For those who read our resident Nutritionist Robyn's first RPK EATS article in the Joy Issue, you'd know she's all about building a healthy relationship with food.

Plus she has a genius way of inspiring you Tweens to DIY dinner.

So much to love!


EATing healthy's important (obvs) but one of Robyn's great gifts is she gets us THINKING ABOUT eating in a healthy way. Smart.


Read on for Food + Body Positivity basics from Robyn PLUS fun holiday inspired recipes for you to grab and get making 👌


Happy days

xRPK

 

 

Without navigating the Foodie Internet Vortex, from a nutritionist's standpoint please tell us: 

What is 'healthy eating'? 

 


So GLAD you asked! It is eating from every food group, every day. It is having fun with food. It is eating until you are satisfied, not stuffed, and not hungry.

 

Healthy Eating is knowing that your needs vary, and are unique.

 

It is eating plenty of different fruit and vegetables every day. It is having pizza with your friends. It is celebrating with your family over a meal. It is what keeps you going when you want to win that race, or swim that lap. It is having choice. It is the fuel that runs our bodies, and helps us be our best. It’s sharing afternoon tea cake with Grandma.

It is a way of exploring a different culture. It is a way of sharing your family history. It’s what keeps your brain focused right to the end of that maths test.

 

Every body, needs food from every food group, every day. 

 

Make sure you include each day plenty of fruits and vegetables, some grains and cereals, some dairy food, some meat or vegetarian protein, and some fats and oils.  Each food group brings different but essential nutrients, so having a balanced selection and variety from these groups is the easiest way to ensure you’re not missing out on anything. 

 

  

RECIPES FOR JOY 

 

 

Making homemade pizza is an easy way to feed a holiday crowd, its fun to do together, and is an easy way to include all the food groups. Using pre made pita breads provides a delicious, easy base, so you can spend more time designing your own bespoke pizzas and partying.

 

Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Take one wholemeal pita base per person, spread a  little olive oil over it, followed by a spoonful of  tomato passata.  Cook for three minutes in oven. take out and top with a range of colourful veggies and cheese.

Try one of the combinations below or experiment with your own combinations. Cook until the cheese has melted and the edges of the pizza crust is browning but not burning, about 5 minutes.

Let’s get this pizza party started!

 

Italian classic 

fresh tomato slices, basil leaves, bocconcini cheese

 

Aussie classic

slices of ham, tinned pineapple, topped with grated cheese

 

Try Something New

Thinly sliced potato, rosemary leaves, cracked black pepper, sprinkled with cheddar cheese

 

Rainbow

Arrange thin slices of different coloured veggies  in a rainbow - red tomato, orange sweet potato, yellow capsicum, green zucchini or spinach leaves, purple baby eggplant, mushroom.

 

Dessert

You could make a rainbow on a thin base of Nutella decorated with a variety of berries, sliced apple, and banana.

 

😋😋😋

 

FOOTNOTE:
For readers with philosophical, religious, or specific dietary reasons for avoiding certain foods this article is written with respect for you to swap ingredients to suit your personal preference. NOTE some recipes contain nuts and some contain dairy. Good mates check with their friends before serving. Be that mate 😊 Nice one.

 

 

 

 

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