Health & Fitness

why u should take frozen meals !!! take this tip and live happy

They may be labelled as ‘lean’ or ‘lite’, but when it comes to choosing a healthy frozen meal, what should you look for? Nutritionist Liz Munn investigates. Healthy-style frozen meals…

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HFG guide to porridge

HFG senior nutritionist Rose Carr surveys oat product options for the perfect winter breakfast. What’s available? Hot winter cereals are about porridge oats, but that doesn’t mean a lack of…

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canned seafood is the best

Senior nutritionist Rose Carr ventures beyond canned tuna to find a huge range of seafood choices. What is available? We had already investigated canned tuna, and we wanted to see…

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Guide to low-kilojoule drinks

While water is our pick for drinks to reach for to quench a thirst, HFG senior nutritionist Rose Carr takes us through the range of low-kilojoule bottled drinks on offer….

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this fruit is Amzaing Passionfruit

In season May: Passionfruit Buying Look for deep-purple coloured skins as these are most ripe and choose the fruit that feels heavy for its size. Storing Passionfruit can be kept…

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Japanese sushi balls with kale and avocado salad

Serves: 4 Time to make: 15 mins Total cost: $17.48 / $4.37 per serve (at time of publication) 250g pouch microwavable medium-grain brown rice 2 tablespoons Japanese rice wine vinegar…

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Spicy tofu rice and fried egg

Serves: 4 Time to make: 30 mins Total cost: $17.76 / $4.44 per serve (at time of publication) oil spray 1 onion, finely chopped 1 large carrot, cut in thin…

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Eat well, spend less: The beginner’s guide to beans

Everything you need to know about that nutritional powerhouse, the humble legume. Dried beans – also known as pulses or legumes – got a bad rap in the ’70s and…

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Money-saving secrets from Grandma’s kitchen

When money’s tight, it pays to look back to learn how others managed through tough times. Niki Bezzant takes a look at what we can learn from our grandparents about…

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Tips to prolong the shelf-life of food

A recent New Zealand survey of 1000 New Zealanders revealed 86 per cent of us buy food only to throw it away — and about half of this food wastage…

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The benefits of strength-based exercise

You might already know my story of losing 60kg. If you know a little more about that story, you’ll know that I only have one regret: not strength training. I…

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Are your friends and family making you fat?

We look at a tricky issue: when family and friends, purposefully or not, get in the way of your weight-loss plans. Just as your skirt starts to swing rather than…

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How to cook stock

Serves: 1 (makes 1 litre) Time to make: 2 hrs 20 mins Total cost: $2.17 / $2.17 per serve (at time of publication) 1 chicken carcass 1 onion, roughly chopped…

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What is workplace wellness?

Last week I had the pleasure of speaking at the Southern Cross Wellbeing Now event. This was a gathering of around 250 corporates, with the aim of sharing ideas and…

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Is work making you fat?

Nutritionist Caitlin Reid identifies the classic weight-gain traps to be found in any workplace, on the road, or for stay-at-home mums… and shows you simple steps to avoid them. Skipping…

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The 20-minute workout

No time’ is no excuse! Exercise physiologist Kathleen Alleaume reveals how to squeeze a highly effective workout into just 20 minutes a day. When you’re pressed for time, it can…

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Coping with shift work

Working shifts can be demanding on the body and mind. One thing which is often compromised is healthy eating — it can be just too hard! HFG nutritionist Claire Turnbull…

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Get Rid Of Headache – Naturally

Eat Right Research continues to show that eating certain foods can cause headaches and migraines. Foods that cause headaches including cheese, coffee, chocolate, and teas that have vasoactive amines. Amines…

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10 Tips to Beat Insomnia

If you’re suffering from insomnia then there are some things you can do to get your life back on track and sleeping properly again. Here are some great tips for…

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Signs of Oxidative Stress and how You Can Stop It

Oxidation is when our bodies process oxygen and our cells use it to create energy. It’s a process that results in the production of free radicals. These cells interact with…

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