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The scoop on sodium 

The scoop on sodium 

This week at Shelley’s Good Eats we are bringing you the scoop on sodium! During this post, we endeavour to cover all the common questions and misconceptions surrounding this nutrient, as well as some practical tips for you and your family. 

What is Sodium?

Sodium is an essential mineral our bodies use to regulate and maintain specific cellular functions…because we class this mineral as essential, this means our bodies are unable to make this themselves…and so we have to consume it from our food. 

The major source of sodium we consume in our diets is sodium chloride or ‘salt’. While both of these minerals are found naturally in many foods, they are also added to many of our favourite packaged foods as a preservative or as a way of adding flavour. 

*Nutrition tip When comparing or checking the nutrition labels of your favourite packaged foods, the ‘Sodium Chloride’ or ‘salt’ content is written as ‘Sodium’ (confusing, we know!) 

Should we all be worried about sodium?

Excessive sodium and chloride intake have been shown to have negative impacts on our health, and so it is recommended to limit the amount of added sodium chloride or ‘salt’, into our diets. 

Remember that our sodium intake also includes the amount of salt we add to our cooking and at the dinner table. And as you can imagine, the daily requirement of sodium for children is much lower than it is for a fully grown adult! Therefore, it is best to limit the amount of salt you add to your cooking so that your kids are not overdoing it on their requirements for the day!

However, since a lot of Australian’s are getting a large majority of their sodium requirements from processed and packaged foods, it is important that we understand how to read and compare food labels, in order to choose the best options. 

How do I know what to look for on a food label?

Here at Shelley’s good Eats, we know that it can be hard for parents to know what foods they should choose to feed their kids! We are so spoilt for options at the supermarket, that the idea of comparing food labels can feel a bit overwhelming. That’s why we have decided to break down the label reading barriers and give you all a simple sodium guide, based on the information in our Australian Dietary Guidelines. 

sodium in tomatoes

  • When comparing the sodium content between brands, always use the ‘per 100g’ column, as serving sizes can differ between products and brands
  • When comparing the sodium content of similar foods, products with less than 400mg of sodium per 100g are good, but products with less than 120 mg per 100g are best
  • When reading the ingredients label of a product, foods are listed on the label from the highest amounts to lowest amounts, so checking the first three ingredients for sodium can also be helpful when comparing between products. However while this can give us a good appreciation of the nutritional makeup of the food, this tool is best when used alongside the first two guidelines.
  • Finally, when checking the ingredients list, the name ‘salt’ can come in many forms. Therefore, being aware of the other names of high salt ingredients can be useful, these include; Baking powder, celery salt, garlic salt, meat/yeast extract, monosodium glutamate, (MSG), onion salt, rock salt, sea salt, sodium, sodium ascorbate, sodium bicarbonate, sodium nitrate/nitrite, stock cubes, vegetable salt.

We know that label reading can be tricky and knowing what to look out for when it comes to feeding your kids can feel like an impossible task sometimes! If you want to learn more about how to understand food labels, the Australian Dietary Guidelines have some good information we have linked above for you. 

Also If you liked today’s post or found it useful, or if there are any other topics you would like to hear about from us in the future, please feel free to contact us or comment below. Other kids nutrition-related topics we have already covered are, the truth about feeding your kids fats, your kids and calcium, and sugars – are they all really all the same?

  • The Shelleys Good Eats Team

A bit about the Author

Hi my name is Karly. I am a 3rd year Nutrition student, studying on the beautiful Sunshine Coast. I work as an assistant at Shelley’s Good Eats, in-between my studies. As well as having a passion for all things nutrition, I also have a keen interest in sustainability. In the future, I would love to combine both of my passions and educate people in a dynamic and multifaceted way.  

Your Kids and Calcium 

Your Kids and Calcium 

This week at Shelley’s Good Eats we are talking about all things calcium…and specifically why this little nutrient might deserve your attention when it comes to feeding your kids. We’ll also be discussing the important role calcium plays for your child’s bone health, calcium-rich food sources, how to maximise calcium absorption, and other important factors that contribute to your child’s bone health. 

Most of us know that calcium is super important for promoting healthy bones and teeth, especially for children’s growing bodies. However, it is not the only factor to consider when it comes to your kid’s bone health. In fact, vitamin D and physical activity, are also important factors that contribute to growing healthy bones in kids. Vitamin D is important for helping the calcium to be better absorbed in their intestines, and exercise helps to strengthen and support growing bones. 

