Eat Right with Colour

Nutritional Insights

Dive into Colour with Functional Foods – Functional Foods are foods that may provide a health benefit beyond basic nutrition. Examples can include fruits, vegetables, whole grains as well as fortified foods and beverages. Whether it’s the deep red in cherries, bright orange in an apricot or the deep green of spinach, the colour of certain fruits and vegetables is often connected to the health benefit of the food. Plan meals around a vegetable dish like a soup, stir-fry or veggie kabobs, and try snacking on fruit for dessert.

Add Variety Everyday — The end of summer does not have to mean the end of your favorite seasonal produce. Food processing and technology make it possible for us to enjoy seasonal foods year round. For example, find fresh tomatoes in the produce section of the grocery store (even in the winter!) or add jarred sun-dried or canned diced tomatoes to your favorite recipe. The choices are endless.

Keep a Food Diary — Track the calories you eat and drink, as well as how much you move. Research has found successful weight “losers” tend to regularly track their weight, food intake and activity. Regularly write down what and how much you eat and drink. Aim to record at least three days of intake and activity; the longer your journal, the more information you will give yourself about your daily routine. At the end of each day, add up the number of calories you ate that day. Is it higher or lower than what you need?

Be a Life-Long Learner — There are many misperceptions about food. Know that all foods can be a part of a healthful diet. In fact, the more science-based information you have about your food and how it’s grown and produced, the more you can apply this knowledge to achieve a healthful lifestyle.

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Prawn Risotto

Grilled Pacific Prawns with Avocado and Lemon Risotto

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