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An apple a day
An apple a day
Now don't quote me on this,but apparently the saying 'an apple a day keeps the doctor away' is over 150 years old. With first references made to this saying in the mid 19th century. So I guess if a saying has been around for that long there may be some truth in it, and perhaps we should all try to eat… Read More
Are you snacking more while staying at home?
Are you snacking more while staying at home?
Working or simply being at home has its definite positives – but sometimes we can find ourselves going to the cupboard or fridge more often than normal, seeking food not for fuel but for comfort or distraction.  Eating something pleasurable is great for our soul, and food is certainly one of the joys in life.  We just need to be mindful… Read More
Cauliflower Bites
Cauliflower Bites
I do rely on Recipe Bases when I need to cook up a really quick meal or make a meal go further when unexpected guests arrive at meal time. This happened just recently when not only was there another mouth to feed, the mouth in question was a vegetarian. A quick look in the pantry and fridge revealed a cauliflower… Read More
Cooking with fresh vegetables
Cooking with fresh vegetables
Fresh ingredients can bring life to just about any dish! There is nothing better than perfectly cooked broccoli, the crunch of carrots or the slight snap of snow peas. So why not find out our top five tips for cooking with fresh!  Fresh is best!  The freshness of most types of fruit and vegetables begins to deteriorate  not long after… Read More
Discover Stirfry Creations
Discover Stirfry Creations
Inspired by Asian cooks.  New MAGGI Stirfry Creations has a unique two step process with an INFUSION PASTE to seal in the flavours and a FINISHING SAUCE to complete the dish. The Infusion Paste coats the meat and infuses it with flavour as it hits the pan and after you've added your vegetables, the Finishing Sauce to complete the final… Read More
Easy Hummus
Easy Hummus
Easier than you think.  Give this easy hummus recipe a whirl for a healthy snack! 400g can chickpeas, drained 2 tbsp tahini paste 2 cloves garlic 100mL olive oil juice from 1 lemon Simply place all ingredients into a food processor and process until smooth. Great with carrot sticks! Read More
Get off to a healthy start
Get off to a healthy start
Who hasn’t heard the saying; “you are what you eat?” And then wished it was easier to eat healthy? Well it can be easier than you think if you stick to the basics. The basics begin by starting the day off on the right track.  The best way to do this is with a tasty breakfast. This doesn’t mean having… Read More
Healthier beef burgers
Healthier beef burgers
It's really easy to make healthier beef burgers, so you can feel good about giving your family a balanced meal they'll really enjoy. TIP 1 Using 500g of seasoned low fat mince (we recommend MAGGI Best Ever Beef Burger Recipe Base). TIP 2 Wholemeal buns contain more fibre and still taste great TIP 3 Pack bun full of tasty vegetables… Read More
Healthy Weight Week
Healthy Weight Week
Did you know that in February there was a Healthy Weight Week? This was promoted by the Dieticians Association of Australia. During the Healthy Weight Week the DAA published some interesting articles, one that really caught my eye was one called “Home cooking wins the war on weight’. In this article they shared some new research that shows that ‘cooking… Read More
Honey Soy and Garlic Stir Fry
Honey Soy and Garlic Stir Fry
Discover new MAGGI Stirfry Creations - download our recipes cards to try for yourself. With the unique two-step process, you'll be pleasantly surprised with the great depth of flavour you can create at home for everyone to enjoy. Taste the deliciously sweet honey and the scrumptious savoury notes of the soy sauce. Download here Read More
How to eat healthily on a budget
How to eat healthily on a budget
It is a common myth that healthy eating is more expensive.  Here are some tips that can help keep you on track to eating well and save money too.    Read More
How to prepare Stir fry Creations
How to prepare Stir fry Creations
An easy to follow video on how to prepare MAGGI Stirfry Creations.  Richard from the MAGGI Kitchen takes you through the unique two-step process. Stir fries are a great way to get a balanced meal on the table fast!  Richard from the MAGGI Kitchen shows you how to create a delicious Honey, Soy & Garlic Chicken Stir Fry using new… Read More
Immunity boosting salad ideas
Immunity boosting salad ideas
As we slide into autumn and a bit of a chill sets in we can still embrace lighter, fresher meals and salads. Actually salads are the perfect way to feed your body with a tasty mix of immunity boosting ingredients. Especially at this time of year  as the greengrocers and supermarkets shelves fill up with hearty root vegetables there are lots… Read More
Mix it up then wrap it up
Mix it up then wrap it up
Lettuce leaves have long been used in Asia for wrapping food to make a parcel. The most famous being San Choy Bau. But wrapping tasty morsels in lettuce is becoming more popular and proving to be a real hit with the kids and adults alike. One of my favourite ways of using them is to replace soft tacos to create… Read More
