Felicity Curtain

Dietitian

Tag Archive for ‘oats’

Bircher Muesli – the summer alternative for a porridge fiend

  My best friend and I are always at loggerheads over our breakfast choices when eating out. While she’s strictly savoury, and rarely wavers from her usual “avocado on toast with a side of crispy bacon, please,” I just can’t see past sweeter options like muesli, porridge, fruit toast, or a delicious banoffee mascarpone sandwich like this one below.     Many people base their menu choices off what they […]

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Going against the grain – the fear of all things carby

It’s somewhat comforting to see that, in the midst of what seems like a full-blown war on grains by the hardcore Paleo tribe, others are revelling in the plethora of seeds and cereals on offer. Take Yotam Ottolenghi, for example: an Israeli chef and restaurant owner known for injecting excitement into vegetable- and grain-based meals. The self-confessed ‘grain man’ has been championed worldwide for bringing grains and vegetables from side […]

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My go-to 5 minute breakfasts

I’m starting to get the whole “not-having-time-for-an-interesting-breakfast” thing. I’m no stranger to early starts, but since commencing my Masters, which often means having to travel an hour and a half just to begin my day, my mornings have become a little less leisurely than I’m used to. How I long for an extra hour in the morning to Google ‘fun pancake recipes’ and perfect different porridge combinations! Lately I’ve found […]

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5 of the best … Brain Foods

If you’re at uni…. Exams are fast approaching. If you’re at the strange Uni I’m at…. Exams are next week. The brain consumes 20% of the energy we take in through food. But far more than just supplying us with energy – and enjoyment – the food we eat has the ability to influence essential cognitive processes. This theory was tested in a UK prison, in which a double-blind, placebo […]

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5 of the best ‘Short on Time’ breakfasts

This week the Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed 1 in 7 Australian children skip breakfast.  This is worrying, as such strong evidence exists to confirm breakfast consumption in school kids is linked with greater cognitive function – including memory and academic performance – school attendance and overall wellbeing. But it’s not just children missing the most important meal of the day. Last year Kraft’s ‘Aussie Breakfast Report,’ announced more than […]

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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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