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Kathy Xu

Hey! I'm Kathy and I study a Master of Dietetics. I believe food nourishes not only our bodies, but also our minds. Everything in moderation. You can follow me @balanceyourplate for all things food!
Food & Sustainability – What Is The Link?

Food & Sustainability – What Is The Link?

PROTECTING OUR ENVIRONMENT IS NOT ALL ABOUT METAL STRAWS, KEEP CUPS AND PLASTIC BAG BANS. The food we eat has a huge impact on the environment, from the soil, to waterways, to our Earth’s atmosphere. We have to eat every day, and small changes to our food choices have...

7 MUST HIT Food Spots in Melbourne & Sydney

7 MUST HIT Food Spots in Melbourne & Sydney

FLYING TO AUSTRALIA OR CONSIDERING A TRIP IN THE NEAR FUTURE? I GIVE YOU, MY ULTIMATE FOOD GUIDE. Settle in, you're in for a LONG post because my last week in Australia was mostly spent eating, walking and more eating. Before I've even sorted accommodation...

A+ Foods For C+ Grades

A+ Foods For C+ Grades

IF THESE FOOD TIPS GAVE YOU ANYTHING ABOVE A C+, I WOULD LOVE YOUR TESTIMONY. I don’t know about you, but I’m mentally preparing for long days ahead when I arrive at the library when it’s dark, and leave when it’s dark again (but maybe that’s because I’m down in...

LIVING ON $2.85 PER DAY FOR FIVE DAYS

LIVING ON $2.85 PER DAY FOR FIVE DAYS

$2.85 MIGHT NOT EVEN GET YOU A STORE BOUGHT COFFEE. IMAGINE LIVING OFF THAT FOR YOUR WHOLE LIFE. Food insecurity: the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. A few weeks ago, my dietetics class was tasked with...

How To Meal Plan & 3 Easy Recipes To Get You Going

How To Meal Plan & 3 Easy Recipes To Get You Going

HOW TO MEAL PLAN IN FOUR EASY STEPS WITHOUT NEEDING TO EAT CHICKEN BREAST FOR 7 DAYS IN A ROW + THREE EASY RECIPES TO GET YOU STARTED. We all have those days where we open our fridge, stare, shut the door and proceed to order Uber Eats (or have eggs on toast and call...