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July 7, 2019

Mai Wiru Sugar Challenge Foundation Update

The Mai Wiru Sugar Challenge Foundation is rapt to say we have now raised $47k to bring our Palyaringkunytjaku project to fruition! The foundation was founded by Damon in 2014 to support the achievements made through the work of community owned and directed organisations such as the Mai Wiru Regional Stores Council, Nganampa Health Council … Continued
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June 29, 2019

Healthy meal ideas for kids

Children and teens often have a discerning palate and preference for particular foods. Creating a meal to please that is also healthy for kids can be a challenge. It is not surprising. We are faced with endless marketing of hyper-palatable processed and packaged foods, many of which contain added and free sugars while offering little nutrition. … Continued
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June 21, 2019

Finding your balance

Most of us want to eat well. And we should. It is imperative for optimal brain and body function! While it is obvious that certain foods are not great for us (yes, that Krispy Kreme is not designed to nourish your body), in this online age, we are constantly bombarded with sometimes conflicting nutrition information … Continued
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June 14, 2019

How to set the foundation of healthy eating in the home

Let’s get something straight. You don’t need to give yourself a label in order to start eating healthier, and you don’t need to purchase an array of foods that may have been foreign to you up until this point – trust me, people were eating healthy well before coconut oil became a thing. So, if … Continued
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June 7, 2019

Mindful and mindless eating – why it matters

Ever reached for a box of cookies even though you weren’t hungry, or feeling anxious or a little down? Or sitting at your desk at work, nibbled on a couple of squares of chocolate than before you knew it, you had demolished the whole block? Eating mindlessly plagues many of us, and unsurprisingly can result … Continued
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June 1, 2019

Whole vs ultra-processed foods

It is recommended that we cap our intake of added and free sugars. But remembering this along with the plethora of other dietary ideas, recommendations and advice, we understand one may feel overwhelmed trying to remember ALL the things we are told we shouldn’t eat, or at least limit, in our daily diet. If this … Continued
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May 28, 2019

Top tips for reducing added sugar

We understand that enjoying treats like a Paddlepop ice cream, cinnamon scroll, or a slice of Aunty Val’s pav don’t come under the guise of being ‘no sugar’ foods – they are going to serve us up some added sugar. A completely sugar free diet or a no sugar no carb diet isn’t necessary (or … Continued
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May 10, 2019

Sugar high? More like sugar slump

Feeling bleary-eyed or a little blue? Think something sweet will help? It is common to reach for a soft drink, chocolate bar, cookie or cake at these times, seeking an energy or mood boost. But did you know the sugar rush we are after actually leaves us feeling worse in the long run? The study … Continued
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April 30, 2019

A guide to roasting whole vegetables and fruit

Want to expand your repertoire of no added sugar recipes for dinner? Are you a beginner in the kitchen? Then roasting whole vegetables and fruit is a great method to explore! For starters, throwing something in the oven without even touching a knife or chopping board is a winner. From there, there’s a number of … Continued
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April 17, 2019

Tasty meals without added sugar

It’s no secret that sugar makes food tasty. Most of us love a bit of sweetness in our diet! When we cook, it’s common these days to use processed or packaged foods that often house a host of hidden sugars. As a result, one of the biggest concerns our team hears is that low-sugar food … Continued
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April 10, 2019

How much sugar should I eat?

One of the most common questions asked by our community is: how much sugar should you have per day? For a seemingly simple question, this answer is not so simple as there are various recommendations around daily sugar intake. Some are based on total sugar intake, while others are based on free (or added) sugar … Continued
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April 4, 2019

One Pan Dinner Winners

I have two stainless steel baking trays, also called ‘sheet pans’, and they are the workhorses of my kitchen. I use them to slow cook meats, roast chickens and vegetables. They are large enough to spread the ingredients around to cook evenly (and roast instead of steam), and they have a slight rim which can … Continued
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