13th October 2016

Help! I’m getting married next year!

Congratulations on getting engaged!  Your wedding is about a year away and you’re probably thinking about venues, caterers and possibly even the dress.  Why is nutrition important this far out?   The most important thing to remember for any bride or groom is to look like yourself!  Your partner is marrying you for everything that you are right now, so don’t set unrealistic expectations for how you want to look on the big day.  The more confident you feel, the better and more relaxed you will look and confidence can come at any dress size.   The best way to radiate glowing health on your big day is with a healthy diet and no amount of expensive facials and treatments […]
7th October 2016

A Nutritionist’s Wedding

A bit of a self-indulgent blog this time, as I’ve just received my wedding pictures and I thought it would be a bit of fun to recount how I put an unusual nutritional twist on my wedding!   The wedding theme I’m a big tea lover and my now husband used to leave my favourite cup by the kettle with a teabag every day before he left early for work.  One morning I came down to discover he’d spelt out “Marry Me” in teabags, so the tea theme was born!   Tea is pretty good for you but as a nutritionist who didn’t want a traditional wedding, I wanted a quirky (and thrifty) twist to the day.  Anyone who knows […]
5th October 2016

Courgette, carrot and feta fritters with mint

I recently went to Kefalonia for my honeymoon and we ate these delicious fritters with our meal one evening, so I decided to give them a go when we got home.  Vegetable fritters are versatile and a great way to get your 5 a day but the addition of feta and mint gave a real taste zing which makes them fantastic for dinner parties (use the leftover mint for caipirinhas!)   Makes about 8 fritters   You’ll need 1 large courgette, grated 2 carrots, peeled and grated A handful of shredded fresh mint leaves Black pepper 1 egg, beaten 8 slices of feta cheese, about 2cm square and 0.5cm thick 1tbsp rapeseed oil   How to Mix together the courgette, […]
31st August 2016

Back to school lunchbox tips

You’ve braved the shoe shop and the school uniform fittings.  Summer is on its way out and the kids are contemplating lessons again.  For parents of children who take lunchboxes to school, there’s a constant balancing act between what is healthy and what kids will eat.  Read on for tips on creating healthy and delicious lunchboxes all the family can enjoy.   The trick is to offer children lots of variety of foods rather than a variation on the sandwich each day.  Variety not only ensures children get a range of nutrients, it also helps avoid lunchbox boredom.  It needn’t be hard work.  For example, if you’re having pasta one night, make up a bit extra and create a pasta […]