27th October 2016

The Truth About Almond Milk

I recently worked on a recipe book that included a homemade almond milk recipe.  I decided to try it out and was shocked at how much of the almonds I actually wasted, as most were left over as dried up meal.  Thinking that shop-bought almond milks must be able to ensure that more of the nutritious almonds make their way into the final product, I took out my calculator and looked at some labels.  Prepare to be shocked at the results!   Making almond milk is pretty easy, if a little messy and time consuming.  You take some almonds (100g in this case) and soak them in water overnight.  You then stick them in a blender with some water (400ml) […]
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 […]