Health & Fitness
Healthy Food Guide

Healthy Food Guide Dec-17

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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in this issue

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Probably my favourite thing about Christmas is planning the menu, but I know that many people dread this part. In fact, a recent survey found that half of Aussies find cooking for a crowd more stressful than going to work! And the number one stress factor is catering for special dietary requirements. So, HFG is here to take the stress out of Christmas. On page 20 you’ll find shortcuts to help you celebrate with your health intact! Plus, you’ll find plenty of no-cook entertaining ideas on page 42 and page 83. But the holidays aren’t the only time that stress can derail your health goals. This month, we uncover six major life events that often lead to weight gain. From moving house to going through menopause, we have strategies to see…

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what australian healthy food guide can do for you

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. 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’. 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. 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 Health by stealth! Thank you for your ‘Low-kJ winners’ recipes (Oct, 2017), especially the tasty Chicken pad Thai with vegie noodles (p46). My husband is a huge pasta fan and was sceptical that vegies could replace pasta. We were both truly impressed at how delicious and filling our meals were. You’ve converted a pasta lover, which I honestly thought was impossible! Rebekah Fox, QLD Muffin magic! I just whipped up a batch of your Blender muffins from the September, 2016 issue. They’re delish! Every recipe from HFG I’ve tried always turns out and tastes amazing! Even better, my kids get excited about trying out a new recipe with me! Kate Kurczok, TAS #CookwithHFG via Instagram Tonight I used eggplant in this miso eggplant & tofu stir-fry (Oct, 2016). Delicious recipe @hfgaustralia. @emmajstubbs_dietitian via Instagram My meal…

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win packit freezable bag pack & biome voucher

Share your news, views and snapshots of HFG recipes and you could be in the draw to WIN a PackIt Freezable Bag pack and Biome voucher valued at $180. PackIt Freezable Picnic Tote and Grocery Bag have a built-in gel liner, so there’s no need for ice cubes or icepacks! The eco-friendly, reusable bags keep contents cool for up to six hours. Visit biome.com.au Have your say at healthyfoodguide.com.au and click WIN, or send to Locked Bag 5555, St Leonards NSW 1590 * Congratulations to Rebekah Fox — our winner this month — who wins a set of Urban Greens Grow Kits valued at $125. Note: ‘Your say’ letters may be edited for length and content.…

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news bites

Young people TODAY! Just over half of Millennials (18–34 year olds) said they drank alcohol in a recent survey, compared to 72 per cent of Baby Boomers (aged 55+). No matter what your age, see page 30 for yuletide drinking tips. Nielsen Consumer and Media View, 2017 grain GAINS One in five wholegrain breads are good sources of protein, providing up to 10g per serve – the same as two eggs or a glass of milk. Who needs protein shakes when you’ve got your daily bread? Grains & Legumes Nutrition Council, 2017 $ 80 That’s how much the average Aussie spends dining out each week. How about a New Year’s resolution to try a new HFG recipe each week — your wallet will thank you! Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2017 Salt shockers Scan the labels for sodium next time you…

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ask the expert

QI’ve been going to the gym all year, but my weight has plateaued. How can I mix things up? Deb, via email All work and no weight loss is highly frustrating, but let’s start with your wins so far. Making exercise a regular fixture isn’t easy, so congratulations on building this into your lifestyle already. Not putting on weight is also a major achievement. Studies suggest most people gain 0.5kg throughout the year as a natural part of ageing. You probably feel fitter and stronger than ever. And if you reviewed your body composition, I’m confident you would have lost body fat from around your organs (which leads to insulin resistance, the precursor to type 2 diabetes), and have trimmed centimetres from your waistline. Let’s also not discount the big health benefits from a regular exercise…