10 Healthier alternatives to alcohol and soft drink by Tania Logan, Dietitian and Diabetes Educator

Ilze GroblerDietetics

We need to keep well hydrated to keep our body working well. It is important to choose water instead of drinks with added sugars, such as soft drinks and cordials, fruit drinks, vitamin waters, energy and sports drinks or alcohol. These drinks contain lots of sugar and extra energy that can impact on health, weight and blood glucose control.   Sometimes we … Read More

A Happier, Healthier Christmas by Tania Logan, Dietitian & Diabetes Educator

Ilze GroblerDietetics

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and I am looking forward to slowing down, spending time with my family and friends, and enjoying the special foods that we associate with Christmas.  For many people it can be a time filled with socialising, but it doesn’t have to be associated with overeating or drinking too much.  If you are working toward … Read More

Apple Crumble by Tania Logan, Dietitian and Diabetes Educator

Ilze GroblerDietetics

4 apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced 1½ cups rolled oats 2 tbsp self raising flour 80 g butter ¼ cup maple syrup Preheat oven to 180oC.  Place the apple slices in an ovenproof dish.  Stir through 1 tbsp of maple syrup. Place the butter in a small saucepan. Cook over a low heat until the butter is melted.  Stir in the … Read More

Overnight Oats (serves 4) by Tania Logan, Dietitian and Diabetes Educator

Ilze GroblerDietetics

2 cups rolled oats  1½ cups milk 1 granny smith apple, coarsely grated  ¼ cup slivered almonds, toasted  1 cup plain, Greek style yoghurt  1 cup fresh berries 1 tablespoon honey 1.   Place the oats in a large bowl. Pour the milk into the bowl to cover the oats. Stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate overnight.  2.   Just before serving, grate the … Read More

Muffins by Tania Logan, Dietitian

Ilze GroblerDietetics

Muffins are a quick and easy snack option. This recipe is a useful basic recipe that can accommodate different additions to provide variety. 2 cups self-raising flour ½ cup brown sugar 1 egg, lightly beaten ¼ cup sunflower oil 1 cup milk Preheat the oven to 180oC.  Line a 12 cup muffin pan with paper cases. Sift the flour into a … Read More

Maple Roasted Vegetables by Tania Logan (Dietitian)

Ilze GroblerDietetics

Crunchy chickpeas roasted in maple syrup and creamy hummus are the key to this simply delicious vegetable platter 4 beetroot, peeled and cut into wedges 3 carrots, peeled and quartered lengthways 3 parsnips, peeled and quartered lengthways 1 kg butternut pumpkin, peeled, deseeded, and chopped 400 g chickpeas, drained and rinsed 2 tbsp canola oil 2 tbsp maple syrup 200 … Read More

Toast with Avocado and Fetta by Tania Logan (Dietitian)

Ilze GroblerDietetics

Dukkah is a middle eastern blend of spices, nuts and seeds. This delicious combination is quick and easy to prepare. It is perfect for breakfast, lunch or brunch (Serves 2) 4 slices of sourdough or wholegrain bread ½ avocado 50 g fetta cheese, crumbled 1 tbsp dukkah Toast the bread.  Remove the flesh from the avocado and lightly mash.  Spread the … Read More

Ditch the diets this year by Tania Logan, Dietitian and Diabetes Educator

Christina ReynoldsDietetics, Uncategorized

Another year has arrived and brought with it a mass of misinformation about dieting and weight loss. The internet and social media are saturated with messages about detoxing after the festive season and creating a new plan for a new you!!  Magazines and television advertisements are also saturated with these messages.  They are everywhere.  Unfortunately they fail to mention that in most cases, for … Read More

Dietary Analysis – “Quitting” sugar by Tania Logan, Dietitian and Diabetes Educator

Christina ReynoldsDietetics, Dietetics & Diabetes Education

This final instalment of my analysis of popular dieting trends investigates whether it is necessary to “quit” sugar. In this article I’ll discuss what “quitting” sugar requires, analyse the scientific evidence available and give you my verdict on whether it is worthwhile or not. The diet Unless you have been living under a rock for the past 10 years, I’m … Read More