• Product review of the week: Freedom Foods Active Balance Cereal

    April 23, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Diet, Dietitian, Product review of the week, Susie burrell | No Comments
    Product review of the week: Freedom Foods Active Balance Cereal

    Product Name: Freedom Foods Active Balance Cereal. Where does it come from: Australian owned Freedom Foods. Nutritionals: 778kJ (185cal), 4.9g protein, 28.2g carbs, 7.5g protein per serve. Pros: Only gluten free breakfast cereal that contains pre-biotics – a special type of fibre that feeds the good bacteria in the gut. Cons: Breakfast cereal is a […]... more

  • Top tips to keep your kids healthy these school holidays

    April 17, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Diet, Dietitian, Susie burrell, Tips | No Comments
    Top tips to keep your kids healthy these school holidays

    School holidays – 2 or 3 weeks in which working parents juggle the demands of their career with child care and keeping busy, energetic children stimulated for an extra 6-8 hours a day. For some this will mean extra child care, or time off work and then there are the growing number of grandparents who […]... more

  • Whole foods: the lowdown on beetroot

    April 16, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Diet, Dietitian, Susie burrell, Whole foods | 1 Comment
    Whole foods: the lowdown on beetroot

    Just how healthy is beetroot? This brightly coloured vegetable is a member of the same family as spinach, and can also be found in white and golden varieties. Beetroot originated from a sea plant and was found along coastlines extending all the way from India to Britain. The increasing interest in salads in recent years has […]... more

  • Product review of the week: Sunrice Rice and Quinoa Steamed Rice

    April 15, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Diet, Dietitian, Product review of the week, Susie burrell | No Comments
    Product review of the week: Sunrice Rice and Quinoa Steamed Rice

    Product Name: Sunrice Rice amd Quinoa Steamed Rice Where does it come from: Made in Thailand for Ricegrowers Nutritionals: Contains 5g protein and 3g of fibre per serve, often considered a high protein option thanks to the addition of quinoa (40%) Pros: A higher protein rice mix Cons: Not as high in protein as some […]... more

  • Avoiding the Easter weight gain

    April 13, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Diet, Dietitian, Susie burrell | 1 Comment
    Avoiding the Easter weight gain

    The Easter buns and chocolate eggs have been visible since early January and with Easter just a few weeks away, the lure of sweet treats may be becoming just too hard to bear. If though, you are hoping to survive the long holiday avoiding the Easter weight gain, you do need to take control immediately. […]... more

  • 5 foods to eat on the go

    April 11, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Diet, Products, Susie burrell, Tips | No Comments
    5 foods to eat on the go

      We all get busy and we all need quick foods we can grab to eat on the go that combine convenience and nutrition and these options are easy to find and tick both of those boxes. 1. Sushi – low in total kilojoules, high in nutrition. Choose options with more sashimi and brown rice to […]... more

  • Five common bad eating habits to avoid

    April 10, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Diet, Susie burrell, Tips | 2 Comments
    Five common bad eating habits to avoid

    You may find yourself raiding the cupboards for cooking chocolate late at night. Or you may find that you cannot open a bottle of wine without finishing it, or that one drink for you always seems to turn into ten or twelve. We all have them – bad food and drink habits that we prefer […]... more

  • Whole foods: the lowdown on tomatoes

    April 9, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Diet, Dietitian, Susie burrell, Whole foods | No Comments
    Whole foods: the lowdown on tomatoes

    The word tomato often conjures up the thoughts of all things Italian but tomatoes were actually first cultivated in South and Central America before moving through Asia and eventually Europe. Tomatoes are, technically speaking a fruit and despite having few calories are packed with a number of key vitamins and minerals including beta-carotene, the precursor […]... more

  • Product review of the week: Belvita Breakfast Milk & Cereals

    April 7, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Diet, Dietitian, Product review of the week, Susie burrell | 2 Comments
    Product review of the week: Belvita Breakfast Milk & Cereals

    Product Name: Belvita Breakfast Milk & Cereals Where does it come from: Imported from Europe from Nabisco Nutritionals: 960kJ (230cal), 4.3g protein, 34.5g carbs & 1.7g fibre per 50g (4 biscuits) Pros: Better than skipping breakfast altogether. Cons: High carb, low protein breakfast option, there are a hundred options that are better nutritionally than biscuits […]... more

  • To process or not to process?

    April 7, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Diet, Dietitian, Susie burrell | 4 Comments
    To process or not to process?

