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November 11, 2016

Recipe: Grilled chicken salad with avocado and mango (serves 4)

Here’s a quick and easy lunch or dinner choice for a busy day. Wonderfully refreshing and healthy. Perfect for the upcoming summer!
November 11, 2016

Top Tips for Managing Diabetes

November marks Diabetes awareness month so it seemed like a perfect opportunity to post on this topic. People diagnosed with diabetes are often told to be on a “diabetic diet”. But the dietary management of diabetes is the same as managing a healthy body weight so it seems unnecessary to give it an exclusive name and single out diabetes.
November 2, 2016

Metabolism and Nutrition

Nothing is more frustrating than seeing someone eat piles of food like a growing child and not gain a kilogram, whereas you treat yourself to a tiny indulgence and it shows up on the scale.
October 28, 2016

How to Spot Bad Dietary Advice

It can be useful to be aware of misleading weight loss claims that can lead you to waste your time and your money and even risk your health.
October 19, 2016

Going Gluten Free

Lately, a very popular health craze seems to be following a gluten free diet to try help you to lose a few kilos. The question is, is it specifically avoiding gluten that is causing the weight loss or are there other factors that should be considered? I hope you have been inspired to get creative in the kitchen and include them regularly as a part of your healthy eating plan.
October 15, 2016

Health Benefits of Dry Beans, Peas & Lentils

So much nutrition advice is centred on what we need to eat less of, but when it comes to pulses – dry beans, peas and lentils – the message is about eating more! To end off National Nutrition Week here is a quick summary on dry beans, peas, lentils and soya. I hope you have been inspired to get creative in the kitchen and include them regularly as a part of your healthy eating plan.
October 14, 2016

Ending Nutrition Week in the Kitchen

It’s easy to be educated on the benefits of eating certain foods, but we mostly want to know how to put it into practice and apply it to our daily eating routine. Here are a few more recipes celebrating dry beans, peas and lentils to inspire you to include them in your diet today.
October 13, 2016

Getting the most out of your Pulses

Getting the most out of your pulses by cooking and storing them correctly. Firstly let's look at how we cook them.
October 12, 2016

Preparing your Pulses and Preventing Bloating

Dry beans and dry chickpeas (not canned) need to be soaked, whereas split-peas and lentils do not require soaking. It is important to sort and rinse pulses and soya beans first to remove any debris that may exist.