Labels can be confusing and figuring out where to begin with them can be tricky (not just from a teaching standpoint either!).
This video is the longest of the 4 in the review because it includes Part 2 and 3 in the same clip, Part 2 is where I talk about milk alternatives & begin looking at labels. & Part 3 I cover breakfast foods.
If you lived in Adelaide and had a consult with me, we could go through the label reading 1:1 in the shops, but since many of you reading this don’t live locally, I thought I’d walk through a mini lesson with a video and give you some skills you can practice yourself right after watching this video.
When it comes to making decisions about what you buy, like I said in Part 1, there are a lot of factors influencing it. Including:
- The information gained from your own research
- The information provided by your healthcare practitioner
- The information gleaned from your social networks
- The information gleaned from advertising on the packaging itself
- Your available resources (money, time)
- Your nutritional hierarchy (which is also a combination of the above).
So if you see some things in my fridge or pantry that surprise you as we go through these videos, we’ll go through all of this in much more detail as we continue our time together on this blog, so that you can make nutritional decisions for yourself and your family that aren’t influenced by hype and popular opinion (often made to look like fact).
So the things covered in Part 2 & 3 of this Fridge & Pantry Review are:
- Dairy-free and plant-based milk alternatives (I go through 2 main ones) as well as things to look for if you have special dietary needs.
- I provide a mini label reading lesson and cover 3 things to look for on labels and show you where to look, as well as explaining why some nutrient enrichments may be appropriate for certain people (we look at protein, calcium, B12 and vitamin D).
- I also cover 3 breakfast options (muesli, smoothie and puffed amaranth) including 4 ways to enhance your breakfast for a bigger nutritional punch (specifically we look at, nuts and seeds, LSA, Chia and frozen blueberries).
- With some excellent recipe ideas for how to prepare these to save some time (eg. how to make your porridge cool down quicker, how to transform your puffed amaranth into a breakfast the kids will love and how to increase the nutritional punch of your muesli).
Click here or on the picture below to watch the video.
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In Part 4 I talk about time-saving lunch and dinner options (including a dairy free cheese alternative that actually tastes like cheese – the dairy-free reading this will really appreciate this!;-)
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