Unlike most other vitamins, the main source of vitamin D is from daily sun exposure. In Australia, it is pretty easy to get your daily dose of vitamin D, though the amount of time spent in the sun does fluctuate between seasons and states. For this reason, we have attached a diagram below to give an indicator: 

vitamin D per state

Generally, the most cost-effective and easily absorbable source of calcium is dairy foods, though it is also possible to get your calcium requirements without incorporating diary into your kid’s diet. The Australian Dietary Guidelines recommends 1½–2 serves of dairy or alternatives a day for children up to 8 years old, and 2½–3½ serves a day for older children and adolescents. These servings are based on the average nutrient requirements for healthy children in these age groups, however, this amount can fluctuate.

* If you are wanting to gain a better understanding of the Australian Dietary Guidelines and the food groups, we will be writing another blog post in the future to cover this topic!

So what does one serve of dairy look like according to our guidelines?
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 slices of cheese (40 g)
  • ¾ cup (200g) of yoghurt 

* After the age of two, it is recommended to incorporate low-fat dairy options due to their saturated fat content (which we have discussed in our previous blog post, the truth about feeding your kids fats), though it is always good to be mindful of the added sugar contents. 

But what if my child doesn’t eat dairy, can they still get their calcium requirements?

When using alternative milk, yoghurt and cheese products in place of traditional dairy products, it is important to make sure that these contain at least 100mg of calcium per 100ml on their nutritional panel. Non-diary alternatives sources that contain the same amount of calcium as their dairy counterparts, according to the Australian Dietary Guidelines include: 

  • 1 cup calcium-fortified plant milk (soy)
  • 100g (½ cup) of almonds with the skin 
  • 75-80g (⅓ cup) of canned pink or Australian salmon with the bones 

There are also other foods such as seafood (especially mussels, oysters and prawns) and most plant foods (especially seeds, grain-based foods and green leafy vegetables), that contain smaller amounts of calcium. Some packaged foods, like cereals, also contain calcium due to fortification.

While these foods do contain certain amounts of calcium and are great to include in a healthy and balanced diet…you should not rely solely on these foods as a way to get your child’s daily dose of calcium. Instead, it is important to make sure you are incorporating the foods recommended above by the Australian Dietary Guidelines, diary or alternatives, alongside these other foods.  

Here at Shelley’s Good Eats, we know that it can be confusing for parents when it comes to knowing the best things to feed your kids. That’s why we have come up with a practical list of different ways to add these all-important calcium-rich foods into your child’s diet, as well as some recipe inspiration (of course!) 

  1. Try making some fun fruit skewers drizzled with traditional yoghurt or a calcium-fortified alternative (check out our yummy fruit skewer recipe for some inspiration
  2. Consider switching your child’s cereal to one fortified with calcium and pairing it with milk or a calcium-fortified alternative for an extra calcium boost 
  3. Try making some salmon patties with tinned pink salmon (bones and all!) for a perfect lunch-box treat (try out our tasty salmon pattie recipe, it’s sure to become a family fav)
  4. Blend up a yummy fruit smoothie with some milk and yoghurt (or alternatives) for a tasty breakfast with a twist (check out our awesome kid’s breakfast smoothie recipe)
  5. Go traditional for your kid’s snacks by adding some cheese (or alternatives) to some whole-grain crackers (the perfect creamy and crunch combo)
  6. Try adding some grated cheese (or alternatives) and dark leafy greens to your kid’s breakfast omelette for some added flavour and colour-pop

Making sure your kid’s get their calcium requirements doesn’t need to be stressful…we hope that this blog post has not only given you an appreciation of the importance of calcium when it comes to kid’s growing bodies…but that it has also armed you with some practical ways to easily incorporate calcium-rich foods into your kid’s diet. If you have any questions or feedback, we’d love to hear from you. 

-The Shelley’s Good Eats team

A bit about the Author

Hi my name is Karly. I am a 3rd year Nutrition student, studying on the beautiful Sunshine Coast. I work as an assistant at Shelley’s Good Eats, in-between my studies. As well as having a passion for all things nutrition, I also have a keen interest in sustainability. In the future, I would love to combine both of my passions and educate people in a dynamic and multifaceted way.  

