EatKit Feb 2015 - Healthy herbs and spices

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Saturday, 31 January 2015. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: chips, eating out, EatKit, fast food, Foodwatch website, take-away, Twitter

EatKit Feb 2015 - Healthy herbs and spices

A pinch of cardamom. A sprinkle of paprika. The aroma of cinnamon or nutmeg on a just-made apple pudding. The hotness of chilli or pepper. Herbs and spices not only enhance a dish’s flavour, but also create new taste combinations and sensations. From bay leaves to lemongrass, it is virtually impossible to imagine a well-stocked kitchen without herbs and spices.

What I’m eating this week

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 28 January 2015. Posted in Healthy eating
Tagged: Chia, Chick peas, healthyeating, Legumes, Nectarines, Raw food

What I’m eating this week

It seems people are always curious to know what a nutritionist really eats! Do they practice what they preach? Do they have the odd weakness like everyone else? I guess that’s why friends or other folk I meet often ask me what I have for breakfast/lunch/dinner or what I’m cooking up at the moment. So I thought I’d jot down three things I’m into and how they help me fight off age-related weight gain and keep me healthy and happy. I hope they help you the same way.

This salad is a real BBQ super star!

Written by Guest post on Wednesday, 14 January 2015. Posted in Healthy cooking
Tagged: BBQ, foodie, health, healthy cooking, healthy eating, healthy recipes, recipe, salad

This salad is a real BBQ super star!

We all love a BBQ in summer but they're often meat-heavy and that's not good; what's more the salads on offer are usually those starch laden potato and pasta jobs - also not that healthy. Try this easy to make and decidely yummy and healthy Red Cabbage Salad with Dill and Fennel from registered nutitionist Glenda Bishop.

Tips and Apps for Healthy Weight loss in the January Foodwatch Newsletter

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 13 January 2015. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: Apps, cravings, Foodwatch Newsletter, healthy weight loss, newsletter, nutrition, Subscribe, tips

Tips and Apps for Healthy Weight loss in the January Foodwatch Newsletter

Happy New Year! Are you ready to meet the New Year head on? Ready to lose those few extra kilos that the Christmas festivities inevitably sneak on? The January Foodwatch Newsletter is here to help. We’re reviewing 6 great Apps that will let you use your iPad, iPhone or SmartPhone to help you, but that's not all!

What is cyano-cobalamin or vitamin B12?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 07 January 2015. Posted in Healthy eating
Tagged: B12, cyano-cobalamin, healthyeating, metabolism, vitamins

What is cyano-cobalamin or vitamin B12?

Vitamin B12 (cyano-cobalamin) plays a vital role in metabolising food, manufacturing red blood cells, transporting and storing folate (a related B vitamin) and maintaining a healthy nervous system. 

Product Snapshot: Lupin Foods' Lupin Flake

Written by Guest reviewer on Wednesday, 17 December 2014. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: legumes, Lupin, Lupins flake, Product snapshot, review, Taste test

Product Snapshot: Lupin Foods' Lupin Flake

Move over quinoa, there’s a new kid on the block - lupin. It’s nutritional scorecard shines, with this new lupin flake boasting claims of an “excellent source of fibre” and a “good source of protein”, even more so than other legumes and grains. But how can we actually use flaked lupin? And does it taste good enough to be the next super food?

Coconut sugar

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 10 December 2014. Posted in Carbs, sugars & fibres
Tagged: carbs, coconut sugar, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, nutrition, sugar

Coconut sugar

Hardly a week passes without my being asked about coconut. Coconut fat, coconut water, coconut yoghurt and lately coconut sugar. Is coconut sugar more natural and healthier? Is it a better-for-you alternative to brown sugar refined from cane? Is its GI lower than ordinary cane sugar? Is it really low in fructose? Here’s what I discovered.

Healthy gift ideas in the December Foodwatch Newsletter

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 09 December 2014. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: December, Foodwatch Newsletter, Healthy gifts, newsletter, nutrition, Subscribe, Xmas gifts

Healthy gift ideas in the December Foodwatch Newsletter

It's so tempting at Christmas to go with the tried-and-true shortbreads, wine, gourmet hampers and the latest gadget that will never be used. That's why I've come up with my ten favourite kitchen helpers. These are gifts that are useful and that will help you maintain a healthy diet. This and more in the December Foodwatch Newsletter.