Articles by Melanie McGrice

Melanie McGrice is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian with over 15 years experience in media and public speaking. Awarded the 'excellence in dietetics' award in 2012 for her leadership in weight management, and having practised at Eastern Health for over 10 years, Melanie has worked with some of the most challenging weight management cases. She is passionate about educating Australians to eat well, appreciate good food and maintain a healthy lifestyle, so that they can feel great and get the most out of life. Melanie's blogs provide nutrition advice, suggestions for increasing your physical activity, strategies for dealing with emotional eating, lessons from experts and my professional opinion on a range of dietary issues.


Protein Powders – do they really work?

Protein is obviously a very important nutrient for us to eat. When we eat protein, such as meat or eggs, our bodies break it down into amino acids, which our bodies use for a range of different things including muscle building. To boost your protein intake, have you ever taken a protein powder? Do you…

An insight into Melanie’s research

As an Accredited Practicing Dietitian I find it so important to keep up to date with the latest nutritional research. This is not only for my own professional development or benefit, but also for the benefit of my clients to ensure that I am providing the most up to date information and advice to them…

Mixed Tomato and Rocket Salad

Add a touch of colour to your dinning table with my vibrant ‘Mixed Tomato and Rocket Salad’. Serves: 4 Ingredients: 4 cups rocket leaves ½ punnet red cherry tomatoes, halved ½ punnet yellow cherry tomatoes, halved ½ punnet green cherry tomatoes, halved 250g bocconcini balls 10 snow peas, trimmed 1 lemon, juiced 1 tsp olive…

Mixed Tomato and Rocket Salad

Add a touch of colour to your dinning table with my vibrant ‘Mixed Tomato and Rocket Salad’. Serves: 4 Ingredients: 4 cups rocket leaves ½ punnet red cherry tomatoes, halved ½ punnet yellow cherry tomatoes, halved ½ punnet green cherry tomatoes, halved 250g bocconcini balls 10 snow peas, trimmed 1 lemon, juiced 1 tsp olive…

Roasted Vegetable and Quinoa Salad

Never cooked with quinoa? Here is your chance! Try my ‘Roasted Vegetable and Quinoa Salad’ for a salad that is ready in minutes but still packed full of healthy goodness! Serves 4 Ingredients:  2 cups quinoa 2 carrots, peeled and chopped ½ sweet potato, peeled and chopped 2 zucchinis chopped 1 red capsicum, chopped 1…

Feta and Basil Greek Salad

Feta cheese is a great addition to your salad as it is lower in calories than most other cheese options. Better yet, feta cheese also provides you with a great source of calcium (essential for healthy bone growth and heart health). Try my ‘Feta and Basil Greek Salad’ recipe for your next side salad! Ingredients:…

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