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Vitamin D Deficiency

After a recent doctors visit for some routine blood work, I discovered I have vitamin D deficiency. You may be thinking, how can a dietitian be deficient in any vitamin? Well, vitamin D is different from other vitamins because food is generally a poor source.  So, no matter how balanced my…

Benefits of Beetroot

This is the first of many featured ingredients for our new blog series 'GOODNESS ME!'.  Each fortnight we will feature a new ingredient and tell you all the amazing health and nutritional benefits and give you some tips of how to use them in your every day diet.   Comment…

Dairy Free Sources of Calcium

Calcium is an abundant and vital mineral found in our bodies. The main function of calcium in our diets is to help maintain strong bones and teeth. Almost all the calcium in our bodies is stored in our bones, but our body will sometimes remove calcium as needed for other…

Gluten-free, low-sugar, banana bread

Here is a great recipe for those of you craving a healthier, sweet dessert. Since this doesn't contain any flour it is great for those of you following a gluten-free diet. The sweetness in this recipe comes from the bananas and dates, which also provide a great deal of fibre.…
A filling salad with black beans, quinoa and spinach leaves

Quirky Quinoa Salad

We have posted about how much we love the super grain Quinoa before (check it out here) so I thought we should post another recipe for you all to try!  I made this for a family Summer BBQ we had last weekend.  I knew my sisters would love it however I…
Nutritious smoothie with a slice of orange and sprig of mint

Green Smoothie – a power punch of nutrition

So what is a Green Smoothie I hear you say!   Basically, green smoothies are a blended drink made up of three main components -  fresh green leafy vegetables, some fruit and a liquid – usually water, coconut water or milk (regular, soy, almond, coconut etc). Green vegetables (the darker the better!) like spinach,…
Fruit juice tetra-pack next to teaspoons full of sugar

Juice: Health food or junk food?

Often people suggest that instead of softdrink, they will have a juice. I'll put it out there - I hate juice. It provides a false sense of security as it comes from something healthy like fruit. However, when you look at how many teaspoons of sugar a juice has, you…
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Low Carb Spaghetti Bolognaise

Serves - 4 1 onion, diced 2 cloves garli,c chopped 2 x 120g lean mince (try kangaroo!) 1 large carrot, grated 1 stalk celery, finely diced 1 x 500g jar low carb pasta sauce – Leggo’s spaghetti sauce with beef  OR  tinned tomato passata 6 green zucchini 6 yellow zucchini…
Some foods although packed with energy can make you feel tired and listless

Foods that make you go zzzzz….

Anybody that knows me well, knows that I'm a fabulous sleeper. You say the word 'sleep' (or pyjamas for that matter) and I'm in la-la land. Despite my innate ability, not being able to get a good night’s rest is an issue that I find many of my clients struggle with on…
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Welcome to New Life Nutrition

Welcome to New Life Nutrition! I am Julie Masci - an accredited practising dietitian and the director of a private practice in Brisbane.  From a proud Italian family, you can only imagine that I have been surrounded by food my entire life (and yes I am still struggling to convince  my father that…