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…

Indian Cooking Class

I had a lot of fun last Friday. I agreed to run a cooking class for Maisons-Laffitte International Association. I ran a class cooking Keralan chicken curry , a vegetarian version with vegetables and chick peas to replace the chicken, spiced vegetable basmati rice and raita. We cooked poppadoms and had chutneys and pickles followed…

Keto diets

There is a huge keto diet following on the internet and on instagram, there are lots of people promoting this as the holy grail of diets with lots of very appealing before and after photos.  But is it really the best diet ever? A true Ketogenic diet is really, really hard.  In reality many people…

Chick Pea yumminess

One thing that the world could eat more of is pulses.  From a nutritionist point of view they are full of fibre and protein, provide a good dose of micronutrients too but I think they have a bad image.  That they are only eaten because they are ‘healthy’ or ‘cheap’ (both are true) or because…

A couple of food challenges for Lent

When I was a child, every Lent we used to give something up.  I remember giving up chocolate or sweets, grown ups would come visit my mum and dad and would often bring us some sweets and I would put them in a jar so that come Easter I would have this little treasure chest….

Kids – What makes a good sandwich?

It should taste yummy, it should fill us up to keep us going until our next meal and give us good stuff to keep us healthy. 1 First you need some bread.  Do you always have boring white bread?  Try something different.  Wraps, pitta, rolls, bagels, brown, seeded, wholemeal, ‘best of both’ or added fibre…

Eating more fruit and veg

I was asked on the back of the last post – that we should be eating 10 portions of fruit and veg – and as a little person how could she eat more – 5 portions of approx 80g was enough in terms of amount – any more and she felt that she wouldn’t be…

It’s winter – time for lots of comfort food…

What is comfort food?  I think we all have different criteria.  For me it is food that I can eat with a fork or spoon, that is warming and filling, is easy to make but may take a while to cook filling the house with wonderful aromas and it usually has a connection to some…

EatingWell 1 – Eat Breakfast

Where to start with these eat well posts???  It seems logical to start at the beginning of the day.  Do you make time to eat breakfast?  What do you have if you do eat breakfast?  So the first challenge is aim to eat breakfast everyday.  Make breakfast include a high fibre food, some fruit or…