Eating for your gut bacteria is all about variety

Lunch yesterday – blue cheese, pomegranate, olive & balsamic tomato salad turns out to be a great combo! Since reading the research into feeding your gut bacteria I’ve been making an extra effort to include more variety of plant based components into my week. The salad we’re growing in the

Beta-glucans benefit heart health

Carrot & pineapple porridge to kick a wet summers morning into action. Recipe devised, prepped, cooked (can be done the evening before) & photographed in collaboration 🤣 In my ‘day job’ I’m privileged enough to work with families who have a genetic predisposition to raised levels of fat in the

Can they really grate now?!

Getting involved with meal prep. B&W have just turned 3 and love getting involved with the cooking, serving and niceties of mealtimes. Today they wanted to grate their own cheese. To be honest I didn’t think they’d manage it but after a quick prep talk about being careful not to

AHPs Day..!

AHPs Day (a day to celebrate and appreciate our allied health professionals) was yesterday and is the main reason that I’ve not been in here much! Back in April I tweeted the Chief AHP Officer for NHS England to see if there was such a thing to which she replied

Banana glut? Try making dried banana.

Bananas all about to go over together? Try making dried banana: Slice bananas and dry / dehydrate at 65’C for 6-7 hours. As dried fruit is relatively high in sugar and can get stuck in teeth it’s recommend that these as with all dried fruit are eaten at a meal

#AHPsActive challenge kicked off

Dietitians are part of the Allied Health Professions (AHPs) which make up the third largest workforce in the NHS. Today is Day 1 of the WeCommunities activity challenge and my contribution this morning is 2km in the pool. I’m inspired to swim further than usual by my friend who is

Mackerel pate

The mackerel are in! Now making all things mackerel 😂 here’s my mackerel pate wrap. Sliced gherkins, lettuce, rocket, raspberries and a drizzle of Caesar dressing to accompany my mackerel pate and it was yummy! To make the pate whizz together a mackerel fillet with some cream cheese (approx 2:1

Playing squash…

Yummy, I’m like daddy. I like squash too with Uncle Tom.’ I wonder what they think daddy does when he goes to play squash with Tom..?! 😂 either way I’m pleased that it’s got them eating squash again! This one was simply roasted whole and has been enjoyed as a

I’m going ‘on diet’ tomorrow #PKU #DietitiansWeek

As part of #dietetiansweek I’m going‘on diet’ tomorrow. I’ll be follow a low protein diet that we prescribe for #PKU This doesn’t just mean no meat, fish, eggs, milk, cheese, pulses, soya, nuts or seeds (the more obvious sources) but also no grains and a restriction on fruit&veg. Just finished

Celebrate our differences

Some of us are born with a little extra. #worlddownsyndromeday Let’s embrace and celebrate our difference as they make the world a richer more fulfilling place. This evening my girls chose Elmer for their bedtime story which felt so appropriate. Smile, make others smile and don’t be afraid to show

Potato love

Love is in the air! Hope you all had a great Valentine’s Day. This potato reminded me of the unwarranted bad press that the poor old potato gets. We love potatoes in our house. Some of our favourite ways to eat them are boiled, mashed, chopped into stews and moussaka,

Celebrating the small wins can make all the difference

Celebrating the small wins – I made it into this jar of pickled gerkins. I was on the verge of giving in to the mega tight seal but then my desire for a pickle drive me on!! On a more serious note though it’s so important to recognise the small

The perfect airway blocker….

The perfect airway blocker…. if the grape (food eg small fruit or vegetable such as cherry tomatoes, or slice of sausage) is in anyway circular quarter it! Ive just been reading a story of another near miss. Unfortunately I know cases where it’s been fatal 😢 #choking #chokinghazzard #grapes #cherrytomatoes

My stoma gave me a new determination to succeed: Michelle’s gold

I’m so proud of Michelle and really want you to hear her story. Michelle is a talented Dietitian, Gold medallist triathlete and all round lovely person. Her zest for like is an inspiration to me. When faced with any adversity, but particularly medical diagnoses (in Michelle’s case this was having

Endorsed by a celebrity… and more

Happy New Year everyone. I hope you’ve had a great day with family and friends. It’s the time of year when everyone feels they must make a change. If you don’t mind I’ve a few suggestions: 1. Just because it’s endorsed by a celebrity it doesn’t mean it works (or

Twixmas leftovers

What have you been doing to use up your leftovers? Today we’ve had quesadillas, gherkins, low salt and sugar beans and toasted pittas jam packed full of roasted veggies and lemon-mushroom stuffing with a sprinkle of cheese and a scrape of pesto. #leftovers #twixmas #balancedmeal #familyfood #toddlerfood #doubleyummy #stuffing #dietitian

Eggcellent, a triple yolker!

Triple yolker! This is a flash back to 4 years ago when we had this giant egg. We wanted to see if it was a double yolker so shone a light on it to get this pic. When we cracked it open it turned out to have 3 yolks! What

Giant couscous risotto for tea and not a spoonful left from anyone! 

Simpler (much less stiring!) and cheaper than using risotto rice I’ll definitely be making this a regular one 😍  Ingredients (served 3 adults and two toddlers): Onion, medium sized and diced (I used frozen) Rapeseed (vegetable) oil, 1-2 tsp Garlic, 1 clove finely chopped Giant couscous, 150g Low salt stock,

Gratefully receiving my award for Paediatric Nutrition Professional of the Year 2017 at Chandos House. A really lovely day meeting some amazing people. Thank you @cnmagazines  #cnmagazines #recognition #awards #paediatricdietitian #babyfood #familyfood #weaning #balancedlife #doubleyummy #registereddietitian #nutritionexpert #nutritionist #workinghard #workingmum #enjoyingthegoodtimes

eHealth: what little things can we change to improve services?

Meet Pepper. Here I am with a couple of brilliant Dietitians that I’m fortunate enough to work with. This was at the EPIC eHealth event last week. The idea is that is togetger we can find ways to make lots of little efficiencies in health care here in Cornwall it’ll

Surf and turf 😂

The girls (almost 2yrs) are so into playing with their kitchen and food.  This is what I was served evening! Meanwhile her sister got me a peppermint tea 💖 They often cook at their kitchen whilst I get the food ready. They also help me with little bits (which they

I won..! Thank you x

“I am honoured and thrilled to have won this award (Paediatric Nutrition Professional of the Year 2017). I am lucky enough to work with a fab passionate and innovative team in Cornwall and feel privileged to volunteer with and learn from such a great Dietitians in the BDA’s Obesity Specialist

Pretty muddy induction!

Pretty Muddy 5k in the rain this morning. Really proud of our team for raising over £1500 and counting for cancer research. Looking forward to working with such a fun bunch (new job starts this week so this was my induction!) 💦💦 #prettymuddy #dirtydietitians #cancerresearch #balancedlife #doubleyummy #cornwall #stithians #dietitian

Pimms o’clock!

One for the mums and dads 😍 good use of the lolly mounds! #pimms #pimmsoclock #notforchildren #doubleyummy #everythinginmoderation #bankholiday #summer #lovecornwall #cornishlife #cornwall #icelollies

Early (?) hedgerow snacks

Are blackberries out earlier than usual this year? This is a pic from last weekend i.e. July… #blackberries #hedgerow #snack #early #seasonal #doubleyummy #dietitian #localfood #eatinseason #cornwall #lovecornwall #cornishlife 

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