The truth about feeding your kids fats

The truth about feeding your kids fats

Here at Shelley’s Good Eats, we know it can be difficult for parents to know what foods they should be feeding their kids. So today we’re discussing all things fat, and particularly the truth about feeding your kids healthy fats. With so much conflicting information out there, it can be hard to know what to believe…and fat is no exception. With some old school professionals telling us that, “Eating fats causes weight gain and disease” and pro-Keto people preaching that, “High-fat diets promote weight loss and longevity”, it is understandable why we have conflicted feelings about fat. The reality is that it is not that simple and the truth about fats and our health, lies somewhere in the middle of these two conflicting beliefs. 

unsaturated fat sources

The first part of the truth is that our bodies do need dietary fats to support some of their important functions; such as assisting the absorption of some vitamins (A, D, E and K), building our hormones and insulating our nervous system tissues, providing our bodies with energy and helping us to feel full after a meal (making us less likely to overeat!) However, the second part of this truth is that not all fats are created equal, meaning while some fats are health-promoting, others can have negative effects on our bodies when eaten in large amounts over long periods of time.  

So how do you know what fats you should be feeding your kids? 

Basically there are three main types of fats, saturated, trans and unsaturated fats. Saturated and trans-fats are considered to be ‘unhealthy fats’, while unsaturated fats are considered to be ‘healthy fats’. 

But why are some fats better than others and what foods contain healthy fats?

Saturated and Trans fats

Both saturated and trans fats increase your LDL (bad) cholesterol which can increase your risk of developing heart disease. However, trans fats also lower your HDL (good) cholesterol. 

Sources of saturated fats include:

– dairy foods (butter, cream, ghee, regular-fat milk and cheese)

– fatty cuts of meat (beef, pork, lamb and chicken skin) and processed meats (salami, sausages)

– lard

– palm oil

– cooking margarine and copha

– coconut oil, milk and cream

– fatty snack foods 

– deep-fried take away foods

– cakes, biscuits, pastries and pies

Sources of trans fats include:

– diary products

– some meats (beef, veal, lamb and mutton)

– hydrogenated vegetable fats/oils (can be added to deep-fried and baked packaged foods e.g. biscuits, cakes and pastries)

Unsaturated fats

olives in oil

Unsaturated fats help reduce the risk of high blood cholesterol levels. There are two main types of unsaturated fats which differ in chemical structure and offer different health benefits, these are polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats. It is recommended to replace sources of saturated fats with unsaturated fat sources in your diet, where possible. 

Polyunsaturated fats

There are two main sources of polyunsaturated fats, these include omega-3 and omega-6 fats. Omega-3 fats are protective against the development of heart disease and omega-6 fats have been shown to decrease your risk when consumed in place of saturated fats. 

Omega-3 fat sources:

The best sources of omega-3 fats are oily fish and seafood. However, there are other sources of marine, animal and plant omega-3 fats. The best sources of omega-3 fats from each category include: 

– Fish and seafood sources (salmon, sardines and blue-eyed trevalla)

– Animal sources (free-range eggs, beef and chicken, but contain smaller amounts)

– Plant sources (linseed/flaxseed, walnuts, chia and hemp seeds, soybean oil and canola oil)

While these are the best sources of omega-3 fats, they are not an exclusive list. For more sources of omega-3 fats, head to The Heart Foundations ‘omega-3 sources’ list.

Omega-6 fat sources:

– margarine spreads

– sunflower, soybean and sesame oils

– nuts (walnuts, pecans, brazil and pine nuts)

– sunflower seeds

Monounsaturated fats

Replacing saturated fat sources with monounsaturated fats can help lower your cholesterol. Monounsaturated fat sources include:

– olive, canola and peanut oil

– nuts

– avocados  

So how can we decrease the amount of saturated and trans fats in our kid’s diets?

As always, maintaining a healthy diet and relationship with our food should be about how we can incorporate more healthful foods into our diets, rather than focusing on which foods we should restrict or remove from our diets. With this in mind, we have come up with some simple tips on how to incorporate more ‘healthy fats’ into your kid’s diet. 

