Category Archives: Products

Packaged snacks for kids


If there is one topic sure to cause heated debate it is kids processed snack foods and their inclusion in school lunch boxes. While some parents talk about processed snacks as pure evil to be avoided at all costs, the fact is that with an ever expanding snack food section in the supermarket, plenty of parents […]

I bet an ice-cream is sounding pretty good today?


If there is one food likely to be on your mind today chances are it is an ice-cream and the good news is that there are a number of cold treats that can satisfy your cravings for something icy cold without too many extra calories. Here are some of the best and worst choices. 1. […]

How to choose a healthy sausage


The sensationalised media reports a few weeks back linking the intake of processed meat including sausages to an increased risk of bowel cancer were like many a diet headline, a tad simplistic. In fact you could be forgiven after reading or hearing these reports for thinking that a few strips of bacon with your eggs […]

A healthy snack for kids


Each and every day I speak to busy parents about healthy snacking for kids. Unfortunately too often snacking for primary school aged children equates to bites, balls, bars, biscuits, twists and straps which not only contain much refined carbohydrate but very little in the way of nutrition. Not only do these types of snacks leave […]

5 ways a Zip Hydrotap has changed my life


A few weeks ago, as a Zip ambassador, I was lucky enough to have a Zip Hydrotap installed at home. Now as a nutritionist this was very exciting (small things I know!) because the thought of having ice cold, sparking and boiling water at the touch a button was sounding way too good to be […]

My top 5 snack bars at the moment.


Any type of snack bar routinely gets much criticism for being ‘processed’ and ‘high in sugar’. Now I agree that the majority of the snack bars marketed as lunchbox fillers for kids are highly processed, high in added sugar and are a source of largely ‘empty’ calories. For busy adults though there are a number […]

My top 5 yoghurts


The yoghurt section of the supermarket is nothing short of overwhelming. In fact, it seems as if there is a new yoghurt on the market every week! So, to make things a little easier, here are my top 5 yoghurt choices (in no particular order) and the reasons why I like them. Chobani Greek Yoghurt […]

Foods you will never me eating


On the blog we often talk about foods I suggest or brands I like for a specific nutritional reason. Just for a change to day I thought I would share with you the foods you will never see me eating and the reasons why. Vegetable oil Usually a mix of palm and a couple of […]

My top gluten free products


Gluten free eating coped a bashing last week, and although not all gluten free foods are healthy, even though they masquerade as being so, there are a number of great gluten free foods available, which may be important for the 700000+ people in Australia who do need to eat gluten free. So, for those peeps, […]

Product review: Be Natural Thai Sweet Chilli Dry Roasted Fava Beans


Product Name: Be Natural Thai Sweet Chilli Dry Roasted Fava Beans Nutritionals Per 22g serve: 350kJ (88cal), 6.2g protein, 10.1g carbs, 0.9g sugars, 2.3g fibre Ingredients: Fava beans (91%), thai sweet chilli seasoning (sugar, natural extracts [onion, garlic, rosemary, spices, flavours], spices [paprika, cayenne pepper], salt, mineral salt [potassium chloride], yeast extract, tomato powder, food acid […]

Cold and flu remedies.


Feeling a little off this Winter? Now eating well and increasing your intake of fluid can be considered pretty standard treatments to help the body fight infection but what about the myriad of supplements and herbal remedies out there? As research findings grow, there are more and more proven natural remedies out there which are definitely […]

Product review of the week: Weet-Bix GO Breakfast Biscuits


Product Name: Weet-Bix GO Breakfast Biscuits. Nutritionals per serve (50g = 4 biscuits): 217cal, 3.8g protein, 6.6g fat, 33.4g carbs, 11.0g sugars, 3.7g fibre. Ingredients: Wholegrain cereals (60%) (wheat flour, oats (13%), Weet-BixTM (12%) {wheat (12%), raw sugar, salt, barley malt extract, vitamins (niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, folate), mineral (iron)}), sunola oil, sugar, wheat flour, honey (4.5%), vegetable […]

Low GI eating


We often hear about the importance of cutting out sugar, or the need to watch our calorie intake but rarely do we hear about the importance of a low GI diet for long term weight control. The glycaemic index is one of those concepts that many of us know a little about but also one […]

How to use a meal delivery service to compliment a healthy lifestyle


By Jaime Rose Chambers APD (B.Nutr&Diet) As a Dietitian, I spend a great deal of my day tailoring and fine-tuning a patient’s meal plan to make sure it’s just perfect for them to achieve their health and weight goals. That’s of course IF they have the time to carry out the shopping, preparation and cooking […]

Product review: Go Natural Almond Cranberry & Pepita Nut Delight


Product Name: Go Natural Almond Cranberry & Pepita Nut Delight*. Nutritionals per 35g serve: 743kJ (177cal), 5.0g protein, 14.3g carbs, 6.3g sugars, 11.3g fat, 4.1g polyunsaturated fat, 2.9g fibre.  Ingredients: Nuts (Cashews, Almonds (21%), Brazil Nuts (33%), Seeds (Pepitas, 8%), Sesame, Sunflower, Flax) (28%), Glucose from Maize, Sweetened Cranberries (Cranberries, Sugar, Sunflower Oil) (10%), Honey, Rice […]