Are you a picky eater?

Picky eating in children is common – after all, it can take years to develop a sophisticated palate. But it is increasingly acknowledged that many adults have difficulty with a variety of exotic and not-so-exotic foods – like vegetables. Susanna Nelson looks at how picky eaters can stay healthy We can all name foods we’re […]
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Char grilled salmon with asparagus and avocado salsa

Get 100 per cent of your daily omega-3 needs with this delicious and low-fat salmon recipe. INGREDIENTS 2 (about 150g each) skinless salmon fillets 1 bunch asparagus, woody ends trimmed 1/2 avocado, stone removed, peeled, finely choppe 2 tomatoes, halved, finely chopped ½ lemon, juice 1 tbsp olive oil 3 sprigs parsley, chopped METHOD Cook […]
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Chai chia breakfast pudding

This energy-boosting chia breakfast cereal is the perfect way to kick-start your day. What you’ll need (serves 4) 1/4 teaspoon Celtic sea salt 40 g (1/4 cup) hazelnuts 120 g (3/4 cup) raw cashews 1/2 tsp alcohol-free vanilla extract 6 drops stevia liquid, or 2 tbsp sweetener of your choice (such as xylitol or rice […]
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How your work day diet is affecting your health

Weekends have earned a bad reputation for throwing you off track but before you blame it on a Saturday night outing, check your work day for hidden traps. It’s 3pm and you’re in a familiar standoff with the foyer vending machine. While dietitians promote regular snacking to avert overeating and buoy metabolism, many snacks have […]
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7 diet tips for fitness fanatics

Even a great exercise program will have limited effects unless it’s supported by a good diet. Here are 7 diet tips to help you boost your fitness. 1. Eat a high-protein breakfast After a morning workout, protein assists with muscle rebuilding and recovery and helps to keep hunger at bay throughout the day, making to […]
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Vegie and lentil hot pot

This dish is packed full of spices, reducing the amount of fat required for flavour. Ingredients (serves 4) 1 medium brown onion, finely chopped 2 tsp Moroccan seasoning 1 cinnamon stick 3cm piece fresh ginger, grated 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 medium carrot, halved, thickly sliced ¼ butternut pumpkin, peeled, cut into 3cm cubes 1 […]
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Skinny hot chocolate recipe

Can’t resist the pull of hot chocolate this winter? Nutritionist Jessica Svetkoff has a delicious low-fat hot chocolate recipe that won’t weigh you down! Ingredients (serves 1) •    250ml soy milk •    1 tbsp raw cocoa powder •    1/2 a ripe banana Method Blend milk, cocoa powder and banana. Pour into mug or jug and […]
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Grilled salmon with celeriac mash and watercress salad

Eat to excel with this healthy recipe from fitness entrepreneur Lorna Jane Clarkson. Ingredients (serves 2) Salmon 2 salmon fillets 2 tsp coconut oil salt and pepper Method In a plastic bag place all ingredients and shake to coat the salmon. On a medium-high grill plate, place salmon, skin side down (if applicable). Let cook […]
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What to eat after training

The aim of post-workout nutrition is to promote recovery between training sessions and optimise training results. Your post-run nosh should: 1. Refuel the muscle and liver glycogen (carbohydrate) stores The main dietary factor in post-workout refuelling is the amount of carbohydrate consumed. The amount you require will depend on the fuel cost of the workout […]
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Strawberry and black pepper granita

A delicious dessert to keep you cool on hot summer days. Ingredients (serves 4) ½–1 tsp coarsely ground black pepper 150g granulated sugar 600ml water 1 lemon 350g fresh strawberries Strong or sharp flavours work best with the large icy crystals of the granita. Method Put the pepper, sugar and water in a heavy-based saucepan […]
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