Feeling a Bit Ratty?

Honestly, it happens to everyone at some time or other – the fatigue, energy slumps & cravings.  Ladies, you can be up for the bonus extras such as irregular menstrual cycles, & iron deficiency.  Basically,  you feel ratty & frankly just over everything.

If this is the case, liver pate is a great way to get what you need.  Stick with me – I know a lot of you are thinking ewwww!

It is pretty much due to the  organ meats which are very, no make that SUPER nourishing.  Liver is rich in Vitamin A & B, Folic Acid, CoQ10 & Iron.  It is THE best food source of Copper & has high amounts of Selenium, plus it contains Choline.  It is seriously full of the good stuff.  Pate usually also has calcium & zinc, which ramps the benefits up even further.  It is worth noting it is a “eat in moderation” type of food, so it should only be consumed once or even twice a week.

The benefits of liver pate:

  • Gram for gram, liver is more nutrient dense than any other food.
  • It has heaps of anti-fatigue factors in it.
  • A fabulous source of vitamin A (which depletes quickly when you are stressed)
  • Also, a great source of B vitamins, especially B12 (again depleted with stress).
  • Weirdly consuming liver actually makes your own liver function better, so it actually aids in detox.

OK, whilst I do love pate with fresh crusty bread, with veggie sticks or seedy crackers. However, I realise not everyone is on board with this. An alternative is to ‘hide’ the pate in an everyday meal – a great starter for the little ones. I’ve listed a favourite recipe for just that “huh, never tasted that in there” kind of deal.

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Meatballs with Liver


  • 1 kg beef mince
  • 4 tbspn liver pate
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp. all spice
  • 2 tsp. turmeric powder – optional
  • Olive oil to cook


  • Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl, using hands to combine well.
  • Roll mince into meatballs.
  • Heat olive oil in a frypan, cook meatballs in batches.

However, YOU choose to go – it is an easy way to get yourself back on track.  Oh, I love these on flatbread with hummus & coleslaw – just sayin’ Give it a whirl!

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Published by Shân

I am incredibly passionate about food and its healing power – it is pretty amazing how what you eat affects how your body works! In fact, I was so fascinated, I went & got myself a degree in it – a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine). Now in all honesty I don’t eat or live a perfect lifestyle, nor will I ever pretend I do. Realistically I know you won’t be perfect either. And that’s OK. As a Clinical Nutritionist I focus on what we eat and how this has an impact on our health and wellness – everyday.

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