Author: Louise Robertson

Quick Wrap Pizza

This quick wrap pizza is so easy and quick to make! Using a wrap as the base instead of a regular pizza base reduces the calories of your pizza. You can choose what toppings you want to add, which means if you follow a special diet you can swap the ingredients around so that if works for you. See below for ideas. Diet Swaps High fibre: try a wholemeal wrap Gluten-free: swap the wrap for a gluten-free one Dairy-free: swap the cheese for a suitable alternative dairy-free cheese Low protein: (for medical conditions such as PKU, HCU, MSUD, TYR) swap the wrap...

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Christmas Foodie Gift Guide

With less than a month until Christmas, have you done your Christmas shopping? If you are anything like me, then you might still have a list of people to buy for. If you are running short of ideas, then I have a Christmas Foodie Gift Guide to get you started. These gifts could be for a food-loving friend or family member who has everything already! I reached out to companies and asked them to provide me with Christmas foodie gift ideas. I chose the gifts that I thought were great Christmas foodie present ideas. In return for them appearing in...

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How many calories do you consume when drinking alcohol?

It’s coming up to that party time of year where people may overindulge in an alcoholic drink or two… Keeping your alcohol consumption in check is important for health, short term and long term. In the short term too much alcohol can affect the quality of your sleep, it irritates your digestive system, can increase your blood pressure, not to mention lost days due to hangovers! Excessive drinking in the long term puts you at risk of developing diseases such as cancer, pancreatitis, liver disease and heart disease. Sarah has written about her thoughts on giving up alcohol for a...

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Review: The Carb Spoon

We often hear people say that carbs are fattening, but the reality is that it is the amount we eat not the type of food which makes us put on weight! Wholegrain, high fibre carbohydrate foods are linked to a decreased risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and certain cancers so they are important to include in our diet. So the key is the portion size. It is very easy to overeat carbohydrate foods, so weight management dietitian Lisa has invented ‘The Carb Spoon’, a measuring spoon to measure out the perfect amount of carbs to cook and eat. I...

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Cracking news; Runny Eggs are now safe in the UK

Last week the food standards agency in the UK announced that its advice on eating eggs is changing. In the past, it was recommended that people who are at high risk of infections or food poisoning, cook and eat their eggs hard boiled. These people included children, pregnant women and the elderly. This was because eggs might have contained salmonella bacteria which can cause serious illness. Latest egg advice The advice has been revised based on the latest scientific evidence. If the eggs are produced in the U.K. and carry the Lion mark, then the food standards agency are...

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Nutrition, diet and the life of a dietitian. No fad diets, potions or pills, promoting evidence-based dietary advice.

We are UK registered dietitians who have a similar enthusiasm for all things dietetic and ensuring the right nutritional messages are getting out there. Dietitians are registered with the Health Care Professions Council and must adhere to a code of conduct, ensuring we give evidence-based nutritional advice.

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