Nutrition Week

September 6th, 2016

Try For 5 – Nutrition Week 2016

October 16th to 22nd is National Nutrition Week in Australia. The theme for this year is TRY FOR 5.
To quote from Nutrition Australia’s website “We all know we should eat 5 serves of vegetables a day but did you know that the average Aussie eats only half that amount?”.
Did you know its important to eat both cooked and raw vegetables in your diet? The cooking process releases some of the phytochemicals that can help prevent disease. Tomato is a good example of this where the research has found a link in helping prevent prostate cancer.
The Nutrition Australia website has lots of ideas to help you improve your vegetable intake and that of your family. There’s the Try For 5 Challenge and lots of recipes and resources to find on the site.
http://www.nutritionaustralia.org/national-nutrition-week

 

Recipe Hunting

September 8th, 2010
There are plenty of websites with recipes but many are special occasion food only!
Often, sites will give you an option to select a type of meal, different cuisines, particular ingredients and choice of diets such as low fat, low salt, gluten-free. Some food manufacturers’ websites have sections with recipes using their products and these can be very useful but beware of other ingredients or methods which may be high fat/salt etc.
You may still need to modify your recipe to adjust it to your specific needs. Ask your Dietitian about recipe modification techniques for your type of diet.
The websites below all have healthy options to choose from…..
 
www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au
Use the Home Page
Pick a recipe by Meal, Ingredient, Other
 recipe hunting
www.daa.asn.au
Use the “Smart Eating For You” Tab
Pick your Recipe by Course, Type, Ingredient, Cuisine
 
www.healthyfoodguide.com.au
Use “Recipe” Tab
 
www.heartfoundation.org.au
Use “Recipe Finder Tab
 
www.taste.com.au
Search for “Healthy Recipes”