We've been busy over the last few months preparing for the launch of GLNC's Code of Practice which sets a standard for whole grain ingredient content claims in Australia and New Zealand. This means that you will start to see clear, consistent whole grain messaging on food packaging in your supermarket to help you to fit more whole grain into your day! To learn more, check out our article below.
Plus, read on to find out the latest on breakfast and the hotly debated topic of liquid breakfasts.
What does 'High in Whole Grain' mean?
A new industry code sets standard for whole grain ingredient content claims
Do you know how much whole grain needs to be in your breakfast cereal, bread or crispbread for it to be considered high in whole grain or very high in whole grain? Like all Australians, you can be forgiven for not knowing this as there is currently no regulation for the use of whole grain ingredient content claims to describe the different amount of whole grain in different foods. However, with the development of the Code of Practice for Whole Grain Ingredient Content Claims clarity for consumers around the labels and advertising of the whole grain content of foods is on the horizon. Read More...
Rescuing the breakfast habit
Breaking the fast is essential for health... but what to eat?
Recent US research shows that people who skip breakfast are 27% more likely to have heart problems than those who start the day with a meal.1 This large study of over 25,000 US men is yet another reminder of the importance of breakfast in a healthy eating pattern. Despite the persuasive evidence for eating breakfast daily, there is a growing number of Australians who are skipping breakfast - currently one in ten school kids, one quarter of teenagers and two thirds of adults skip breakfast.2,3 Here we discuss why every Australian should start the day with breakfast and also provide guidance on breakfast food choices with a word on the hotly debated place of liquid breakfasts.Read More...
|Recipe of the month
Chicken Mexi Bean Salad
Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 10 min
> 2 chicken breasts
> 1 teaspoon smoky paprika
> 2 cups mixed lettuce leaves
> 1 avocado, sliced
> 8 cherry tomatoes, halved
> 300g can Edgell Mexi Beans, warmed
> 1/2 cup extra light sour cream
> juice of 1/2 lime
- Dust chicken breasts with smoky paprika and pan-fry for 4-5 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Remove from pan and slice.
- Arrange lettuce leaves, avocado, cherry tomatoes and chicken slices on serving plates and top with warmed Edgell Mexi Beans.
- Drizzle with combined sour cream and lime juice.
Tasty tip: If you do not have any smoky paprika, try dusting chicken in Taco seasoning.
Nutritional analysis per serve:
Energy 2021kJ, Protein 59g, Total Fat 20g, Saturated Fat 6g, Carbohydrate 15g, Fibre 7g, Sodium 349mg
Recipe developed by Edgell. For other recipes click here. |
Spotlight on Heinz Beans of the Day
Need help to eat more legumes? Well you are not alone, only 22% of Aussie's eat legumes once a week according the Grains & Legumes Nutrition Council™.
Using decades of experience with beans and quality ingredients, Heinz makes eating more easy with a new range of legumes in a convenient foil fresh pouch. With at least 4 serves of veggies in each pack, these beans not only deliver taste but also nutrition.With four delicious café inspired flavours you'll want to try them all. So versatile you can eat them on their own, over rice, cous cous, pasta, toast, with a side of extra veggies or used in your favourite recipes. To find out more click here.
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