10 TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR IRON INTAKE

Thousands of New Zealanders don't get enough iron, namely women, particularly those who are pregnant, teenage girls, athletes, toddlers and those eating little or no meat. The symptoms of iron deficiency are commonly associated with a ‘busy lifestyle’ or ‘a bug’.

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Brooke Campbell
FOOD AS A REMEDY

We’ve only just begrudgingly welcomed winter and already the air is full of sniffles and coughs (at least in my corner of the world). As we all like to say - “There’s something going around!”

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Brooke Campbell
HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOUR MEAT IS GOOD QUALITY?

We’re sure you’re probably subconsciously aware of it when you shop in the supermarket or at your local butcher…you’ve likely glanced at it hundreds of times while at the meat cabinet pondering over which delicious cut of beef or lamb you’re going to purchase for the week...

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Brooke Campbell
GET ON TREND WITH SLOW COOKING

When we mention slow cooking, we know what you might be thinking… “I get home late from work, I’m exhausted and the last thing I want to do is have to start prepping a meal and then waiting hours for it to be ready. I’m all about the convenience.”

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Brooke Campbell
What is it about pies?

What is it about pies? Just writing the very word, pie, has conjured up images of steaming, tender filling and flaky, buttery pastry - it’s a shame it’s past lunch-time as we’re writing this… although dinner on the other-hand…

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A royal wedding party

Beef + Lamb cordially invites you to celebrate the matrimony of His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms Rachel Meghan Markle. Here are our five top tips to have a right ol’ Royal knees up.

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Brooke Campbell
The versatility of mince

There are some nights when the cupboards seem bare and recipe inspiration is lacking so on these occasions, I like to throw caution to the wind and prepare a family meal with whatever I can find in the pantry without having to pop to the supermarket. On such occasions, my choice of protein is always the humble but versatile mince and by always having a pack in the freezer, I know I will always have a meal on hand.

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Dinner bowls, are you a fan?

At the moment, it all seems to be about ‘the bowl’. Smoothie bowls for breakfast, poke bowls for lunch and ramen or salad bowls for dinner. This “bowl phase” quickly overtook the “salad-in-a-jar” phase pretty quickly… could it even take over Auckland’s “smashed avo on toast” trend? That’s a big ask but I’m sure it’s pretty close.

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Brooke Campbell
A view from the younger generation

Millennials. Being one myself, I admit it- we are demanding, expectant and technology obsessed but most of all we are influenced very easily and very heavily. But can you blame us? We are the generation that if we want to find the definition of a word, we google it. If we want to see what someone is up to, we check Instagram.

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Brooke Campbell
You're important too

Having recently taken on the title of ‘working mum’, I’ve come to notice a trend among those of us who wear this badge; we are pretty good at putting others first! How often do you double-check the kids faces are clean only to walk out of the house in mismatching shoes? Or prepare a special meal for the baby only to find yourself picking at the leftovers for lunch? Mothers are a hard-working bunch but maybe we are a wee bit slack when it comes to self-care.

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NUTRITIONBrooke Campbell
Unlocking the potential of food

It’s #DietitiansDay today with a theme we love - unlocking the #potentialoffood. That’s because we know food is more than nutrients and taste - it provides us with a means to feel, heal, fuel, perform, discover, enjoy and more. Food brings us together – there is nothing better than sitting down with others to eat and talk through the topics of the day. We aren’t all in the position to do this every day with all members of the household, but when you do, it is a special time to cherish – just like our ambassador Lisa Carrington highlights in her recent #IAMPROUD video.

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