Marvellous Mushroom Recipes!

by (Dietitian and Sports Dietitian)

Marvellous Mushroom Recipes

Did you know that mushrooms contain vitamin D. Most vitamin D in our bodies is made in our skin when we go out into the sunlight but mushrooms are one of the few foods sources of vitamin D. Try out some of these mushroom recipes to get a little more vitamin D in your day.


Blasamic Glazed Mushrooms

Takes 10min

Serves 2


  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1x 200g punnet sliced mushrooms
  • 2 tsp balsamic glaze
  • olive oil


Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and sliced mushrooms and cook, stirring regularly, until browned, 3-4 minutes. Add the balsamic glaze and cook, stirring, until coated, 1-2 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve over a lean steak or roast beef.

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Pesto Breakfast Mushrooms

Takes 25min

Serves 4


  • 250 g punnet cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 4 large flat field or Portobello mushrooms
  • 1 tbs basil pesto
  • basil leaves, torn, to serve


Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan forced). Place tomatoes on a tray lined with baking paper and drizzle with vinegar. Trim mushroom stems and … read more »

Diet Culture and Kids.

by (Dietitian and Sports Dietitian)


Cassandra Stuchbery, Dietitan.

How ‘dieting’ might be affecting your kids.

The phrase ‘diet culture’ has been gaining a lot of interest in the past few years. It’s used to describe any words, phrases, products or activities that encourage eating according to strict rules. Here are some signs that you might be a part of ‘diet culture’:

  • You use words like ‘good’ and ‘bad’ to describe foods (apart from milk that’s gone bad for example)
  • You follow a set of rules when you eat eg. Not eating after 8pm, not eating bread, only having low fat foods
  • You are avoiding a certain food group to try to lose weight eg. Keto, paleo, vegan
  • The way you eat tends to get in the way of your social life or family life (maybe you’re cooking separate dinners, can’t eat out etc.)

The problem with this kind of thinking is that it teaches us to ignore our internal body signals. At the end of the day even the smartest people in the world can’t know what your body needs better than you (the person walking around in it!). Kids have an amazing innate sense of hunger and fullness which guides them in how much to eat … read more »