Want a better nights sleep?

June 6, 2018

Want a better nights sleep?   Did you know that Roger Federer sleeps for 11-12 hours per night?  May be that’s the secret to his long career!  And Usain Bolt reports that 8-10 hours sleep per night was critical for his optimal performance? Some of the world’s best athletes ensure they receive optimal sleep for [...]

Read the full article →

How much do our little ones really need to eat?!

May 31, 2018

It is in our nature to want to feed our children, as their carers, we want to make sure they are healthy and happy and have full little tummies! But…. How much is too much? Unfortunately, we tend to lean towards too many serves of things like fruits and convenience/treat foods and not enough vegetables [...]

Read the full article →

How to maintain healthy blood glucose levels – diabetic or not!

May 21, 2018

You may be aware of the increasing amount of people being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. This differs from type 1 diabetes (which is an autoimmune disease) – type 2 diabetes is generally life-style related, with other factors like genetics, age and gender, increasing or decreasing your chance of becoming diabetic. Unfortunately, once diagnosed with [...]

Read the full article →

Heart Healthy Recipes

April 30, 2018

This week we are celebrating “Heart Week” with The Heart Foundation. The Heart Foundation is a charity dedicated to fighting the single biggest killer of Australians – heart disease. So how can we keep our heart healthy with nutrition? Here is our top tips: 1. Choose reduced fat diary, such as low fat milk, cheese [...]

Read the full article →

Mix and roll energy balls – cherry, almond and coconut

April 17, 2018

These little bliss balls are delicious!! A perfect option for a snack if your goal is weight loss. Or alternatively if you are just after some general healthy snacks, 2 balls makes the perfect portion size! INGREDIENTS – makes 14 balls ½ cup quick oats ½ cup desiccated coconut ¼ cup dried cherries or cranberries [...]

Read the full article →

Fireside Fajitas – Campfire cooking!

March 5, 2018

With Easter just around the corner, and many of us shooting off for a family escape, now is the best time to get thinking about what you are going to cook on the Easter long weekend. You will only need some foil and a cast iron skillet to make this Tex Mex favourite on the [...]

Read the full article →

Feb Fast – Our review on reusable coffee cups!

February 6, 2018

Powered by Youth Support + Advocacy Service (YSAS), febfast is the great Australian pause from alcohol, sugar or something of your choice for the month of February in support of disadvantaged young people aged 12-25 across the country. At Eat Smart, we turned out minds to how we can help the environment throughout febfast, by [...]

Read the full article →

Australia Day Recipes!

January 19, 2018

Healthy Meat Pie Recipe: 300g sirloin steak (or your favourite cut will do) 150g grilled mushrooms 2 onions (pan fried until golden and soft) 1 cup cooked spinach 4 cooked carrots (diced) 1 cup frozen thawed peas 3 tbs gravy powder 1 sheet puff pastry 1 egg Sea salt and pepper Method: 1. In a [...]

Read the full article →

Back to work smoothie

January 5, 2018

Coming back into the work routine after the Christmas/New Year’s break can be hard so why not take the hassle out of the mornings and make a quick breakfast smoothie that you can make within two minutes and drink on the way to work or at work! We’ve asked our Eat Smart team what their [...]

Read the full article →

low-fat Tiramisu

December 11, 2017

  This is a traditional dessert from the Veneto region in Italy. Tira mi su literally means “pick me up” in Venetian dialect. This is a low-fat version but it still tastes just as delicious!   Ingredients: Serves 8 1 500g packet savioradi (sponge) biscuits 1 litre strong, sweetened coffee (water and strong instant coffee is [...]

Read the full article →