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.
Who ever said healthy food doesn’t taste good? Salmon not only tastes great it is good for you. Salmon boasts nutrients that are beneficial for our heart and brain health and is a regular feature of one of the AFL's sporting champions, Tom' Mitchell's diet!
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 all want to keep well hydrated and perform at our best, whether on the sporting field or sitting at our desk. So when and how much sports drink is needed? And who needs them, if at all?
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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,...
What are these little flakes of goodness? A lupin is a legume like chickpeas and kidney beans are. We grow them here in Western Australia and have done so since the 1960's as a natural fertiliser for soil health and recently we realised how good they are for our health.
As you can see in the pictures they are harvested giving a legume kernel. We can't cook and digest the kernel so they are made into a lupin flake. The flake can be added to nearly anything:
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.
My Kangaroo mince 3 in 1 creation
It is great when you can find a recipe that can be modified easily to make, a different meal. Time saver and keeps the excitement of dinner alive.
This is an easy, economical recipe, packed with lean protein and plenty of vegetables!
Have a go and let me know!
Life as an AFL player is busy. Recovery sessions, meetings, video watching, physio, massage, dietitian, player appearances, sleep monitoring, training just to name a few and then a game all in one week before it all repeats. A player needs to be organised, otherwise nutrition just falls by the way side.
Bradley Hill impressed me with his meal preparation, so I asked him to share a little
Want to try out Ben Stratton's Lentil Burgers?
You don't have to be vegetarian to enjoy them! Lentil burgers are one of his favourite dishes to cook as he finds them quick any easy, have a try.
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