Eating Well for Menopause

Supporting Nutrition Graduates Last night Laura and I spoke to the Nutrition Graduates Group hosted by Lucy Jade ANutr. After writing the Eating Well for Menopause booklet – a project that has certainly grown legs – it has been so good to share our learning with other nutrition professionals. A couple of weeks ago we…

5 A Day – your questions answered!

We have all heard the message – get your 5-a-day! The catchy slogan that is used in the UK to encourage us to eat more fruit and vegetables. It is a simple message on one level but when we talk about it people have lots of questions. Laura and I reached out to our Facebook…

The Importance of Taste in Staying Healthy

Our sense of taste and smell can have a big impact on how healthy our diet is, and it is something that is often overlooked. Think to the last time you had a head cold and your sense of smell was dulled. Food becomes bland and boring. We lose our appetite as it is often…

Food and the immune system

I wrote this post about a year ago. In light of the virus that is wreaking havoc on the world at the moment, it seems pertinent to share again. People are keen to know what to eat to ‘boost’ their immune system. We often get told about this food or that food’s effect on our…

Stir fry chicken noodles – store cupboard style

Day 3 of lockdown. The request was chicken noodles. The freezer provided some chicken thighs and some frozen finger. The cupboard provided noodles, a generous squirt of tomato puree and lots of spices and soy sauce. It turned out pretty good. There was no recipe so I am attempting to capture it here for you….

Store Cupboard Curry

Curry is delicious and it makes the house smell amazing. It can also be made with store cupboard ingredients. Canned chick peas, coconut milk, frozen spinach and spices served with rice. I have used fresh potatoes but you could used canned. You can swap the fresh sweet potato for frozen or use frozen pumpkin or…

Total Lock Down – Eat Well, Stay Well

Macron announced last night that no-one is to leave their homes except to do essential things for at least 2 weeks. The borders closed at noon today and after that time you need to have a form explaining the reason why you are out and about! Luckily, we have the internet and lots of digital…

The Wonders of Store Cupboards

Europe is in lock down! If it hasn’t started for you yet then it will be coming your way soon. Let’s not get into the scary stockpiling of food which leaves some without anything because the supermarkets look like they have been raided. Instead let us look at the wonders of the store cupboard! It…

Gut health and fermented foods

Fermented foods are quite a thing at the moment. They have become very trendy and certainly on the shopping lists of those who are following the latest health trends. Fermented foods have been with us for thousands of years. Fermentation was a way of increasing the life of a food before the days of fridges,…

Fibre February – eat more!

This month, @AfNutr will be talking all things fibre. We are not the only ones focusing on fibre this month. The Flour Advisory Bureau are running #fibrefebruary to encourage people to eat more fibre and provide information on fibre containing foods. Fibre has a reputation, it stops constipation and can give you wind. Lots of…