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September 11, 2019

There’s so much information about what you should and shouldn’t be eating when living a healthy lifestyle that it’s easy to get lost! We want to make it simpler for you, which is why we’ve found the top 5 foods that are surprisingly healthy for you.

Dark Chocolate:

If you’re eating chocolate that contains over 70% cocoa, consider it as healthy! As it’s high in antioxidants, fibre and vitamins and minerals, dark chocolate has a number of health benefits for you.

Popcorn:

Unfortunately, it’s not the same cinema popcorn that’s drowned in butter… but air-popped popcorn is high in fibre and contains multiple vitamins and minerals!

Avocado:

It’s often misunderstood that avocados are actually healthy for you. Although they are high in fat, it is ‘heart-healthy’ fat that is rich in nutrients containing up to 20 vitamins and minerals. It’s important to consume with moderation!

Potatoes:

If you minimise the toppings, potatoes on their own provide are a nutritious, inexpensive food that offers strong sources of potassium and fibre.

Coffee:

You’ll be pleased to know, a coffee a day has been linked to a longer lifespan! It is high in antioxidants that protect you against a variety of diseases and can help prevent diabetes and strokes.

So next time you want a snack that’s healthy, be sure to consider one of the above. Just remember… it’s all about BALANCE!


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June 6, 2018

Written by Shannon Lavery, Accredited Practising Dietitian One-tray bake recipes are perfect for those short on time, especially in the evenings, and are looking for a quick and easy dinner solution to satisfy the whole family that won’t compromise their health. They provide maximum nutrition, with minimal prep time or dirty dishes.  Plus, you can use almost any vegetable you have in the fridge.