Make your own liquid breakfast

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 25 June 2013. Posted in Medical Diets
Tagged: cholesterol, cholesterol lowering, healthy heart, heart health, high cholesterol, Liquid breakfast

Make your own liquid breakfast

Liquid breakfasts – things you sip straight out of the pack – are all the rage. For busy people flying out the door, it’s the ultimate in a quick meal replacement. Nothing to mix or chop or toast, grab as you head out the door, easy to consume via the straw, non-messy and designed to substitute for that bowl of wholegrain cereal with milk. Healthy breakfast recipes for breakfast on the run are hard to find so here’s my idea for a real liquid breakfast that is healthier, made from simple ingredients that you know and trust, and packs in a powerful punch for lowering your cholesterol.

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Read the June issue of the Foodwatch Newsletter now

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 24 June 2013. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: ancient grains, eatKit, newsletter, oats

Read the June issue of the Foodwatch Newsletter now

This issue of the newsletter is devoted to a sneak preview of a book on ancient grains. I wrote the history and nutritional information that accompanies the yummy recipes like this millet-based cheescake. We also talk about Go Red for Women, EatKit for June and our Instagram Photo Challenge for June. There's also a special offer for Foodwatch newsletter subscribers.

EatKit Archive: ANCIENT and ALTERNATIVE GRAINS

on Friday, 21 June 2013. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: ancient grains, EatKit, fibre, Foodwatch website, gluten-free, glycemic index, grains, healthy cooking, oats, Twitter

EatKit Archive: ANCIENT and ALTERNATIVE GRAINS

Ancient grains are a hot food item at the moment with rising sales of spelt sourdough breads, quinoa salads, farro risottos and wild rice salads. These heirloom grains are the rage with chefs and foodies alike. But there's lots of confusion and puzzlement about how to cook the ancient grains, which ones to buy them, how to cook them up, and whether they really do offer nutrition advantages. Some are gluten-free, some are low GI, some are whole grain, some are grown organically.

Healthier dinners: 3 tips to makeover your recipes

on Friday, 21 June 2013. Posted in Healthy cooking
Tagged: dinners, healthy cooking, healthy eating, portion size, vegetables

Healthier dinners: 3 tips to makeover your recipes

We all have meals we love, the ones we look forward to, crave even, but so often these favourite dinners are not the healthiest. They might be packed full of cream, fat, cheese, carbs and stodge, which is not good for you or your waistline. Here's how two passionate foodies Kathryn Elliott and Lucinda Dodds re-work their recipes to make them healthier and better for you.

Product Review: Oats Express Liquid Breakfast

on Thursday, 20 June 2013. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: breakfast, dairy, milk, oats, sugar, sugary drinks, vitamins

Product Review: Oats Express Liquid Breakfast

Oats Express from Dairy Farmers is the dairy industry's response to the long-standing success of Sanitarium's UP&GO which has had the liquid breakfast market virtually to itself for the past 15 years. Liquid breakfasts have become a lucrative food niche market, appealing to time-poor consumers who are increasingly eating (or drinking) breakfast on the go and looking for that fast convenience in the mornings.

Q. How does rice bran oil compare to olive oil?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 18 June 2013. Posted in Fats and Oils
Tagged: cholesterol, fat, grains, healthy heart, heart health, monounsaturated oil, oils, polyunsaturated oil, rice bran oil, salads, trans fats

Q. How does rice bran oil compare to olive oil?

The question in full

Q. I was wondering how rice bran oil compares to virgin olive oil. Good fats, antioxidants, cholesterol lowering effects, etc. It sounds pretty good by what I have read on the labels, and have been using both in my cooking. What's your opinion?

Q. Some foods are labelled ‘no MSG’. What does MSG stand for and is it bad for our health?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 14 June 2013. Posted in Additives & labels
Tagged: additives, allergies, eating out, fast food, food labels, monosodium glutamate, MSG, protein, salt, sodium

Q. Some foods are labelled ‘no MSG’. What does MSG stand for and is it bad for our health?

Q. Some foods are labelled 'No MSG'. What does MSG stand for and is it bad for our health?

5 heart-friendly foods for busy women

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 11 June 2013. Posted in Medical Diets
Tagged: cholesterol, cholesterol lowering, fat, healthy heart, heart health, high cholesterol, nuts, oils, plant sterols, sterols

5 heart-friendly foods for busy women

We all know about the risks of breast cancer. It attracts enormous publicity – think of all those pink products and celebrity survivors such as Olivia Newton-John and Kylie Minogue! With all that media hype, it’s easy to forget that it’s NOT the No 1 killer of Australian women – heart disease is. In fact heart disease kills four times as many Australian women as breast cancer every year!

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