Super food or super fad - do superfoods live up to the hype?

Super food or super fad - do superfoods live up to the hype?

From super-berries to super-powders there always seems to be a new food with extra 'special' nutrition super powers that we all should be eating, and these foods often come with a hefty price tag. But are these superfoods all they are cracked up to be or are they a super fad?

Trick or treat?

Trick or treat?

Happy Halloween! While this celebration typically involves children receiving copious amounts of treats and candy, it is not something that needs to be feared. Because having a healthy relationship with food, is one where Halloween treats can be enjoyed and truly savoured….

Asparagus and feta frittata

Asparagus and feta frittata

It’s spring and asparagus is now in season! Asparagus has a distinctive flavour and is one of the best natural sources of folate. This recipe is a quick light meal - perfect after a long day at work.

Reading Food Labels - how do you spot nutrition fact from fiction? Part 1

Reading Food Labels - how do you spot nutrition fact from fiction? Part 1

It's time to unlock the secrets of food labelling and on-pack claims and make it easy! Food labels can be extremely confusing so we’ve put together a simple guide explaining the key things to look at when comparing and purchasing products. Find out what nutritional information to look for, in part 1 of our two part series….

Vegetable Frittata

Vegetable Frittata

This recipe couldn't be any easier and it's perfect for those of you who are trying to have a #meatlessmonday. It's also a great way to use up any leftover or old vegetables and thereby helps to reduce food waste. 

Wellness bloggers - are they really nutrition 'experts' or just your average Joe blog?

Wellness bloggers - are they really nutrition 'experts' or just your average Joe blog?

With the internet being highly unregulated, you may well be turning to an average Joe Blog for nutrition advice rather than a qualified nutrition professional. So how do you spot the real experts amongst all the pseudo-science touting nutrition 'gurus'?

Lentil chocolate and raspberry brownie

Lentil chocolate and raspberry brownie

Perfect for lunch boxes or when you feel like a sweet treat.

I must admit when I first heard of using lentils (or other legumes) as a base for baking, my initial thought was YUCK! But seriously, you shouldn't knock something until you try it, right?

8 tips to support your immunity this winter

8 tips to support your immunity this winter

Along with chilly temperatures winter brings a variety of bugs, often leaving us feeling run down or completely knocked over by colds and flu. Although there are no quick fixes to prevent colds and flu from striking, here are 8 simple steps you can take to ensure your immune system is functioning at peak performance. 

Chocolate fudge

Chocolate fudge

If you love bliss balls, then you're going to love this delicious and nutritious 'fudge'. It packs a punch when it comes to flavour and nutrition and is a great little treat to put in the lunchbox or to serve alongside a hot cuppa. 

What to pack in a school lunch

What to pack in a school lunch

As another school term starts, many parents will be asking themselves again, what should they be packing into their child or teens lunch box? It's an age-old question, which needs to strike the fine balance between foods which will help to keep them powering through the day but also ones that you know will get eaten…. 

Mini Vegetable Frittatas

Mini Vegetable Frittatas

Hate veggie waste? Then why not give these little beauties a try? They're a cross between a muffin and a frittata, using up all the uneaten veggies leftover from my boy's dinners during the week. Perfect for snacks and lunchboxes, I also store them in the freezer so I have something at the ready on the days I need something quickly!

Remove the guilt this Easter

Remove the guilt this Easter

Eating is pleasurable and satisfying - at least it should be! However, so often it can be a source of guilt, especially for those who may be trying to watch their weight or stick to a set of strict 'food rules'. 

So, the big question is, how can we enjoy some of our favourite foods this Easter while still staying healthy?

Are you ready for an emergency?

Are you ready for an emergency?

There was some 'questionable' advice recently in a local paper recommending that people stock up on "junk food" ahead of Cyclone Gita. To help prepare you for an emergency a team of NZ Registered Dietitians and Registered Nutritionists have compiled the following tips to help ensure your nutrition readiness for natural disasters....