Fab Food Month 2017 week 1 – cauliflower & parmesan soup with bacon dust

Fab Food Month 2017 week 1 – cauliflower & parmesan soup with bacon dust

This simple soup is great for a winter weeknight dinner and works well with or without the bacon topping. Ingredients (serves 4-5) 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus extra to drizzle 1 celery stalk, thinly sliced 1  onion, finely chopped 2  garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 potatoes, chopped 1.5L chicken stock 1 bay leaf 1 large cauliflower, cut into florets ½ cup thickened cream (optional) ½ cup finely grated […]

Fab Food Month Week 4: Healthy ready-made meals

Fab Food Month Week 4: Healthy ready-made meals

Fresh is best, but there are some foods worth having on stand by. Even if you are a super-organised person, there are times you need to rely on quick, go-to options to pull together dinner. For those occasions, LGF has done the groundwork and found a list of the best supermarket foods to have at home so you can make meals on the run and avoid the calorific take-away option. […]

Fab Food Month Week 3: Healthy substitutions

Fab Food Month Week 3: Healthy substitutions

Choosing alternatives that are lower in saturated fat, less sugar and reduced sodium will result in less calories consumed and greater nutritional benefit. You can make many of your favourite recipes healthier by substituting a few key ingredients. Lentils Lentils belong to the same legume family as beans and chickpeas. They come in different shapes and colours, and once cooked offer a variety of textures. Dried lentils can take about […]

Why water?

There are plenty of options when you are looking for a cool drink on a hot day or after exercise. But not all drinks are created equal. Gatorade Nutrition facts (per 355mL) Energy 90 kcal (377 kJ) Carbohydrates 23g -sugars 21g Sodium 160g Potassium 40g Ingredients Water, liquid-sugar, glucose-fructose, citric acid, natural and artificial flavour, salt, sodium citrate, monopotassium phosphate, colour. A well-marketed sports drink, Gatorade contains about 6 teaspoons […]

Fab Food Month Week 2: Healthy Hydration

Fab Food Month Week 2: Healthy Hydration

Keeping the body hydrated helps the heart more easily pump blood through the blood vessels to the muscles. And, it helps the muscles work efficiently. For most people, water is the best thing to drink to stay hydrated. Sports drinks with electrolytes may be useful for people doing high intensity, vigorous exercise in very hot weather. These drinks, much like soft drinks tend to be high in added sugars and […]