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This nutritional therapist’s favourite recipes

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As a nutritional therapist who is passionate about food and cooking I am often asked for my favourite nutritious and not-so-nutritious recipes. Well here are a few I couldn’t live without…!  They each offer a lot in the way of nutrition as well as taste and don’t worry many of them are do-able on under 30 minutes (at least the …

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15 ways to eat more oily fish (& what is an oily fish anyway?)

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So after discussing how to get more oily fish into our diets with clients and most recently just this morning with my friends, it is apparent that many people really struggle with this.  Fish and nutrition have a close relationship… A large body of evidence points to eating oily fish two to three times a week to help lower blood pressure …

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What does a nutritional therapist eat?

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  So if you’ve ever been curious and wondered what a nutritional therapist actually eats and drinks – then now is your chance to find out what makes it into my shopping trolley … Food: cruciferous vegetables (of course!) One of my favourite examples: Bok Choi – I love this totally tasty, easy to use vegetable – I chop and …

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Is your child a fussy eater? Top 5 ways to improve your child’s diet

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Fussy Eaters…. OK, so even children that are typically pretty good eaters have their ‘off days’ when they will only eat meals made entirely from bread sticks and eschew anything resembling protein or vegetables… whereas other children are just fussy with food, and particular textures, smells and flavours from the off. Encouraging your children to eat healthily is one of …

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Dairy-free, low GL chocolate mousse

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If you’re looking for a tasty new pudding that’s easy-ish on the waistline, but doesn’t feel or look like it… but is also ‘good enough’ to serve to dinner guests, then look no further… My weight-loss clients often seem to be happier to embrace the wholefoods options of savoury meals  and are often more cautious – some are plain embarrassed …

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Kids pudding recipe: dairy-free fruit yoghurts / smoothies

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If you’re always trying to get some extra nutrients into your children’s diets then this easy, fruity and nutritious pudding will be a great addition to after school meals. Ingredients: (Makes 4 portions) 8 (pref organic)* strawberries 1 kiwi Handful of blueberries 1 plum 1 flat dessertspoon of Lucy Bee Coconut oil (optional) 40g of buckwheat flakes & 50g of porridge oats 1 tbsp …

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Dodd’s nutritious anti-inflammatory kale butter

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Anti-inflammatory kale butter on rye with boiled eggs… Ok, so this kale butter started off as multi-tasking lunch and dinner… I was making some kale filling for stuffed peppers for dinner at the same time as making myself boiled eggs on rye for lunch… and ended up in the not-at-all famous but definitely delicious Dodd’s Kale Butter … Recipe: Makes …

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Vegan wheat free cake recipe

Wheat, dairy, egg & soy free cake recipe

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Okay, I’ve had lots of people ask me for vegan chocolate cake recipes for their wheat-free, dairy free, egg free & soy free family members. I’ve included variations for vanilla and banana cake, below. So this is my favourite recipe… It’s yummy, moist very importantly tastes similar to ‘normal’ cake. And it’s very easy. WHEAT, DAIRY, EGG & SOY FREE …

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My new favourite chef – moving on from bangers & mash

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Well after a spell of maternity leave, I’m back to seeing nutrition clients in Hitchin, and I’m very excited to see a new chef with some gorgeous recipes. If you haven’t seen Tom Kerridge on BBC 1 on Monday nights, tune in for some cooking inspiration. His programme is called Proper Pub Food… but its better than most pub food …

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Recipes to support the menopause

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Really enjoyed the talk at the Letchworth WiRE group this week; it was lovely to meet some new faces, and to discuss your own strategies for a healthy menopause. Recipes … Following on from my talk then, I have posted the links to some phyto-oestrogen friendly recipes for those seeking to incorporate some of the plant oestrogen foods into their diet, as …

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