Cook with less fat, keep fish fresh, check out a sparkling drink and quick brekkie ideas, all from our food editor Alison Roberts
TEFAL POWER GRILL!
Designed to be used at your dining table – whether it be inside or outside – the
Tefal Power Grill is a great way to bring the family together to cook and eat. The grill heats up quickly and features a large 2-in-1 surface, half being a grill plate and the other half a flat plate. This allows you to cook a variety of ingredients at the same time. The non-stick grilling plate eliminates the need for additional fats or oils during the cooking process. Available from Myer, The Good Guys, Bing Lee, JB Hi-Fi and David Jones,
Fish is a great source of protein, zinc, iodine and omega 3 fatty acids and should be consumed at least twice a week. Fresh is always a great choice as you can be sure that nothing has been added. However, canned varieties are also a good option to have on hand, plus they are cheap and make an easy mid-week lunch!
When choosing canned varieties, opt for those canned in spring water rather than brine; or if you prefer the flavoured options, drain off the excess oil before consuming. If buying fresh fish from your local fish shop or supermarket, make sure to ask if the fish is fresh or has been frozen (they quite often will write this next to the name of the fish and price, but if they don’t, make sure to check).
Either are fine to use, but if the fish was frozen and has been defrosted, or is sold frozen, you can’t then re-freeze it, you need to consume it within 1-2 days. If buying fresh fish it can either be consumed within 1-2 days or placed in a resealable freezer bag. Expel any air and label, date and freeze for up to 3 months. Make sure when defrosting to place it on a plate in the fridge overnight to defrost, not left out on the bench.