Articles tagged with: snacks

Easy ways to get whole grains into your meals

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 18 April 2014. Posted in Carbs, sugars & fibres
Tagged: bowel cancer, bread, breakfast, breakfast cereals, carbs, convenience, fibre, healthy cooking, healthy eating, pasta, rice, smart carbs, snacks, starch, tips, wellness, whole grains, wholemeal

Easy ways to get whole grains into your meals

Whole grains shouldn’t be hard work. The two key foods to swap to whole grain are bread and breakfast cereal. These two will give you the biggest bang for your grainy buck so I’ll concentrate of those two here.

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? Or am I better off eating dried apricots?

 

Q. What level of sodium should I look for on a food label?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 24 September 2013. Posted in Additives & labels
Tagged: health, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, heart health, junk food, nutrition, salt, snacks, sodium

Q. What level of sodium should I look for on a food label?

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Q. When comparing the label of a food, I am unsure what level of sodium is acceptable for a healthy diet. Please help!

Q. How can I put ON weight, I’m desperate? I’m male, have been skinny all my life and doctors say they can't help. Any advice?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 14 May 2013. Posted in Healthy eating
Tagged: addiction, balanced diet, BMI, calories, carbohydrates, dairy, diets, fat, fluids, health, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, healthy snacks, junk food, kilojoules, meal planning, men, snacks, supplements, underweight

A. Often it’s just as hard to put on weight as it is to lose weight, particularly if you come from a family with a tall slender build which you’ve no doubt inherited. On the plus side, as you get older, your skinny build will become an advantage as you’re less likely to succumb to heart troubles or diabetes, conditions which are aggravated by being overweight.

Q. Is margarine high in trans fat?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 07 May 2013. Posted in Fats and Oils
Tagged: cholesterol, fast food, fat, healthy heart, heart health, margarine, snacks, trans fats

Q. Is margarine high in trans fat?

The question in full

Q. I've read that margarine is bad for you as it is hydrogenated and so is high in trans fats. Is this correct?

8 salty snacks and why they're a danger to your waistline - a visual guide

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 29 April 2013. Posted in Healthy weight loss
Tagged: BMI, calories, convenience, fat, fats, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, healthy snacks, junk food, kilojoules, nutrition, obesity, overweight, peanuts, salt, saturated fat, snacks, sodium, weight loss

8 salty snacks and why they're a danger to your waistline - a visual guide

Meeting up at the bar or pub? Sharing a drink with friends? These are the times when you notice salty snacks everywhere – potato crisps, corn chips, beer nuts, cashews, pretzels and rice cracker snacks. Salty snacks fly under the radar – no one remembers eating them. Yet they’re a big problem for health and may explain why you can’t lose weight. Here’s my take on them.

Q. What do nutritionists mean when they talk about “energy density”?

on Tuesday, 19 March 2013. Posted in Healthy eating
Tagged: calories, energy, food labels, healthy snacks, junk food, portion size, snacks, soup, standard serves, sweet treats, take-away, water

A. Energy density means the ratio of kilojoules/calories you get from a given weight or volume of a food. It's really how many kilojoules/calories you can fit into a mouthful!

 

Healthy school fundraising ideas to fatten the bank account not the waistline

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 04 March 2013. Posted in Family and kids
Tagged: balanced diet, children, chocolate, fundraising, healthy kids, junk food, kids, overweight, school lunch, snacks, sweet treats

Healthy school fundraising ideas to fatten the bank account not the waistline

I first wrote about how I hated selling chocolate to raise money for our kids’ school back in 2008 and it really hit a nerve with my readers. I used to get so angry when one of our children would arrive home with a huge box of chocolate bars for me to sell. Once I clapped my eyes on that familiar box (with its soft-sell message of “fundraising chocolate” on each bar), I’d feel my blood pressure start to shoot up! Not many things upset me but this is one that’s guaranteed to make my blood boil!