Articles tagged with: healthy cooking

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.

EatKit Archive: Avocados

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Sunday, 30 March 2014. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: diet meals, dieting, diets, healthy cooking, healthy recipes, trends, Twitter, vegetables, vegetarian

EatKit Archive: Avocados

Here is the archive of tweets from our interesting online Twitter chat. This month we talked about what's good and what's not about avocados (hint: there's not much that's bad). Scroll through the Archive from our lively, fun online chat from March 2014.

Eatkit is run in conjunction with dietitian Emma Stirling from ScoopNutrition

EatKit Archive: KALE AND GREEN VEGETABLES

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Sunday, 30 March 2014. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: EatKit, food acid, food trends, Foodwatch website, healthy cooking, healthy recipes, herbs, trends, Twitter, vegetables

EatKit Archive: KALE AND GREEN VEGETABLES

We had a great chat wtih a group of friendly practical dietitians, foodies, teachers and chefs on Twitter called EatKit. We talked about the latest craze for kale (the green veg) and whether it's hit your stores and whether it helps you eat more of the good stuff! Scroll down and read our archive from the night.

Q. Do herbs give you much in the way of nutrition?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 17 March 2014. Posted in Healthy eating
Tagged: antioxidants, flavours, fresh food, fresh foods, healthy cooking, healthyeating, herbs, polyphenols

Q. Do herbs give you much in the way of nutrition?

THE QUESTION IN DETAIL

Q. We eat so many herbs and spices in sauces and other such dishes. Despite the fact that we eat them in small amounts, are there any nutritional benefits from eating them? So is coriander good for you? Rosemary? Nutmeg?

EatKit Archive: FOODS, FLAVOURS, CUISINES, DIETS: WHAT'S HOT IN 2014.

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Thursday, 20 February 2014. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: diet meals, dieting, diets, healthy cooking, healthy recipes, trends, Twitter, vegetables, vegetarian

EatKit Archive: FOODS, FLAVOURS, CUISINES, DIETS: WHAT'S HOT IN 2014.

Here is the archive of tweets from our interesting online Twitter chat. This month we had a stab at predicting what will be the hot new foods and ingredients for the coming year. Scroll through the Archive from our lively, fun online chat from 19 Feb 2014.

Eatkit is run in conjunction with dietitian Emma Stirling from ScoopNutrition

Product Snapshot: Tassal Easy Bake Atlantic salmon fillets

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 07 February 2014. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: convenience, dinners, fish, fish oil, fish oils, fresh food, fresh foods, healthy cooking, healthy eating, meal planning, meals in minutes, oily fish, omega-3, Paleo diet, Product snapshot, protein, salmon

Product Snapshot: Tassal Easy Bake Atlantic salmon fillets

Nutritionists recommend two serves of oily fish a week but I find it hard to eat this regularly without resorting to canned salmon or tuna. I love the cans – don’t get me wrong - but they’re not the same as a fish fillet that I can substitute for a steak or chicken portion as a quick working week dinner meal (You can see how fixated I am on quick everyday dinners!). And you’ve got to take more care with fish than chicken or beef, haven’t you?