Health & Fitness
Healthy Food Guide

Healthy Food Guide April 2019

Healthy Food Guide is a monthly magazine that makes it easy for anyone to make healthy eating choices. Every issue contains practical advice from expert dieticians and nutritionists, dozens of tips and ideas to help consumers and those with special diets choose the right products at the supermarket. Plus a month’s worth of healthy recipes, all with a complete nutritional analysis showing kilojoules, fat, protein, carbohydrate, sodium and more.

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One of the questions I’m most asked as a dietitian is what I eat at home. It’s common to be curious about how other people eat — after all, food is an integral part of all of our lives. That’s one reason we asked some of Australia’s top nutrition experts to reveal just what’s inside their fridges and on their plates (see p24). To me, food is something that should be celebrated. From an early age, I loved watching the likes of Jamie Oliver, Nigella Lawson and Maggie Beer. I felt their passion and enthusiasm for food through the TV screen, and there was hardly any mention of calories or fat. It was all about the food and the people they were cooking for. This month, we have come up with delicious Easter…

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why you can trust australian healthy food guide

Healthy Food Guide (HFG) magazine is your complete guide to healthy eating. Our recipes use easy-to-find, affordable ingredients. Cook with HFG, and you’ll always enjoy a nutritious meal. We give unbiased opinions and are not affiliated with any food manufacturers. All branded food in HFG has been approved by our dietitians. Advertisers cannot influence editorial content. You can trust our advice. All our health information is supported by solid scientific evidence, not media fanfare. We smooth out any confusion caused by ‘pseudoscientists’. Dietitians review all our articles so that they’re always accurate and up-to-date. We also publish our references in the magazine and online at healthyfoodguide.com.au EVERY RECIPE IN HEALTHY FOOD GUIDE IS HEALTHY Our recipe writers work with qualified dietitians to develop all our meals. A nutritional analysis is provided for every recipe. We…

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your say

So fresh! I was delighted to come across a wonderful selection of easy Vietnamese recipes in the Feb, 2019 issue. Vietnamese food is bursting with flavour, texture and colour and uses the freshest of ingredients, so it’s no wonder this exotic Asian cuisine is now a healthy choice for my family. Thank you HFG for another wonderful issue. Judith Caine, VIC Lunch for everyone! Finally a lunch box article (Feb, 2019) which isn’t just for primary school kids! Quick to read, to the point, healthy, and offering the ability to adjust and use leftovers! Combine this with the excellent ‘5pm Panic’ recipes, and your ‘time–poor’ readers are covered! Well done, HFG! Simone Jankovskis, VIC Australian Healthy Food Guide @hfgaustralia #cookwithhfg hfgaustralia @HFGAustralia #CookwithHFG via Instagram Lemon and poppy seed loaf from @hfgaustralia (August, 2018) that I baked last weekend. @realfoodruby via Instagram Strawberry-filled Sunday…

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win! a carman’s prize pack

Carman’s 5 Grain & Seed Granola packs feature Carman’s new granolas in two delicious flavours — Almond, Vanilla & Cinnamon, and Pink Lady Apple & Blueberry. HFG readers can win one of three $60 prize packs, including Carman’s signature tea towel and bag clips, plus a range of Carman’s products such as Salted Caramel Nut Butter Protein Bars, Salted Caramel & Coconut Bliss Balls, and Super Seed & Grain Crackers. * Congratulations to Polixeni Aroney from New South Wales — our winner this month — who has won a Biome Mad Millie Sourdough & Cheese kit valued at $225. Have your say at healthyfoodguide.com.au and click WIN, or send to Locked Bag 5555, St Leonards NSW 1590 Note: ‘Your say’ letters may be edited for length and content.…

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news bites

Blood pressure WORKOUT Exercise may work as well as drugs in lowering blood pressure, a new UK study has found. More research is needed, and the study’s authors say people should not ditch their current medication — but suggest that people with high blood pressure might want to boost their physical activity levels. BMJ, 2018 170% That’s the sales increase over the last two years in the gut-friendly, probiotic drink kombucha compared to sugary carbonated beverages. We’ll drink to that! Nielsen Homescan, 2018 FISH-FREE FISH! A US manufacturer has created sustainable, plant-based canned ‘fish’ that’s protein-rich, gluten free, packed with omega-3s and has the taste and texture of canned tuna. But will ‘Tuno’ the fishless fish ever swim to Australian shores? Watch this space, Nemo! Australian Food News, 2019 Blow me down, Popeye! Turns out Popeye was doing…

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ask the expert

Q I feel like I am surrounded by chocolate at this time of year, and I find it hard to strike a healthy balance. How do I get through Easter without a chocolate coma? Joel D, via email We agree — it can be hard to avoid chocolate at this time of year, but try not to be too hard on yourself. Enjoying treats now and again in moderation is perfectly healthy as part of a balanced diet. So, there’s no need to ban the Easter bunny! But if you find it hard to stop after a couple of small eggs, we’ve got five useful tips to help you beat the chocolate coma: 1 Buy individually portioned treats with less than 600kJ per serve instead of bottomless bags of eggs or jumbo-sized bunnies. 2 Hatch…