What is good for me?

A quick and easy fix can be extremely appealing, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. This morning I was reading about "neophilia" or our fascination with new and novel ideas and how it applies to nutrition. It is this love for a new and novel idea that sometimes compels us to try ridiculous fad diets and products such as green kale smoothies and paleo diets.

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What's for dinner? Fish Fillets with Zucchini

Eating family meals at home has social, economic and health benefits. If you are looking for some inspiration, look no further, as I share my favourite family meals with you. My first recipe idea is an Italian fish dish called Pesce all' Italiana. This is a good way to introduce fish to reluctant eaters!

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Easy Mediterranean Fish in Tomato sauce

To celebrate Australia's Healthy Weight Week 2017, during the month of February, I have decided to share some of my family's favourite recipes. My first dish is a Mediterranean inspired fish dish which is tasty and likely to satisfy even those reluctant fish eaters. Mediterranean Fish with Tomato & Zucchini

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Foods for Digestive Health

An increasing body of research is linking our digestive health to many other aspects of health including anxiety, depression, weight problems, heart health, inflammatory disorders such as ulcerative colitis, arthritis and diabetes. So its not surprising that we are keen to learn more about the effects of food choices on our microbiome.

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Start the day well with breakfast

Breakfast eaters are better able to maintain a healthy weight. Eating breakfast kickstarts your metabolism and keeps you satisfied so you are less likely to consume excess kilojoules later in the day. Breakfast also improves mental alertness, concentration, mood and learning by stabilising blood sugar levels. Breakfast provides a range of important nutrients including carbohydrates, protein, fibre, calcium and B group vitamins

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Hot Tips to help your Weight Goals from ANZOS 2016 Meeting

After attending the 2016 ANZOS (Australian & New Zealand Obesity Society) Conference in beautiful, balmy Brisbane last week I decided to summarise a few hot tips about exercise, mental health and Mediterranean diet, willpower versus habits, how much sugar is too much sugar and how to improve your gut microbiome.

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Time to Spring clean your kitchen

Spring is the time for a clean out. Toss away those habits which are not helpful. An organised and tidy kichen makes it easier to make healthy food choices. Here are a few ideas to get you back on track with your health goals: Spring clean the kitchen. Start with the pantry. Clear out those foods that are not helping you to achieve good health. An organised pantry stocked with healthy staples is a good start. Think tins of tomatoes, legumes such as three beans, lentils and kidney beans, beetroot, corn, brown rice and pasta. Choose high fibre breakfast cereals

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Phillips' Family fare

My grandmother was a fabulous country cook well known throughout the Warialda district for her culinary skills. She always sourced the freshest ingredients to make her pickles, jams, chutneys and preserves. Her recipes continue on in our family celebrations. Today I share her Orange and Cucumber Salad. This is a delightfully fresh citrus variation on traditional Greek tzatkiki.

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Cool Diet Tips for National Diabetes Week July 2016

Diabetes poses a big risk to the health of many Australians. Diet plays a role both in preventing diabetes as well as managing diabetes. Six top diet tips to manage risks of diabetes, choose mostly low GI carbohydrates, limit sweetened drinks, include healthy fats, eat more meals at home and snack wisely.

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Heart Week 1-7 may 2016

Seven easy tips for your heart health. Eat your fruit and vegetables! Go for 2 pieces of fruit and 5 serves of vegetables per day. Choose wholegrain cereals such as oats, barley, wholegrain bread, natural muesli. Avoid eatng refined carbohydrates. Enjoy fish twice a week.

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