Try these tips to make your dinner healthier

Try these tips to make your dinner healthier

You’re eating well and reaping the benefits, but are you getting as much possible goodness out of your dinner as you can? Take the nutrition of your evening meal to the next level with our simple and easy tips!

 

Make your own salad dressing

By making a DIY dressing, you’ll know exactly what’s in there! No chemicals, preservatives, artificial flavours or stabilisers needed! Adding a dressing made with a healthy oil to your salad or vegetables also helps you absorb more of the fat-soluble nutrients.

 

Zesty Salad Dressing

¼ cup olive oil

1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar

1 tbsp. lemon juice

 

Feature vegetables

So often vegetables are thought of as a side dish, but why not make them the focus of your meal? Load up your plate with vegetables and add the extras from there.

 

Roasted Cauliflower

1 whole cauliflower

2 tbsp. olive oil

Salt, pepper, your favourite dried herbs

 

Paint the cauliflower with oil, sprinkle on the salt, pepper and your favourite herbs and spices. Roast in a fan forced oven at 180 degrees Celsius for approximately 30-40 minutes or until golden.

 

Mix up the method

Avoid microwaving and boiling, instead, opting for steaming, slow cooking, or pressure-cooking. You’ll retain more nutrients and add a variety of new textures to your diet.

 

Tip

Hard vegetables such as sweet potato and carrot can often take twice as long to cook so add these to the steamer first. Add soft vegetable and leafy greens last to ensure they stay crisp.