Services We Provide
At the practice we strive for excellence and therefor have a different approach to nutrition and counseling (compared to traditional approaches). We aim to individualize each session and provide information and goals suited to your needs and everyday life. Follow up appointments are crucial to achieve your personal goals.
OUR NUTRITIONAL MODEL
Living a healthier life, made easy (affordable and sustainable)
Here at Imagine Dietitians we believe that it is possible to live a healthier life by incorporating small changes into your daily life. We love food and healthy nutrition and are firm believers that eating healthy do not have to be boring or expensive. We also have two other pillars that form an important part of the practice: exercise and health promotion.
- Provide knowledge and skills on ways to incorporate a healthy diet into daily living
- Provide much needed resources to maintain a healthy lifestyle
- Assist with improving your relationship with food
- Focus on intuitive eating and identifying body cues
- Manage a balanced life that includes social activities
- Set ‘SMART’ goals
Get to know the team…
Registered dietitian, business owner, amateur baker, avid reader, keen traveller and foodie
Chantel started her dietetics career at the University of Stellenbosch in 2010. After graduating in 2013 she decided to choose a town far away from home to start her community service at, and was placed at Sabie Hospital in Mpumalanga in 2014. She gained valuable knowledge in this year as she worked in the male and female general wards, clinics, paediatric and maternity wards. After her community service she packed her bags and moved back to the Western Cape, where she started at an established private practice in Worcester. She eventually decided to start a private practice of her own – Imagine Dietitians and officially opened the doors in Stellenbosch, January 2016.
Chantel is passionate about assisting her clients with making sustainable dietary changes and lifestyle choices by following an individualized approach, with each person that walks into her office. She is a firm believer of intuitive eating and practices these guidelines at each session. Her areas of interest include critical care (ICU) chronic diseases of the lifestyle (diabetes – type 1 and type 2, hypercholesterolaemia), disordered eating and emotional eaters, palliative care, weight loss, women’s health (PCOS, hypothyroidism) and gastro-intestinal diseases and peri-operative nutrition.
Qualifications / Courses:
- BSc Dietetics Honours (US) 2010 – 2013
- Infant Feeding course, BFHI (20 hour, Western Cape, Department of Health)
- CDE – 5 day Advanced course in Diabetes Care (CDE, Johannesburg)
- Bariatric Accredited Dietitian (CEMMSSA)
Chantel’s activities when she is not at the office:
Chantel loves to bake and decorate cakes for friends and family’s special occasions, like birthday parties, baby showers and kitchen teas. She will gladly entertain and cook for loved ones at home as often as she can. When she is not just cooking regular, everyday meals, she is experimenting with new recipes and flavours – often leaving her friends and family having to be the guinea pigs. She loves to read and has a variety of books on her bookshelf at home: ranging from love stories, autobiographies, short stories and classics. She enjoys the vineyards and mountains in her backyard and regularly explores new areas in the Western Cape with the love of her life. She loves to travel and is already planning her next trip, where she will be exploring the variety of food, traditional ingredients and recipes that they have.
This is an easy to make, fresh summer salad that includes a variety of different foods that covers all food groups. Sounds fantastic right? Ingredients (Serves 6) Cajun Salad Dressing 200ml ,Plain Yoghurt. 100ml, Mayonnaise. 3-5ml, (or to taste)Cajun Spice. Salad...read more
This is a delicious and fresh salad that is easy to make and it looks beautiful plated. You only need a few basic ingredients. Bonus - the lemon juice keeps the avocado nice and fresh - no more brown avo in leftover salad! Ingredients: 3 - 4 cups Rocket, I use...read more
x Serves 4 - 6 X Ingredients 1 tin Chickpeas, drained 0.5 tsp. Coriander 1.5 tsp. Cumin 2 cloves Garlic, chopped 2 tbsp. Coriander, fresh, chopped 1/4 cup Parsley, fresh, chopped 1 Carrot, medium, grated 1 Egg 2 - 4 tbsp. Flour X Method: Place chickpeas, spices and...read more
We are all familiar with the typical date snack - made with butter, sugar and biscuits. They may be delicious but they aren't great for your waistline.That is why we decided to come up with an alternative date-based snack, high in fibre and healthy fats. They also...read more
Ingredients 2 large chicken breasts, sliced 1 onion, sliced 250g mushrooms, sliced 3 garlic cloves 1 t fresh ginger 1 t chilli powder or 1 fresh chilli 1 t paprika 1 t curry powder 1 t turmeric 1 T olive oil 1 tin coconut milk (lite) 2 T peanut butter ½ cup low fat...read more
There is nothing better than a hearty, delicious soup on a cold winters evening. We have put together some great soup recipes and best of all - they don't take hours to prepare! 1) BUTTERNUT COCONUT CURRY SOUP Ingredients 1 large butternut, cut into chunks Olive oil...read more