Have you bought sushi and thought you have bought a healthy lunch, but is it as healthy as we first thought? When looking for a healthy meal it is about balance. A balance of vegetables, protein and carbohydrate. In the case of sushi, the carbohydrate (rice) has taken over the show, tipping it a little out of balance. To establish a more nourishing balance by increasing the vegetables and protein content, here are some tips so you can enjoy sushi more often.
Would you like to up your nutrition and still enjoy your favourite foods? You can make a few minor changes to your diet without feeling restricted or deprived. Here are a few to get started with that I find can have a positive impact with minimal effort required.
I love my home made pancakes and not keen on cafe or restaurant made I am afraid. Not that I am a chef or any pancake expert. I can make them how I like though, not too sweet, with some substance to fill me and fuel me too!
We spend a lot of our waking hours at work, eating one or more meals and snacks there, often five or more days a week. The foods chosen to eat in this time therefore have substantial impact on our health. Wouldn’t it be great to encourage and elite eating workplace culture, after all who doesn’t want to be elite?
Quark yoghurt- what is it?
I first ate quark when holidaying in Germany last December and loved it's creamy, thick texture and mild flavour. I found it was served in bowls on the breakfast buffet like we would find natural yoghurt. I was excited to find it in the supermarket in Australia.
Quark is a combination of cheese and yoghurt cultures, so we call it yoghurt, but it is something in between. It involves a Swedish style fermentation process,...
We all want to choose nutritious snacks more often but sometimes it is easier said than done when those chocolate bars are staring you at the supermarket check out. Let's see what we can do about it to help.
1. Surround yourself with nutritious appealing food choices . A wrinkly apple or an orange needing to be peeled in the lunchbox are not going to win over your favourite chocolate biscuit. Buy in season, quality fruit if you want to eat more of it.
Recently at a conference I discovered a trade display with this great tasting hummus dip and was told it was made with lupins. I had heard of lupins but didn't really know what they were or why I would want to eat them. I did know I wanted to make the dip so I thought I should find out a little more!
Lupins are a legume as chickpeas are however they are:
WHAT DOES COMPLETING YEAR 12 AND A PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE HAVE IN COMMON? NUTRITION TIPS TO PERFORM AT YOUR BEST TO THE END.
It is my debut year as a parent of a VCE student and my advice to my son from the start has been that this is like training for a sporting event with finals time being exam time….. that first week of November. As a sports dietitian working with professional athletes in the AFL, I can see lots of similarities with completing year 12.
As an athlete, your focus is on improving your physical skills to perform at your best during a game. For a student, skill development is gaining knowledge to perform at your best on assessments. I have a few nutrition tips that might come in handy.
What a great event I worked at yesterday where having fun while being active was on the agenda. A lot of money and effort had gone into this family sports day. Full soccer and netball portable courts had been set up, running, walking and cycling events. Healthy eating also got a guernsey, that was my stand, then came the challenge.
My challenge was my healthy snacking stand and a pile of free bananas didn't quite balance out the free meal tickets everyone was given upon entry. It enabled everyone to free:
I would love to see choice available at these type of events so people can make healthier choices to nourish and fuel themselves.
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It can be hard to find a nourishing snack, to go with a coffee or cup of tea or to have for recovery after exercise. Here is one a friend shared with me. Her family look forward to this muesli slice in their lunches. If dark chocolate is added to the bottom, it is like a delicious Florentine. read on for the recipe and to see why this is so nutritious!
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