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Our tips for eating well this silly season

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Our tips for eating well this silly season

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Did you blink and all of a sudden, the halls are decked with holly, and Mariah and Michael Buble’s Christmas carols are blasting through the supermarket speakers?

We did too.

Since we’ve regained the ability to meet with friends and socialise, the need to come up with some fresh ideas to plate up for your Christmas gatherings may have you digging deep for some inspiration.

We’ve put together some easy recipes for a quick, healthy, and budget-friendly Christmas; to inspire your cooking and that you can show off to your family and friends, as you gather together and make up for lost time.

The silly season is always a hectic time of year, so we've also put together some tips to keep you feeling fresh in the lead up to Christmas!

  • Remember that Christmas and the festive period is a marathon, not a sprint. If you’ve spent the last month or two picnicking your way through the weekends (we’ll just leave this here), aim to fill your plate with a mix of vegetables, proteins such as chicken, pork, tofu and legumes and some carbohydrates such as breads, pasta and rice, to keep you full.
  • Start with small portions of each of the different dishes, you can always go back for more.
  • Listen to your appetite and hunger and stop when you’re full.
  • Make sure to drink enough water, especially if you choose to drink alcohol.
  • A little indulgence over the holidays is perfectly ok. A balanced way of eating is about what you do most of the time.
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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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