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Guiding Healthy Food Choices - About Healthy Pick

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When you browse our collection of easy & delicious recipes, keep a look out for the Healthy Pick. Let this icon, indicating healthy food, guide your choice in recipes for healthy & balanced eating.

Healthy Pick recipes meet our requirements for maximum total fat, saturated fat, sodium (salt) and/or sugar quantities.

Healthy Pick- What’s it all about?

The Food in a Minute team aims to provide a wide range of recipes that can form the basis of healthy, balanced eating. However, we understand that some people are looking at the nutritional value of their meals so we have developed an initiative called the Healthy Pick that will help highlight which of our tasty recipes are considered the healthiest - helping you make healthy food choices.

Healthy Pick recipes meet criteria for total fat, saturated fat, sodium (salt) and/or sugar. The criteria are listed below but you can also click the Healthy Pick icon on a recipe and it will display the criteria.

You can either simply look out for recipes with the Healthy Pick icon or you can search through the full collection of Healthy Pick Recipes .

Remember; the key to healthy living is to enjoy a wide variety of good wholesome foods, including the occasional treat. Enjoy plenty of regular exercise too.

Happy cooking and healthy eating!

Healthy Pick Criteria:

Healthy Pick Light Meals, Sides & Entrees

This recipe meets all of the following criteria:

  • Total fat: No more than 10g /100g and no more than 15g/serve
  • Saturated fat: If saturated fat is more than 6g/serve, then total fat is no more than 10g/serve
  • Sodium: No more than 450mg/100g
  • Portion size of meat, fish or poultry is no more than 100g.

Healthy Pick Main Meals

This recipe meets all of the following criteria:

  • Total fat: No more than 10g /100g and no more than 20g/serve
  • Saturated fat: If saturated fat is more than 6g/serve, then total fat is no more than 15g/serve
  • Sodium: No more than 450mg/100g
  • Portion size of meat, fish or poultry is no more than 200g raw or 150g cooked.
  • The whole meal contains a meat or protein alternative, carbohydrate and vegetables or fruit.

Healthy Pick Desserts & Baking

This recipe meets all of the following criteria:

  • Total fat: No more than 10g /100g and no more than 15g/serve
  • Saturated fat: If saturated fat is more than 6g/serve, then total fat is no more than 10g/serve
  • Added sugar: No more than 20g /serve
  • For lower fat desserts:
  • 5g fat or less/serve, added sugar may be up to 30g/serve
  • 10g fat or less/serve, added sugar may be up to 25g/serve