  1. Choose lean cuts of meat and trim off visible fat and remove the skin from chicken 
  2. Buy reduced-fat dairy products for children aged over 2 years (being mindful of the added sugar contents)
  3. Choose unsaturated oil types for your cooking (sunflower, olive oil)
  4. Swap to a natural margarine spread instead of butter, or try using avocados, hummus, nut butter or tahini as your spread of choice 
  5. Incorporate meals with plenty of fruits, veg and wholegrains and limit takeaway to once a week, if possible (Try our 2 ingredient pizza dough for an unforgettable homemade pizza night in) 
  6. Check packaged foods for added ‘hydrogenated oils’, as these contain trans-fats
  7. Opt for homemade cakes, biscuits and pastries, rather than pre-packaged (Try our black bean brownies or chewy muesli slice for some yummy homemade alternatives)
  8. Eat fish instead of meat 2-3 times a week (Try our sweet potato and salmon patties to take your fish meals to the next level)
  9. Try incorporating legume or bean-based meals twice a week in place of meat, if possible

As always, the best example of healthy eating habits your children can get is through the modelled behaviour of you (the parents). But a healthy diet doesn’t have to mean only consuming ‘healthful’ foods every day. And of course, there is a place in you and your kid’s diets for saturated fats and takeaway nights. Moderation is definitely the key to success when it comes to a healthy and sustainable diet and relationship with your food in the long term. Modelling a balanced approach to food, while incorporating plenty of the good stuff to help them grow and thrive, is the best way to ensure they get everything they need to live happy and healthy lives.   

We hope that this blog post has helped to clear up all the confusion surrounding fats and feeding them to your kids. Let us know in the comments if you found this post useful, we’d love to hear from you. 

– the Shelley’s Good Eats Team

A bit about the Author

Hi my name is Karly. I am a 3rd year Nutrition student, studying on the beautiful Sunshine Coast. I work as an assistant at Shelley’s Good Eats, in-between my studies. As well as having a passion for all things nutrition, I also have a keen interest in sustainability. In the future, I would love to combine both of my passions and educate people in a dynamic and multifaceted way.  

Why kids belong in the kitchen…

Why kids belong in the kitchen…

You have heard it all before cook with your kids, its great for their development, it helps them eat better. BUT why? Why is it so good? Well I am digging a little deeper into the research to show you exactly why your kids belong in the kitchen! But if you are already convinced it’s a good thing, skip to the end to read my tips on making it easy and stress-free to get your kids to help you in the kitchen!

They need to learn to cook. It is a basic life skill. And at some point they will need to be able to cook themselves, their own kid’s food! So its great to get them started early, because it is a long process! They aren’t going to be cooking genius’ over night. They aren’t going to eat everything in site after just one cooking session.

Children learn by touching, feeling, tasting, smelling’s and listening. Cooking uses all of these senses. It has the ability to fully engage them. So while it might not happen over night, the benefits of cooking with your kids can stay with them through their life. It can allow them time to taste, touch, smell their food as well as create ownership over something they have created!

Why it is so important to get your kids in the kitchen

It’s a way to talk about healthy ingredients.  It helped young kids get a feel for what goes into their food and what they eat to make them feel good! As they get older and a little more advanced you can really incorporate talking about different ingredients and why they are good for us!

‘Children who cook, become children who taste and sometimes eat’ – studies have shown that kids that cook a meal with their parents are more likely to taste it at the end. This is because the ingredients are no longer foreign. They have had the opportunity to try things and touch things while they are cooking.

It develops vital skills for their future.  At some point in everyone’s lives they will be required to prepare a meal for some one else. Whether it be for a partner, friends, or their own kids.  Oh and the earlier they start to learn, the earlier they can help you out. I remember in high school I would make my lunch everyday and cook at least one night a week. I though mum was being lazy, little did I know it was the best thing she could have done for me because I left home with the confidence to cook and look after my health and diet.

Cooking does more than just teach kids to cook.

They use math, reading, following directions and also one of the greatest skills anyone can learn intuition. As they gain confidence in the kitchen let them veer off from a recipe. Something it will work, sometimes it won’t! Not to mention cooking also help their fine motor skills and hand eye coordination.

And if you’re not convinced by now, it can also be great for bonding time. And the proud smile on your kids face when the whole family is enjoying something they helped to cook is priceless!

Shelley's Good Eats Shop

The best ways to get your kids cooking

  • Start small; introduce them to playing with veggies, or helping unpack the groceries. This can begin the conversation about what different fruit and vegetables are and why we need them!
  • Sit them on the bench and talk them through what you are doing. If there is an easy mixing step, mashing step get them involved – they don’t have to be involved in every step every time.
  • Invest in some kid safe knives and peelers. To get them to help cutting soft fruits and vegetables and peeling carrots, potatoes or anything really!
  • As they get older start to get them more involved in meal planning, and start supervising opposed to taking over.
  • They don’t have to be involved in every single thing you cook. That is far more stress inducing than beneficial. INSTEAD, section out 30mins of time on the weekend or and get them involved in baking cookies that are then going to be enjoyed by the whole family – this not only makes it a little less stressful, teaches them valuable skills, but they also get to be proud of what they created as they whole family enjoys it!\

Try some of my favourite easy recipes to get them started!

