Articles tagged with: healthy snacks

Q. Are dried fruits as good for you as fresh fruit? Is there a limit on how much you can eat?

on Wednesday, 29 January 2014. Posted in Healthy eating
Tagged: driedfruit, fresh, freshfruit, healthy snacks, healthyeating, healthyfood

Q. Are dried fruits as good for you as fresh fruit? Is there a limit on how much you can eat?

A. All types of fruit - fresh, dried, frozen and juice - are nutritious, having little fat and plenty of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fibre. Although dried fruit is a healthy choice, remember that it's fruit in concentrated form so it's easy to over consume.

Q. Are cashew nuts as good for us as walnuts and almonds - I never see them listed in the 'good' nuts to eat?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 15 January 2014. Posted in Healthy eating
Tagged: cashews, healthy eating, healthy snacks, magnesium, nuts, salt, vitamins, zinc

Q. Are cashew nuts as good for us as walnuts and almonds - I never see them listed in the 'good' nuts to eat?

A. Cashew nuts are nutritionally much the same as other nuts: they are high in fat (around 50 percent), rich in vitamin E and a good source of minerals, particularly magnesium and zinc. While high in fat, all nuts are ranked highly for their healthy unsaturated fats.

Q. How healthy are apricot delights/squares?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 01 January 2014. Posted in Healthy eating
Tagged: apricots, carbohydrates, carbs, fructose, fruit, healthy snacks, school lunch, snack, snacks, sugar, sweet treats

Q. How healthy are apricot delights/squares?

Q. I love eating those squarish Apricot delights that you find in the health food aisle of the supermarket. I want something sweet at the end of a meal. I presume they're better for me than chocolate or lollies but how healthy are they really? Am I better off eating dried apricots?

Product Snapshots – Chobani Greek Yoghurt Pouches

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 18 December 2013. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: calcium, Chobani, dairy, healthy eating, healthy snacks, Product snapshot, yoghurt

Product Snapshots – Chobani Greek Yoghurt Pouches

Chobani Greek yoghurt tubs have become a favourite on supermarket shelves. Their colourful tubs sold in a range of fruit flavours as well as the standard plain and honey flavours, take up a good section of the dairy case at my local supermarket. They are hard to miss. So it came as no surprise when I spotted their new range of convenient single-serve yoghurt pouches. Pouches are the big trend of the moment – just witness the number of new fruit purées, baby foods, fruit gels and yoghurts now in convenient pouch form.

Product Snapshots - Kellogg’s Special K Biscuit Moments

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 04 December 2013. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: biscuits, healthy snacks, snack, sugar

Product Snapshots - Kellogg’s Special K Biscuit Moments

From the outside, this looks the size and shape of a muesli bar but contains two crisp, thinnish fruit-filled biscuits packed in an individual 25g pack. They’re sold in a box of 5 packs so you get 10 biscuits.

Yes they’re sweet, they’re refined and processed with added sugar and fat but then so are all other biscuits too. I like them because Kellogg's have got the serve size right – with 25 grams (just under an ounce), one Biscuit Moment wouldn’t be enough to satisfy but two just rounds off any sweet cravings nicely.

Product Snapshots - Bulla Cottage Cheese with crackers

on Wednesday, 27 November 2013. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: calcium, cottage cheese, dairy, healthy snacks, snack, sugar

Product Snapshots - Bulla Cottage Cheese with crackers

I love this new mini-tub of plain cottage cheese smartly/cleverly packed with a top container of water crackers. Easy to carry, small and compact, it has only 571 kilojoules (137 calories) per pack but claims “Less than 160 calories per serve” on the front of the label, for reasons I’m not sure of. Is 160 some magic cut-off number for a snack? 160 calories is equal to 672 kilojoules which is OVER the suggested 600 kilojoule cut-off for a small healthy snack in the official Australian Guide to Health Eating.

A day’s eating plan to lower your man’s cholesterol

on Tuesday, 27 August 2013. Posted in Medical Diets
Tagged: balanced diet, calcium, cholesterol, cholesterol lowering, dairy, eating plan, healthy eating, healthy heart, healthy snacks, heart health, high cholesterol, milk

A day’s eating plan to lower your man’s cholesterol

With Father's Day, I thought it's appropriate to dedicate a post to men's nutrition. According to a recent newspaper article in the Good Food supplement of the Sydney Morning Herald, men like to eat steak, roasts, anything with chips, barbecued anything, curried anything and, of course, meat pies and sausages. But just because men like to eat it, it doesn't mean they should.

Product review: Four Coconut Waters side by side

on Friday, 26 July 2013. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: coconut, coconut water, fruit, healthy eating, healthy snacks

Product review: Four Coconut Waters side by side

Coconut water is the new buzz beverage. Sales are skyrocketing thanks to celebrity endorsements and the claims made on the pack for its high electrolyte, antioxidant and potassium content.

Billed as "super hydrating" and something that will "refresh and revive you after a punishing workout", it's being marketed as somewhere between a sports drink and an ingredient for a smoothie.

Are the claims true? What does it taste like? And is it worthy of all the hype ?