Ever wondered what dietitians feed their families?
As a dietitian myself, one of the questions I’m asked most by people I first meet is how I eat. ‘What do you eat for breakfast?’, ‘What’s the best yoghurt to buy?’ or my favourite… ‘How do I get my fussy kids/husband to eat vegetables?’.
It’s natural to be curious about how other people live and eat. So, we rounded up 10 leading dietitians, including Dr Joanna McMillan, Dr Rosemary Stanton and Susie Burrell, and asked if we could take a seat at their dinner table, and uncover their food habits.
What we discovered was fascinating. These nutrition experts have years of training and practice under their belts, yet they all have their own favourite foods, views on treat foods, and even different ways to manage fussy eating.
However, we realised they all shared key underlying food strategies – they just applied them in different ways.
Here’s a brief recap:
Healthy eating shouldn’t cost a lot – Eggs, rice and baked beans are easy, inexpensive staples!
Keep it simple – Instead of superfoods and gourmet meals, focus on getting the basics right – lean meat, salad or veg and a baked spud is a simple, nutritious meal.
It’s okay to take shortcuts – Frozen veg, canned legumes and microwave rice are easy ways to save time in the kitchen.
Food is more than fuel – There’s nothing better than sharing a meal with loved ones!
No foods are off limits – The occasional treat is a perfectly healthy part of a balanced diet – there is no need to deprive yourself of your favourite foods!
In the April issue of Healthy Food Guide – on sale now – we share 50 healthy eating tips straight from the experts! Get your copy today!