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Give the gift of food! 4 easy and affordable Christmas gifts to make in an hour

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Give the gift of food! 4 easy and affordable Christmas gifts to make in an hour

Christmas Day is just around the corner! This is a busy time for everybody, and even though Christmas may be celebrated a little differently this year, we know that giving gifts to loved ones is still important. If you’re not sure what to get somebody (or maybe left it to the last minute) - why not give the gift of food! Giving a homemade gift shows a lot of love, and we’ve made recipes that won’t break the bank to help you save money, too. Plus, if you’re short on time to find a last minute gift, these recipes can easily be whipped up at home in under an hour!

Gingerbread Granola

Who doesn’t love the smell of freshly baked gingerbread and cinnamon at Christmas? This granola is a great recipe that you can gift to someone (or keep for yourself?). Plus, who doesn’t want to eat gingerbread for breakfast?

Christmas Fruit Cake Biscuits

Tired of traditional Christmas Fruit Cake? These biscuits are a great twist on the traditional recipe and still have the same great taste, even Nanna will love them! Get creative in the kitchen and bring using different types of nuts, dried fruits, and nuts!

Chocolate Coated Strawberries

Chocolate coated strawberries are a great bit-sized dessert that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser. Plus, they’re suuuper simple and easy to make, and make great gifts. Shake things up by using different types of chocolate, and adding crushed nuts and seeds for extra crunch!

Christmas Yoghurt Bark

This might recipe might even be easier than our chocolate strawberries! It’s easy, colourful, and definitely delicious. Get creative and choose your own toppings - any type of fruits, nuts and seeds will work well.

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Your Personal Healthy Eating Quiz

What you eat or don’t eat affects how you look, feel and perform. Take our short quiz to find out what foods you could introduce to help you be your best.

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What is healthy eating?

Eating healthy is making sure you enjoy a wide variety of foods from each of the five major food groups daily, in the amounts recommended. The five major food groups as recommended by the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating are:

  1. vegetables and legumes/bean
  2. fruit
  3. lean meats and poultry, fish, eggs, tofu, nuts and seeds, legumes/beans
  4. grain (cereal) foods, mostly wholegrain and/or high cereal fibre varieties
  5. milk, yoghurt, cheese and/or alternatives, mostly reduced fat.

Foods are grouped together because they provide similar amounts of key nutrients and eating a variety of foods from the list above helps to promote good health and reduce the risk of disease.

How do I improve my diet?

If you want to improve your diet you have come to the right place. By completing the Healthy Eating Quiz you’ll receive instant personalised feedback and a report on your diet quality to highlight any areas where you can improve your overall eating habits. Your score is based on the frequency and variety of the foods consumed from the five major food groups mentioned above. No Money No Time can help you improve your score by providing tips, goals and suggestions. On top of this we will provide quick, cheap and healthy recipes as well as credible answers to diet hacks, myths and FAQ’s.

Is my diet healthy?

Dietary habits are different between people. Some people choose to follow a particular diet (i.e., Keto diet or vegan diet) while some have to make changes due to certain food restrictions or health conditions. If you want to know if what you usually eat is healthy, then do the Healthy Eating Quiz today to give you the answers in less than 10 minutes.

Why is healthy eating important?

Your HEQ score and personalised feedback report is based on the frequency and variety of healthy core foods you usually eat. This is important because no single food contains all the nutrients we need to stay healthy. Some foods are higher in nutrients than others and people who have a lot of variety in the foods they eat are more likely to be healthy and to stay healthy. In other words, if you can eat a large variety of vegetables as opposed to only 2-3 types of vegetables, the benefits are much greater. This type of diet also helps you to feel better, think better and perform better during your usual daily activities.

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