Monthly Archives: July 2013

Crispy chicken and nam-jim salad (Donna Hay)

You could get away with the chicken skin in this recipe if you used 125g raw chicken rather than 200g per serve. The difference between skinless and with skin ½ breast is only 50 calories. (150 vs 200). If you … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes | Leave a comment

Made For You Range

Woolworths is now stocking a frozen meal option that is low in salt and fat, targeting diabetes. There are 5 products: pizza, green curry, lasagna (beef and vego) and cottage pie . http://www.madeforyoufoods.com.au/products/range

Posted in Food Labelling | Leave a comment

Japanese Miso Soup

Try this very healthy and subtle tasting soup. Not too heavy for the warmer seasons. If you have never used miso, try the single sachets in the Asian isle of the supermarket. And if you’ve never used Shitake mushrooms, now … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes | Tagged | Leave a comment

Milk substitutes – which one is best?

Consumer watchdogs, Choice has done a comparison of soy, oat, rice and coconut milk. The bottom line is some are low in protein and calcium, so not valid alternatives to cows milk. Fortified soy milk comes out on top but … Continue reading

Posted in Nutrition | Tagged | Leave a comment

Coles new plastic recycling program

Top marks to Coles innovation at turning our soft plastics into Australian made bench seats for pre-school and primary schools! In addition to plastic & bread bags Coles will take: Clean-ish cling wrap Old reusable ‘green’ bags Biscuit packets (the … Continue reading

Posted in Hot Topics, Lifestyle | Tagged | Leave a comment

Spicy Lentil Soup

SPICY LENTIL SOUP 3 tsp oil 2-3 tbls curry paste (I used red curry paste) 3 cloves garlic, crushed 1 stick celery, diced 1 carrot, peeled and diced 1 large or 2 small potatoes, peeled and diced 1 (400g) can … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes | Tagged | Leave a comment

The top 50 traumatic moments in kids movies

What has Bambi’s mum being shot dead by a hunter and Simba’s dads paw slipping from his hold into a stampeding herd of cattle got to do with obesity? Good question. I was brought up onDisneyland. I watched it every … Continue reading

Posted in Lifestyle | Leave a comment

NAIDOC week celebrations

To celebrate NAIDOC week, check out Indigenous Weather Knowledge on the link below and take in the practical simplicity of a natural wisdom that no doubt got it right more often than our modern day weather forecasters. NAIDOC week evolved … Continue reading

Posted in Hot Topics | Leave a comment

Nutrition FAQ’s

You may exhaust your nutrition questions on Dietitian Catherine Saxelby’s new website. Her FAQ’s are genuine – what her clients and audiences have asked her over the years.  http://foodwatch.com.au/faqs.html

Posted in Nutrition | Leave a comment

What’s wrong with a low carb diet?

Check out Dr Jennie Brand-Millers explanation in the latest Gi News from Sydney University. In a nutshell: long term use (more than 6 months) appears to increase risk of heart disease through a larger intake of saturated fat and provoke … Continue reading

Posted in Nutrition | Tagged | Leave a comment