Nutrition and ADHD : Diet and Executive Function


So you’re looking for ways to help support your ADHD or your child’s through diet and nutrition. Excellent idea. As a dietitian who specialises in mental health, I know that the food you eat can have a huge impact on focus, concentration, and impulse control. Making some simple changes to your diet and lifestyle could […]

Mini blackberry pavlovas (vegan)


Ingredients:   For the Meringue nests: The liquid from 1 tin of chickpeas, should be approx 180ml ½ tsp cream of tartar 200g granulated sugar   Filling: Blackberries 2 tbsp granulated sugar Coconut yoghurt   Method: Start by macerating the blackberries: clean them well, then put in a bowl with the sugar and stir so […]

Free help to support you through eating disorder recovery

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Eating disorder recovery is tough especially while on a waiting list. To support you through this I have collated a list of UK Charities and free online resources that you can utilise while you are waiting.   Charity support Talk ED offer a befriending service, you self-refer via an online form and can access a […]

What is ARFID: A Less Commonly Understood Eating Disorder

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What is ARFID?   Have you ever heard of ARFID? It might sound complicated or confusing, but it is a newly defined eating disorder that has actually always existed It’s an important condition to understand, especially in the realm of eating disorders and mental health. ARFID stands for Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder. Traditionally ARFID was […]

Chia pudding

Chia pudding parfait with banana

Chia pudding is a great option to include as a snack or pudding for several reasons. Firstly, it’s a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for heart health and brain function. Omega-3s can help reduce inflammation in the body and support overall well-being. Omega-3s can be a bit harder to come by […]

Should I be worried about Ultra Processed Foods ?

Healthy food versus processed food concept. Strawberry donut and a fruit.

Ultra-processed foods The definition of an “ultraprocessed” food is ambiguous, it is based on a classification system called NOVA, but is not objectively defined. This has meant that studies looking at “ultra-processed foods” have grouped foods differently. Examples of “ultra-processed” foods: Slice bread, baked beans, fortified foods, baby formula. It is important to note that […]


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Bread has got a lot of hate from diet culture; we love to moralise about it. White bread is seen as “bad”, brown bread is a morally better choice, “we can’t have bread more than once a day”. These are sadly normal ways of viewing bread. But bread is more than just a ‘white carb’ […]

Apple and Blackberry Crumble Cake

Ingredients 170g caster sugar 170g butter / vegan butter (I use normally use Vitalite) 270g of unsweetened applesauce 250g plain flour 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp nutmeg 150g fresh or frozen blackberries Crumble topping: 2 tbsp flour 2 tbsp oats 1tsp flaked almonds to sprinkle over the top […]

Banana Bread

Ingredients 2 tbsp ground flax seed mixed with 6 tbsp water 3 over-ripe bananas 100g golden caster sugar 80g vegetable oil 1 tsp vanilla essence 100ml soya milk (or nut milk of choice) 250g self-raising flour 1 tsp bicarb Pinch of salt 50g chocolate Method Preheat oven to 180C and grease a loaf tin and […]

Millionaire Shortbread

Ingredients For the shortbread: 175g plain flour 60g caster sugar 120g dairy free butter 1/4 tsp fine salt For the caramel: 200g creamed coconut 200g light brown caster sugar 100g dairy free butter Generous pinch of sea salt Topping: 100g dark/ dairy free chocolate Method Preheat oven to 180C In a bowl combine the flour, […]