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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Beat the Christmas Bulge

It’s 6 weeks until Christmas and in one way or another, we’re all getting in to the Christmas spirit.  Department stores are haemorrhaging tinsel and my mother is panic buying jumbo sized selection boxes! It’s true that most of us will gain weight over the Christmas period.  In fact, it’s thought that some of us […]

Bread Pudding Heaven

Having spent 7 years at a very traditional British school (you know, the kind with real on-site kitchens, pig bins and a passionate obsession with frugality) this tasty, low cost pudding was a regular staple in my diet. With or without custard a steaming slice of bread pudding was the perfect thing to set you […]

Potatoes…Are they evil?!

Well… in a word… “No”.  But here’s why.  A recent push from the United States Department of Agriculture tried to limit the provision of potatoes in US schools to twice a week.  US congress blocked the move, but here’s why we should love the potato! Potatoes contain starchy carbohydrates. They release their energy slowly to […]