A big part of our culture is based around eating out. A lot of people tend to socialise with friends over a rich meal, alcohol or coffee and cakes. Be conscious of where you go out to eat and peruse the menu before hand so you can ensure there are healthier alternatives.
Eating at home will always be the best option as you know exactly what you’re eating, but when you do eat out, switch that pizza and red wine to a Vietnamese Vermicelli Salad Bowl or grilled fish and vegetables.
Or even break the mould and try to catch up with friends in other, healthier ways like walking along the river or through the park. With the beautiful warm weather, you could meet for a picnic with fresh, health foods or plan a night in and cook for friends.
In health and happiness,
Brisbane Livewell Clinic
- 1 medium butternut pumpkin
- ½ cup of brown rice
- 1-2 tsp olive oil
- 1 chopped onion
- 2 chopped cloves of garlic
- 1 capsicum
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cumin
- ½ tsp cayenne pepper
- 1.5-2 cups of black beans
- 4 tortilla wraps(wheat free/organic)
- Toppings – Avocado, Tomato, Spinach, Alfalfa, Lettuce, Coriander
- Preheat oven to 180 and line a large glass dish with baking paper. Drizzle olive oil on pumpkin and give a shake of salt and pepper. Coat with hands. Roast chopped butternut squash for 45 mins. or until tender.
- Cook Brown Rice
- In a large pan over medium-low heat, add oil, onion, and minced garlic. Sautee for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Now add in salt and seasonings and stir well.
- Add chopped capsicum, black beans, and cooked rice and sauté for another 10 mins. on low.
- When pumpkin is tender remove from oven and cool slightly. Add 1.5 cups of the cooked pumpkin to the pan and stir well. You can mash the pumpkin with a fork if some pieces are too large.
- Add bean filling to tortilla along with desired toppings. Wrap and serve. Leftover filling can be reheated the next day for lunch in a wrap or as a salad topper.