Rainbow chicken and rice salad - a lunch-box treat

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Jun 16, 09:19 AM in and . No comments.

It’s the end of two weeks school holidays for the AM Dietetics household, so it’s back to school on Monday. Having opted to go to packed lunches in the middle of this year, this also means back to trying to think of a good and interesting variety of packed lunches. I usually use a range of different breads but it’s always nice to try something a little different in the form of rice, pasta or couscous based meals. I usually make it up as I go along when it comes to lots of rice dishes but I found this great little recipe, which I have adapted, which gives it all – a little slow release, low GI carbohydrate, fruit, vegetables, some healthy fats and a bit of lean protein. Add a stick of cheese (which I always do in the lunch box) and you have it all covered! Oh and it’s great for adults too!

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Mediterranean Potato Salad

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Nov 7, 12:29 PM in and . Comments [2].

Too cold for salad? Never! Here is a lovely warm salad to have on cold winter days.

This salad has lots of warm and welcoming mediterranean ingredients to help your forget the frost outside. Peppers, or capsicum where I am from, are a rich source of vitamins A and C. Feta cheese is a good source of Protein, Riboflavin, Vitamin B12, Calcium and Phosphorus. It can be a little high in sodium so if you are watching your salt, you could substitute chickpeas

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Warm mackerel and beetroot salad

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Oct 1, 08:29 PM in . No comments.

Mackerel and beetroot salad

This salad is my pick of the bunch for a healthy lunch that will sustain you throughout your afternoon. New potatoes have a low GI (and even more so when left to cool) and beetroot is not only high in high in antioxidants but also contains potassium, magnesium, iron, vitamins A, B6 and C, and folic acid. Walnuts are also jam packed with antioxidants and are a rich source of fibre, B vitamins, magnesium and omega 3 fatty acids.

All in all its a pretty powerful package and tastes great too!

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