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Healthy Food Guide

Healthy Food Guide February 2020

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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1 min.

The start of a new school year marks an exciting time for many, but for others, it brings the dreaded question — ‘What do I put in my child’s lunch box?’. Your child eats about 2500 lunches throughout their years at school — so it’s no wonder packing lunch boxes can feel like a chore! Well, we’ve got lots of inspiration for you! Turn to page 57 for our lunch box special, full of helpful ideas and tips to build a healthy, balanced lunch. Plus, we’ve got work lunches covered, with delicious salads for every day of the week on page 48, and easy ways to save money at work on page 22. A new favourite lunch in the HFG office is a colourful snack plate of vegie sticks, hoummos, cheese…

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your say

LETTER OF THE MONTH Thank you for teaching me how to cut down on food waste and save money on the grocery bill (Jan, 2019). My first port of call is always my own pantry and fridge. Having kept all my magazines, and my weekly HFG Meal Plans, on spreadsheets for 4–5 years, I now have enough weekly plans with corresponding shopping lists to last me the entire year. We’re two retirees, and HFG helps us stay on track with the weekly menus, delicious recipes and interesting articles. Just renewed again! Elaine Hood, VIC Long-time reader I absolutely love your magazine and have been buying them since 2009. What I love is that you cut right through all the confusing misinformation and tell us the truth. An example of this is in the December…

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win! a biome canvas tote

Every letter published in our March issue wins a Biome Organic Cotton Canvas Tote Bag valued at $24.95! Reduce plastic bag waste when shopping with these large, all-organic cotton compartmentalised bags. Each bag folds out wide with six stitched pockets on the inner side for protecting items such as fresh herbs, celery and eggs, as well as holding bottles upright and apart. Visit biome.com.au. * Congratulations to Elaine Hood of Victoria — this month’s Your Say winner — who has won a Sunbeam Two-Way Blender valued at $199. 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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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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news bites

Nice & easy! If you consume a modest daily level of ‘flavanoids’ — which are found in fruit, veg, dark chocolate, red wine and tea — you could cut your cancer risk, an Australian study has found. And the daily target is easy: a cup of tea, one apple, an orange, 100g of blueberries and 100g of broccoli will do the trick! Nature Communications, 2019 What does 1000mg calcium look like? To help you reach your recommended daily calcium intake, eat: 1 in 3 shoppers say they never check the ingredients list on packaging in the supermarket. To help you shop healthier and smarter, turn to our Shop Easy section, beginning on page 79. Arnott’s, 2019 Smart snacking Late-night snacking may not be good for the ticker, American researchers have found. Women who consume a greater…

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press pause!

If, like many of us, you’ve overdone things a little bit during the silly season, you might want to take part in the Febfast Pause for a Cause charity event and name your own fast. You can boost your health — and support disadvantaged youth — by registering to give up anything during the month of February — alcohol, sugary treats, caffeine, smoking, fast food, social media or — heaven forbid — selfies and chocolate. Yep, anything! Just visit febfast.org.au Or, if total abstinence seems just a bit too much, maybe you could decide to cut down in the particular area you’ve chosen for your own private challenge. It’s time to press pause for a good cause, Australia!…