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Our top reads for 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, let’s look back at our most popular health news articles for the year.

From recipes and exercise tips to getting the flu vaccination, here are the top five reads of 2019.

Happy reading and have a wonderful new year!

#5. Summer recipe – Potato salad with egg

Summer recipe

Tasty, nutritious recipes are always popular with readers. This summer-inspired recipe serves six people and would be a nice addition to any Christmas lunch! Why not give it a go?

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#4. Five exercise tips for spring

Exercise in spring

Our spring exercise tips really resonated with people. Why? Whether you’ve lost strength, gained weight, been depressed or a bit unwell, these exercise tips can change all that.

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#3. What do your feet have to do with diabetes?

Diabetes foot disease

When it comes to our feet, we rarely think about diabetes. Instead, things like calluses and ingrown toenails usually spring to mind. So what do our feet have to do with diabetes?

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#2. Winter is coming. Get your flu shot

Flu shot Melbourne

Each year Melbourne braces itself for the flu. Some years are relatively good, while others are bad. Getting the flu vaccination is your best chance at stopping the flu.

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#1. The Strong Room – our specialised gym in Pascoe Vale

Targeted exercise to help diabetes

Back in May we introduced our gym in Pascoe Vale known as The Strong Room. It’s a friendly place where our allied health professionals work with you to achieve your goals.

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Summer recipe

Summer recipe: Potato salad with egg

Give this nutritious summer recipe a go!

It serves six people.

Ingredients

  • 8 eggs
  • 8 medium Carisma potatoes, or red skinned potatoes, washed
  • 200g baby spinach leaves, roughly chopped
  • ¼ common cabbage, thinly shredded (i.e. with mandolin)
  • 1 small red onion, diced very small
  • 1 bunch of red radishes, washed and sliced very thinly (i.e. with mandolin)
  • 1 cup of finely diced pickles
  • ½ punnet of dill, leaves picked
  • ½ punnet of chives, chopped thinly.

Dressing

  • ¾ cup natural yoghurt or runny cottage cheese (low fat or full fat)
  • 1tbs mayonnaise (low fat or full fat)
  • 2tbs lemon juice
  • 1tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 1tbs Dijon mustard.

 Method

  1. Prepare the potatoes: Dice with the peel on, then steam for 6 minutes, or until tender. Set aside to cool. Meanwhile, boil the eggs for 8 minutes, cool, then peel. Set aside.
  2. While eggs and potatoes are cooking/cooling, prepare the remaining salad ingredients using a mandolin or chopping aid for assistance (optional). Transfer all salad ingredients to a large bowl.
  3. Prepare the dressing – in a blender, combine all ingredients and add water, as desired, to reach a pouring consistency.
  4. Once potatoes and eggs have cooled, add to the salad bowl, toss gently to combine. Store until ready to eat. Top with 2tbs dressing and serve.

And there you have it! Enjoy.

Have you seen our tasty tuna nicoise recipe?

Need help with your diet?

Our in-house dietitian Jessica Fuller would be pleased to assist you. Book online or call 9304 0500 today.

 

Note: This information is of a general nature only and should not be substituted for medical advice. It does not replace consultations with qualified healthcare professionals to meet your individual medical needs.

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Summer recipe

Summer recipe: Tuna Nicoise salad

Here’s another yummy, healthy recipe to enjoy this summer.

It serves four people.

Ingredients

  • 400g baby Carisma potatoes, halved
  • 400g green beans, trimmed
  • 400g tinned tuna in spring water, drained & flaked
  • 400g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 Spanish onion, finely sliced
  • 2 baby cos lettuces, shredded
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and quartered
  • Olives (optional).

Dressing

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard.

Method

  1. To make the dressing, whisk oil, vinegar and mustard in a jug. Season with salt and pepper. Alternatively, use Praise 100% fat-free French dressing or balsamic vinegar.
  2. Cook potatoes in a large pot of boiling water for 10 minutes or until just tender. Transfer to a large bowl. Add beans to pot. Boil for 2 to 3 minutes or until bright green and just tender, then drain and refresh under cold water. Add beans to potato.
  3. Add tuna, tomatoes, lettuce, onion, eggs and olives (optional) to potato and bean mixture. Add 2 tsp dressing to your single serve (leftover salad will keep for another three days). Toss gently to combine and season with salt and pepper to serve.

And voila! Enjoy this nutritious salad.

Have you seen our tasty potato salad recipe?

Need help with your diet?

Our in-house dietitian Jessica Fuller would be pleased to assist you. Book online or call 9304 0500 today.

 

Note: This information is of a general nature only and should not be substituted for medical advice. It does not replace consultations with qualified healthcare professionals to meet your individual medical needs.

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