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8 homemade nut-free lunchbox snacks and recipe's

Thu 13 Jun 2019

With nuts and anything containing even a trace of nuts being banned from all Australian schools it has changed the range of foods we can put in our kids lunchboxes. Finding healthy nut free snacks for the kids' lunchboxes can sometimes be a challenge. Here are 8 homemade nut free lunch box...

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Services available at the Inspiro Belgrave Hub

Fri 31 May 2019

Inspiro is now open at Belgrave! Local residents have access to essential community health services in an expansive (and easy to park at) modern and comfortable building - The Belgrave Community Hub. The Hub has health services provided by Inspiro but is also home to Yarra Ranges Council's...

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Healthy Mexican Bowls recipe

Mon 18 Feb 2019
Healthy Mexican Bowls might seem like a bit of a fad, but the fact is that they are one of the easiest and most delicious ways to quickly combine healthy great tasting and fresh ingredients.  Healthy, filling and a good-for-you Mexican Bowls can be prepared in only minutes! 
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Roast Vegetable & Walnut Salad dietitian recipe

Thu 20 Dec 2018
This roast vegetable and walnut salad recipe from Deakin university dietitian Laura De Bolfo provides an excellent mix of micro and macro nutrients, vitamins, minerals, healthy fats and protein. It's the perfect meal if you're trying to lose weight for Summer, and if you're not you'll still...
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How to reduce your risk of 13 cancers

Thu 20 Dec 2018
Australia is in the midst of an obesity epidemic with 63% of adults being overweight and 31% of children being above their healthy weight. (1) Obesity is now a leading preventable cause of cancer (2). Over the last decade, strong evidence has shown that increased body fat and toxic fat around...
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Spanish baked eggs Inspiro dietitian recipe

Tue 18 Dec 2018

This recipe comes from Laura, our Deakin University student dietitian. These Spanish baked eggs are made with onion, fresh garlic, a dash of paprika, a pinch of chilli, tomatoes, beans, spinach and reduced fat cheese, The eggs are perfectly baked into the mixture and can be eaten for dinner,...

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10 ways to avoid permanent weight gain this Christmas

Wed 28 Nov 2018
With Christmas parties and new year events over the coming weeks, it’s easy to over indulge in food and drinks. A work party here, a school fete there, Christmas lunch at your place, Christmas dinner at your in laws, New Year’s Eve celebrations, and not to mention several BBQ's in between.

The...

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When weight gain after kids won't go away

Tue 30 Oct 2018

Before having kids, I was reasonably slim and fit. After my first child, I gained 5 kilos: a little muffin top, and roundness around my hips and thighs. I wasn’t too worried and promised myself I would lose the weight and get back into shape. That was more than ten years ago.

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Dietitian approved sin free lasagne

Mon 3 Sep 2018

 This is a healthy, delicious lasagne - perfect for the colder months, perfect for families and perfect fussy eaters.

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Sweet potato brownies from dietitian Liam

Thu 16 Aug 2018
I know what you’re thinking, sweet potatoes in brownies… surely not? But I implore you, don’t knock this recipe until you’ve tried it! We’re encouraged to have veggies at every meal so why not have them for desserts too?
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Nutritious protein packed home-made banana bread

Fri 27 Jul 2018

Banana bread is an absolute classic, it’s moist and fluffy and fills the house with that beautiful warm baked banana smell. This is a healthier version of the classic dish, it’s filled with delicious pumpkin seeds and sun flower seeds for added crunch and nutrients. It also includes healthy fats...

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Crunchy Nut and Fruit Balls

Tue 10 Jul 2018

 They’re crunchy and packed with healthy ingredients like nuts, almonds and dates.  Best of all super fast to make, and there's absolutely no cooking involved! Just be careful not to pop them in your kid’s lunch box if they have any banned nuts in them! 

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Chicken and chorizo one pot paella

Thu 5 Jul 2018

 This is a beautiful dish, something you’d usually have out at restaurants and think to yourself “this is delicious, but surely this is complicated to make.” Well you can now cast those doubts aside as all it takes is less than hour of your time to make this simple Spanish dish!  

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Mexican inspired black bean and zucchini fritters from dietitian Liam

Mon 4 Jun 2018

Mexican inspired black bean and zucchini fritters are simple, quick and easy to make. These are great for a snack, great for when you’re entertaining guests, great for an appetiser, honestly, they’re just great. Cooked with fresh ingredients they’re packed with veggies including black beans,...

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The facts on coconut oil - Healthy or unhealthy?

Wed 28 Jun 2017

The facts on coconut oil – is it the best choice? The hype surrounding coconut oil in the media and among health-conscious folk over the past couple of years has been hard to ignore. Considered a staple ingredient of the popular ‘Paleo diet’ and ‘clean eating’ diet trends; hailed as the latest...

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Coco-date healthy bliss balls

Wed 28 Jun 2017

Luna White, Inspiro Counsellor  After making these balls for a small event I had a request from a friend to share my recipe for my coco-date balls. So here it is. They've been very popular at work and with friends so I hope you enjoy. Coco-date healhty bliss balls 1 CUP fresh medjool...

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Shopping smarter at the supermarket

Mon 19 Jun 2017
Learn to shop smarter at the supermarket with dietitian Tracey Higgins  
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Dietitian led local supermarket tours - Buy the best groceries for you and your family

Fri 26 May 2017

Why I love supermarket tours Tracey Higgins is an accredited practising dietitian with 15 years experience in private practice and community health.   We asked Tracey what drives her to volunteer with Diabetes Victoria as a supermarket tour guide.   Here is Tracey’s story:   After being in...

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Yarra Valley Farms Jay Berries – Variety is the ultimate super food

Thu 25 May 2017

By Courtney VinckInspiro editor and accredited dietitian (BHlthSciMDietPrac) In the Yarra Ranges area we are very lucky to have some amazing farms you can visit.The school community is getting in touch with food through farm to plate programs like the Jamie Oliver and Stephanie Alexander...

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Inspiro provides clinical dietetics education services from university trained dietitians

Wed 24 May 2017
Crafty marketing and new studies questioning the health benefits of certain foods can make understanding what to eat and drink difficult. You and I know that restrictive diets aren't sustainable long term. At Inspiro we believe in eating delicious foods that help us achieve our goals, have...
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This weeks healthy eating tips from Lilydale dietitian Tracey Higgins

Mon 22 May 2017

This weeks healthy eating tips from our dietitian Tracey Higgins:"What is better than rugging up and enjoying some comfort food when it’s cold. And these delicious winter eating tips are healthy as well. For a lighter, healthier lower calorie meal reduce or avoid the pasta and add extra vegies...

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