Vegetarian Caesar Salad with a Twist
Try this delicious vegetarian caeser salad, perfect for those avoiding gluten. Mel has replaced the croutons with potato and included some fresh asparagus and edamame beans. Give it a try!
I am here to help you look and feel your best by offering you up to date nutrition and lifestyle advice to help you reach your goals. I understand that working out what to eat can be confusing, especially when you are managing health issues but I am here to give you the knowledge, skills and confidence you need to make the best choice for you, taking into consideration your lifestyle.
I specialise in a wide range of areas including managing weight concerns, Type 1, Type 2 and Pre-diabetes, aged care, vegetarian diets, sports nutrition, gut health and family nutrition. To see the full range of things I can help with, check out the 'clients I see' tab in my bio.
Got insurance? Check to see if your policy covers 'Registered Dietitian' as you might be eligible to claim back part of the consultation cost when you book to see me.
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I can help with weight management, intuitive & mindful eating, emotional eating, sports nutrition, children's & family nutrition, cholesterol, blood pressure, women & men's health, pre diabetes, PCOS, Type 2 diabetes, menopause, pregnancy, breastfeeding, food intolerance & allergies, gut health, coeliac disease, ulcerative colitis, arthritis and gout.
I believe that you need to work to improve your wellbeing from the inside out. I understand that when you are on a journey to better health that it’s not just knowing what you need to do that matters, it is also about finding ways to make those changes happen. I work with my clients to break down the issues they need to deal with into manageable chunks so that we can work together to make changes which can last. I can help you identify and overcome the challenges and barriers you may face and create a plan based on what you want to achieve, then we will figure out how best to get you the results you are looking for. I provide practical and affordable food solutions and advice to meet the needs of my diverse client base.
My clinic is based in Arataki Community Centre. I see clients in the evenings from Monday - Thursday and some Saturdays face to face as well as by phone and Skype. Bookings are essential.
BSc Major in Human Nutrition, Minor Food Service Management, Master in Dietetics (MDiet), NZ Registered Dietitian (Dietitian Prescriber)
I originally trained and worked as a chef and therefore I have a wide knowledge of food and how to prepare it in interesting and appetising ways. I have always had a passion for nutrition, so moved to Dunedin to study Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Otago. Following my graduation, I moved to Auckland and joined the team at My Food Bag as a Dietitian and Recipe Developer. I have recently returned to my home town as I love the Bay of Plenty lifestyle. I enjoy the beach, and keep fit with activities including paddle boarding, diving, kayaking, fishing and sometimes running up the Mount. I also enjoy tramping and skiing.
“I feel I'm back on track... well heaps better than before anyway! Thank you for getting me making better food choices and feeling a lot better about things." Sheekha
“I got a lot out of our sessions, which I hope will help me with my motivation and overall health. I have signed up for the gym and had a very successful supermarket trip – loads of good stuff!" Rob
“I was at my wits end with how things were going with my health but now I can see some light at the end of the tunnel”. Rachael