Category Archives: Whole foods

Sneak peak: The Healthy Chef: Purely Delicious Cookbook By Teresa Cutter. Try her Green Pea + Spinach Risotto

Green Pea + Spinach Risotto Serve 2 This makes for a perfect pre-workout meal that nourishes your body without weighing you down. Rich in antioxidants and packed with protein and iron for sustained energy. Ingredients 60 g (2 oz) raw carnaroli rice 2 cups good-quality vegetable or chicken stock, hot 250 g (8 oz) peas […]

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 […]

Whole foods: the nutritional benefits of legumes

Legumes or beans have made somewhat of a comeback in recent years with cannellini, kidney and borlotti beans featuring regularly in a range of cuisines including Mexican, Italian and Lebanese. All beans are extremely nutritious containing a mix of low glycaemic index carbohydrates, dietary fibre and protein; their relatively high protein content making them a […]

Whole foods: the nutritional benefits of blueberries

Blueberries are one of a limited number of fruits with its origins in North America. A berry with a long history, researchers estimate that blueberries have been around for 13,000 years. They were a long-time staple of native American foragers, used for nutritional and medicinal purposes. Blueberries have also been shown to fight America’s silent […]

Whole foods: the nutritional benefits of red meat

Not often considered one of the core superfoods, the rich nutrient density of a humble piece of lean meat means that it ticks a number of nutritional boxes. Lean red meat is packed full of essential nutrients including iron, zinc, vitamin B12 and protein. Iron deficiency is still a surprisingly common nutrient deficiency with up […]

Should you avoid potatoes?

Should you avoid potatoes? In short, the answer is no, potatoes can be an extremely nutritious and portion controlled source of carbohydrate. While various types of potato may have a relatively high glycaemic index, a potato roasted in its jacket contains less than 20g of total carbohydrate, less than 100 calories and almost 3 grams […]