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Pregnant with Twins or more?

Nutritionally a twin or higher order multiple pregnancy places a lot of extra demands on the body. As a dietitian working in this space we help you optimise your diet to maximise the chance of better pregnancy outcomes for you and your babies, by considering the following factors....

5 nutrition tips for pregnancy that can help boost a babies brain development and brain power!

Did you know that nutrition research shows that diet during pregnancy can impact upon the babies brain development and even on...

High Fibre Pikelets

A popular breakfast, lunch box, or afternoon tea idea for toddlers, and kids. Mastering home made pancakes or pikelets is fairly...

Happy International Day of dis-ABILITY

Happy International Day of dis-ABILITY. This is a pic of my brother Tom. He has an ability to make us all...

7 Pregnancy & Post Bub Mood improving Nutrition Tips

By Dr Anita Star The research tells us that mums nutrition during pregnancy will impact on the brain development and cognitive...

Gently spiced oranges

A nourishing aromatic dessert delight 5 orangespinch of ground cardamonpinch of ground cinnamon1 teaspoon of vanilla essence 1 dessert spoon of brown...

Green pea, gluten free pasta -review

Have you tried all the new non wheat lentil and legume pastas on the market? I tried this pea pasta over the week. ...

Baked trout with peach salsa

For the baked trout – place herbs and lime juice In cavity and a little on top along with a drizzle...

Sweet potato and lentil vegetarian patties

What’s your favourite vegetarian patties/ burger recipe? I made these sweet potato, lentil and butter bean patties with steamed veggies a...

Healthy breakfast Inspo

12 healthy breakfast ideas perfect for pregnancy and fertility health

Apple, Date & Cinnamon Porridge

Dr Anita Star pregnancy and paediatric dietitian makes a porridge to savour

Mocktails for your baby shower

When you need something a little special to drink and you’re pregnant, or trying to get pregnant, you know its not...

Cardamom & chia milk pudding

Ingredients 1 cup chia pudding 500ml milk 1 dessert spoon maple syrup (optional) ½ teaspoon ground ginger ½ teaspoon ground cardamom...

Veggie Fritters

Veggie Fritters a great mid week option, and leftover fantastic for school (or mum’s lunchbox . This made 11 fritters. I...

Chinese 5 Spice Beef and Veggie Stew

A delicious healthy winter warming stew- the whole family can enjoy! Ingredients 1/4 cup wheat flour 2 1/2 teaspoons Chinese 5...

Lamb and lentil stew

I am not a fan of the weather turning cold, but the silver lining has to be it becomes perfect for...

Responsive Introduction to Solids

Dr Anita Star discusses the concept of Responsive Introduction to solids. You have probably heard of baby led weaning and spoons puree feeding, but is there a sensible middle ground?

Spinach & ricotta lasagna

Dr Anita Star paediatric dietitian shares a very easy vegetarian lasagne recipe

Pre- packaged baby food- a ‘sometimes’ food!

Dr Anita Star paediatric dietitian discusses some drawbacks of pre packaged baby food

Chicken & veggie one tray bake

#onetraybake what’s your fav? This combo chicken, veggies and chickpeas was pretty delish. Perfect for fertility and pregnancy, and a great...

Pumpkin, lentil and chickpea soup

Pumpkin soup and toasty wholegrain bread a perfect lunch on cold winters day. But did you know that by adding some lentils and legumes to your soup can really boost their nutritional value for enhanced fertility and to you and your baby during pregnancy. Try this recipe for pumpkin lentil and chickpea soup by fertility and pregnancy nutrition expert Dr Anita Star

Blueberry Muffins Recipe & a homemade vs shop bought comparison

Dr Anita Star pregnancy and paediatric dietitian, highlights how through home baking you can enjoy some treats without the excessive amounts of fats, sugars, and additives that are used in the same pre-made products purchased in the supermarket.

The Mediterranean Inspired Food Shop for optimal fertility and pregnancy outcomes

What ingredients do you need to use to get the benefits of a Mediterranean diet in for fertility and pregnancy? Dr Anita Star Fertility and Pregnancy Dietitian, takes you through a healthy food shop and the key ingredients you need to include in your trolley.

Kids Sushi Station

Kids love helping out in the kitchen. My little one was about to turn four in this pic. The sushi station...

Iron deficiency in Pregnancy and Babies over 6 months

Iron deficiency is the most common nutrient deficiency I see in my practice. It is a big problem in many pregnant...

A Healthy Twist on Fish & Chips

Dr Anita Star provides a delicious and healthy fish and chips recipe….Low mercury fish is great for fertility (see fish blog...

Excessive Snacking and Fussy Eating

It may sound obvious, but as a parent I can definitely attest to the fact that too much snacking leads to...

Healthy eating v.s. food restriction, and childhood obesity

Yummmmm kids milkshake. Did you know the research shows that parents who show high levels of diet restriction and control toward...

Warm Pumpkin Lentil & Fetta (or grilled Holoumi )salad.

Warm Pumpkin Lentil and Fetta l (or grilled Holoumi ) salad. Ingredients 3 cups baby spinach leaves aprrox 3 cups diced...

Easy Gluten Free Pizza Dough

Paediatric Dietitian Anita Star provides a gluten free pizza base perfect for those with coeliac disease or wheat allergy

Egg and Veggie Pie

My little one helping cook dinner with Sid the Sloth the stuffed animal from pre school. The kids are each taking...

Loaded Salads

Loaded salads – with the weather warming up out come the family salads. I love an all in meal salad containing...