Don’t get deterred, it is a VERY long process. You won’t see their relationship with food affected after just one stint helping out and they definitely won’t be amazing cooks by age 5. Just like we slowly developing our reading skills over time, we developing our relationship with food over time. It is a constant work in progress.

What do you struggle most with when getting your kids involved in the kitchen?

Love The Shelley’s Good Eats Team! xx

5 Lunch box snacks you need to start packing!

5 Lunch box snacks you need to start packing!

School is well underway. We are either entering week 2 or week 3 (who are the lucky ones? Ha!). And you already you are sick of the lunchbox coming home full, you’re at a loss of what to feed your kids? What snacks to feed them? And concerned they aren’t getting the nutrients they need. 

Well I am here to tell you to not worry – easy said than done right? Well I posted a little lunchbox checklist over on instagram last week, and now I am going to go a bit more in depth. 

When it comes to packing your kid’s lunches it is important to pack them a variety of macronutrients and micronutrients. But it’s equally as important to remember that what they do or don’t eat for lunch doesn’t equate to their overall health. For kids (and adults for that matter) if is much more important to look at what they are eating over a whole day, week, month even year instead of just one mealtime. 

reduce plastic in lunchbox

Lunch Box Check list…

That being said here is a sweet little check list to help you in the morning rush to pack the lunch boxes! Try and include a source of easy of these and your kids will be well on their way to meeting their daily requirements. 

  • Carbohydrates: Carbohydrates are one of the most important food sources for growing bodies – especially that are active running around the play ground all lunch time! Try and include at least 2 sources – one for each break time. Some of our favourites are: bread roll, ham sandwich, corn thins with dip, crackers. 
  • Proteins: Protein is equally important for growing bodies and also helps to keep them fuller for longer (and focused well into class time!) – Try including yoghurt pouches, sliced cheese, cottage cheese to dip with veggies, salmon patties, boiled eggs. 
  • Fruit and vegetables: Fruits and veggies are where your kids are going to get the bulk of their micronutrients and fibre! Avoid serving a fruit juice, instead include cut up fruit. It’s easy to grab on the run, and packed with fibre to slow the release of sugar into the blood. Try and include at least one source of vegetables and 1 source of fruit in their lunch box – keep it interesting by including a dip to accompany them! 

And of course it would be me if I did say to add a little sweet – but that doesn’t mean if has to be unhealthy, try including a source of hidden veg in cupcakes, or reducing the sugar in the recipe by half!

So now what are our 5 favourite snacks you should start packing right now?
  • Salmon Sweet potato patties – a great source of carbohydrates and protein for those little active bodies! They are easy to grab on the run – another important factor to consider when packing your kids lunch boxes. 
  • Corn thin and avocado, or seed butter  – Keep them interested with some yummy spreads on corn thins. Avocado or seed butters will also give them a great source of healthy fats to keep those minds focused. Peanut butter is a great option – but check if your school allows nuts first!!
  • Pinwheels – If you are feeling a little more adventurous and want to make some snacks ahead of time that can easily be stored in the freezer and pulled out in the morning try these veggie filled pin wheels. 
  • Dips with veggies – Get veggies interesting by serving them up with a dip. Try out favourite dips here – which also provide your kids with another serve of veggies and legumes!
  • Boiled eggs – Boil eggs at the start of the week and store them in the fridge for up to four days. This is a powerhouse of nutrition for your kids. Not only is it a nice soft texture, easy to grab on the run but also packed with protein! Make sure to peel the eggs for your younger kids to make it a bit easier for them!

 

Kids respond to finger food really well, as it is often easier to grab something quickly before they head off to play. If you don’t have your lunch box yet, grab one here! This isn’t an affiliate code; Anna is just seriously amazing at what she does! If you want more tips on how to go plastic free in your kids lunch boxes this year check out this post. 

 

What are your favourites things to pack in your kids lunch boxes?

