I am excited to offer a new meal planning service to my new and existing clients.
Whether you are cooking for one, for two or for your whole family, taking the time to plan meals will not only save you time, effort and money but will also improve your eating habits.
Research has shown that meal planning is associated with a healthier diet and a healthier weight. Some reasons to consider meal planning include:
When you plan meals, you decrease the frequency of eating out, ordering take-away and eating pre-packaged food. Foods that are prepared at home, from whole ingredients, generally provide more nutrition, than take-away and processed foods.
Reduce your Grocery Bill
When you plan meals and shop from a list you eat out less, shop for groceries more efficiently and reduce food-waste.
Enjoy More Food Variety and Improve your Cooking Skills
Meal planning gives you the opportunity to try new foods and new recipes. This helps increase food variety and nutrient intake
I work with EatLove to create customised, individual meal plans, based on your food preferences and your personal health goals.
You receive meal plans personalised to your health concerns, allergies and taste preferences – all tailored to your lifestyle
Book in to see me for an initial appointment. During that session I work with you to design an eating plan for your personal health profile, medical conditions, allergies and health goals.
EatLove personalizes your plan to you to suit your lifestyle, beliefs, taste preferences and skills in the kitchen.
You will receive:
Eight participants braved a chilly Canberra evening to attend my plant based nutrition workshop last night. We had a jam packed 2 hours with some great discussion and questions.
I run these workshops regularly and welcome anyone who is either thinking about incorporating more plant based meals into their diet or is already following a vegan or vegetarian diet.
I recommend nuts and seeds to the majority of my vegan clients. Nuts and seeds are energy dense foods rich in bioactive macronutrients, micronutrients and phytochemicals. Some vegan health professionals advise restricting dietary fat, including fat found in whole plant foods such as nuts, seeds, olive oil, coconut and avocados. Many vegans restrict or completely avoid these foods for this reason.
Is the avoidance of healthful fats really necessary for the average vegan? It is true that there is good evidence for the use of very low-fat plant-based diets for people with severe coronary artery disease however there is little evidence to suggest that such diets should serve as the gold standard for vegans.
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My goal is to help make a healthy vegan diet achievable for everyone
Linda Smillie APD
Canberra Vegan Dietitian
Specialising in gastrointestinal disorders & plant-based diets