With so many sugar alternatives out there, it can be confusing to know what the best low carb sweeteners are. Some natural sweeteners may seem like healthy options, like dates, agave syrup, honey and maple syrup, but they’re just another form of pure sugar. So, when you’re cutting down on carbs, what do you replace sugar with when… View Article
The Mediterranean Diet reflects the dietary choices and patterns of the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. The fundamentals of this diet are very similar to the Australian Dietary Guidelines, however has a few differences and these are based on greater intakes of olive oil, nuts, fish and red wine, while using traditional cooking styles which… View Article
Between net carbs and total carbs, insoluble and soluble fibre, sugars and sugar alcohols, getting your macros right on a low carb diet can seem complicated.  When it comes to carbs, there’s sometimes confusion between net carbs and total carbs and whether to include fibre in the carb content. The difference between net carbs and… View Article
Sometimes you’re just craving some potatoes, noodles, pasta, garlic bread or rice – we get it!! It happens to all of us! Here’s my top 20 list of my favourite low carb substitutes that are great to have on hand and are really are just as good as the real thing, plus they’re a lot healthier… View Article
When it comes to weight loss, we often think about what we are not going to eat – what foods we might need to say good bye to and how many calories we are going to restrict. How does this process of restriction serve your mental health, and is it effective? The key to successful weight… View Article
We use lupin as a key ingredient in all our products – so if you’ve been eating our pancakes, muffins, bread, pizza bases, cookies, carrot cake and banana bread, you’ve already had a taste of lupin. We’ve also used kibbled lupin in our P300 Protein Rice. But, what is lupin, exactly? Lupin is a little legume… View Article
These days it is rare to find two dietitians, nutritionists or food fanatics who agree on the same thing – particularly when it comes to what to eat for optimising health. Social media has fostered an eruption of contradicting messages leaving the public (and many health professionals) confused and frustrated. However, there are some foods that… View Article
A common criticism of low-carbohydrate diets is that they fall short when it comes to micronutrients, such as low carb diets and fibre needs. As a dietitian, and a firm believer of the many potential benefits of a low-carb lifestyle, I have questioned this. How can a diet that promotes the intake of non-starch vegetables,… View Article
Who remembers having a slice of mum or grandma’s homemade carrot cake with thick cream cheese icing? Carrot cake has been an all-time favourite for decades and we love it – but even though it has carrots and walnuts, traditional carrot cake is pretty high in carbs, with sugar and wheat flour as the base. We… View Article
When I started writing this, I didn’t know where to start because there is SO MUCH evidence these days showing that fats really aren’t as bad as we once thought. Fats are essential to life The thing is, we actually need fats. When we eat fats, they break down to fatty acids which support cell… View Article
Eggs are commonly used in most baking recipes. However, what do we do if we can’t eat them, don’t like them, or make the choice not include them in our diet? How can you still enjoy the joys of baking cakes, cookies, pancakes, pizzas, etc.? There are many egg replacers around. To name a few…… View Article
Iron is important in any diet – and you probably know this, but may not know why. I feel like so many people are iron deficient (purely based on the fact that a number of friends have recently been diagnosed with this!) but there are ways in which we can help this. If your on… View Article
Whether you’re a newbie to the Plant Based diet, or someone who has been on a Plant Based diet for a while, it’s always nice to have some new go-to Plant Based recipes. I am a huge vegetable lover and enjoy eating meals packed full of vegetables and wholefood ingredients. Here are my top 10… View Article