Cheats moussaka in the making

An old favourite in the making, packed full of veggies & full of flavour. Today’s protein & fibre boost comes from chickpeas. #lovepulses Lamb can be expensive but it’s delicious so my advice is to bulk it out with veggies so that it’s cheaper per serving yet retains all of

Chefs perks

Pizzas tonight. The girls (now 3) loved chopping their toppings. Some got eaten on the way #chefsperks which is fantastic as one them had gone off avocado until chopping it for herself. We chopped as the pizza dough rose. They loved helping to mix the ingredients (250g string bread four

Pizza dough

Dough rolled our on semolina flour (if I’d have found it earlier then I’d have substituted 1/5 of the four for semolina flour). Semolina give a much crispier texture. Dough about to go in very hot oven (240’C) until starting to crisp. We’ll then top with tomato purée (herbs for

Struggling to get your little ones to try new foods?

Pick up some veggie plants and get your children to help plant and look after them. You don’t need to have lots of space. Cherry tomatoes as a windowsill plant, strawberries in a pot or courgette in a grow bag all work well for small spaces. Maybe even start smaller

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

Ready for cooking

Fire Warden training. I’m now ready for cooking again 😂 Having put out the waste bin fire the fire officer commended my thorough job saying that by doing it so well he couldn’t illustrate how easy it was to think you’d done it and then it reignite! #thorough #workingmum #whatdietitiansdo

Boost your iron absorption by up to 50%…

  Iron deficiency is the leading nutritional deficiency worldwide. In the U.K. 8% of women and 3% of men are thought to have iron deficiency anaemia which is when your iron stores are clinically low and can be the cause of many symptoms including tiredness, dizziness, brittle or grooved nails,

Do fruit pastilles count as a portion of fruit?

11% of 11-16 year olds think that fruit pastilles count as part of their 5-a-day for fruit and veg..!  Eat fact not fiction is the theme for this weeks Dietitians Week. It’s also the British Nutrition Foundation’s (BNF) Healthy Eating Week and they’ve just released the details of a recent

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