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It’s Dietitian’s Week and throughout the week we are putting our dietitians under the spotlight. Today is the turn of Nina Halsall, Weight Management Specialist Dietitian at MoreLife.

 

Background: Hey, I’m Nina. I’m from Liverpool and currently still living here. Prior to starting at MoreLife, I worked as a Specialist Diabetes Dietitian in the NHS.

 

Current role:  I recently joined MoreLife as a Weight Management Specialist Dietitian. The role I have is very diverse and I work to support the different teams in MoreLife including Manchester, Suffolk, Essex and BedsMK with the content of the dietary information we give to clients. I work closely with the Dietetic Associate Practitioners in Manchester, who have an amazing knowledge of nutrition and support individuals in both 1:1 and group settings. My wider team includes Psychologists and  Nutritionists.

 

Personal interests: Yoga, coffee and travel!

 

Favourite aspect of being a Dietitian: I love that it is a job you can take in any direction! There is such a variety of roles in clinical settings but also many opportunities in industry, public health, the private sector etc.

 

Favourite recipe: Italian chicken Stew

Italian Chicken Stew Recipe

 

This meal is low carb, high protein, high fibre, and counts towards three of your five a day!

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 4 x chicken breasts
  • 4 x bacon rashers
  • 2 x peppers
  • 1 x onion
  • 2 x cloves of garlic
  • 1 x tin of borlotti beans (drained)
  • 1 x tin of chopped tomatoes
  • Fresh thyme

 

Method:

 

1. Fry off the bacon and remove from the pan.

 

2. Brown the chicken breast on both sides.

 

3. Add the sliced peppers and onions along with the crushed garlic and heat for five minutes.

 

4. Add the sliced bacon along with the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 45 minutes.

 

5. Taste as you go along – you may want to add salt, pepper, dried herbs or even a splash of wine!

 

Extra tips: You could always try turkey instead of chicken. You can use a different pulse like chickpeas or butter beans if you can’t get borlotti.

 

Nutritional information: 300 calories, 6g fat, 20g carbohydrate, 36g protein, 1g salt

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