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5 Healthy Yet Indulgent Valentine’s Day Meal Ideas

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Treating your loved one doesn’t have to mean sending them to an early grave! As Dietitians we often get asked about healthy meal ideas for special occasions. When it comes…


Back to school nutrition

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Teachers Inspecting School Lunch Boxes… Let’s get these healthy Lunch Boxes Sorted! by Dietitian Desi Carlos APD AN . Is this really yet another responsibility we are adding to…


12 Mindful Eating Tips for Christmas Festivities

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– by Tree of Life Nutrition psychologist, Dorothea Vallianos . 1. Give yourself permission to eat ALL foods. Focus on health, not weight loss. 2. Maintain regular eating patterns. Don’t…


5 simple tips for a happy and healthy festive season

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With the festive season upon us, it is easy to get caught up in the festivities and overindulge. To help get through this time, we have come up with some…


How to boost your immunity this winter

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Winter is well and truly here, and these colder months can provide a challenge with maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Staying well-nourished is important to keep our hard-working immune system firing…

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Chickpea energy balls

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Energy balls are a healthy snack option, but they are often high in kJ due to the amount of nuts and dried fruits in them. Making them with chickpeas, reduces…

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Dark chocolate bark

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After a healthy and easy chocolate treat? We like to use dark chocolate as it is high in antioxidants, and is lower in added fats and sugars than milk and…


Cauliflower mash

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Creamy and comforting, this is a twist to the original side dish. Lower in carbs and kJ, cauliflower is a great alternative to the much-loved potato. For a low-FODMAP option,…

banana walnut loaf

Banana, honey and walnut loaf

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This sweet and nutty loaf is a delicious afternoon delight, served with hot tea or coffee. If there is any leftovers, slice some up and pop into lunchboxes, or toast…


Spicy chickpea, tomato and quinoa soup

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This soup is bound to warm you up on a cold winters night. Packed with nutrients, it’s a great way to get 2-3 serves of vegetables from this dish, and…

New exercise physiologist – Brent

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Meet Brent, our exercise physiologist, working from our Tree of Life Nutrition clinic in Woolloongabba. We asked Brent a few questions about the benefits of exercise physiology, and how his…


Easter Survival Guide

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There are many temptations during Easter that test our willpower and waistline. It is an indulgent season, but fear not – we have compiled a list of tips to help…


Roasted spicy cauliflower with tahini sauce

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Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 head cauliflower, broken into florets olive oil 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon dried coriander 1 teaspoon smoked paprika sprinkle of dried chili flakes ½ cup…

Japanese pancakes

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Japanese pancakes, or okonomiyaki, are a delicious option for a light lunch, but don’t be fooled by this picture. When I attempted these babies, they turned out to be more…

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Desi explains almond milk

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  Desi had a quick chat this morning with Bianca, Terry and Bob from 97.3FM to talk about almond milk. Clink on audiofile below to hear Desi’s advice on the…


Mediterranean stuffed mushrooms

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Serves 2 people   Ingredients: 4 Portobello mushrooms 1/2 onion 1 cup shredded kale (or spinach leaves) 1 cup brown rice (cooked) 400g can crushed tomatoes 1/2 red capsicum 2-4…


Desi explains supplements

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  Supplements and vitamins are hot topics at the moment. Here is Desi’s response to the dietary role of supplements, from her on-air conversation with Bianca, Terry and Bob from…


5 tips to maintain motivation

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Whether it is staying inspired to continue with a New Year resolution, diet change, elimination diet, or just being healthier, maintaining motivation to achieve a nutrition goal can be a…

The No-Diet Diet

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In case you missed it, here is the audio file of Desi’s conversation with Bianca, Terry and Bob from 97.3FM, where she reviews the latest diet trend talked about in…


Salmon with herb, walnut & chilli salsa

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Ingredients 80g pitted green olives, halved ¾ cup chopped fresh coriander 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil 60g dry roasted walnuts, coarsely chopped ½ red onion, finely chopped 1 long fresh…


Apple & Thyme Turkey Breast

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Ingredients 3kg boneless turkey breast 1 cup cooked brown rice 1 cup breadcrumbs 1 green apple, grated ½ cup dried apricots, chopped ½ cup chopped pecans ½ red onion, finely…


Prawn & Mango Salad

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Ingredients 1 butter lettuce 1 cup rocket 1 cup snow pea sprouts 1 bunch coriander, chopped 1 lebanese cucumber, sliced ½ red onion, finely sliced 1 kg cooked prawns, peeled…


Chicken, Apple & Bocconcini Salad

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Ingredients 500g skinless chicken breast 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1.5 Tbsp honey 2 tsp wholegrain mustard 1 tsp lemon juice Mixed lettuce leaves 1/4 cup chopped chives 1…

Desi’s Greece Trip – Travelling to Greece and visiting Athens, Rhodes and Santorini!

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The anxiety I felt leading up to my holiday in Greece was crazy. I often think of my mother travelling in a boat for a month to come to Australia…


Tuna Pasta Salad

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Ingredients 500g packet pasta shells (wholemeal ideally or a mixture of wholemeal + white) 500g packet frozen peas 400g tinned tuna 2 green onion 2 Tbsp low fat mayonnaise 3/4…


R is for Rehabilitation foods

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Most people usually will have an injury from a sport or movement related activity at least once in their life. And they can be incredibly frustrating as it prevents you…

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