Felicity Curtain

Dietitian

Getting Juicy

I have a shameful obsession with anything juicy; the healthiest being fruit. Slightly less healthy are those delightfully tacky juicy couture tracksuits, and the juiciest of juicy gossip mags – direct inspiration for my post on the purple food diet! For all the juice on juicing, hop on over to my guest post on Scoop Nutrition, in which I explain the pros and cons of juice, and explain the best […]

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5 of the Best… Healthy Pancake Recipes

If you follow me on Instagram, you may be aware of my appreciation for pancakes. Particularly midweek. Probably the reason for this inclination is that by tweaking a few ingredients, pancakes can remain just as delicious, but still can make up a nutritious and satisfying breakfast.  Often my pancake crusade has ended up a complete mess and thrown straight into the bin, but here are my favourite 5 recipes, that […]

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The ‘new’ Atkins diet- haven’t we moved past this?

Have you heard of Atkins? Dieting fads have been around almost as long as modern nutrition, and today these quick-fix, results-guaranteed, scientifically suspect diet crazes are a serious money-making machines, with the ‘diet industry’ crossing almost $800 million annually in Australia. One funny thing about fad diets is that, much like fashion, they wind up being recycled again and again over the decades. Who would have guessed we’d be wearing […]

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5 of the best ways to avoid food wastage

Sadly, we waste a LOT of food.  This months #EatKit topic was all about getting creative with food waste, and some of the facts shared by the passionate participants are pretty shocking.  According to SecondBite, a national organisation that identifies surplus food and distributes it to agencies and those in need; around $1.1 billion worth of fruit and vegetables are wasted by Australians each year.  To put that into perspective; Dietitian […]

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5 of the Best Nutrition Headlines this week

Today marks my first attempt at a bi-weekly post! The plan is each Friday to update you all with what I deem to be ‘5 of the Best.’ Depending on the goings-on of the week this could be anything from recipes, to latest news and controversies. This week I thought I’d start off with 5 of the  Best Nutrition headlines from the week  (with a few being slightly older than […]

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Which Bread is Best?

I have a distinct childhood memory that may well have been the spark that ignited my nutrition journey. I was about 8 years old, unpacking the groceries with my mum (which, incidentally, remains one of my favourite chores), when I came across a standard loaf of white bread. Back in the mid-nineties, this was a common staple of most households, and while my mum was usually fairly sensible when it […]

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My Go-To Breakfast; Banana Peanut butter Oats

Porridge is my go-to breakfast. I love it both for the many delicious and exciting (yep, oats excite me) combinations that can be made, as well as how easy and satisfying it is on a Winter’s morning. (Not to mention oat’s nutritional value). Back in high school I used to set out my porridge ingredients the night before, all measured and cut up so it was ready to go in […]

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Why so Dirty on Dairy?

Dairy is possibly my favourite food group. Milk, yoghurt and cheese make regular appearances in my day, and between my porridge and yoghurt obsession alone, I generally reach the recommended target of 2.5 daily serves without even trying. Dairy is a rich source of calcium, accounting for around 60% of that mineral in the average Australians’ diet. Calcium, as you probably know, is essential for strong bones and teeth, as […]

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