Healthy eating is essential for vibrant health.
Our Healthy Eating Directory can help you transform your diet in delicious ways.
If you enjoy cooking, we introduce you to chefs that make plant-based eating a flavour-filled adventure.
We share healthier takeaway food options for home and work.
And we’ve also included educational resources that can show you how to create a healthier you through nutrition.
Our Healthy Eating Directory will energise your taste buds and you.
Takeaways and home deliveries have become a regular part of everyday life for busy people.
But – no matter how hectic your lifestyle – it’s important to make healthier choices to limit the negative impact fast foods can have on your health.
ADD MORE VEGGIES
Eating more vegetables and salads is a simple way to make any takeaway more nutritious.
Try keeping healthy staples in your fridge, such as mixed salads and pre-prepped roasted vegetables you can quickly reheat or make into a salad.
And choosing vegetarian takeaway options may also help you reduce energy intake.
CHOOSE WHOLEGRAIN OPTIONS
With every meal, it is nutrition content that supports your health.
To improve your diet – reduce the amount of refined foods you eat – such as white bread, white rice or pasta, and chips. They are stripped of nutrition.
Choose wholemeal pasta or brown rice options – and black rice is delicious in burritos.
The less processed food you eat, the better.
Choose dishes made from ingredients that are as close to their natural, whole form as possible.
AVOID DEEP-FRIED ANYTHING
Deep-fried foods are high in inflammation-promoting fats.
Eating deep-fried foods can lead to a higher risk of blocked arteries, heart disease, high blood pressure, low HDL (“good”) cholesterol, diabetes, and obesity.
Avoid battered, crumbed, or deep-fried anything.
Choose grilled, steamed, air-fried, braised, poached, dry-baked or roasted food options.
The fewer trans fats in your diet, the better.
Most of us eat much more sugar than is recommended for a healthy diet.
Hidden sugar consumption includes all sugars added in processing or preparing foods and beverages (especially soft drinks).
Avoid ordering soft drinks with meal offers. Opt for water or herbal teas that aid digestion, such as jasmine or green tea.
Condiments – such as sauces and dressings, can also be full of hidden sugars.
Keep healthier condiments at home, ready to dress your meals.
HEALTHY EATING LUNCHES
Often we leave home early for work, and grabbing a takeaway lunch becomes a convenient option.
But we end up eating too much salt and sugar and saturated fat, contributing to a wide range of lifestyle diseases.
If you don’t have access to healthy food near your workplace, invest in an esky or insulated lunch bag and fill them with foods that nourish your body.
You can even prep your lunches a few days ahead.
And if you don’t cook, you can buy healthy Grab-And-Go meals from grocers and local cafes.
You could also look at local businesses that deliver dietitian-designed meals to your home.
There are so many healthier food options available in Australia now for busy people.
HEALTHY EATING CHEFS
Nothing tastes as good as homemade food.
And we love sharing resources so you can create better health.
Following, are some of our favourite healthy eating chefs.
There are recipes here for everyone – from quick and easy-to-prep meals to gourmet dinners for special occasions, healthy breakfasts, amazing desserts, and fun-filled outdoor cooking ideas.
You can even join online cooking classes.
Like us, you’ll fall in love with plant-based eating just by watching these inspiring chefs create their magic.
Who knew vegetables could be this delicious!
CHEF – GAZ OAKLEY
Avant Garde Vegan
Gaz Oakley is a classically trained chef, author, and YouTuber from Cardiff, Wales.
His unique recipes are overflowing with flavour and nutrition.
Gaz can make anyone love healthy eating.
CHEF – NISHA
Rainbow Plant Life
Nisha shares everything from Indian dishes from her childhood to meal prep guides that will help you eat well all week long.
Her goal is for you to become the best plant-based home cook you can be.
CHEF – SADIA
Pick up Limes
As a chef and dietician, Sadia’s mission is to make a healthy eating lifestyle accessible to everyone.
Get inspired by her collection of plant-based recipes that nourish the cells and the soul.
CHEF – CYNTHIA LOUISE
Cynthia Louise is a ‘real-food’ Australian chef who offers online cooking classes and delicious recipe e-books.
She comes with a side of personality and a large dose of passion for plant-based food that makes you feel good.
CHEF – WIL YEUNG
Yeung Man Cooking
On the Yeung Man Cooking channel, you can learn how to cook simple and delicious plant-based dishes with confidence.
Wil offers incredible vegan food from an ultimate chocolatey Nutella to spicier ramen recipes.
Wil is inspired by cuisines from all over the world.
CHEF – DANA
As a recipe developer, Dana shares healthy recipes that require 10 ingredients or less, 1 bowl, and 30 minutes or less to prepare.
Dana offers recipes for special diets, as well as vegan and vegetarian meals that are nourishing, simple, and delicious.
CHEF – JEAN PHILLIPE
The Buddhist Chef
From vegan comfort food to easy-to-follow meal plans, The Buddhist Chef shares delicious, feel-good recipes, books, and videos to inspire healthy eating.
Jean-Phillipe Cyr is a vegan chef with a degree in culinary arts and hands-on experience in some of the best restaurants in Quebec.
CHEF – JADE
Jade is a registered naturopath, nutritionist, herbalist, author, and cookery magician.
Panaceas Pantry blog is a place where you’ll find plant-filled recipes that nourish, heal, and celebrate.
THE BLOOD SUGAR DIET
Dr Michael Mosley
The Blood Sugar Diet is based on a Mediterranean style of healthy eating to improve blood sugar and weight management.
CLEVER GUTS DIET
Dr Michael Mosely
The Clever Guts Diet provides tasty recipes and food guidelines to help you feed and reinforce the army of microbes (known as your microbiome) that live in your gut.
Patrick Holford has written over thirty health and nutrition books, including The Optimum Nutrition Bible, The Holford Low GL Diet, and Optimum Nutrition for the Mind.
Patrick’s goal is to make nutrition simple to understand and provide actionable steps so you can take control of your health.
Food Matters shares the secrets of natural health with inspiring documentaries, wellness guides, and nutrition tips for healthy eating.
I QUIT SUGAR
Sarah Wilson, the author of I Quit Sugar, offers cookbooks that make healthy eating doable.
ADDITIVE ALERT by Julie Eady
Additive Alert: Your Guide to Safer Shopping can tell you quickly and easily which food additives to avoid and why.
Healthy eating includes ditching synthetic chemicals that can undermine your health and well-being.
The fully revised 3rd edition is available in bookstores and online book shops.
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Enjoy discovering how delicious healthy eating can be!