Healthy Eating Resources

by HealthyBeings on May 24, 2016

Here is a list of resources that are easy to use and will assist you to improve your eating habits

Be sure to check out the Bupa Food Switch App too. It’s free to download and instantly provides you with healthier alternatives for a huge range of food products simply by scanning the bar code of your food item.


Quick Lunch and Dinner Ideas

by HealthyBeings on January 28, 2011

Tasty chicken salad



  • 90g of chicken breast per person
  • 1 ½ cups of shredded lettuce or cabbage
  • Thin slices of red onion
  • Handful of mint leaves
  • 1 nectarine/peach/ ½ a mango sliced thinly
  • ½ large red chilli thinly sliced
  • Optional: cashew nuts (5 per person – to limit fat content)


  • 1 tablespoon low fat mayonnaise
  • ½ tablespoon of lime juice


  1. Cook the chicken breast in a pan. Once cooked shred finely
  2. Mix all salad ingredients and the chicken together in a big bowl (and the cashews if you’re including them)
  3. Dress salad with the lime mayonnaise


Friday night seafood dinner



  • 6 green prawns per person
  • Fresh garlic cloves
  • Fresh lemon


  • 1/3  cup of couscous per person
  • 5 cherry tomatoes per person
  • 6 green or black olives per person
  • ¼ of avocado per person (or less)
  • Handful of mint leaves
  • Baby spinach leaves


  1. Boil the kettle. In a bowl put dry couscous and cover with an equal amount of boiling water. Cover the bowl with a plate and leave to sit.
  2. Rinse and chop tomatoes, olives, mint and baby spinach leaves
  3. After 5 minutes stir the couscous with a fork, add the salad ingredients + 1 teaspoon of olive oil and scatter thin slices of avocado on top.
  4. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic and add fresh chilli if you like a bit of spice.
  5. Shell the prawns. Preheat a frying pan over high heat and a tiny amount of olive oil. Place prawns and garlic in the pan and cook for approximately 1 min each side or until they turn orange.
  6. Remove from pan and serve with couscous salad.


Homemade Snacks for Kids – Muffins & ANZAC Biscuits

January 6, 2011

While the kids are on school holidays, encourage them to get in the kitchen and cook rather than reaching for a packet of chips or a chocolate bar. Here are come quick and easy recipes for muffins and ANZAC biscuits to try. AMANDA’S MUFFINS INGREDIENTS 1 cup of plain flour 1 cup of self raising […]

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New Year’s Resolutions

January 2, 2011

It’s that time for New Year’s resolutions According to the 2007-08 Australian National Health Survey (NHS), 61.4% of the Australian population is either overweight or obese. It should be no surprise then that once again weight loss is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. Setting short term goals and documenting, measuring and recording […]

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Cooking classes for kids

November 21, 2010

Cooking classes with year 2 students at Ferny Grove State Primary School  I recently had two days sharing my love for cooking and healthy food with the year two students at Ferny Grove Primary School. The aim was to teach these students about healthy eating and how to make healthy food taste good. The session […]

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Quick summer weightloss – just in time for Christmas!

November 21, 2010

6 weeks to shed the kilos before   Christmas!   Christmas is an exciting time of year with lots of social functions to look forward to; however it is a notoriously bad time of year for weight gain! Nevertheless, the festive season doesn’t need to be a disaster on the scales.  With a few good […]

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A quick and tasty afternoon tea snack

August 30, 2010

Pikelets Ingredients 1 cup of self raising flour ¼ cup of caster sugar Pinch of bicarbonate of soda 1 egg, lightly beaten ¼ cup of low fat natural yoghurt ½ cup of reduced fat milk Spray oil for cooking Method Combine flour, sugar and bicarbonate of soda in a mixing bowl Combine egg, yoghurt and […]

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Heart Foundation

August 30, 2010

Healthy heart challenge for women Did you know that heart disease is the number one killer of Australian women? When we think of women’s health issues breast cancer is often the first thing that pops to mind but alarmingly heart disease claims four times as many lives as breast cancer. This year starting on the […]

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Discovering food intolerance

August 14, 2010

Two weeks ago I finally decided to put myself on the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPAH) elimination diet to see if I could get rid of some of the symptoms that have been annoying me for quite a while now. The symptoms I was experiencing included frequent headaches, puffy eyes, dark circles under my eyes, […]

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Thai chicken and cashew nut stir fry

August 1, 2010

(MY MONDAY NIGHT FAVOURITE because it takes only 20minutes from start to finish and it has loads of vegetables that make you feel good after a night out on the weekend!) Ingredients 500g chicken breast 1 onion 3 tsp crushed garlic 1 tsp crushed chilli 1 head of broccoli 1 red capsicum 2 large handfuls of green beans […]

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