Articles tagged with: carbs

Cutting carbs the easy way

Cutting carbs the easy way

There’s a lot of talk about low carb and lower carb diets these days. While I’m not a fan of the Low Carb (think less than 20g per day) High Fat movement, I do think that the modern Western diet relies too heavily on carbohydrates, especially the refined types. It’s not that hard to reduce them and reduce the GI load on your body. Take a look…

11 September 2019 by Catherine Saxelby

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...

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