Health & Fitness
Healthy Food Guide

Healthy Food Guide December 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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Yikes — where did the year go? I can hardly believe it is, once again, time for me to write my Christmas ed’s letter. Weren’t we just celebrating Easter?! There’s been a lot of talk about the festive season in the HFG office lately — from what’s on our menu for Chistmas Day to what we’re giving as gifts. But, if you haven’t quite got your head around the fact 2020 is almost upon us, don’t panic, we’ve got everything you need to get into the festive spirit! For me, summer entertaining is all about simple, fast and fresh dishes that give me more time with my loved ones, and less time in a hot kitchen. Our 15–minute salads (p45) are perfect for backyard barbecues and family gatherings. Or, if you’re catering…

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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

LETTER OF THE MONTH Thank you for another year of the Healthy Food Guide Awards (Nov, 2019). I always make space in my grocery trolley for the latest HFG magazine. Your commitment to our health, knowledge and continuing education is second to none. I also appreciate the inclusion of our say in the Readers’ Choice category. I’ll be keenly looking out for the Awards logo on products on my next shop! Thank you for another winning issue! Sharon Kennedy, ACT Page turner The October edition of Healthy Food Guide has for me been one of the best so far! It’s packed full of so much trusted information from qualified professionals and great recipes, what’s there not to love? There were so many great articles and recipes this month, I can’t possibly pick a favourite.…

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win! crock-pot xl cooker

Save time in the kitchen with a Crock-Pot Express Crock XL Multi Cooker valued at $199. With a large 7.6L non-stick, dishwasher-safe cooking pot, you can serve up to 12 people. The eight cooking functions (pressure cook; slow cook; brown/ sear; sauté; simmer; boil; or steam) allow you to cook meals up to 70 per cent faster than traditional meals. Fast and delicious meals are just one touch away! * Congratulations to all of our letter writers and image providers this month, who have each won a Zoku Neat Bento lunch box valued at $59.95. 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

Spread the joy! Research has found one in four adults experience anxiety, over 3 million get depressed and 2 million feel socially isolated when they think back to last Christmas. Yet a Christmas card could be all it takes to brighten someone’s day. Roy Morgan for The Salvation Army Christmas Appeal, 2018 The winner is ... Christmas pudding! LOW-KJ FESTIVE SIPS Seedlip Grove 42 Distilled Non-Alcoholic Spirit Raise your glass to the new wave of non-alcoholic spirits. This lighter sip is a fresh and zesty mix of citrus and spice. It’s a tasty tipple on a balmy summer night. Cheers! Maggie Beer Non Alcoholic Sparkling Ruby Cabernet The perfect drink when you’re not actually drinking — this light and refreshing wine provides a crisp flavour without the alcohol. 5 Seeds Lower Sugar Apple Cider Apple cider is renowned for…

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ask the experts

Ever wondered how the experts enjoy food, keep fit and have fun over the silly season? We asked the HFG Editorial Advisory Board of dietitians to share their tips. What’s your favourite Christmas indulgence? » Quality chocolates are always a feature of my Christmas table, and I make sure none go to waste! DR TIM CROWE » Pavlova heaped with cream and berries. JENNIE BRAND-MILLER » Greek Christmas semolina and walnut, honey-soaked cookies called Melomakarona. A/PROF ANTIGONE KOURIS »A glass of wine or a flute of real champagne. CATHERINE SAXELBY What’s your best tip for navigating the Christmas buffet? » Pile your plate high with salads and vegetables first, which will leave less room for other more indulgent foods. A/PROF ANTIGONE KOURIS » Try to be selective rather than take a little of everything. Quality over quantity! A/PROF…