HELPING YOU LIVE HEALTHY AND HAPPY

Weight Management

Weight management is one of our areas of speciality. At your initial one-on-one appointment with your dietitian, you will conduct a dietary and ...

 

Find Out More

Low GI Low Fat Recipes

Healthy Recipes - Low GI Why we need to choose the healthy option. Help your body take care of itself. Do you suffer ...

 

Find Out More

Kids Recipe Book

We Are What We Eat. Healthy kids start with a good diet. Help your child be the best they can be. Menu Concepts has created our ...

 

Find Out More

Your Symptoms

Suffering from bloating, pain, wind, constipation, diarrhea, cramps, itchiness, headaches, tummy fat, cravings, insomnia, constant hunger, generally ...

 

Find Out More

Dietitian Services

Start A New Lifestyle Plan Now Our dietary and lifestyle assessment will help Do you want to improve your diet, break old eating ...

 

Find Out More

Our Tweets

Free Dietitian Facts Sheets

Here are some great Fact Sheets you can download for free:

How To Read Labels
How To Manage Sydrome X
How To Learn How to Stop Feeling Guilty

Sign up for our Newsletter to get free recipes and healthy tips
newsletter

  • DIETITIAN PROFILE KELLY ASHCROFT | VIC Hi my name is Kelly Ashcroft and I am an accredited practising Dietitian currently practising for Menu Concepts in Ballarat. I graduated a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at Monash University in 2012, and since then have been working in private practice and community health. I have a passion for working with individuals who need assistance with weight loss, and managing chronic diseases such as high cholesterol, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. I work under the philosophy that for dietary management to be effective it must take into account a person’s lifestyle, preferences and background. There is no “one size fits all” approach to healthy eating, and I always aim to work “with” the client to come up with a plan that is suitable for them and their circumstances. I also have a specialist interest in the management of gastroenterological conditions such as coeliac disease and irritable bowel syndrome. Outside of work I enjoy travelling, reading and baking. For more information regarding booking an appointment please call Eureka Medical Centre in Ballarat on 5309 1111, or see www.menuconcepts.com.au
    2014-11-03T03:30:17+0000
  • Enjoy eating real foods, and lets end the diet wars! Listen to Dr Joanna McMillan discuss why food is more than just nutrients http://youtu.be/fbeFn1Xcqo4
  • Monday Night Night Recipe Time! Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies Makes 12 cookies Ingredients: 1/3 cup coconut flour 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted 1/4 cup Natvia sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 whole eggs 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips 1.Preheat your oven to 170C and line a baking sheet with a baking paper. 2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the coconut flour, coconut oil, Natvia, vanilla, and eggs until a uniform batter is created. The batter will start off a bit runny, but will thicken as the coconut flour starts to absorb the moisture. 3. Add in the chocolate chips, and stir to distribute them evenly. (I used Enjoy Life allergen-free mini chocolate chips in this particular batch.) 4. Use a tablespoon to drop the cookie dough onto the lined baking sheet, and use your hands to flatten the cookies. Keep in mind these cookies will NOT spread on their own, so you’ll want to shape them how you’d like them to turn out. 5. Bake at 170 C for 12-14 minutes, until the edges are golden brown. Allow to cool on the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. ENJOY :)
    2014-10-20T09:44:07+0000
  • The power of positive body image via Aussie dietitian Meaghan Ramsey from the Dove Self-Esteem Project

    About 10,000 people a month Google the phrase, “Am I ugly?” Meaghan Ramsey of the Dove Self-Esteem Project has a feeling that many of them are young girls. In a deeply unsettling talk, she walks us through the surprising impacts of low body and image confidence—from lower grade point averages to gre…
    www.ted.comAbout 10,000 people a month Google the phrase, “Am I ugly?” Meaghan Ramsey of the Dove Self-Esteem Project has a feeling that many of them are young girls. In a deeply unsettling talk, she walks us through the surprising impacts of low body and image confidence—from lower grade point averages to gre…

    2014-10-15T04:59:53+0000
  • NATIONAL NUTRITION WEEK ~~~~OCTOBER 12-18~~~~~ Each year National Nutrition Week raises awareness of the role of food on our health, and supports the community to enjoy healthy eating. This year, Nutrition Australia is encouraging all Australians to take the National Nutrition Week challenge by preparing healthy meals every day for seven days, and eat to the Australian Dietary Guidelines. Challenge yourself to #CookEatEnjoy healthy, home cooked meals every day for one week, and see what a difference it can make to your eating habits and your wallet.! To take the pledge visit www.nutritionaustralia.org/national/national-nutrition-week

    This year, Nutrition Australia is encouraging all Australians to take the National Nutrition Week challenge by preparing healthy meals every day for seven days.
    www.nutritionaustralia.orgThis year, Nutrition Australia is encouraging all Australians to take the National Nutrition Week challenge by preparing healthy meals every day for seven days.

    2014-10-08T23:00:55+0000
  • Menuconcepts shared a link.

    He's the celebrity chef with a controversial theory that's been absolutely rubbished by anyone with medical qualifications.
    aca.ninemsn.com.auHe's the celebrity chef with a controversial theory that's been absolutely rubbished by anyone with medical qualifications.

    2014-10-06T19:36:22+0000
  • Lauren Stribley posted a photo to Menuconcepts's timeline.
    2014-10-02T11:01:52+0000
    Lauren Baulderstone Alex Georgiou2014-10-02T20:21:56+0000

accredited-practising-dietitian-logo

Fun 5 Ingredients Kids Recipe Book

 

Recipe Book for KidsKids recipes should be fun, yummy and healthy.  We've gone a couple steps further with our simple, 5 ingredient, health recipes for kids.

 

Low GI Recipe Book

 

Recipe Book Low GIFind out more about our low fat, sugar free, low calorie, weight loss recipes.