What’s Eating you Nutrition Blog

Healthier Pasta

Using lightly steamed courgetti or squashetti or pea / lentil pasta: • Homemade pesto – whizz up basil, parsley and coriander with olive oil, water, pine nuts or walnuts, parmesan - with asparagus and peas or soya beans • Salsa –tomatoes, olives, coriander / basil /...

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Watermelon Agua Fresca Recipe

Serves: 8 INGREDIENTS: • 4 cups watermelon, cut into pieces – pick out as many seeds as possible • ½ cup water • ½ tablespoon raw honey • ½ tablespoon fresh lime juice • ½ cup sparkling water DIRECTIONS: 1. Blend watermelon, water, honey and lime juice in a blender...

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Help For Hayfever

Hayfever sufferers may already be experiencing itchy eyes, sneezing and runny nose that often increases as we move into summer and pollen levels rise. Anti-histamines work for some people, but if you want a natural alternative try local honey. High levels of Vitamin C...

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Constipation Advice

Ideally we need to move our bowels every day without straining. Your stool should resemble a smooth sausage. If you are only going a few times a week, or producing hard pellets or are having to strain then you are constipated. The main causes of constipation are : 1....

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April Is IBS Month

IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a very common condition characterised by abdominal pain and cramping, bloating, irregular or loose stools, sometimes with urgency. IBS is the reason I became a Nutritionist as I suffered with this considerably during my 20’s....

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A gluten-free diet – healthier or not?

Many people do report feeling better when they switch to a gluten-free diet and there is no question that eating gluten-free is definitely a healthier option for some people. However, swapping an ‘unhealthy’ wheat-filled diet for an ‘unhealthy’ gluten-free diet will...

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Raw homemade chocolate for Easter

Makes 16 50g of cacao powder 65g of cacao butter, chopped or grated 2 capfuls (10ml) of orange extract 2 tbsp of raw agave nectar Method 1. Place a clean bowl over a saucepan of hot water (bain marie). Ensure the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water and no...

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Sweet Potato Toast – the healthy quick snakc

Slice a sweet potato lengthways 1/4 inch thick, prick several times with a fork and microwave for 20-30 second.  Then toast on high  for the maximum time • 1 dsp Pesto, ½ avocado and grated carrot • 1 dessert spoon Humus, sprinkle pumpkin seeds • Tuna with mayo and...

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