A Day on a Dietitian's Plate: Sean Edwards, CSIRO Total Wellbeing Dietitian

A Day on a Dietitian's Plate: Sean Edwards, CSIRO Total Wellbeing Dietitian

It can be hard to know how to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet, so it's helpful to see how the pros do it! 

Below, Total Wellbeing Health Coach and Accredited Practising Dietitian, Sean Edwards, shares a day in his food life. 

Keep reading to see exactly what a day on a dietitian's plate looks like! 


Homemade granola with mango, reduced-fat milk and Greek yoghurt (plus an espresso or two) 

"Oats, milk, yoghurt and fruit combine to make a great high protein, low GI choice to keep me feeling full. I take full advantage of mango season, then I'll swap out for apples or pears at different times of the year.

I love coffee, and an espresso (or two) helps to get things started in the morning."

Morning snack

Peaches, almonds and a cappuccino 

"Seasonal fruit is simple, delicious and filling. Almonds are full of healthy fats and make an easy snack to keep me going until lunch."


Kingfish poke bowl with black rice, avocado and edamame beans 

"While this was a lunch eaten out, it had a great combination of lean protein, low GI carbohydrates, healthy fats and plenty of fibre from the veggies on offer. This dish can be easily put together at home and is delicious with tinned tuna, shredded chicken, legumes or tofu."

Afternoon snack

Ryvitas or crackers with peanut butter and honey

"Who doesn’t love peanut butter and honey! This snack is another great source of healthy fats and low GI carbohydrates to keep me going until dinner."


Cannellini bean, halloumi and hummus salad 

"This is a protein-packed, meat-free meal with rocket, tomato, cucumber, cannellini beans, almonds and pepitas, and topped with halloumi and homemade hummus. It's an easy weeknight dinner option, plus, any leftovers can be eaten for lunch the following day.

Swap cannellini beans for any tinned legumes (e.g. chickpeas, kidney beans) hiding in the pantry."

Evening snack

Fruit and a small high-protein yoghurt 

"Something small and sweet for an evening snack. Yoghurt is a great option when I need something a little more substantial.

While this is my normal go-to, sometimes I'll opt for a few squares of chocolate instead."

Looking for weight loss motivation, dinner inspiration or exercise ideas? Check out the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet blog or take a look at some of our delicious, healthy recipes

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