Nutrition

Summer snack ideas

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Only six per cent of Australians eat the recommended two serves of fruit and five serves of vegetables each day.

Jean Hailes_Horiz_RGB_posAfter a winter of hibernation and comfort food, the lead-up to summer is the ideal time to boost our fruit and veggie intake and to improve our eating habits, according to leading Australian women’s health organisation Jean Hailes for Women’s Health.

 Jean Hailes summer snack ideas

  • Fresh mint sprinkled over half a punnet of berries for afternoon tea
  • Fresh fruit salad with a theme – melon, berries or citrus
  • A small wholemeal roll with squashed banana
  • Sliced melon wrapped in a thin piece of prosciutto
  • Dried fruit mix with cranberries, blueberries, figs and dates
  • Carrot or celery sticks with low-fat tzatziki or hummus
  • Sliced avocado on toast with rocket and lemon juice
  • Tuna mixed with natural yoghurt and herbs and spread onto celery sticks
  • Sushi (for when you’re on the run)
  • Cheese, lean meat or tuna added to salad and topped with toasted seeds or nuts
  • Wholemeal toast with baked beans
  • Natural or low-fat yoghurt
  • Fruit smoothie with low-fat milk or yoghurt – add mint, cinnamon, lime juice or honey

 

Republished Jan 2019

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