Hello! Thanks for stopping by at Sophie’s Healthy Kitchen… My name is Sophie Bertrand, I have a BSc degree in Psychology and I am a qualified nutritionist having recently completed an MSc in Nutrition and Eating Disorders. Here you can find simple recipes that are as delicious as they are nutritious! Although I am not vegan, a lot of my recipes are plant based, as I tend to stick to plant-based foods. I do not use refined sugars, white flour, or any other processed ingredients; only using ingredients with nutritional value (most of time)! I think all food should be enjoyed in moderation and when I refer to ‘Sophie’s healthy kitchen’ not only am I referring to healthy food but a healthy relationship with food. See my most recent blog posts here. I also blog for Physique Sports Ltd, writing health and fitness content for their website.
Eating for health is extremely important, and something I am incredibly passionate about. There are so many different aspects of our health that we need to be aware of: a healthy heart, healthy kidneys, healthy liver, strong bones, mental health…. The list goes on. Although we cannot always control our health, there are ways in which we can help maintain a healthy lifestyle and improve our wellbeing- and I have been educated to believe that we can do this through diet. Now, a ‘diet’ is not a term I use for weight loss. Magazines and media tell us that a diet is something someone goes on when trying to lose weight. However, it is actually a term used to describe the kinds of food one eats. We shouldn’t be ‘dieting’ to lose weight, we should be looking at our diet and asking ourselves: ‘Is my body getting all the essential nutrients it needs?’. When I eat, cook or bake, I am always aware of what that food contains, and what nutritional value its providing me with. I always opt for the healthier option when baking- not all cakes have to be unhealthy, or created with processed ingredients. I wanted to explore, and demonstrate that healthy eating isn’t boring! It shouldn’t be a task or a challenge; it should be a way of life. I am always reading and researching about what foods can be added to ones diet to improve certain aspects of health- be sure to check out my posts on the ‘nutrition‘ page and keep up with my healthy recipes. I hope you enjoy reading and learning about how to create healthier ‘treats’ and how to add nutritional value to your diet. Please be aware that this is not a ‘weight-loss’ website.
As a qualified nutritionist I am now available to work with individuals and am offering initial free consultations to get started in helping you achieve your goals.
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