Try For 5 Vegetables Challenge with National Nutrition Week

Why not challenge yourself to eat 5 serves of vegetables every day during National Nutrition Week! 

 3 great ways to add vegetables to your day are:

1. Eat a rainbow

Have a bunch of different coloured vegetables every day during National Nutrition Week to get the max variety of beneficial nutrients, PLUS you’ll love the variety of tastes and textures!

2. Try something new every day

Try a new vegetable, a new recipe, or try eating vegetables in a way that you don’t normally eat them. Or get more bang for your buck by using up ageing veggies, and eating the parts that you usually throw away!

3. Love your legumes

Did you know that 2016 is International Year of the Pulse? Or that legumes are in the vegetable AND protein food groups? Pulses, beans and legumes are a cheap and versatile source of fibre, protein plus many other important nutrients.

What’s in a colour?

RED

Red fruits and vegetables are coloured by a natural plant pigment called lycopene. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant that can help reduce the risk of cancer and keep our heart healthy.

PURPLE /BLUE

The plant pigment anthocyanin is what gives blue/purple fruits and vegetables their distinctive colour. Anthocyanin also has antioxidant properties that protect cells from damage and can help reduce the risk of cancer, stroke and heart disease.

ORANGE/YELLOW

Carotenoids give this group their vibrant colour. A well-known carotenoid called Betacarotene is found in sweet potatoes, pumpkins and carrots. It is converted to vitamin A, which helps maintain healthy mucous membranes and healthy eyes. Another carotenoid called lutein is stored in the eye and has been found to prevent cataracts and age-related macular degeneration, which can lead to blindness.

GREEN

Green vegetables contain a range of phytochemicals including carotenoids, indoles and saponins, all of which have anti-cancer properties. Leafy greens such as spinach and broccoli are also excellent sources of folate.

BROWN/WHITE

White fruits and vegetables contain a range of health-promoting phytochemicals such as allicin (found in garlic) which is known for its antiviral and antibacterial properties. Some members of the white group, such as bananas and potatoes, are also a good source of potassium.

 

For more information go to http://www.nutritionaustralia.org/national/national-nutrition-week

Sharing the move to wellness with Chiller2Go

Life can be complicated … but one change we can easily make is a move to wellness.

For me it was a natural decision to go back to basics and keep life simple. For instance, water quenches my thirst better than anything else and so I drink lots of water all day! Fresh fruit and crunchy vegetables make an awesome sugar free natural snack and so I make sure I only have these natural healthy snacks around me to keep my blood sugar up and my concentration level at its peak.

Add a healthy lunch and a healthy dinner and voila… you have an easy well rounded eating regime.

The most difficult thing about changing your habits is getting through the first few days. Once you’re through those, you’ll wonder what the big deal was. BUT if you do slip up, don’t be too hard on yourself. Give it a serious go again and get  back on track.

My motto is KISS …. ‘keep it simple’ (silly)

Chiller2Go .. its a Life:Style decision.

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Snack on Snow Peas in Spring

I’m loving Spring because Snow Peas are in season. David Harris from Harris Fran Markets says they are his pick of the week. Not only is this a ‘no waste vegetable’, they are around 35% cheaper than last week so try popping a handful of these in your Chiller2Go Fruit Suit this week for the ultimate guilt-free sweet snack.

Crunchy fresh Snow Peas are the perfect portable snack that will satisfy your sweet tooth! How’s that for a great Spring tip! 

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Does your school do Crunch&Sip®?

CRUNCH & SIP 1If yes, you know you have to pack a healthy fruit or vegetable snack for your child to eat each day. It’s easy to get stuck in a rut packing the same Crunch&Sip® snack day after day.

 

A Chiller2Go® Fruit Suit® variety pack is a great idea for the following reasons:

  • It will help your child to eat a rainbow of fruit and vegetables that are kept chilledand protected from bumps and bruises.
  • It will enable you to introduce new fruit or vegetables alongside familiar or more accepted ones
  • the Chiller2Go Fruit Suit is visually appealing!

TIPS:

  • Try to include two or three different kinds in each Fruit Suit, maybe one unfamiliar alongside one or two choices your child already loves.
  • Pop the frozen gel pack in the base of your Fruit Suit and try packing a combination of small whole pieces like an apple, banana, pear, cherry tomatoes, baby carrots, grapes, apricots or plums.
  • This is a great way to increase the variety of fruit and veg your child eats, plus it makes your job very quick and simple.

Try a Chiller2go Fruit Suit!

Our Story

My Chiller2Go story began when I founded Chilled Out in 2012 on a hot summers day in Brisbane, Queensland. It began with a vision to create the Chiller2Go® Fruit Suit®, a neoprene bag plus gel pack for fruit on-the-go, positioning itself as an essential Life:Style accessory for fruit loving peeps and encouraging a fun loving, healthy, adventurous lifestyle!

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