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Ever wondered what dietitians do and how they qualify?

Registered Dietitians are food and nutrition experts who have met the following criteria to earn the RD (registered dietitian) credential: Completed a minimum of a four year bachelor’s degree at nationally/ internationally accredited university The four year degree may include the following subjects and majors Physiology Nutrition sciences (biochemistry) Clinical Nutrition Community Nutrition Food Service Management Research…

Chill out – it’s just Easter!

Easter time is a time where we get to chill out a little. For most it is the first time we get a little down time after the beginning of the year madness. As we tend to be a little more relaxed… things can get out of hand.. Here are my top three tips to…


Juicing has recently become very popular. Do you juice for health reasons (i.e. adding more nutrients to your daily intake) or are your trying a detox juicing diet for weight loss? Juicing diets which are low in calories and often used for detox and weight loss can be harmful and an unsustainable way of loosing…

Importance of Nourishing Foods

Choosing to eat healthy and nourishing foods for your body is the best gift you can give yourself in terms of health and longevity! As Jim Rohn said: ‘Take care of your body. It is the only place you have to live in.

Workplace Lunch box

Workplace lunch boxes make a difference. Most foods on offer at vending machines, office trolleys, canteens and ‘tuck shops’ are high in saturated (bad fats), total fat, sodium (salt) and/ or sugar. They are also devoid of fiber, vitamins and minerals.

Nutrition in the Workplace

National Nutrition Week took place from 9 to 15 October 2015. The theme was ‘Healthy Eating in the Workplace”.

Healthy eating on campus

Do do you have what it takes to be a top-class student? Healthy eating on campus can be such a mission as healthier options are often hard to come by. This may leave you wondering, is it really worth the effort? Every year from the 9-15th of October, South Africans celebrate National Nutrition Week (NNW).

Quick, easy healthy snacks

In this blog post I am going to share some of my quick, easy and healthy snack options. But first… Why snack between meals?

Roasted Chickpeas for Super Salads

For Super Salads and much more… As mentioned in my super salads blog post, salads are great – but at a stage they can become BORING.. instead of reverting to poorer choices… rather make them more interesting..Salads should be more than just BUNNY food.. add some goodness to your next salad.

Healthy Cabbage salad recipes

Ditch the lettuce and rather give your body some well deserved micronutrients which could come from replacing the lettuce in your salad to cabbage!

Food plating

Food plating, is it the “be-all-and-end-all” of a healthy diet? Did you know that plating your food correctly can be the key to living a healthy life? Food plating is not only how the food looks on your plate but also about the type and amount of food that goes onto your plate.

Heart Awareness Month

Heart Awareness Month is celebrated annually in September, this month is dedicated to raising awareness about cardiovascular disease in South Africa.

Breastfeeding and Work Laws

Let’s Make it Work Breastfeeding and Work Let’s Make it Work is this year’s breastfeeding week theme AND what a fantastic theme it is because it really addresses one of the challenges and fears that many mother face – what happens when I have to go back to work?

World Breastfeeding Week 2015

World Breastfeeding week takes place annually from 1 August – 7 August and is celebrated by breastfeeding mothers and health professionals all over the world!

Fatigue and Iron Deficiency Anaemia

One of the most common symptoms which people often seek medical care for is fatigue. Fatigue is a non-specific symptom which can be caused by many medical conditions, lifestyle related factors and behaviours or even dietary practices (vegetarianism/ vegan).


Trust a dietitian to recommend bright red, yellow, green, purple and orange vegetables! All the colours of the rainbow! From crispy carrots to plump eggplants and ripe tomatoes. One can hardly ever go wrong!

Dietitians Week 2015

Trust a dietitian – it is dietitian’s week!

Vitamin D and Health: Article for Dial Direct

Vitamin D and Health… the sunshine elixir and health game changer!

Potato Salad Recipe

Why not try out this healthier version of potato salad. Scared of carbohydrates? Seek a registered dietitians advice on recipes, healthier carbohydrate sources and portion size. Click here to find a dietitian in your area.

Women’s Health Magazine Food Synergy Article

Food Synergy Are you tired of the same old combinations? Looking for some great ideas? Ideas that not only tickle the taste buds but are packed with goodness. An exciting area of nutrition research – ‘food synergy‘ – may be an option worth considering. The term ‘food synergy’ implies that some foods containing various food…


Do you exercise? How often to you put those running shoes on? Or do you prefer a sport that is a little different?

