If vegetables had labels would we eat more?

I often wonder if vegetables had labels with health claims, would we be inclined to eat more of them?Β It is a common belief that to eat healthy is expensive. If we ate according to the Australian Guide To Healthy Eating, and achieved the required serves of fruit (2) and vegetables (5) each day, fruit and…

What should I be eating Part 4: Meat and alternatives

It has been awhile between posts for me, so I do apologise for making you wait for the next important core food group! First, a little refresher. To date we have covered: Grains and cereals Vegetables Fruits Today I will discuss meat and alternatives. This core food group offers a wide variety of options to…

What should I be eating Part 3: Fruits

To date I have looked at two of the five food groups: grains and cereals, and vegetables. Today I am going to focus on the fruit group. For me, fruits are linked to fond childhood adventures and trigger those memories. Picking mulberries off a friend’s tree and trying not to stain our hands or clothes…

What should I be eating Part 2: Vegetables

Last week I introduced the new Australian guidelines and outlined the fist and most abundant group (hopefully) in our diet, breads and cereals. This week I am going to discuss the next group, vegetables. This group is by far the most colourful and exciting, there are simply so many varieties that it is near impossible…

What should I be eating Part 1: Grains and cereals

I’ve long had many people ask me what I think they should eat to help them lose weight. The short answer is, it is different for everyone, as (no surprises here), we are all so different! Varying weight, height, ethnicity, amount of exercise and medical history can all effect our dietary requirements. So there is…