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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.

November Foodwatch Newsletter - what App is that?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 11 November 2014. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: Apps, Foodwatch Newsletter, newsletter, November, nutrition, Nutrition Apps, Subscribe

November Foodwatch Newsletter - what App is that?

These days there are Apps for just about everything and nutrition is no exception. This month we'll be reviewing some of the more popular and interesting food and nutrition Apps that you can access via your mobile phone, iPad or tablet.

EatKit Nov 2014 - Chewing over the Raw Diet

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 04 November 2014. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: chips, eating out, EatKit, fast food, Foodwatch website, take-away, Twitter

EatKit Nov 2014 - Chewing over the Raw Diet

Green smoothies, kale salads, bliss balls, marinated veges, activated almonds, chia puddings, coconut milk and alkaliniser drinks. These trademark foodie icons of Raw Food and the Raw movement are moving into mainstream and popping up in our cafés, take-outs and recipes. While we may love raw cacao balls, kale  smoothies or zucchini spaghetti, it’s hard to measure just how advantageous to health a Raw diet is. Do we have to go fully Raw for maximum health? Or is a little ok?

September Foodwatch Newsletter - is gluten-free better for you?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 09 September 2014. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: coeliac, Foodwatch Newsletter, gluten, gluten-free, healthy eating, newsletter, September, Subscribe

September Foodwatch Newsletter - is gluten-free better for you?

These days every second person you meet seems to be ordering a 'gluten-free' cookie with their latte or a slice of 'gluten-free' chocolate cake for dessert. Why? They are surely not all suffering from coeliac disease. In the September Foodwatch Newsletter we look at the rise of the 'gluten-free' food industry and tell you what gluten is, what it does and whether or not you need to avoid it.

Award-winning book offer - $10 off until 31st August 2014

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 26 August 2014. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: Bruce Chandler Book Prize, Food and Nutrition Companion, Save

Award-winning book offer - $10 off until 31st August 2014

Catherine Saxelby's Complete Food and Nutrition Companion: The Ultimate A - Z Guide, published by Hardie Grant, recently won the Bruce Chandler Prize for best food writing in an area related to nutrition and/or food technology and for the rest of August you can grab your copy at a bargain price using my $10 off coupon.

August Foodwatch Newsletter - the amazingly diverse world of yoghurt!

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 12 August 2014. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: August, Foodwatch Newsletter, healthy eating, newsletter, Product review, Subscribe, Yoghurt

August Foodwatch Newsletter - the amazingly diverse world of yoghurt!

I'm guessing most of us have some yoghurt in the fridge. Whether it be full fat, low fat, no-fat, plain, fruit, sweetened, no-added sugar, pot set, cow's milk, goat's milk or soy we all seem to find a place for yoghurt in our diets. But how much do you know about yoghurt? Read the August edition of the Foodwatch newsletter to find out.

EatKit August 2014 - In search of healthier take-aways

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Sunday, 03 August 2014. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: chips, eating out, EatKit, fast food, Foodwatch website, take-away, Twitter

EatKit August  2014 - In search of healthier take-aways

Do you find it hard to buy anything vaguely healthy when you're on the road? Lost in a sea of chips and nugget and the greasies? Hate the kids pestering for fast food? Our regular EatKit chat on Twitter was a great success on Wed 20 Aug and we had a great roll-up of dietitians, nutritionists, foodies, teachers, chefs and parents to talk about this important topic.

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.