MY FOODIE BOX LOCKDOWN EDITION: Immune boosting foods to prevent winter colds

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Perth Western Australia is in a lockdown again but we have been through this before and together we will get through this again. Although staying home is the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the sudden disruption to daily routines may lead to unhealthy eating habits. Survey done by The Heart Foundation shows that more than half of Australians (54%) whose diets have changed in lockdown say they have put on weight, have let themselves go or are feeling sluggish and slow. It can be difficult to maintain healthy eating habits during the lockdown period at home.

My Foodie Box contactless delivery service is here to take the weight off your shoulders when it comes to worrying about dealing with crowds in shopping centres and keeping up with your healthy eating routine. My Foodie Box meal kit delivery service delivers straight from farm to foodie! We are Perth owned and operated. We source, prep and deliver quality, local ingredients straight to your doorstep. We believe that food tastes better when cooked from scratch and our mission is to bring joy back into WA’s kitchens.

So, how to keep up with your healthy eating routine when your week has literally been turned upside down?

  • Plan out your week and keep up with your sleeping times, sticking to a routine is important!
  • Focus on nutritious food and allocate time for meal breaks based on your regular eating routine.
  • Try eating your meals away from your working area and away from distractions. Being present will reduce overeating and leave you feeling satisfied.
  • Try eating all 5 food groups every day – vegetables, fruit, grain foods, protein, and dairy products or alternatives. You can find all 5 important food groups in My Foodie Box healthy and delicious recipes. FOUR perfect lockdown meals on My Foodie Box menu this week:

DUKKAH ROASTED VEGGIES AND QUINOA SALAD WITH ORANGE YOGHURT DRESSING

(Gluten free, Vegetarian)

This vegetarian and gluten-free salad brings colour to your dinner table. Packed with appetising textures and flavours, and served with an orange yoghurt dressing, this is a salad that leaves you full and satisfied

INGREDIENTS:

Cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, purple carrot, shallot, garlic, orange, cherry tomato, quinoa, mint, parsley, yoghurt, sesame dukkah, garlic powder, sumac, olive oil (pantry), salt (pantry), pepper (pantry).

NUTRITIONAL VALUE PER SERVING:

FAT 13.0g | CARBS 103.0g | PROTEIN 26.4g | SALT 0.3g | ENERGY 2493KJ/596 kcal

 

SNAPPER AND BOK CHOI STIR-FRY WITH RICE NOODLES

(Gluten free, Dairy free)

A delicious stir-fry packed with flavour. The snapper really is the star of this dish, complemented by the bok choi and other fresh veggies. Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS:

Fish fillets, bok choi, squash, sugar snap peas, red capsicum, spring onion, garlic, ginger, rice noodles, tahini, sesame oil, honey, fish sauce, GF soy sauce, olive oil (pantry), salt (pantry), pepper (pantry).

NUTRITIONAL VALUE PER SERVING:

FAT 9.6g | CARBS 102.3g | PROTEIN 36.3g | SALT 2.0g | ENERGY 2718KJ/649 kcal

 

HEARTY CHICKEN MEATBALLS AND BEAN MINESTRONE

(Gluten free, Dairy free)

Talk about a delicious, nutritious and heart-warming recipe that the whole family will LOVE. Packed with veggies, protein and legumes it’s just the recipe you need to stay healthy this Winter.

INGREDIENTS:

Chicken mince, cannellini beans, tomato, carrot, celery, kale, onion, garlic, parsley, almond, mixed herbs, garlic granules, onion powder, tomato paste, chicken stock paste, eggs (pantry), olive oil (pantry), salt (pantry), pepper (pantry)

NUTRITIONAL VALUE PER SERVING:

FAT 22.1g | CARBS 48.3g | PROTEIN 47.2g | SALT 1.8g | ENERGY 2466KJ/588 kcal

 

RAINBOW VEGGIE BOWL WITH CUMIN AND MAPLE TAHINI DRESSING

(Gluten free, Dairy free, Vegetarian, Vegan)

The perfect veggie bowl for lunch or dinner! Deliciously roasted rainbow veggies- purple carrot, sweet potato, Brussels sprouts. Topped with chickpeas and a drizzle of Brooke’s amazing cumin maple dressing. Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS:

Sweet potato, purple carrot, Brussels sprouts, tomato, avocado, baby spinach, cucumber, shallot, chickpeas, smoked paprika powder, garlic powder, lemon juice, maple syrup, cumin seeds, tahini,balsamic vinegar (pantry), olive oil (pantry), salt (pantry), pepper (pantry).

NUTRITIONAL VALUE PER SERVING:

FAT 25.9g | CARBS 125.3g | PROTEIN 25.1g | SALT 1.0g | ENERGY 3345KJ/799 kcal

 

For those who find themselves snacking between meals, try to pick some more nutritious alternatives, try My Foodie Box’s fruit or snack box add on option next time you order with us. Perfect way to cure those naughty food cravings!

Finally, and most importantly: be kind to yourself. We are living through a global pandemic for which none of us has been prepared. Whatever you are doing to cope during these uncertain times, you are doing the best you can and we are here to help you through and keep you on track with your healthy eating routines.

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