food Tag

Want to be healthier?  Cooking at home more often is one of the simplest changes you can make to boost your health.   Just in time for Australia’s Healthy Weight Week, the Dietitians Association of Australia has put together their top five steps to healthy home cooked meals. And they particularly want to inspire blokes, including Dads, to ‘man up in the kitchen’. Get cooking!   We all want to be healthy, and cooking at home more often is one of the simplest changes you can make to boost your health.  At home, you have control over what goes into your meal and how...

Eating for two? That doesn’t mean that you need to eat double your portion size. The saying ‘eating for two’ means that you need to increase the quality of your diet as opposed to the quantity.   It is important for you and your baby to eat healthily during your pregnancy to ensure that you both receive the nutrients that you need and also gain the appropriate amount of weight. On average women who are a healthy weight should expect to gain between 11.5 and 16 kg. This reference range changes if you are underweight or overweight at the point of conception....

Fueling an active child (or children) can be an ongoing challenge for parents. Even your afternoon welcome can often feel more like a police raid - rummaging the cupboards and fridge for anything they can get their little hands on. So how do you fuel Master 11’s insatiable appetite? Or Miss 15’s heavy training year? Here are 7 top tips to help fuel your growing, active kids to keep them happy, healthy and performing at their best.   1. On your marks. Set. Go. Kids need proper fuel to help them train and compete at their best. At the foundation of any pre-exercise fuel, should...

It’s that time of year again…work’s ramping up in preparation for the Christmas break and you’re frantically trying to get every other aspect of your life organised in anticipation of the celebration period. Concurrently, it’s a time of year that’s synonymous with food.  There’s scientific evidence that says some food can alter your brain chemistry and mood, so if you’re going to be overindulging anyway, why not eat your troubles away with foods that make you feel better? Remember the old “chicken soup” remedy? Well turns out that’s not just an old wives tale … If you want to reduce stress, ease anxiety...