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Healthy Food Guide

Healthy Food Guide December 1, 2015

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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Country:
Australia
Language:
English
Publisher:
Nextmedia Pty Ltd
Frequency:
Bimonthly
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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
welcome

We’re celebrating this month with great ideas for a healthier, lighter and happier Christmas. We’re also marking our own festive milestone: It’s our 10th birthday! When HFG launched in 2005, its small size enabled you to take it shopping. (Back then the idea you could carry your shopping info on your smart phone was only a twinkle in Steve Jobs’ eye!) At that time, foods like quinoa and chia were obscure ingredients found only in health food stores. Well, how things have changed! Now that interest in nourishing food has exploded, we’re demanding that our local supermarkets and mainstream food brands keep up with our appetite for healthy eating. We’re proud to be an ongoing part of that shift and we’re grateful to all of you who are making the journey…

1 min.
your say

Perfectly portioned! After reading ‘The Perfect Plate’ (Nov 2015), my cooking method has been transformed. It was great to have a visual aid for single AND multiple serves — plus great tasting recipes! My partner and I are even feeling our clothes fit a little looser. Simonne Johnson, SA Cook smart Thank you for ‘1 Hour to a Healthy Week’ (Oct 2015). Food prep on the weekend makes a huge difference to eating healthy food through the busy working week. Audrey Lee, WA Tutti fruity I loved your lemon, date and coconut bliss balls (Oct 2015). I ‘tweaked’ mine with a few tablespoons of cocoa powder, and orange rind and juice instead of lemon to make jaffa balls — just as delicious! Jane Gillman, VIC Show us your HFG style! via Instagram Can’t wait for lunch today because…

3 min.
news bites

142% Is how likely you are to gain back weight after a diet if you think of foods as ‘good’ or ‘bad’. The more rigid your thinking, the more you risk judging eating habits as ‘success’ or ‘failure’. (That’s worth keeping in mind this silly season!) J Health Psychol, 2015 SMS HEART HEALTH SMS is the latest tool to have a revolutionary effect on our health. People suffering from heart disease made serious lifestyle changes, thanks to motivating messages sent four times a week such as, ‘Walking is cheap. It can be done almost anywhere.’ By six months participants had improved cholesterol levels and blood pressure, and had lost weight too. JAMA, 2015 PRESS 1 FOR HEALTH Put a coin in the slot of this new vending machine and out pops a salad. These healthy salads from…

1 min.
ask the expert

Q Sometimes while I’m watching TV, I can polish off a whole packet of Tim Tams or an entire block of chocolate without realising. Then I feel so guilty afterwards — how do I get back on track? —Shelley M, via email First of all, you’re not alone. What is it about Tim Tams that makes it so hard to stop at just one?! Secondly, sticking to a healthy diet 100 per cent of the time is hard work. If you’re trying to lose weight you’re probably cutting out some of your favourite foods, such as chocolate or cheese, which will only make these ‘bad’ foods more appealling. After a pig out it’s easy to throw your hands in the air and succumb to a whole day (or week) of poor food choices, but…

1 min.
flamin’ pineapples!

Refreshing pineapple is great in summer, but why not turn up the heat? Throw it on the grill, watch it go golden and then enjoy the caramelised flavour! A quarter of a pineapple has just 200kJ (48cal), plus you’ll get a good hit of fibre and vitamin C. So try these three easy steps for a delicious dessert on a balmy night: 1 Peel and slice pineapple into thick wedges or rings; dust with cinnamon. 2 Grill fruit on barbecue hotplate for 1–2 minutes per side, or until slightly charred and caramelised. 3 Serve hot pineapple on its own, or with a dollop of Greek-style yoghurt or ice cream. And you’ve got a perfect summer treat! DID YOU KNOW? On average Aussies eat only one pineapple a year!…

1 min.
shopping news

Shelf watch Trifle with a twist! Tea lovers look out for the new Aeroplane Jelly Lite Tea Infusions ($1.89 per twin-pack). Spoon in a refreshing treat that’s low in sugar and kilojoules. Per 125g serve (peach tea): 29kJ (7cal), 0g fat, 0g sugar A healthy start Worried about added sugar in your cereal? The new Uncle Tobys Low Sugar Cheerios ($3.99 per 320g box) have less than a tenth of a teaspoon of sugar per serve. Per 30g: 490kJ (117cal), 0.5g sugar, 2.5g fibre Spread good health Add Tucker’s Natural Fruit Pastes ($4.99 per twin-pack) to your festive cheese platter. Each nicely portioned tub is made with real fruit. Per 50g (spiced cherry): 575kJ (138cal), <1g fat, 32.3g sugar EAT FRESH NOW! Cherries Pineapple Cucumber Bananas Mangoes Watermelon Radish Green beans Lychees Zucchini Nectarines…