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Should we label a food as good or bad?

The label of good and bad foods annoys me. It is one of those labels that I find hard to get away from when I am talking to people as it comes up constantly. I spend a lot of time trying to break that idea down in people’s minds. Google it and there are over […]

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Welcome 2015, resolve to relax.

2014 you were officially a whirlwind. With a baby, a preschooler and 2 businesses to run I had to cut maternity leave short and get right back into the craziness of working around my littlies. Trust me this is not recommended and leads to generalised chaos, very little sleep and a never ending to-do list.  […]

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Gingerbread Biscuits: Wheatfree and gluten free.

We’ve been doing an activity advent calander this year, which has been a lot of fun. Each day I’ve planned out and put a different Christmas themed activity in our advent calander. It’s meant I’ve been able to plan in all the little things I’ve wanted to do with the kids and it’s made me […]

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Fruit and Nut Balls (gluten free, wheat free, dairy free)

It’s been a while since I’ve had time to get my creative side out. A few weeks of my husband being tied up with things has meant I’ve been pretty much keeping the show on the road by running around like a juggling magician 😉 Keeping 2 small ones fed, vaguely clean, amused, pretending to […]

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Healthier Chocolate Beetroot Brownies: wheat free, gluten free.

I love a chocolate brownie, who doesn’t? But they so often just don’t agree with me. Due to having Crohns diease I have to e wheat free and I can’t tolerate too much fat.  For ages I have been meaning to play around with making a lighter, healthier, wheat free version of a brownie. Finally, […]

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Myths about Dietitians.

Over the years I’ve had many reactions to telling people that I’m a dietitian. Usually I get asked lots of questions about foods such as “Are bananas good for you” and “Uh Oh I’m eating chocolate” to “How good is …… (insert the latest “superfood” here)” along with “I’m on the ……. diet”. I find […]

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Pilates: the best workout you can do.

Ok so I must declare I am completely biased as I am not only a Pilates fanatic and a Pilates teacher but I am also a Pilates studio owner. As a dietitian I know that only focusing on eating a healthy diet will only give me half the results that I want. In order to […]

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WheatGrass: The Grass is always Greener … or is it?

Wheat Grass was discovered in the 1930’s by Charles Schnabel a.k.a “Mr Wheatgrass” He used it to nurse dying hens back to health, they not only got better but started prodcuing more eggs. So what is it and is it as good for humans as it is for chickens? Wheat grass is a mix of […]

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Fussy Eating: Is it a stage?

There seem to be stages in a child’s development when they go through a more fussy stage. I often see questions in parenting groups about fussy eaters and having 2 children on my own I’ve been through a few fussy eating stages myself. There does seem to be a pattern.  So why may a child […]

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I don’t want cereal for breakfast Mummy.

My almost 4 year old has been telling me eating cereal in the morning hurts her tummy. Ideally I like my kids to have cereal as the ones on offer in our house are wholegrain, full of fibre and provide a range of vitamins and minerals. The research shows us that cereals are a great breakfast […]

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