'How To' Series — Foster's Supermarket

‘How To’ Series

If your 2023 new years resolution is to improve your diet, then our ‘How To’ Series is here to help!

We’ve picked 8 healthy, fresh ingredients and found 3 ways to add them into your diet.

How To Avocado

Incredibly nutritious and full of healthy fats, avocados have a creamy, rich texture and blend well with loads of other ingredients. High in Vitamin E, B6, B5, C, K, folate and potassium (they actually contain more Potassium than bananas).

How To Asparagus

This veggie is one of the most nutritional and well-balanced vegetables around – a good source of potassium, fiber, vitamins A, B6 and C and is high in folic acid. What’s better, it’s easy to add to your diet! Add it to salads, stir-fries, soups, pastas and more.

How To Quinoa

This grain is now one of the most popular health foods available. It’s high in protein (contains all the essential amino acids you need) and fiber, vitamin B, potassium, plus it’s naturally gluten-free!
Not sure how to pronounce it? Don’t worry you’re not the only one! It’s pronounced KEEN-wah.
This versatile grain can be easily added to your diet, see a few of our favorite quinoa recipes below.

How To Yogurt

Yogurt is rich in protein, making it the perfect addition to a healthy lifestyle. It’s a great ingredient to add to a meal or drink after a workout, as it contains whey protein. Yogurt is also an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B12, calcium and phosphorus. When using yogurt products, check for added sugar and flavorings, as these can lessen the health benefits.
Not sure how to add yogurt to your diet? See 3 of our favorite recipes below.

How To Almonds

This versatile nut is used to produce a wide range of products, including almond milk, oil, butter or paste (known as marzipan). However it’s also a key ingredient in some of our favorite meals and treats!
Almonds are loaded with antioxidants, high in vitamin E and contain healthy fats. However as they are high in calories, don’t go overboard when snacking.

Ready to start cooking with almonds? We’ve got 3 of our favorite recipes below to get you started.

How To Chicken

Chicken is a great source of protein and rich in vitamins B, B6 and B12. Not sure whether to buy chicken breast or thighs? Skinless chicken breast has less calories & less fat than thighs, however the good news is they’re both great sources of lean protein. We’ve collated 3 recipes which we’re loving that all contain chicken breast. Try them out and let us know what you think!

How to Salmon

Salmon not only tastes amazing, but is full of nutrients that can help keep you healthy. It’s rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, which are fats that are considered essential. It’s also a great source of protein, high in vitamin B and provides a high percentage of your recommended daily intake of potassium. Plus it can be incorporated into loads of healthy meals, be that for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Below are just a few of our favorites.

How to Strawberry

Yumm, who doesn’t love strawberries!? If you don’t, there’s no need to continue reading, for the rest of us, this is just some of what makes them so great!

They mainly consist of water (91%) keeping them refreshing, only contain a tiny amount of fat (0.3%) and they’re a great source of vitamin C (good for skin health). Plus they’re low in calories (32 per 3.5 ounces of strawberries).

So to summaries, they’re low in calories, a good source of vitamins and delicious. Let’s start using them a little differently, below are just a few of our favorite alternative strawberry recipes.

Please note, we’re not experts, and we suggest you consult your physician before starting any diet.