 

Shelley x

How to reduce food waste in your home

How to reduce food waste in your home

Hello, and welcome to the latest edition of our ‘Shelley’s Sustainability Series’.

This week we are coving all things food waste…mainly how you and your family can reduce the amount of food waste in your home. And because we know how overwhelming it can be to incorporate new systems into your family’s busy routine, we have broken this topic down into three, easy to digest, sections. But before we get onto the main event, it is important to note that every single one of us has different varying capacities to make these sustainable lifestyle changes. For this very reason, the all or nothing approach to sustainability can generally leave us feeling inadequate, frustrated or wondering whether we even have the ability to make a difference.

Here at Shelley’s Good Eats, we want to give you all the information to help inspire and empower you to take control of reducing your food waste…But we also encourage you to take small, manageable steps that are realistic and achievable for you and your family. So without further ado here are our top tips on how to reduce, reuse and recycle your household food waste.

Reduce – Your food-related waste

Your family’s food waste can be split into two categories, food-related packaging and actual food. Reducing your food packaging on a budget can be challenging, however, there are some simple ways to improve your impact without spending all your money at expensive bulk food stores. Simply picking packaged foods with recyclable packing (remembering to look for the little triangle) and recycling them correctly when you are done is a great way to reduce your impact. Similarly, opting to ditch single-serving packaged foods, and replacing them with larger, usually more cost-friendly, options can help you reduce your family’s food waste.

Shopping for your fresh food at your local farmers market can also be a cheaper and more eco-friendly option, while also being a fun food experience for your kids. Choosing to shop locally and reducing the amount of plastic packaged fruit and veg you buy are effective and easy ways to reduce your family’s impact. A little pre-shopping meal planning can also go a long way to reducing the amount of food wasted by your family each week.

Reuse – Your food scraps

Food scraps are often overlooked for their many useful benefits. Giving your scraps a second lease of life can be a great way to reduce your impact and potentially save you money. Things like vegetable, chicken or beef stocks that you can use as a base for soups and other family-favourite recipes, are simple, sustainable and cheap to make at home from you leftover meat bones and veggie cut-offs. Keeping these scraps sealed in your freezer and pulling them out when you need them, is a great way to store your scraps and also helps to keep them fresh. Citrus peels are another severely underestimated household scrap that can easily be used to make your very own eco-friendly cleaning products. These products are really cheap and easy to make, helping you save some serious pennies while also reducing your impact.

reuse lemons and citrus in cleaning

Recycle – Your waste

Your family’s food-related waste can be separated into four different categories, recycling, food/green waste, soft plastics and general waste (waste that goes to landfill). Fortunately, traditional recycling and soft plastic recycling is becoming easier, with more companies incorporating more clear directions and labels for us to follow! However, it can still be difficult to understand where certain parts of your family’s food waste should, and more importantly shouldn’t, go, as many cities have different waste management systems.

Your local council’s website is always a good place to start to clear up any yellow-lidded bin (traditional) recycling questions you may have. This can also be a good place to start finding information on how to start a worm farm or compost bin at home. But what if you can’t compost at home? Or you simply don’t have the time? Fortunately, there are a few ways to make sure you are disposing of your family’s food/green waste properly, without having to start your own backyard worm farm or compost bin. Apps like Sharewaste are a great way of finding people or community gardens in your area that are accepting green waste for their own compost bins, worm farms or chickens.

The new kid on the block is soft plastic recycling…

and thankfully, this form of recycling could not be easier for your family to incorporate, with the drop off points for this waste being in most Coles and Woolies stores! Meaning all you have to do is collect your household’s soft scrunchable plastics and take them with you on your weekly grocery shopping run (it’s that easy!). For more information about the do’s and don’ts of soft plastic recycling, visit the Redcycle website.

We hope that this edition of ‘Shelley’s sustainability series’ will help empower you and your family with the knowledge you need to reduce your food waste, no matter where you are in your sustainability journey. For more information on the dos and don’ts of recycling, check out our other blog post here.

Have a happy sustainable Tuesday from our family to yours.

– The Shelley’s Good Eats Team

A bit about the Author

Hi my name is Karly. I am a 3rd year Nutrition student, studying on the beautiful Sunshine Coast. I work as an assistant at Shelley’s Good Eats, in-between my studies. As well as having a passion for all things nutrition, I also have a keen interest in sustainability. In the future, I would love to combine both of my passions and educate people in a dynamic and multifaceted way.