• Your perfect food day.

    October 20, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Diet, Dietitian, Food, Planning, Susie burrell | 1 Comment
    Your perfect food day.

    While we may have a reasonably good idea of what constitutes healthy eating on a daily basis, sometimes the demands of a busy life get in the way and before you know it, it is 4:00pm and you have skipped lunch and are aggressively searching for sugar or indeed any sweet tasting food you can […]... more

  • The top foods to keep in the cupboard – part 2.

    October 16, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Diet, Dietitian, Food, Planning, Tips | No Comments
    The top foods to keep in the cupboard – part 2.

    We all wish we could shop at the local markets on a regular occasion , grow some of our own food and focus our diets around unprocessed, locally sourced food but in reality, this isn’t always possible. Following on from last weeks part one of the the list of the best supermarket foods that you can […]... more

  • Whole foods: the nutritional benefits of red meat

    October 15, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Diet, Food, Meat, Whole foods | No Comments
    Whole foods: the nutritional benefits of red meat

    Not often considered one of the core superfoods, the rich nutrient density of a humble piece of lean meat means that it ticks a number of nutritional boxes.  Lean red meat is packed full of essential nutrients including iron, zinc, vitamin B12 and protein. Iron deficiency is still a surprisingly common nutrient deficiency with up […]... more

  • Product review of the week: Australia’s Own Kid’s Milk

    October 14, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Diet, Dietitian, Food, Kids, Product review of the week | 2 Comments
    Product review of the week: Australia’s Own Kid’s Milk

    Product Name: Australia’s Own Kid’s Milk Nutritionals per 200ml serve: 406kJ (96cal), 6.8g, 3g fat, 2g saturated fat, 10.4g carbs, 10g sugars, 230mg calcium. Ingredients: Low fat Aussie Dairy Milk (98%), Strawberry or cocoa powder (0.4-0.7%), Natural Flavours, Added Vitamins & Minerals. Pros: Calcium, protein drink with no added sugars that the kids will be […]... more

  • Should we flick the tick?

    October 13, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Diet, Dietitian, Food, Susie burrell | 3 Comments
    Should we flick the tick?

    The poor old Heart Foundation. It has certainly coped a beating over the past few weeks. Recently questioned by a range of media personalities and consumers, the TICK program has been aggressively criticised for indirectly promoting the consumption of processed foods by failing to consider carbohydrate quality and sugar content of foods. So, is this […]... more

  • The top foods to keep in the cupboard – part 1.

    October 10, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Diet, Dietitian, Food, Planning, Tips | No Comments
    The top foods to keep in the cupboard – part 1.

    In an ideal world, we would shop at local markets, grow some of our own food and focus our around unprocessed, locally sourced food. There is no doubt that diets based around fresh produce, whether it be eggs, fruit, vegetables, seafood or lean meat are nutritionally superior (and taste much better!). Even for the most […]... more

  • Whole foods: the nutritional benefits of goat cheese

    October 8, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Diet, Dietitian, Food, Whole foods | 1 Comment
    Whole foods: the nutritional benefits of goat cheese

    Known as ‘chevre’ by the French Goat’s cheese is simply made by letting raw milk curdle, before pressing the curds and contains a similar fat content to that of feta cheese (18-21%). With its rather basic processing, the extra bonus of using goat’s cheese is that it contains very little salt which is a bonus […]... more

  • Product review of the week: Gluten Free Weetbix

    October 7, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Diet, Dietitian, Food, Product review of the week | No Comments
    Product review of the week: Gluten Free Weetbix

    Product Name: Gluten Free Weetbix Nutritionals per serve: 119cal, 3.2g protein, 1.1g fat, 22.7g carbs, 1.1g sugars, 2g fibre, 3g iron Ingredients: Wholegrain sorghum (78%), rice flour (9%), sunflower kernels (9%), golden syrup, salt, rice bran, vitamins (E, niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, folate), mineral (iron). Pros: A light, gluten free cereal option especially for kids who […]... more

  • 5 tips on how to drop a few kilograms, the sustainable way

    October 2, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Diet, Dietitian, Susie burrell, Tips | 5 Comments
    5 tips on how to drop a few kilograms, the sustainable way

    Few of us would not like a drop a few kilograms over the next few weeks as the time to bare skin is quickly approaching. Sure it is easy to say eat less and exercise more, but here are some easy, clear tips on how to drop a few kilograms, the sustainable way, without you really having to […]... more

  • Whole foods: the nutritional benefits of pistachios

    October 1, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Diet, Dietitian, Food, Whole foods | No Comments
    Whole foods: the nutritional benefits of pistachios

    Who has not opened a pack of pistachios and not been able to stop eating them?! A serve of 49 pistachios or roughly 30g contains 15g of fat serve, 10g carbohydrates, 7g of protein and almost 3g of fibre, making them a nutritionally balanced snack choice or addition to salads, marinades or even used in […]... more

