their way to…

Nona’s Gone Crackers! Delicious gluten-free, vegan crackers.

I love Mary’s Gone Crackers, but at $9 a box in Australia they are so expensive. So I got busy in the kitchen this weekend trying to recreate a similar cracker. Nona, my mum, is the genius here, she hit upon an amazing recipe that I actually prefer to the original. I ate about 5 straight from…

5 Dairy Myths Explained

Dairy is a topic that consistently comes up when I talk to clients. In a full day of health assessments, I am asked more about dairy foods than any other topic. Many weird and wonderful myths come from dairy, so here I will debunk 5 of them with you. Disclaimer: Let me be clear I…

5 mistakes busy women make when it comes to weight loss

I talk to many busy mums (and dads) in my work. Out of all my clients, busy mums seem to be the ones most concerned with their weight and health. After consultations with dozens of busy people over the years; I noticed similarities between them that may be hindering their weight loss goals. So if you’re…

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…

Food Trends: Birch Water

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… Birch Water What is it? Like it’s coconut water cousin, birch water is a type of plant water. It is made from the sap of birch trees, where the trees are…

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…