    Over the weekend I was fortunate enough to spend time down at the annual fitness conference which was held in Melbourne. During one of my talks on fat loss, a trainer expressed concern that I seemed to be recommending processed foods – crackers, snack bars, nut snacks, foods the trainer did not feel should be […]... more

  • The top 5 foods for glowing skin

    April 4, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Diet, Products, Susie burrell, Tips | No Comments
    The top 5 foods for glowing skin

    Given that skin cells are one of the body’s most frequently replaced cells, it is not surprising that a healthy diet means healthy skin. More specifically, there are a number of key nutrients including Vitamins A, C and E, zinc, long chain unsaturated fats as well as amino acids which are found in protein rich […]... more

  • Top tips for eating out

    April 3, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Diet, Susie burrell, Tips | No Comments
    Top tips for eating out

    1. Never go out hungry Eating out means more calories, a lot more calories so heading to a restaurant starving means that you are likely to eating even more. For this reason, grab a salad, soup or protein bar an hour before you head out to help you make much better food choices when you […]... more

  • Quinoa & feta salad

    April 2, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Diet, Susie burrell, Whole foods | No Comments
    Quinoa & feta salad

    Serves 2 1 cup cooked quinoa 1 cup green beans, lightly steamed 1 Lebanese cucumber, cut into rounds ½ cup Danish feta, crumbled 1/3 cup pistachio or walnuts ¼ cup sultanas 1 tbsp. olive oil Pinch of salt 1) Mix salad ingredients with ½ cup cooked quinoa. Dress with a small amount of olive oil […]... more

  • Whole foods: the lowdown on quinoa

    March 30, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Diet, Dietitian, Susie burrell, Whole foods | 3 Comments
    Whole foods: the lowdown on quinoa

    Quinoa is often referred to as a ‘superfood’, with its high protein content and low GI and is actually a seed as opposed to a grain. The truth is that while quinoa has all the nutritional benefits of a superfood, it is actually still mostly carbohydrate and has a very similar  nutritional profile to that […]... more

  • Product review of the week: Goodness Superfoods FibreBoost Bars

    March 30, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Diet, Product review of the week, Susie burrell | 1 Comment
    Product review of the week: Goodness Superfoods FibreBoost Bars

    Product Name: Goodness Superfoods FibreBoost Bars Where does it come from: Goodness Superfoods – an Australian owned brand committed to producing healthy food options. Nutritionals: A fibre rich (9g), low sugar (5g), 125 calorie snack bar. Pros: Particularly high in fibre and low in sugar for a carb based snack bar. Cons: May not be […]... more

  • What can we learn from people who control their weight?

    March 30, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Diet, Dietitian, Susie burrell, Tips | 1 Comment
    What can we learn from people who control their weight?

    Over the past ten years a number of studies have been published which detail the key behaviours of individuals who not only manage to lose relatively large amounts of weight, but who manage to keep it off. Surprisingly enough it is not an overly complex mix of diet and exercise that keeps you thin. Instead […]... more

  • My top 5 supermarket buys

    March 27, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Diet, Products, Susie burrell, Tips | 1 Comment
    My top 5 supermarket buys

    As a dietitian, I pop into the supermarket regularly to pick up supplies for cooking and to trial different products. These are the products that you will always find in my basket, for both taste and their nutritional benefits - 1. DeCosti’s Salmon to Go. Cooked in 5 minutes in Asian or Mustard Sauce, this is the […]... more

  • Good nutrition for busy mums

    March 23, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Diet, Susie burrell | No Comments
    Good nutrition for busy mums

    Any mother will know that whether she means to or not, the kids, the husband, work, friends, in fact everything tends to come before her own needs and as a result ultimately her own health. Women who were completely in control of their weight prior to getting married will repeatedly report gaining weight post wedding […]... more

  • Whole foods: the lowdown on kale

    March 23, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Diet, Dietitian, Susie burrell, Whole foods | No Comments
    Whole foods: the lowdown on kale

    One of the first ingredients on any health focused individual’s list, kale has been on the superfood list for some time now. So what is it about this vegetable that makes it so special? As part of the cruciferous family that is also home to bok choy and cabbage, kale is packed full of potassium, […]... more

  • Product review of the week: Carman’s Gourmet Porridge Sachets

    March 23, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Diet, Product review of the week, Susie burrell | No Comments
    Product review of the week: Carman’s Gourmet Porridge Sachets

    Product Name: Carman’s Gourmet Porridge Sachets Where does it come from: Carman’s Kitchen – an Australian whole foods company Nutritionals: A protein, fibre rich portion controlled oat option which taste fantastic with various flavours. Low in sugars (4.6 grams of sugars per serve) and low GI with 22 grams of total carbs per serve. Pros: […]... more