Quick and delicious meal planning …..without repeats or apocalyptic stockpiling

Quick and delicious meals are imperative but how do I  plan as a busy mother/carer? Wherever you are in the world when the clock hits 4pm there is a collective intake of breath, eyes roll skyward, as everyone considers “What’s for dinner?” Continue reading

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Hot Chilli for Emily!

As Emily has to stick to 1200 calories or 5000 kilojoules a day I aim to make them tasty!

Vegetables are our staple ingredient as delicious and healthy. Emily was inspired by Jamie Oliver’s recipe for vegetable chilli so with a few minor adaptations I  cooked up a hot chilli dinner! Continue reading

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Healthy eating takes me to a raw place!

I admit I could be a carbohydrate addict. I could quite happily live on fresh breads, home-made pasta, buttered potatoes and sticky rice but especially soft bagels, warm cakes and chewy cookies. I have been weaned off excessive carb consumption by nutritional education and my tight jeans!

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A practical guide addressing SCI health through nutrition

Our SCIA Walk On therapist asked me to read and review – Eat Well, Live Well with Spinal Cord Injury and other Neurological Conditions written by Joanne Smith and Kylie James. The book is dedicated to Cooper Pulini who attends Walk-On next to Emily.

A practical guide addressing SCI health through nutrition

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What healthy options are there when eating out?

Today we decided on a vegetarian curry for dinner using fresh ingredients, recipe below. Cooking healthily for Emily, and my family, is always uppermost in my mind when meal planning. I think about nutrition and calories as Emily needs lots of vitamins and minerals with only 1200 calories (5000 Kilojoules) a day. Eating enough food to provide valuable energy without excess which would lead to weight gain. Emily, as a wheelchair user, has to be more careful than others not to consume more than she requires. At home I can cook with fresh ingredients and limit processed foods, sugar and salt but what healthy options exist when we are out and about in restaurants?

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Turmeric all round for a healthy spinal cord…

A recent study showed that a diet rich in turmeric aided spinal cord health. In a bid to do the right thing I have upped the turmeric in Emily’s tea, coffee and all things consumed! I jest for those that don’t know me, we only put milk in our English breakfast tea.

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