Catherine's Food and Nutrition Companion wins prestigious Bruce Chandler Prize

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 22 July 2014. Posted in In the news
Tagged: Award, Bruce Chandler Book Prize, Food and Nutrition Companion

Catherine's Food and Nutrition Companion wins prestigious Bruce Chandler Prize

I'm thrilled to share with you that on 22 June 2014 the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST) awarded my Food and Nutrition Companion the Bruce Chandler Book Prize for best food writing in an area related to nutrition and/or food technology.

EatKit July 2014 - Bloating, IBS and FODMAPs

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 14 July 2014. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: EatKit, food trends, Foodwatch website, healthy cooking, healthy recipes, Nuts, trends, Twitter

EatKit July 2014 - Bloating, IBS and FODMAPs

Do you suffer with tummy troubles or indigestion such as bloating, wind or pain? Plagued by diarrhoea and sometimes constipation?  Our regular EatKit chat on Twitter was held on Wed 16 July and we had a great meeting of friendly dietitians, nutritionists, foodies, teachers, chefs and people interested in IBS or bloating.

Product Snapshot – Simply Nature’s Fresh Wholemeal Bread using 7 ingredients

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Thursday, 10 July 2014. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: 7 ingredients, Product Snapshot, review, Wholemeal bread

Product Snapshot – Simply Nature’s Fresh Wholemeal Bread using 7 ingredients

I recently noticed a bread I hadn’t seen before in my local supermarket. What caught my eye was the tag-line – 7 Ingredients. Take a look at the bread in your pantry and I’m guessing you’ll find anywhere between 11 and 20+ ingredients including emulsifiers and preservatives etc! I decided to give Simply Nature’s Fresh Wholemeal Sandwich a go and see how well it stacked up for taste, texture and keeping power with other wholemeal loaves I’ve bought.

What's for breakfast? Find out in the July Foodwatch Newsletter.

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 08 July 2014. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: Breakfast, Foodwatch Newsletter, healthy cooking, healthy eating, newsletter, Product review, Subscribe

What's for breakfast? Find out in the July Foodwatch Newsletter.

Starting the day with a good breakfast is important for us all. It gives us an edge. Unfortunately 25 percent of Aussie kids leave home without it and probably an even greater percentage of adults.

That's why I think we should all start the day with a nutritious, healthy breakfast but just what is that? Our July Newsletter looks at all things "breakfast".

Not getting our Foodwatch Newsletter?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 04 July 2014. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: confirmatory link, Foodwatch Newsletter, newsletter, subscribe

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A healthy, high-fibre, low GI, high-protein and quick lunch from two cans

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 02 July 2014. Posted in Healthy cooking
Tagged: healthy cooking, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, healthy meal idea, high fibre, low GI, quick meal idea, time-saver

A healthy, high-fibre, low GI, high-protein and quick lunch from two cans

I don’t know about you but I need SOMETHING in the middle of the day, to get me from breakfast to dinner. I find it hard to make it through the whole day without a mini-meal but when you’re busy writing or working on your website, who’s got time to stop and prepare something from scratch?

Our best antioxidant posts

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 24 June 2014. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: antioxidants, flavonoids, healthy eating, polyphenols

Our best antioxidant posts

With a site as big as the Foodwatch site and a subject as complex as nutrition we thought it would be a good idea to collect some of our related posts into one spot to make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for. This collection of antioxidant posts is just such a post.

Product Snapshot: Helga’s Lower Carb bread

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Thursday, 19 June 2014. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: bread, carbohydrates, carbs, healthy cooking, healthy eating, Lower carb bread, Product Snapshot, seeds

Product Snapshot: Helga’s Lower Carb bread

Bread has been under attack in recent times thanks to the grain-free diets beloveded by “Paleo passionates” as well as the ever-increasing popular trend away from gluten, the main protein of the two basic grain flours used in bread – wheat and rye. So when I spotted new “lower-carb” loaves at my supermarket, I could see how one company, Helga’s, had decided to counter these attacks. I decided to tuck in and check them out.