Day 7 – what do nutritionists eat for dinner?

I have spent the the whole day at a yoga workshop at Yoga Bodhi in Bath. Having eaten a small lunch I was very hungry and my lovely husband had a roast dinner waiting for me. I’ve trained him to add a good quantity of veg. If he had his way, it would be half potatoes, half chicken swimming in gravy! I haven’t outlined the recipe as it’s just a roast chicken, with steamed cabbage, cauliflower, roasted potatoes/sweet potatoes/carrots/onions and gravy.

Day 6 – what do nutritionists eat for dinner?


I am going for a colourful crowd-pleaser tonight, mini herby lamb burgers served with grated carrot and beetroot salad, and green beans. I might sound smug, but my kids both love this beetroot salad, I think it’s the vinegary-ness and the colour – plus they both think it’s very funny that their wee goes pink after eating it!

Day 5 – what do nutritionists eat for dinner?

Keralan chicken (or veggie) curry with rice and pulsed cauliflower
Friday or Saturday nights we tend to have a curry. It’s the only night of the week we have a meal in front of the telly together. My aim is always to increase nutrient value so I add pulsed cauliflower to the rice and cook it together. To stop it becoming soggy, I drain the rice mixture and then put a tea towel over the colander and leave it to steam out the excess moisture. It’s delicious. Try this for yourself. If it was up to me, I would have all cauliflower but my children like it mixed with rice. Butternut squash is a carbohydrate food but it is much lower in carbs than potato or sweet potato – so ok if you’re watching your weight.

Day 4 – what do nutritionists eat for dinner?


Tonight i’m craving some comfort food and what I really fancy is cottage pie. My version contains lots of hidden vegetables, and is also free from potato and therefore much lighter on starch, helping to keep blood sugar levels settled during the evening. Instead of potato, I absolutely love to use mashed cauliflower. I know cauliflower isn’t a very popular vegetable, but I really encourage you to try this. There’s something about the smooth, creamy cauliflower that works brilliantly with the savoury sauce and it’s a million miles away from over-boiled grey and soggy cauliflower, I promise you.

Day 3 – What do nutritionists eat for dinner

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Frittata is an Italian omelette and my ‘go-to’ if I’ve just come home late from work and need to cook something quickly which was exactly what happened tonight. I also make an even speedier version without potatoes for breakfast and pop in any other quick cooking vegetables e.g. spinach. The high protein content of the eggs and peas makes it very filling as well as nutritious. In the picture you will see there is something that looks like big onion rings. They are actually slices of butternut squash which I have baked in coconut oil and sprinkled with paprika. 

Nutritionists – what do they eat for dinner? Day 2


Nutritionists, Maria and I, are taking it in turns to share our evening meals with you this week, and tonight it’s my turn. I went out and enjoyed a lovely family dinner at Cote Brasserie last night, and it was steaks all round, delicious! So tonight I am in the mood for something a little lighter and have decided to go for salmon – rich in omega 3 fatty acids and a good quality protein to keep blood sugar balanced. To add interesting flavour I’m topping the salmon with a dairy-free pesto style topping, and serving it with some herby sweet potato wedges and greens. As nutritionists we always advise people to cover half of their dinner plates with green vegetables or salads to provide nutrients, antioxidants and fibre, so be generous with your greens.

Dinner Day 1 – what do nutritionists eat for dinner?


Dinner tonight is busy so I needed to prepare something quick using ingredients I already had. The salmon and prawns were in the freezer and I took them out for defrosting this morning. My children are both 14 years old and love Asian food so I tend to opt for those types of foods when we need healthy/quick/easy. One of my daughters has a little patch of eczema on the creases of her arm and I notice that this goes when she doesn’t eat gluten. Hence, the noodles are gluten-free rice noodles. For dessert I prepped some CoYo (a yoghurt made from coconut milk and unsweetened available from Waitrose or health food shops) with berries and grated chocolate.

Easy Eggs Florentine

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The ingredients in this recipe support joints, bones and the metabolic system (diabetes and weight loss). Leave out the hollandaise sauce if you don’t have time on a weekday.

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Energy bars

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These energy bars contain ingredients that support mental health, the nervous system, the digestive system and the heart and circulation. Goji berries contain more protein than other fruit and are available in most supermarkets and health food shops. They usually come in dried form.

8 ways to increase your energy

We hope this post will make you want to incorporate some of our suggestions – even if it’s just one or two.

1. Eat for energy
Not surprisingly food has a big impact on your energy levels. Wolf your food down and you are likely to have a sugar dip and feel sleepy. It’s the same when you eat high sugar or carbohydrate dense foods. Eating foods with a low glycaemic index — whose sugars are absorbed slowly — may help you avoid the lag in energy that typically occurs after eating quickly absorbed sugars or refined starches (cakes, chocolate, white bread, biscuits, etc). Foods with a low glycaemic index include proteins, high-fibre vegetables, nuts and seeds, and healthy oils such as olive oil. In general, high-carbohydrate foods have the highest glycaemic indexes, with white bread scoring just as high as sugar! Proteins from meat, eggs and fish, as well as fats, have glycaemic indexes that are close to zero. The internet is full of information about the glycaemic index of foods. Here’s a guide: