What’s the deal with gluten?

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First of all, lets just get one thing straight: gluten is NOT a synonym for carbohydrates. It’s also not poison and it’s really not making anyone gain weight. Gluten is merely a protein found in cereal grains such as wheat, barely, and rye. This protein helps foods to hold their shape – sort of like the … [Read more…]

10 things a dietitian will NEVER eat or drink

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Everyone likes a treat every now and then – even dietitians. We’re only human after all. But there are treats (like dark chocolate and cheese cake) that I enjoy every now and then, and then there are foods that I wouldn’t touch with a 10-foot long flag pole (like the foods below). Take look! Soft … [Read more…]

Healthy 4-ingredient raw crunchies

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I whipped these delicious 4-ingredient crunchies up just before Christoff and I left for our cycling holiday and they were great! They require no baking,  they’re healthy, sweet and they’re perfect for munching while you’re on the bike! Prep time: 20 minutes Servings: 16 bars Ingredients I cup packed (200g)  medjool dates, pitted 1/4 cup natural peanut … [Read more…]

There’s no such thing as a free lunch

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Packing lunch for work is a mission – you’re already late, you can’t find the right size container, your hands are full and you really just don’t feel like making anything when you can grab something from the shop during your lunch break. Big mistake. First of all, buying lunch every day is much more … [Read more…]