Content tagged "Christmas"

Christmas Fruit Compote (or any time really)

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Dec 10, 08:09 AM in and . No comments.

Sorry it’s been a while since the last post…Christmas preparations taking over here at AM Dietetics headquarters! Speaking of Christmas, I was looking for desserts and puddings using a slow cooker and found this dried fruit compote recipe. This is guaranteed to get the smell of Christmas wafting through your household. I normally don’t really like the smells that fill the house when the slow cooker is on but this one should even get your family Grinch into the spirit of things.

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Surviving the festive season: 2

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Dec 2, 12:41 PM in and . No comments.

It’s all in the planning.
Ok, so I did mention planning in tip 1 but this is all about planning your events. Scout ahead. Make sure you know what foods and drinks will be on offer at each function- this way you will know how best to prepare and plan. It sounds a bit over the top but it does help.

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A healthy festive season - part 1

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Dec 1, 01:30 PM in and . No comments.

Surviving the festive season- part 1
Advent calendars are being whipped out all over the country and people are preparing for the onslaught of the “festive season”. The festive season is a dangerous time when it comes to letting your guard down and the loosening up of healthy habits. There are parties, dinners, baking, the stressful rushing around, less activity due to the cold and those lovely Xmas treats everywhere. It doesn’t help that mince pies and sweets have been pushed on us by the supermarkets since November.

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Seasons Greetings and a Happy New Year!

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Dec 21, 12:24 PM in and . No comments.

Well it’s the 21st of December today and we all seem to still be here after all! Phew! A relief considering how busy it’s been here. It’s the holiday season, so I’m sorry I’ve been a bit quiet on posting articles. I’ve been working on a few projects and trying to organise the usual Christmas and New Year festivities. I would like, however, to take the time to offer my seasons greetings to all and to wish you and yours safe and happy holidays. Thanks to everyone for your kind comments and participation on the website and for all the queries and support I’ve had this year. Try not to over indulge but, of course, enjoy! I will be posting regularly very soon in the new year…please keep on using the contact form to let me know if there any particular articles you want to see for next year. Oh, and look out for some new developments in 2013….

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Seasons Greetings from NorthWest Nutrition

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Dec 28, 10:08 AM in and . Comments [2].

It’s the holiday season, so I’ve been a bit quiet on posting articles. I would like to offer my seasons greetings to all and wish you and yours safe and happy holidays. Try not to over indulge but, of course, enjoy! I will be posting regularly very soon in the new year…please keep on using the contact form to let me know if there are any nutrition questions you would like answers to or if there any particular articles you want to see for next year. Oh, and look out for some new services to be offered in 2012….

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Duck with orange, cranberry and thyme - in the slow cooker

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Dec 17, 07:18 PM in and . Comments [1].

Here is a different take on Christmas dinner. Imagine popping the slow cooker on and walking away, only to have a perfect meal ready eight hours later with no slaving in the kitchen on Christmas morning. This recipe has all the flavours of Christmas with cranberry, orange and thyme and duck makes a nice change to the traditional turkey.

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A Healthier Christmas Pudding

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Nov 14, 03:01 PM in and . Comments [2].

Love christmas pudding but trying to go low-fat?
Here is a great low fat pudding that can be cooked up to a month before the big day. Keep it stored in an airtight container and heat up on Christmas day, or if you are like me and don’t have any room for pudding after the Christmas meal…..on Christmas evening.

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Smells good enough to eat?

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Nov 5, 04:11 PM in and . No comments.

This time of year, a lot of people are turning their attention to preparing for the winter and the Christmas season. Out comes the winter wardrobe and even winter decor starts to appear. Lots of us like to include warm and inviting fragrances in the home to brighten up those dark and cold days. Scented candles, plug in fragrances and bath bombs and scents give that added appeal. There are cinnamon, clove, sweet orange, spicy floral and even chocolate scents to stimulate our senses. Problem is, the chocolate ones may actually also be stimulating our appetite.

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