Micronutrients and depression

A study of more than 19,000 Spanish graduates published in October 2018 showed a significantly higher risk of depression for those with an inadequate intake of micronutrients in their diet.  The study concluded that having less than you need each day of four or more vitamins or minerals could play a moderate role in the development of […]

Low Fat Chicken Tikka BBQ Skewers

This chicken tikka BBQ recipe is super quick to prepare.  Skewers are easy to cook on a BBQ and convenient to eat outside.  As there is no extra fat or frying involved in the cooking they’re also low in fat and a great option for helping to watch your weight. Ingredients 2 chicken mini fillets […]

Banoffee Muffins – Banana and Toffee Muffins

These banoffee muffins are soft and squishy with a delightful gooey toffee and chocolate centre and perfect to use up any overripe bananas. Tip: if your bananas are on the point of liquefying and won’t wait until you have time to make muffins, pop them in the freezer and they’ll be even better to use […]

creamy pasta

Creamy low-fat Mushroom and Italian Greens Pasta

This delicious creamy dish  holds a naughty secret – it’s actually a lot lower fat than you’d think!  Lightly cooked italian greens (Cavolo Nero) give a crispy fresh edge whilst the mushrooms give a beautiful savoury bite. Ingredients Serves 4 350g linguini pasta 4 tablespoons quark 1tbs olive oil 200g diced chestnut mushrooms 1 finely […]

SMART goal resolutions – for more success!

New Years Resolutions for 2012? Make them SMART goals! With the beginning of January upon us again, it’s that time of year when many of us including the team at UK Dietitian decide to make some New Years Resolutions, but what is the best way to make those new years resolutions really work for you […]

Brunch – Savoury Drop Scones with Poached Egg

As part of our New Year’s Resolution we’ve been looking for ideas to make our weekly Sunday brunch healthier.  I’ve always been a great fan of eggs Florentine and at the suggestion of friend who has been eating mostly vegetarian food for sometime I thought I’d combine these lovely little spiced spinach drop scones with […]

UK Dietitian New Year’s Resolutions

So, January the 1st has been and gone and it’s time to get down to making those New Year’s Resolutions into practice! Don’t worry if you haven’t made any yet – it’s never to late to start setting your goals and making the changes you want to. If you’re in need of a bit of […]

Cranberry and Orange Marmalade Recipe

Ever wondered what to do with all the reduced bags of oranges and cranberries in the shops after Christmas? Well, here’s a favourite cranberry and orange marmalade recipe which produces a beautiful rich magenta marmalade which can preserve the festive flavours for later in the year.     Ingredients  1850g oranges 240ml water 600g sugar […]

Porridge Glorious Porridge

Breakfast can be a sorely neglected meal in this country but studies have shown that those who eat a low fat breakfast are less likely to be overweight than those who don’t. Oats provide a great source of slow release carbohydrate to keep your energy levels up through the morning and stop you feeling hungry […]

Porridge – The Random Flavour Generator

With Christmas over and the dark, damp months of January and February to get through hot, filling breakfasts are a great way to liven up chilly mornings. I have to admit I’ve been guilty of using the phrase “about as exciting as porridge” a few times over the years but nothing beats the humble oat […]