Articles tagged with: healthy cooking

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.

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".

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?

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.

EatKit for May 2014 – Nuts for Life

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Thursday, 01 May 2014. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: EatKit, food trends, Foodwatch website, healthy cooking, healthy recipes, Nuts, trends, Twitter

EatKit for May 2014 – Nuts for Life

Almonds, walnuts, pecans, Brazils and pistachios. I love them all! So why not join Emma Stirling and me to discuss nuts and their contribution to nutrition? Our regular EatKit chat on Twitter is coming up and we’re calling all friendly dietitians, foodies, teachers and chefs – or anyone interested in healthy eating and cooking – to swing by.

Easy ways to get whole grains into your meals

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 18 April 2014. Posted in Carbs, sugars & fibres
Tagged: bowel cancer, bread, breakfast, breakfast cereals, carbs, convenience, fibre, healthy cooking, healthy eating, pasta, rice, smart carbs, snacks, starch, tips, wellness, whole grains, wholemeal

Easy ways to get whole grains into your meals

Whole grains shouldn’t be hard work. The two key foods to swap to whole grain are bread and breakfast cereal. These two will give you the biggest bang for your grainy buck so I’ll concentrate of those two here.

Product Snapshot: Barilla whole grain penne pasta

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 14 April 2014. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: healthy cooking, healthy eating, pasta, Product snapshot, whole grains

Product Snapshot: Barilla whole grain penne pasta

From breakfast cereals to breads, I’m a big fan of eating whole grains but when it comes to pasta, whole grain or high-fibre versions have been, well, pretty dreadful. In the past, I’ve cooked up pastas that have been dark, thick and heavy. They made eating feel like hard work. Any time I’d try and sneak them past the husband, he’d pick them straight away.

Q. I’ve heard my 20 something, backpacking children speak of the BRAT diet for gastro. What is it?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 02 April 2014. Posted in Medical Diets
Tagged: Applesauce, Bananas, BRAT diet, BRATCH, BRATT, BRATTY, diarrhoea, healthy cooking, healthy eating, Rice, tips, Toast, travelling

Q. I’ve heard my 20 something, backpacking children speak of the BRAT diet for gastro.  What is it?

The BRAT diet was originally used to treat diarrhoea in children. However it is now recommended that it should only be used for 24 hours and children should resume their normal diet after this period as it doesn’t provide enough protein and other nutrients to help a child recover from illness.