Articles by Foost

Kate is a dietitian with a passion for improving the eating habits of families and communities. She created FOOST to teach easy ways of eating more fruits and vegetables. All 4 of her kids love fresh, fun food! She believes everyone and anyone can cook and empowers people to get back in the kitchen and prepare simple, colourful dishes. She has a keen interest in the Non-diet approach to eating. With over 10 years of nutrition and dietetic experience, Kate enjoys media work and has appeared on TV, radio and print both in Australia and Overseas.


what’s in season – spring

  The sun is shining, the flowers are in bloom and it’s getting warmer. Spring is here!   We are very lucky in Melbourne to have so many fruits and vegetables available all year round, it is sometimes easy to forget that they are not always in season… Fruits and vegetables in season are often…

mouse egg

Ingredients 1 hard boiled egg 3 small black seeds (I use chia but poppy seeds or linseeds would also work) A tiny bit of carrot Directions Peel boiled egg Cut carrot into two small triangles for ears and a long strip for the tail Insert tail into egg by pressing carrot tail into egg Insert…

BBQ corn

Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 420g can sweet corn, salt reduced Directions Drain corn Heat oil on medium to high heat for a few seconds Add corn Cook for about 5 minutes or until corn starts to brown, stirring occasionally (be careful not to let it burn) Notes You can also use fresh corn. Just…

rhubarb and apple tart (ugly but tasty)

  Ingredients   1 bunch rhubarb 3 apples (we prefer granny smiths) 1 piece puff pastry (defrosted) Directions   Preheat oven to 200ºC Wash and trim ends on rhubarb and cut into 2cm pieces Wash and roughly dice apples (don’t cut too small) Add both to a pan with a dash of water Cook on…

roasted brussel sprouts and carrots

Ingredients 3 cups Brussel sprouts 4 large carrots 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons maple syrup 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard Directions Preheat oven to 180 degrees and either brush with oil or line with baking paper Wash and cut carrots into batons Wash sprouts and cut off bottom and remove any dodgy outside…

just food

  Today I was having an interesting conversation with a colleague that made me rethink food language. Food language is something I often think about. I believe that creating positive and supportive food cultures in our homes, schools, workplaces and communities is the solution to people (including kids) eating more veggies. Language is a major…

fruit, oat and seed slice

Ingredients   3 bananas, mashed 3 cups oats 1/2 cup dried fruit (pictured: date and apricots, diced) 1/4 cup seeds or nuts (pictured: sesame seeds) 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 teaspoon cinnamon   Directions   Preheat oven to 180ºC Line a slice tray with baking paper In a large bowl, combine all ingredients Pour into…

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