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Pesto & roasted vegetable pizza recipe

Three of the most common barriers people face in eating a balanced diet are:

  1. Cooking on a tight budget
  2. Being too busy to prepare nourishing meals after work or school/study
  3. “Healthy” food is not always tasty

Do you struggle to get tasty but quick and affordable meals on the table at night? Even yet, do you manage to eat at the table? Or is it a quick throw together in front of the TV?

If it’s a yes! then you might like our SOL recipe of the month. It’s a vegetable pizza that’s:

✓ easy

✓ tasty & nutritious

✓ quick Continue reading

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Ten Ways To Eat More Vegetables

ways to eat more vegetablesDid you know Aussies are just not eating enough vegetables?*.  The daily recommendation is 5 serves/day. Only 8% of Australian adults eat this! **  I really need to highlight ways to eat more vegetables!

What is a serve?
This is a common question. I find a lot of people think a serve means just having a kind of vegetable. E.g. I had some peas, some corn and carrots – so that’s 3 serves. Instead, a serve is actually:

  • ½ cup of cooked veg OR
  • 1 cup of salad/raw veg OR
  • 1 tomato OR
  • ½ medium sized potato

Why are vegies so good for us?
Vegies are packed full of nutrient love. They give us beta-carotene, folate, iron, fibre, vitamin C, magnesium, potassium and even some carbohydrate. Vegies also provide us with phytochemicals and anti-oxidants helping to protect our cells against ageing and cancer.

So why is it so hard to eat enough vegies? Continue reading

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