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With a trip to the cinema for my son and I costing a minimum of £20, no snacks included; a day out to our favourite theme park leaving my pocket at least £150 lighter and a trip to the local pool costing £15, it is easy to confuse “fun” things with things that cost lot...

May 18, 2018

 This stew is perfect for cold wintery days when you need a little comfort food; it is high in fibre and protein so will keep you fuller  for longer.

Ingredients (serves 2)

  • 2 baking potatoes - white or sweet

  • 2 cartons or tins of green lentils 

  • 1 cup mi...

These little pecan bites are a great option when that mid afternoon chocolate craving  hits; and although with any nuts they needs to be portion controlled as part of a healthy diet, pecans are full of fibre, magnesium, selinium and potassium. My little boy in convince...

This is a super quick dinner but also makes a great dinner party meal too. I haven't included wholegrains in this recipe but it would be great served with rice noodles or rice.

Why add wholegrain carbohydrates? Try to think of the body like a car, the longer distant it...

May 18, 2018

I know it sounds a little strange to make brownies out of beans, but please don't be put off, these are a family favourite in my home and are a much lower fat, higher protein and fibre version than your more traditional brownie. 

Ingredients 

  • 1 carton/tin of black be...

Fish fingers and chips is a childhood favourite for many of us; however this version is higher in vitamins, minerals, protein and fibre AND tastes a whole lot better than the freezer version, plus it is a sure winner with kiddies too.

Ingredients (serves 2)

1 tin tuna in...

As we are approaching the middle of Mental Health Awareness week my thoughts lie with what I hope for my son for the future; because although the gender divide is closing, it is still prevalent in various areas, emotions is one that needs to be addressed.

Us women may h...

 I adore this stack of crunchy tortillas filled with roasted vegetables, sweetcorn and delicious black beans. This is a super quick dinner to make too so a perfect mid week meal.

Ingredients (makes 2-4)

  • 4 corn tortillas 

  • 2 cartons or tin of black beans 

  • 1 c...

Carrot cake is my absolute favourite cake  of all time. It always seems like a bit of a hassle to make as there is much more to it than a traditional sponge; but this one is definitely worth the effort and perfect with a cup of tea. 

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There is often much confusion regarding how much information you can provide your client on nutrition. You should not be writing dietary plans or prescribing supplements to treat clinical conditions or their symptoms. So this includes the attempting to manage blood sug...

Assessing a client’s current nutritional intake is important in order to obtain information on their consumption of energy, carbohydrates, fats and proteins as well as vitamins and minerals.  It can also give an indication of any deficiencies they may have as well as t...

Performing regular consultations with the client specifically about their diet can be a vital role in ensuring their adherence to any recommend dietary guidelines. You must ensure you are efficient at performing these and stay within their scope  of practise when provi...

Research suggests, through the theory of planned behaviour that if a client perceives that suggested behaviour as positive, if their significant other also wants them to perform the behaviour and if they have perceived control over the behaviour this results in a stron...

Food itself can directly affect a client’s mood and self-esteem, it is vital for you to recognise that when it comes to confidence considering a client’s habitual diet and recommending any necessary changes can help reduce any anxiety they may have. This in turn can bo...

Self-efficacy is defined as ‘confidence in one’s own ability’. Self-esteem is defined as “confidence in one’s own worth” (Bandura 1977).It is vital for you to consider your clients level of self-efficacy and self-esteem when not only working with them in the gym, but a...

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