Articles tagged with: carbohydrates

Legumes - lots to love

Legumes - lots to love

Legumes are one of our best friends. Also known as pulses or beans, they are nutritious, versatile and budget-friendly. It’s definitely worth getting to know how to cook them if you’re vegetarian—they should be a staple protein source, and for the meat eater, they extend the protein of meat or chicken. For instance, if you add a can of kidney beans to a mince recipe or casserole, you save on cost and still have a delicious and nutritious high-protein dinner.

6 February 2019 by Catherine Saxelby

Lentils – my smart legume

Lentils – my smart legume

Lentils are one of the oldest legumes and integral to the cuisines of the Middle East, India and Eastern Europe. They are well and...

7 November 2018 by Catherine Saxelby

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...

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