Dietitian Blog Posts

Sugar? Let’s keep the message simple

18th July 2015 / Emer Delaney

        Yesterday was a busy day in the world of nutrition!  With SACN’s report telling us all to eat less sugar and drink fewer fizzy drinks, what does their key message actually mean?  We’ve been told, Free sugars should account for no more than 5% daily dietary energy intake and already I’ve

Delicious Gluten Free Chicken & Leek Pie

14th July 2015 / Emer Delaney

IngredientsPastry200g Gluten Free white flour100g Butter90ml WaterFilling600g Chicken breasts, diced1.5kg Leeks, cleaned and chopped300ml Crème Fraiche, half fatOlive oil5g ButterNutmeg, approximately half of the nut gratedSalt & Pepper1 Egg, whisked for glazingMethodPreheat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/ gas 6.Place the flour and butter into a large bowl, rub together until it resembles breadcrumbs.Add the water

Delicious Gluten Free Chicken & Leek Pie

14th July 2015 / Emer Delaney

Ingredients Pastry 200g Gluten Free white flour 100g Butter 90ml Water Filling 600g Chicken breasts, diced 1.5kg Leeks, cleaned and chopped 300ml Crème Fraiche, half fat Olive oil 5g Butter Nutmeg, approximately half of the nut grated Salt & Pepper 1 Egg, whisked for glazing   Method  Preheat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/ gas 6.

Game, set, banana, match!

11th July 2015 / Laura Clark

Exercise, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Weight Management
To celebrate being one of the closest dietitian’s to the famous SW19 Wimbledon tennis I thought I’d put the spotlight on the ever popular banana – so synonymous with tennis players to fuel them to the final, how does it match up for the rest of us?! Someone I saw in clinic recently told me

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Is one ever enough?

18th June 2015 / Emer Delaney

I was looking after my five year old niece yesterday when she turned and asked for another chocolate biscuit.  With lunch just around the corner, I said no, one is enough for today.  She looked at me with such confusion and with the biggest smile said: ‘But one is never enough!’Resisting the temptation to laugh,

Is one ever enough?

18th June 2015 / Emer Delaney

I was looking after my five year old niece yesterday when she turned and asked for another chocolate biscuit.  With lunch just around the corner, I said no, one is enough for today.  She looked at me with such confusion and with the biggest smile said: ‘But one is never enough!’   Resisting the temptation

GLUTEN – friend, foe or fashionable?

13th May 2015 / Laura Clark

Lifestyle, Medical, Nutrition
The rise in popularity of gluten or rather lack of it over the last few years has astounded me. The range of gluten free products available on the market has increased significantly. A potential plus for the 1 in a 100 people suffering with Coeliac disease in the UK. What I find more irritating than

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Do tougher financial times, mean eating unhealthy foods?

8th May 2015 / Emer Delaney

In a nutshell…..no!  But you do need to be patient and shop around.Sitting on the train home this week, I heard a conversation that I tried my hardest not to listen to!  Come on now, you know you do it yourselves…..sitting on a quiet train, reading your kindle, paper or finishing some work, you can’t

Do tougher financial times, mean eating unhealthy foods?

8th May 2015 / Emer Delaney

 In a nutshell…..no!  But you do need to be patient and shop around.   Sitting on the train home this week, I heard a conversation that I tried my hardest not to listen to!  Come on now, you know you do it yourselves…..sitting on a quiet train, reading your kindle, paper or finishing some work,

I studied Nutrition, not Google!

29th April 2015 / Laura Clark

Lifestyle, Medical, Nutrition
I have noticed an increase in the number of people coming to see me who have initially searched online for the solution to their problem, only to be left more confused than ever! It is a frustration shared amongst all properly qualified nutrition experts that quite often the accurate information is over taken by hype

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