How to Make Blueberry Jam Without Sugar

no added sugar jam

This week I wrote a blog post which you can find here at Kale and Co. about the smart little seed known as chia. I, along with so many others around the world, have loved the amazing healthy properties of chia seed for a while now and take every opportunity to sprinkle it; on my porridge, in … [Read more...]

How to Break the Snooze Habit

Snooze Button

This morning I woke up to the sound of raindrops not so gently tapping on my bedroom window, just moments before my alarm started blaring in my ear. That alarm is the obvious sign that I need to get up and at ‘em and meet my buddies for a run. But you know what, the rain, cold and pitch black … [Read more...]

Get Packed – how to organise your healthy lunch

Lunch leftovers

Regardless of how old you are, it only takes a moment to remember what it was like to go through the routine of getting ready for school. A big part of that process was packing your lunchbox because if you accidently forgot that (which I did on occasion) then your day was definitely below par. As a … [Read more...]

Life expectancy vs. healthy life expectancy. Can you close the gap?

Healthy Life Expectancy

Last week along with three other Australian nutrition professionals and delegates from a number of Asian countries, I was lucky enough to be invited by Yakult Australia to go to Japan and visit their manufacturing plant, research institute and listen to the latest research on the role of probiotics … [Read more...]

Your Health and Weight Story – what are you telling yourself?

What story are you telling yourself?

Have you ever had one of those moments when something you have been pretending is so fine is actually not? And until someone calls you on it, you were quite happy to continue to sail along the sea of denial? I had one of those moments this week when my beautiful dog Lulu, unfortunately pulled one … [Read more...]

How to make an easy Ancient Grain Salad

ancient grain salad

I do love the discovery of a good salad and this one is a beauty! Full of lovely colour, fibre, protein and Vitamin C and the perfect lunch or side for dinner. Ancient Grain Salad with Pomegranate You’ll need: 1 Cup freekah (green cracked wheat, pronounced freak-ah) ½ cup puy lentils/French … [Read more...]

Food Revolution Day

Food Revolution Day

In eleven days time, Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution Day 2015 will kick off all over the world. It is a cause close to my heart because I am a proud Ambassador for Food Revolution Day and I am a parent to three young kids. With their mum being a Dietitian, our kids have grown up learning how to make … [Read more...]

Calorie Burn: Could Your Exercise Equipment be Telling you Lies?

calorie burn

My gym has recently installed a vast array of shiny new treadmills, stationery cycles and elliptical, all with impressive screen displays and access to a wealth of information about your workout. So much information is available on the exercise equipment that it often takes me more time to work … [Read more...]

Mood food

grumpy fish

When someone in my house is in the grip of a bad mood moment, we nominate them as the ‘Grumpy Fish, so-called after a much-loved children’s book, Hooray for Fish by Lucy Cousins. It’s almost impossible to keep up a bad mood with that tag following you. Jokes aside, good mood vs. bad mood is a … [Read more...]

Orange, Chocolate and Sweat – Three Tops Tips to Fuel your Football Game

Chocolate and Oranges - how they can change your game

I so love the start of the footy season. The anticipation of a new beginning and a clean slate, the sound of the siren cutting through the slight crispness in the air and the whack of a boot connecting with the ball. This past Easter weekend has marked season kick-off for Australian Rules … [Read more...]