  • Product review of the week: Philadelphia Spreadable Cream Cheese Mini Tubs

    September 30, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Diet, Dietitian, Food, Product review of the week | No Comments
    Product review of the week: Philadelphia Spreadable Cream Cheese Mini Tubs

    Product Name: Philadelphia Spreadable Cream Cheese Mini Tubs Nutritionals per 40g serve: 299kJ / 70cal / 3,2g protein / 5.4g fat / 3.7g saturated fat / 111mg sodium Pros: With 13% fat, reduced fat cream cheese spread is a lighter alternative to butter or margarine with lots of flavour. Does contain some protein. Cons: We […]... more

  • How to take control of your eating in time for Summer

    September 29, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Diet, Dietitian, Motivation | 1 Comment
    How to take control of your eating in time for Summer

    With less than 12 weeks until Christmas the time has come to really commit to some sustainable lifestyle changes to help get your body ready for Summer. So what can we learn from those around us who manage to achieve bikini bodies with what seems to be minimal effort? Here are my observations of the […]... more

  • Help! I have a fussy eater! Simple tips to get your kids to eat.

    September 25, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Dietitian, Kids, Tips | No Comments
    Help! I have a fussy eater! Simple tips to get your kids to eat.

    Why is it that there always seems to be one child in a family who eats absolutely everything (and sometimes way too much), and then there is one who eats nothing. Well nothing except hot chips. And pasta. And toast, occasionally. Welcome to the nightmare that is fussy eating. Well first can I bring you […]... more

  • Whole foods: the nutritional benefits of mushrooms

    September 24, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Diet, Dietitian, Food, Fruits and Vegetables, Whole foods | 1 Comment
    Whole foods: the nutritional benefits of mushrooms

    Marvelous mushrooms for so many reasons. A rich source of Vitamin B, selenium, copper, zinc and most importantly for Aussies, mushrooms can also be a good source of Vitamin D, in the case where farmers expose their mushrooms to UV light to help generate Vitamin D. Mushrooms also contain a number of powerful compounds that […]... more

  • Product review of the week: Alfa One Rice Bran Oil

    September 23, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Diet, Dietitian, Food, Product review of the week | No Comments
    Product review of the week: Alfa One Rice Bran Oil

    Product Name: Alfa One Rice Bran Oil Nutritionals per 100ml: 20% saturated fats, 32% polyunsaturated fats & 40% monounsaturated fats. Pros: Can be used at high temperatures and contains 2 unique compounds: tocotrienols which are converted into Vitamin E and oryzanolbeen which helps to block cholesterol absorption in the body. Cons: High in saturated fat % […]... more

  • Breakfast cereals and my top picks

    September 22, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Diet, Dietitian, Food, Products | 2 Comments
    Breakfast cereals and my top picks

    In all honesty I have not been the biggest fan of breakfast cereal, primarily because some of the largest manufacturers of breakfast cereal have been deeply committed to promoting the consumption of highly refined, carbohydrate rich breakfast cereals, particularly to children. It does need to be said though, that there are some nutritional benefits to […]... more

  • My top five salads

    September 19, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Diet, Food, Susie burrell, Top five's | 1 Comment

    We may know that we need to eat more salad to get all of the key nutrients including fibre, Vitamin K and other goodies that fresh salad vegetables but offer but busy lives can make it tough. Here are my top five salads that serve a perfect lunch balance that you can literally put together […]... more

  • A Spring update: Shape Me, the 30 day plan

    September 18, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Diet, Dietitian, Food, Motivation, Planning, Susie burrell | 1 Comment
    A Spring update: Shape Me, the 30 day plan

    Who has let themselves go a little this Winter? Trust me, you are not the only one. 2014 has seen a delayed yet challenging Winter, with many of us still fighting the bugs as the weather slowly gets warmer. Luckily I have good news for you! Through the cooler months my team and I have […]... more

  • Whole foods: the nutritional benefits of zucchinis

    September 17, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Diet, Food, Fruits and Vegetables, Whole foods | 2 Comments
    Whole foods: the nutritional benefits of zucchinis

    With just 27 calories per cup, 2g protein and 2g of fibre, zucchini are one of the lowest calorie, yet nutrient dense vegetables available. Zucchinis are high in beta carotene, Vitamins B6, C and folate as well as magnesium, potassium and even copper. Zucchini is exceptionally high in water and goes soggy easily and for […]... more

  • Product review of the week: Go Natural Nut Delight Bar

    September 16, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Diet, Dietitian, Food, Product review of the week | 1 Comment
    Product review of the week: Go Natural Nut Delight Bar

    Product Name: Go Natural Nut Delight Bar Nutritionals per 40g bar: 868kJ / 6.1g protein / 15.8g total fat / 1.7g sat fat / 10.8g carbs / 8.2g sugars / 3.1g fibre. Ingredients: Nuts (Peanuts, Almonds, Walnuts, Brazil Nuts) [73%], Honey [12%], Glucose (From Maize), Puffed Rice, Chicory Extract (Inulin). Pros: Nutritionally one of the […]... more