Most important meal of the day
Most important meal of the day
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day – it means to break your fast – the fasting period between your last meal the night before and your first meal of the day after waking. So it makes good sense to start the day with nutritious foods that will get you through the morning into lunch. The best way… Read More
Quick nutritious breakfast ideas
Quick nutritious breakfast ideas
Here are six quick and nutritious breakfast ideas: Fruit smoothie simply place low fat milk, chopped fruit and some plain low fat yoghurt into a blender and blend until smooth Baked beans on wholemeal toast Quick oats (cooks in 90 seconds!) with sliced banana Cereal with low fat milk Toasted muffin, spread with ricotta and topped with sliced banana, with a… Read More
Snacks
Snacks
5 Ideas for light summer snacking Serve a selection of low fat dips or homemade guacamole with crisp vegetable crudités for a refreshing yet light snack that won’t sabotage your efforts to cut back after Christmas. Almonds are a delicious and nutritious snack to serve to guests. The key is getting the portion size right. A small handful (about 15-20… Read More
Spring into healthy eating
Spring into healthy eating
With dietary guidelines recommending five serves of vegetables a day, it can be hard to know exactly how much you should be eating. So to make it easy for you, a good rule of thumb is that a serve of vegetables is equal to one cup of salad or a ½ cup of cooked vegetables. Different fruit and vegetables also… Read More
Stir Frying Meat
Stir Frying Meat
Here are our top ten tips for stir frying delicious meat!  Don't worry about trying to do them all, but try a few of them and see how you go! 1. Cook the meat first - this way the outside of the meat seals to lock in the juices. 2. Use lean meat - when you buy your meat, check the fat… Read More
Stir Frying Vegetables
Stir Frying Vegetables
Stir frying is a fantastic way to eat more vegetables.  The great sauces and flavours make the vegetables super tasty, even for the fussier eaters!  But which vegetables to use and how to stop them going soggy. The beauty of a stir fry is that really most vegetables will be ok!  The key is knowing when to throw them in.… Read More
Sweet Chilli, Ginger and Lemongrass
Sweet Chilli, Ginger and Lemongrass
Discover new MAGGI Stirfry Creations - download our recipes cards to try for yourself. With the unique two-step process, you'll be pleasantly surprised with the great depth of flavour you can create at home for everyone to enjoy. The beautifully fresh flavours of sweet chilli, ginger and lemongrass come together to create a delicious stir fry. Download here Read More
Tasty idea for a healthy swap
Tasty idea for a healthy swap
I admit it! I find salty snacks irresistible. Clearly this isn't good because we all know that they’re not something that should be eaten too often. That's why I’m always on the look out for healthier options that I can swap my craving for. Well luckily I found the perfect solution with edamame beans.  Now if you are not familiar with these little nuggets of… Read More
The best oil for stir frying?
The best oil for stir frying?
So many different oils, the good news is you can stick with what you know - canola is great! For different dishes sometimes it is useful to use a slightly different oil.  For example, we find more and more people we talk to are using more olive oil for their cooking because it's low in saturated fat.  The problem with… Read More
Tips for a better stir fry
Tips for a better stir fry
Richard from the MAGGI Kitchen takes you through five simple tips for making your stir fries even better. 1.  Slice the meat into even pieces 2. Start with a really hot pan 3. Cook your meat first 4. Listen for the constant sizzle 5. Don't turn your meat too often Read More
Top tips to boost your immunity.​  ​
Top tips to boost your immunity.​ ​
When it comes to keeping your immune system in good shape, prevention of infection is best but keeping your immune system in good shape by optimising your diet and lifestyle is also a good idea!  I asked Jutta the MAGGI nutritionist for some tips to boost immunity and and this is what she said: "Getting plenty of exercise, adequate sleep and managing stress… Read More
What is a serve of vegetables?
What is a serve of vegetables?
We know that fruit and vegetables are good for us and we should be eating more of them.  But the question is how much should we really be eating? The answer,  I'm told by MAGGI team nutritionist Jutta,  is that we should be aiming for 2 serves of fruit and 5 serves of vegetables each and every day!  A serve… Read More
What to do with all those cans in the pantry ​
What to do with all those cans in the pantry ​
With many pantries loaded with canned goods, now is the time to get creative. Especially so when it comes to using those cans of legumes!​​ Jutta; the MAGGI team nutritionist refers to them as “the overlooked superfood”. This is what else she had to say…​ ​“Legumes are a super class of vegetables that includes beans and peas.  Not only do they contain a powerhouse of nutritional goodness but… Read More