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Dietitian Chats

Our practice is growing and we would love for our readers to meet the team! We will be publishing short Q&As with all of the Dietitians over the next few weeks so that you can get to know us a little better. Meet Claire Julsing Strydom a co-founder of Nutritional Solutions and past president of the Association for Dietetics in South Africa. Yearly, Claire hosts an International Nutrition conference for fellow health professionals and this brainchild serves as a platform to further the field of Nutrition and Dietetics. Claire is passionate about empowering people to improve their health through optimal nutrition and has a special interest in the nutrition management of Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome. What’s your favourite travel destination based on the food? Probably the Netherlands, because...

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Step-By Step Roasted Chickpeas

[gallery ids="1217,1220,1221,1222,1223,1224" type="rectangular"] Roasted Chickpeas Ingredients 1 tin (410g) chickpeas, rinsed and dried 2 Tbs. olive oil ½ tsp. Cumin ½ tsp. Paprika ½ tsp. Salt Black pepper to taste Method Preheat the oven to 200˚C. Season chickpeas with olive oil, spices, salt, and black pepper. Mix with a wooden spoon to coat well. Roast on a baking sheet for 40 minutes or until browned and crisp. Store in an airtight container for up to a week. Makes 10 servings (40g). Analysis per serving Energy Protein Carbs Total fat Fibre Sodium 389kj 3.7g 8.6g 3.5g 2.9g 100mg ...

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Step-By-Step Skinny Bolognese

[gallery ids="1202,1203,1204,1205,1206,1207,1208,1209,1210,1211" type="rectangular"]   Skinny Spaghetti Bolognese  Ingredients 500g extra lean mince 1 medium onion, chopped 1t crushed garlic 1 medium carrot, finely chopped/grated 2 stalks leeks, chopped finely 1 x 410g tinned tomato 2t tomato paste 2t of dried herbs of choice e.g. ¼ origanum + ¼ thyme + ¼ dried basil + ¼ parsley Salt and pepper, as desired Method Sauté the onion and garlic until translucent and soft. Add diced carrot and leeks. Add mince and brown. Once brown, add tinned tomato and tomato paste, Add the spices, salt and pepper and allow to cook slowly over low heat for about 15 minutes. Serve with vegetable noodles of choice e.g. pumpkin taglietelle, zucchini noodles, carrot spaghetti, etc. Serves 6 – 8. Analysis per serving of mince Energy Protein Carbs Fat 850kJ 20.3g 8.6g 9.7g ...

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Dietitian Chats

Our practice is growing and we would love for our readers to meet the team! We will be publishing short Q&As with all of the Dietitians over the next few weeks so that you can get to know us a little better. Meet Mayuri Bhawan, our va-va-voom veggie Dietitian who is based at the Grayston practice. She is passionate about helping people practice optimal nutrition. Mayuri also successfully completed an Image consultancy course and with interests in both nutrition and image-consultancy, her goal is to fuse both of her passions in her work environment. She has the desire to improve the self-esteem of people by showing them how to look and feel their best. She hopes to help others build a healthy relationship with food and a positive body image to...

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4 ways to enjoy food while you watch your weight

The Dietitians at Nutritional Solutions are the "Ask the Expert" panel for Health24 when it comes to all things food and nutrition related. We contribute articles to the Health24 website covering a variety of relevant topics. We will be sharing some of them here on our blog but please visit www.health24.com to read more of our articles. The article below was featured on the Health24 website on the 20 May 2016 - you can access it here.  Whilst cutting down on energy intake (calories) promotes weight loss, very often it is the eating behaviour around food that we need to correct to sustain weight loss in the long term. The following advice can assist you to the way you plan  meals, savour the taste of your food, and listen to...

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Dietitian Chats

Our practice is growing and we would love for our readers to meet the team! We will be publishing short Q&As with all of the Dietitians over the next few weeks so that you can get to know us a little better. Meet Linda Drummond, our Allergy & Gene Queen Dietitian who is based at the Bryanston practice. Linda has a special interest in optimising the nutrition and health status of individuals of all ages with allergies, while providing these individuals with tools to help them achieve the best possible quality of life. Due to her experience working with food labeling and regulation, she is well positioned to consult to food companies on nutrition and regulatory matters, as well as run corporate wellness initiatives. What’s your favourite meal to prepare?...

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What are ‘superfoods’?

The Dietitians at Nutritional Solutions are the "Ask the Expert" panel for Health24 when it comes to all things food and nutrition related. We contribute articles to the Health24 website covering a variety of relevant topics. We will be sharing some of them here on our blog but please visit www.health24.com to read more of our articles. The article below was featured on the Health24 website on the 11 July 2016 - you can access it here.  The term "superfood" has become a common concept in our everyday conversations. What makes a super food so super, and do we have to eat these magical foods to stay healthy? Can we eat a variety of "normal" foods and get similar health benefits? Let's take a closer look to what superfoods...

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Dietitian Chats

Our practice is growing and we would love for our readers to meet the team! We will be publishing short Q&As with all of the Dietitians over the next few weeks so that you can get to know us a little better. Meet Abby Courtenay, our "Mama Magic" and baby loving Dietitian who is based at the Grayston practice. With four years of clinical experience at a Mother and Child Hospital under her belt ABby is well positioned to assist with maternal and child nutrition in  private practice. Abby also has extensive experience working with adults within the realm of weight loss and treatment/ prevention of lifestyle related conditions. What’s your favourite veggie and why? At the moment I am completely obsessed with brinjal. What’s not to love? Besides it’s...

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Dietitian Chats

Our practice is growing and we would love for our readers to meet the team! We will be publishing short Q&As with all of the Dietitians over the next few weeks so that you can get to know us a little better. Next up in our "meet the team" series is Jade Seeliger, who practices from the Bryanston offices. Jade is passionate about dietetics and has a special interest in weight-loss as well as healthy cooking and she enjoys developing recipes which are both nutritious and delicious. Jade has worked extensively on corporate weight management programmes, enjoys public speaking and presentations and also consults regularly for the media. What’s your favourite exercise session and why? I love walking outdoors – for me this is proper time out when I am...

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Dietitian Chats

Our practice is growing and we would love for our readers to meet the team! We will be publishing short Q&As with all of the Dietitians over the next few weeks so that you can get to know us a little better. First up is Nicola Walters, who practices from the Bryanston offices. Nicola consults in all areas of health but takes a keen interest in Allergies as well as chronic diseases of lifestyle. Nicola is an accredited DNAlysis practitioner and enjoys optimising her patient’s health outcomes through the individualised interpretation of genetic results. She is also our resident sporty-spice and has a keen interest in sports nutrition and the art of elevating performance through diet. What’s your favourite snack? Woolworths Roasted Red Pepper Hummus with baby...

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