It is a question we ask ourselves every day and yet the answers never come easy!
There is no shortage of recipes out there but have you ever wanted a list of ‘Dietitian approved’ recipes that you can be confident are good for you? Well the lovely people at the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA), Dietitians of Canada and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Eat right) in the USA have got lots for you to choose from. Most of the recipes come with extra tips and ideas for how to modify them it to suit different tastes and increase variety. And best of all, most of them are simple, only use a few ingredients and are easy to make. No celebrity chef skills required.
Australian Dietitian’s “Smart Eating’ recipes
These recipes have been tried and tested by Australian Dietitians so you know they will be good for you. And rest assured there are some yummy ‘sometimes’ meals in there too! It is all about balance and enjoyment!
DAA Australian Healthy Weight Week :
The Australian Healthy Weight Week is coming up ( 13-19th February) and to inspire everyone to eat a little better, the DAA have developed a website with lots of recipes, meal plans and tips. Download the free cookbook to get you started here.
Dietitians of Canada Cookspiration:
These clever Dietitians have taken it a step further and created an app that is very easy to use and organises the recipes by mood and time of day! All the recipes have clear instructions, pictures and nutrition labels. You can use it on your iPhone, iPad and Android devices.
Eatright recipes and tips:
The Americans have hundreds of recipes that you can search from with pictures and nutrition information. You can sort the recipes into just the kid-friendly ones too which is helpful. Many of the recipes have an American feel so some of them may feel a little adventurous.
We would love to hear what you think of these. Please share your favourites on our Facebook page so that others can pick from them.
Cherie and Anna