The good, the bad and the ugly

The good, the bad and the ugly

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Amid controversy, Hungry Jacks has released a new monster burger called the ‘Quad Burger’. This monster is made up of four beef patties, four slices of cheese, two rashers of bacon and BBQ sauce on a bun. There is no lettuce or vegetable matter to be seen.

The Quad burger contains 70 grams of fat and 4520 kJ (1000 calories), which equates to ½ the total daily calorie intake for most women and 1/3 of the total daily calorie intake for men. Not the most responsible or smartest move in the midst of our national obesity crisis.

Eating fast food for many of us is a reality of life and sometimes a little direction would be handy. Try and limit this experience to no more than once per week. The following information gives you some guidelines on the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

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Recipe of the Month

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Wholegrain Cookies

4 Sanitarium Weet-Bix, crushed
2/3 cup rolled oats
¾ cup wholemeal plain flour
100g brown sugar
1/3-cup dark choc bits
2/3 cup dried apricots, diced
3 tablespoons margarine
2 tablespoons golden syrup
1-teaspoon bicarbonate soda
¼ cup boiling water

Mix together Weet-Bix, rolled oats, flour, sugar, choc bits and apricots until well combined.
Place margarine and golden syrup in a small saucepan and heat gently until melted.
Mix bicarbonate of soda and water together, then pour into margarine mixture.
Add to dry ingredients and stir to combine.
Place tablespoons of mixture onto baking trays lined with baking paper.
Bake at 160 °C for 15-20 minutes.
Cool on trays before serving.
Makes 22

This recipe has been developed by the Sanitarium Nutrition Service.

Let me know what you want to know!

I hope you have enjoyed this September edition of FoodBytes and have found it informative! If you have any burning nutrition questions that you want me to tackle in October, feel free to drop me an email: julie@juliemeek.com.au

I look forward to hearing from you!

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