You Should Be Friends With Salad! So often we tell each other "I should really eat more salad"... but have we lost sight of why we should eat more salad and, in fact, what a healthy salad actually looks like? Salads are an incredibly flavoursome, low-calorie way to feature fresh, seasonal fruits and trick those fussy-eaters into enjoying more fruits and vegetables - and even legumes! More to the point, salads are the perfect option for summer as they are refreshing, hydrating
With our hot Queensland summers we're all more aware of our thirst and the need to replenish our fluids. Unfortunately, during the festive season the fluids flowing most freely tend to be alcohol, soft drinks, juices and iced teas. Beverages like these can be the source of hundreds of extra calories each day, and even more on days with social events. It's not uncommon for these hundreds (or thousands) of additional calories to contribute towards weight gain over the Christmas
Maintaining a healthy weight over Christmas doesn't have to mean missing out on all your favourite festive foods. More often than not, a simple swap could mean a massive difference in the quality and quantity of food - for the same (or even fewer!) calories. Check out our comparisons below to see which delicious foods you could be enjoying more of this Christmas!
Traditional grazing platters and cheese boards are built around high-calorie ingredients - creamy cheeses, fat marbled meats, oily antipasto pieces, dried fruit and chocolate. Simply building your board backwards - by making fresh produce the feature - you can turn the tables towards a lighter, healthier platter that is still just as tasty. Grazing platters are also a fantastic way to be inclusive of friends and family with food intolerances. When forgotten by hosts, food int