20th October 2016

Is your office cake culture taking the biscuit?

With a birthday, engagement, wedding, promotion or a return from holiday being virtually a weekly occurrence across the country’s offices, is our traditional way of celebrating, with sweet treats, harming our health?   I visit many offices as part of my work as a freelance nutrition consultant and while many provide fruit bowls, virtually all of them have a ready supply of cakes, biscuits or sweets, often on several days of the week because there has been a reason for someone to bring them in.  When running health workshops, many employees tell me that while they know it’s bad for them, when unhealthy snacks are sitting next to the fruit bowl in the office, they find it almost impossible to […]
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, […]