Are you up for the challenge? Here
are three ideas from our dietitians to kick start some healthy
Choose one food group to focus on each week and use your
food label reading skills to check whether the products you usually
buy are the healthiest ones. If not, see what other
varieties are available. Once you get to know the
healthiest brands you'll know which ones to choose.
Reduce your added sugar intake for a month. For example,
if you have two teaspoons of sugar in your daily cup of tea or
coffee, reduce it to one and half teaspoons. That reduces your
added sugar intake by 15 teaspoons over a month.
Do away with take-away pizza and make your own. Try thin
crust pizza bases from your supermarket or make your own. Add
reduced fat cheese, no-added salt tomato paste, lean meats like 97
per cent fat-free ham, shredded chicken breast or prawns. Add
lots of vegies like tomato, capsicum, mushrooms, onion, shallots
and pineapple. For a fancy touch, try options like chilli
prawns, spinach leaves, feta cheese, sundried tomatoes, cherry
tomatoes and Spanish onion.