Health food is easy, and not so ex­pen­sive

Wangaratta Chronicle - North East Regional Extra - - News -

IN clinic, we are find­ing many pa­tients are over­whelmed about what to eat and how, if, or when to ap­ply the lat­est ‘su­per­foods’.

As a re­sult, there seems to be an aw­ful lot of ‘su­per­foods’ just sit­ting around in a lot of pantries - un­opened, half eaten, tri­aled and for­got­ten!

Does this sound like you?

Are you over­whelmed by all the lat­est ‘su­per­foods’?

Have friends or your natur­opath given some great sound­ing diet ad­vice that you want to take, but in­stead you walked away feel­ing too tired or over­whelmed to try that new recipe?

Or do you come into your ap­point­ment want­ing to make a healthy change, but re­al­is­ing you just don’t have the time or skills to cre­ate a new menu?

Whilst we love the con­cept of food as medicine, we are less into ex­pen­sive trendy fash­ion foods.

We sim­ply like to ramp up our recipes with medic­i­nal herbs and spices and com­bine whole­foods in tra­di­tion­ally nour­ish­ing ways.

Over the win­ter months we like the idea of start­ing the day with spiced Por­ridge and end­ing the day with a spiced hot choco­late.

For lunch maybe a lentil dahl or veg­e­tar­ian shi­itake mush­room broth?

The ad­ven­tur­ous food­ies can now find these recipes emerg­ing on our In­sta­gram or Face­book page.

But, if read­ing a recipe, buy­ing 6 dif­fer­ent spices and then cok­ing them still sounds too hard or over­whelm­ing, don’t worry, we have your back!

Pop in and grab one of the ready made packs so you can try a sin­gle serve of ‘food as medicine’ that is as easy to make and buy as a uni stu­dent pasta.

And there won’t be a whole lots of ‘once used’, half eaten, and then for­got­ten su­per­foods left in the back of your pantry!

With Natur­opaths Belinda McPher­son and So­phie Lor­back (BHSci. Natur­opa­thy)

FOOD AS MEDICINE: Aim for sim­ple nutri­tion in your eat­ing rather than chas­ing the lat­est ‘su­per­food’.

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