By Susan Phillips | Thursday, May 21, 2020
Vitamin D is important for maintaining a healthy immune system and a strong body. Recent research has linked Vitamin D deficiency with increased risk of respiratory infections. With the abundance of Sunshine in Australia could you be deficient in Vitamin D? Increasing your intake of a few vitamin D rich foods in your weekly meal planning is achievable
By Susan Phillips | Thursday, October 12, 2017
Eggs are a fantastic source of protein in one perfect round food. Breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack, eggs are an excellent source of energy and vitality. Celebrate World Egg Day by serving up a plate of delicious goodness. Check below for serving ideas.
By Susan Phillips | Monday, June 05, 2017
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!
By Susan Phillips | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Do you struggle with willpower when it comes to weight loss? If you answered yes, you are not alone. This is a common difficulty when it comes to weight loss. The problem is that willpower is a finite resource. We usually start the day well, but as the demands and pressure placed upon us over the day builds up our supply of willpower dwindles. Psychologists have discovered that it is far easier to focus on making changes to habits rather than depending on willpower. Here are some simple habits that can help you achieve your weight loss goals
By Susan Phillips | Tuesday, February 21, 2017
During Australia's Healthy Weight Week 2017 the focus is on enjoying more home cooked meals. Why? Increasingly, studies are showing that purchasing meals, both takeaway and restaurant foods, away home from is associated with more weight gain. The solution is eating more meals at home. Unfortunately in our busy lifestyles lack of time and energy are often the barrier to cooking meals at home. But the good news is that throwing together a healthy meal is as simple as one, two, three.
By Susan Phillips | Wednesday, January 25, 2017
How often does your family sit down to a home cooked meal together? Sometimes it can become a challenge once the kids are back at school and you become caught up in transporting them to an array of extra curricular activities along with juggling work and other commitements. However apart from saving some money, enjoying home cooked meals is good for our health. It improves our well being and makes it easier to maintain a healthy body weight. Perhaps it is a good time to set some new habits in your home. To get you started I have a few tips:
By Susan Phillips | Monday, December 05, 2016
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
By Susan Phillips | Thursday, November 10, 2016
Diabetes is a chronic condition which impacts on the body's ability to make or use insulin. This causes high blood sugar. Maintaining a healthy level of blood sugar is needed to manage diabetes and prevent complications. Choosing nourishing foods and regulating your portion sizes will help you self manage your diabetes. It is important that any dietary advice is tailored to your specific needs. Dietitians are food and nutrition experts who have studied at university for at least 4 years and are up to date on the best diet to manage your diabetes.
By Susan Phillips | Tuesday, September 13, 2016
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
By Susan Phillips | Monday, August 29, 2016
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.