This vs that: Liquid breakfasts

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00000We compare the vanilla flavours of three 250ml drinks marketed as breakfast on the run. UP&GO REDUCED SUGAR UP&GO FAST START Energy 815kJ 688kJ 1018kJ Protein 8.3g 8.5g 13g Saturated fat 0.5g 0.5g 3.3g Sugars 19.3g 11.8g 20.5g Fibre 4.3g 4.3g 3.8g The Sanitarium UP&GO products are made from skim milk powder, so they’re low in saturated fat. Anchor FAST …

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This vs that: Croissant, bagel and multigrain bread

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00000Most of us know that standard white bread has little to recommend it nutrition-wise, but what about croissants and bagels? We compare a croissant (90g), a plain bagel (90g), and 2 slices of multigrain bread (74g). CROISSANT PLAIN BAGEL MULTIGRAIN BREAD Energy 1340kJ 1010kJ 800kJ Fat 17.3g 1.2g 1.6g Saturated Fat 10.1g 0.2g 0.2g Protein 6.1g 8.4g 7.3g Fibre 2.6g 2.2g 4.8g …

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This vs that: Olive oil vs. coconut oil

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00000Two popular oils compared: here’s what’s in a tablespoon of each. OLIVE OIL COCONUT OIL Energy 507kJ 506kJ Total fat 93% 92% Saturated fats 2.3g 11.6g Monosaturated fats 9g 0.9g So far, so similar. These are both oils so they’re mostly fat and very high in energy. Specific products will vary slightly from this average. Despite coconut oil manufacturers claiming …

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This vs that: Muesli vs. Weet-Bix

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00000We see how two popular breakfast cereals stack up. We’ve compared 45g serves (three Weet-Bix biscuits and one-third of a cup of muesli). MUESLI WEET-BIX Energy 842kJ 666kJ Protein 6.8g 5.4g Fast (sat fat) 7.7g (0.9g) 0.6g (0.1g) Carbs (sugars) 26g (1.3g) 30.2g (1.3g) Fibre 4.5g 4.5g The Te Atatu Toasted Muesli is higher in both energy and protein as …

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Mango yoghurt mousse

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00000Serves: 4 Time to make: 15 mins (Hands-on time: 15 mins), plus 1 hr chilling Total cost: $7.20 / $1.80 per serve (at time of publication) 250g reduced-fat ricotta cheese 1/4 cup icing sugar 3/4 cup low-fat vanilla yoghurt 425g can mangoes, drained Instructions Step 1Process ricotta and icing sugar in a food processor until smooth. Add yoghurt. Process again …

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Blackcurrant iced mousse

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00000Serves: 6 Time to make: 10 mins Total cost: $9.00 / $1.50 per serve (at time of publication 500g reduced-fat cream cheese (we used Philadelphia Extra-light cream cheese spread) 75g icing sugar 1/2 lemon, juice 250g frozen blackcurrants Instructions Step 1Place soft cheese and icing sugar in a large bowl with lemon juice and beat until creamy. Step 2Gently stir …

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Vegetarian pad Thai

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10100Serves: 4 Time to make: 30 mins (Hands-on time: 15 mins, Cooking time: 15 mins), plus 30 mins marinating Total cost: $16.28 / $4.07 per serve (at time of publication) 2 tablespoons salt-reduced soy sauce 1 tablespoon kecap manis (sweet soy sauce) 1 clove garlic, crushed 2 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger 450g firm tofu, cut in cubes 1/4 cup) …

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Very berry smoothie bowl

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00000Serves: 1 Time to make: 5 mins Total cost: $3.30 (at time of publication) 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries 1/2 frozen sliced banana 2 tablespoons rolled oats 1 tablespoon almond butter 150g low-fat natural yoghurt Topping handful of mixed fresh berries 1 teaspoon black chia seeds 1 teaspoon pumpkin seeds Instructions Step 1Blend ingredients with a handful of ice. Pour …

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Lentil, mushroom and ricotta lasagne

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00000Serves: 6 Time to make: 1 hr 20 mins (Hands-on time: 20 mins, Cooking time: 1 hr), plus 5 mins cooling Total cost: $25.20 / $4.20 per serve (at time of publication) oil spray 1 onion, finely chopped 1 carrot, peeled, finely chopped 1 stalk celery, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme 1 tablespoon no-added-salt …

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Red velvet smoothie bowl

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00000Serves: 1 Time to make: 5 mins Total cost: $3.40 (at time of publication) 1 raw beetroot, peeled, chopped 1 small or 1/2 large ripe banana 2 tablespoons ripe avocado 1 tablespoon cocoa 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup frozen blueberries 1 cup trim milk fresh mint leaves, to serve (optional) Instructions Step 1Place all ingredients in a blender and …

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Blueberry cheesecake jars

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00000Serves: 4 (makes 4 x 250ml jars) Time to make: 30 mins Total cost: $7.20 / $1.80 per serve (at time of publication) 3 gingernut biscuits, crushed 115g Philadelphia Extra Light spreadable cream cheese 1 1/4 cups low-fat natural yoghurt 2 tablespoons icing sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla paste 1  cups fresh or frozen blueberries 2 tablespoons reduced-sugar blueberry jam 1-2 …

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Trifle smoothie bowl

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00000Serves: 1 Time to make: 5 mins Total cost: $3.75 (at time of publication) 1/2 cup frozen raspberries 1 cup trim milk 2 tablespoons low-fat natural yoghurt 2 tablespoons raw whole almonds, or ground almonds 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon almond extract 1 tablespoon chia seeds Instructions Step 1Blend ingredients with a handful of ice. Pour smoothie into a …

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Roasted vege salad

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00000Serves: 4 Time to make: 1 hr (Hands-on time: 20 mins, Cooking time: 40 mins) Total cost: $21.20 / $5.30 per serve (at time of publication) 3 red capsicums, roughly chopped 3 cups chopped courgettes 2 eggplants, cubed 1 red onion, roughly chopped in wedges 1 tablespoon dried or fresh rosemary oil spray 2 cups broccoli florets, steamed 120g haloumi …

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Carrot cake smoothie bowl

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00000Serves: 1 Time to make: 5 mins Total cost: $2.20 (at time of publication) 1 small frozen banana, peeled 1 large or 2 small carrots, peeled, chopped 1 tablespoon oats 1 tablespoon desiccated coconut 1 cup trim milk (or dairy alternative) 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon pinch ground ginger pinch nutmeg (freshly grated or dry) 2—3 walnuts Instructions Step 1Place all …

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It is ALL about seeds…

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00000Let’s not overlook seeds when it comes to health and wellness! We all know that nuts are healthy – packed with good fats, vitamins and minerals that are all-round fabulous for your body (provided you don’t have tooooo many – they are high in energy, let’s not forget!). Seeds, however, are equally fabulous and often don’t really get much of …

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