Fast food

Fast food – healthier options

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 19 June 2012. Posted in Fast food
Tagged: children, fast food, guides, healthy eating, kids, overweight, take-away

Fast food – healthier options

Fast food. It's not healthy but it's quick and convenient. Not to mention cheap and filling – ask any hungry young man! We all eat it when we're in a tearing hurry (or want a night off cooking). So as you're walking around that food count checking out the options, check out my handy guide to the nutrition profile of fast food. My guide to the best and worst of fast food ...

Lessons from Japan - Eat like a Japanese

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 23 May 2012. Posted in Fast food
Tagged: Asian, healthy cooking, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, Japanese food, longevity

Lessons from Japan - Eat like a Japanese

The traditional Japanese diet comes close to the perfect diet - and it's delicious too. Sashimi, prawn tempura, chicken teriyaki, beef yakitori and seafood ramen noodle soup. There's lots to love about Japanese food. It's light, fresh and flavoursome. And here's the best reason of all - it's one of the healthiest cuisines to eat in the world.

The skinny on chips

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 28 September 2009. Posted in Fast food
Tagged: carbohydrates, fast food, fat, junk food, overweight, snacks, take-away, weight loss

The skinny on chips

Yummm! There's something so enticing about the aroma of hot chips on a cold winter's day that it's hard to say No. Whether straight-cut, crinkle-cut, fries or wedges, Australians consume a staggering 250 million serves of chips each year. They are the standard accompaniment to most fast food and also to kids' meals at restaurants.

Three cuisines to model your eating on

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 16 March 2009. Posted in Fast food
Tagged: Asian, French, guides, healthy cooking, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, Mediterranean, weight loss

Three cuisines to model your eating on

Sushi for lunch? Linguine marinara for dinner? Or Thai red curry? In our multi-cultural world, visit any food court and in two minutes, you'll walk by Chinese, Lebanese, Japanese, Mexican, Thai and Italian outlets. They can be good or bad, depending on the chef. But if you're after healthier offerings, there are three cuisines that always get the tick of approval from nutritionists.

BBQ chicken on the run

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 16 March 2009. Posted in Fast food
Tagged: barbecue, eating out, fast food, healthy eating, junk food, take-away

BBQ chicken on the run

You're running late on your way home and there's nothing for dinner! The easiest thing to do is to grab a barbecued chook along with a few roast potatoes and a tub of cole slaw or salad. It's hot, tasty and looks more like a healthy meal than pizza, nuggets or laksa. But how healthy is it really?

The trouble with fast food

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 16 March 2009. Posted in Fast food
Tagged: eating out, fast food, fat, junk food, overweight, salt, take-away, weight loss

The trouble with fast food

I wish I had something kind to say about fast food. But no matter how I try, it's hard to spot the positives. Everything is high in fat, saturated fat, salt and kilojoules with very little in the way of fibre or vegetables. On its own, it doesn't make a balanced meal, even though it's often advertised as a ‘complete meal'.

Eating out - 8 lighter options

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 16 March 2009. Posted in Fast food
Tagged: eating out, guides, healthy eating, weight loss

Eating out - 8 lighter options

Everyone loves a dinner out, but these days with big portion sizes and high-fat fare, it's an opportunity to overindulge. Chefs love to add cream or butter to just about every dish and give us "value for money" with jumbo-sizes dinners. Haven't you got through your entrée already feeling full before the main arrives?

Eat well with Vietnamese

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 16 March 2009. Posted in Fast food
Tagged: Asian, eating out, fast food, healthy eating, salt, take-away, Vietnamese food

Eat well with Vietnamese

Light, delicate yet sophisticated, Vietnamese is one of the most popular South-East Asian cuisines. With its emphasis on freshness, seafood and oil-free cooking, it's also a cuisine that has much to recommend it nutritionally.