Healthy Eating Routine

Have you been able to get into the healthy eating routine… Here are four steps to get you going…

Beetroot Soup

Soup, the comfort food of winter! Here is a fantastic recipe for beetroot soup. Packed with goodness, flavour and it is super delicious.

Healthy Cottage Pie

Who doesn’t enjoy a good old traditional Cottage Pie. Make most meals during the week nutritious and packed with goodness! This recipe is great as it is a good source of fiber (added lentils) and it uses leaner forms of protein and canola oil as a source of healthy fats.

Vitamin D

Winter is slowly approaching… Most of us have already said goodbye to summer by bringing down the winter clothing and boots from the top of the cupboard (not to mention the rain jackets/ wind breakers and umbrella’s that were a necessity about two weeks ago!). But now the SUN has appeared again and it looks…

Super Salads

Super salads, how to make salads more interesting? Salads are great – but at a stage they can become BORING.. instead of reverting to poorer choices… rather make them more interesting..Salads should be more than just BUNNY food.. add some goodness to your next salad.

Autumn Recipe

Hake Chowder Recipe for a Chilly Autumn Evening!

Meatless Monday

Butternut, Lentil & Parmesan  Lasagne This is a great Meatless Monday idea! Another adapted recipe from Eating for Sustained Energy – this one was more adapted than most as I wanted to use up some of the ingredients left over in my cupboard…

Healthy Rusks

Rusks can be a great way to get your day going. However, commercial rusks often are very high in the unhealthy fats (palm kernel oil or hydrogenated fat) as well as high in sugar. Therefore, it may be worth you while making your own rusks as they would be a far healthier alternative.

Sweet Potato

The sweet potato is a very versatile vegetable. It can be added to recipes like this one to sweeten the dish but it can also be enjoyed steamed, baked or on the braai.

Recipe books

For those of you who follow my blog, I think you must all know by now that I LOVE the eating for sustained energy book series. Most of the recipes that I use are adapted from their recipes as well as from another one of my favourites, Jamie Oliver’s 15 and 30 minute meals.

Healthy eating tips for easter

It can be difficult to eat healthy during Easter time. So many temptations and soon your weight loss goals may not seem as important to you.. BUT we all know what happens next. You give in, have that chocolate egg and instantly you feel guilty about it. This is a vicious cycle that can go…

Grilled Moroccan Chicken

Without a doubt, this is one of my favourite recipes. Why you ask? Well, because it has so many uses 🙂

Mushroom and Lentil Stew

Do you follow the Meatless Monday initiative? If not, don’t be skeptical – I am not transforming you into vegetarians or bunnies but rather appealing to you to try have one meatless meal a week, it doesn’t even have to be a Monday!

Grilled Sardines Recipe for an Omega-3 BOOST

Omega-3’s are important for good health, especially heart health, eye site and brain functioning. Research has shown that the consumption of fatty fish is beneficial to health and that we need to try ensure that we get in at least 90-120 g of fatty fish at least two times a week!

Aubergine Spread

Who needs butter or margarine when you have this AWESOME RECIPE for Aubergine Spread… So delicious and great way to get in your vegetable quota! 

How to cook with barley

Barely must be one of the MOST UNDERUTILIZED grains that you get. Most people just chuck it into a soup but here is a great recipe which allows you to make fantastic salads using barley as a source of HEALTHY CARBS and GREAT SOURCE of FIBER!

Healthy Spaghetti Bolognese

Adapted from the Eating for Sustained Energy Book Series Serves 4

Does the blood group diet work for weight loss

The simple answer to this question is NO – there is no physiological basis in which the blood group diet works. REMEMBER that by reducing your calories by cutting out any food group = ENERGY RESTRICTION and any form of ENERGY RESTRICTION = WEIGHT LOSS IS PROMOTED.

Nutrition during Pregnancy

Are you really eating for two when you are pregnant? In the first trimester In the first trimester you actually don’t need to eat any more than you usually do. In other words, your energy requirements are the same.

Can your body be too acidic?

Can your body be too acidic? Can what you eat make a difference?   Life on earth is dependent on the appropriate pH levels. In the human body this is tightly controlled by homeostasis (a balance in the body that keeps blood levels normal or very close to normal).