Nutrition and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)

October 27, 2017

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder characterised by an excess of the androgen hormones and affects approximately 5-10% of pre-menopausal women. This results in disruptions to a woman’s normal menstrual cycle and the failure to ovulate normally.   Women with PCOS may experience a range of symptoms, including acne, difficulty managing body weight [...]

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Lunch ideas for pregnant women

October 20, 2017

One of the hardest meals to work out what to eat when you’re pregnant is lunch.  Concern of listeria and food poisoning risk means that your usual ham and cheese sandwich is not as safe as it once was!  Some suggestions which will hopefully inspire a more interesting lunch are; Tuna on rice: Don’t be [...]

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Women’s Health Recipes!

September 12, 2017

 As we enter spring and recognise Women’s Health Week, Eat Smart would like to share our support in providing recipe inspiration designed at improving women health! These recipes are enriched with plenty of dietary fibre for bowel health and weight management; omega 3 for joint health, heart health and brain function; and phytoestrogens to help [...]

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How to get enough protein on a plant based diet

August 23, 2017

Whether you are choosing vegan or plant based eating for religious, economic, ethical, environmental, human or health reasons. Plant based diets can provide your body with all of the required nutrients (vitamins, minerals, protein, carbohydrates, fats) but a little more planning and care is often required.  If you have made the decision to become vegan,then you should also make the commitment to ensure that your diet [...]

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Carrot cake muffins

August 21, 2017

These tasty little treats are super most, and even healthy! They are great lunch box snacks for the kids, or an on the go snack when busy life takes hold. They also freeze really well! Ingredients 2 cups whole meal self raising  flour ¼ cup oats 2 teaspoons cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground ginger 2/3 cup [...]

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Individual roast veggie quiche

August 14, 2017

How many times have you made a roast dinner, had heaps of left over veg, put it all into a container and then a few weeks later peered into the back of the fridge and found that those delicious roast veg that you took time and care to prepare have been overlooked and forgotten? Well, [...]

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Non-hungry eating: How to listen to your body tell you when (and when not to) eat

August 8, 2017

“Are you full yet?” “Finish your plate!” Does this sound familiar to you? As children these phrases are just the beginning of listening to external sources to help us decide when, what and how much to eat. Fast forward to adulthood and now we eat because of advertising, the clock, our peers, our emotions or [...]

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Caitlin’s chicken and vegetable massaman curry

July 31, 2017

Serves 4 Ingredients: 500g chicken breast, diced 1/2 a jar of massaman curry paste 1 can coconut cream 3 cups of vegetables chopped (we used cauliflower, broccoli, sweet potato, pumpkin and carrot)   Method 1. In a large sauce pan, heat a small amount of oil and add curry paste. Heat until fragrant, about 3 [...]

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Top tips to healthy eating and exercise this Winter

July 24, 2017

You have made it to the middle of winter, the first month of exercise and healthy eating went smoothly, but those dark mornings and cold winter nights have crept up on you and you are having more sleep ins than frosty workouts, and indulging a little too much in some warming comfort food. Does this [...]

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Morning sickness in pregnancy

July 13, 2017

Morning sickness is the most common symptom of the first trimester of pregnancy with up to 80% of woman suffering from nausea or vomiting at some point during their pregnancy.  Unfortunately ‘morning sickness’ is more like ‘all day sickness’ with symptoms likely to be at any time of the day.  It can commonly be felt [...]

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