Articles tagged with: carbohydrates

5 healthier alternatives to white flour

5 healthier alternatives to white flour

White flour is highly processed, carbohydrate-dense (think 76 per cent), energy-dense (1540 kilojoules or, 358 Calories per 100 grams) and low in nutrients. And we seem to be addicted to it. Like all addictions, it feeds the pleasure response - think light and airy cakes, fluffy white burger rolls, pancakes and scones with lashings of jam. Is there a better alternative that is palatable and that does the same job? Take a look…

10 October 2018 by Catherine Saxelby

Wheat – have we overdone it?

Wheat – have we overdone it?

While wheat is fabulous at making soft breads and being extruded into pasta and noodles, it has come to dominate our daily diet in...

22 August 2018 by Catherine Saxelby

Read on - here I take a look at these cute mini-pots of fresh growing herbs for your kitchen. Are they worth buying? Are they easy to look after?

Product Snapshot: Spud Lite Potatoes with 25 per cent less carbs

A potato with 25 per cent LESS carbs? Does this mean they are low GI also? Would they be suitable for people with diabetes? And how...

1 November 2017 by Catherine Saxelby

Overnight Oats – a super-convenient and healthy breakfast

Overnight Oats – a super-convenient and healthy breakfast

I’m loving the convenience of this quick made-in-a-jar method for breakfast oats. To me, the recipe sounds a lot like that...

19 April 2017 by Catherine Saxelby

March 2017 Foodwatch Newsletter - Carbs, low-carb, no-carb – what’s best?

March 2017 Foodwatch Newsletter - Carbs, low-carb, no-carb – what’s best?

Carbs provide our bodies with the energy we need to do the things we do every day as well as to run all the processes of our body....

28 March 2017 by Catherine Saxelby

Foraging for edible ‘weeds’ – yes really!

Foraging for edible ‘weeds’ – yes really!

I recently met up with an enthusiastic group of potential foragers on a cold wintry morning in Tempe, a suburb just south of the...

12 October 2016 by Catherine Saxelby