Core foods are nutrient-rich foods we need to eat every day for health and wellbeing.
There are five core food groups:
• Vegetables – including legumes/beans
• Grains – cereal foods, mostly wholegrain and/or high fibre varieties, such as breads, cereals, rice, pasta, noodles, polenta, couscous, oats, quinoa and barley
• Meat and alternatives – including lean meats and poultry, fish, eggs, tofu, nuts and seeds and legumes/beans
• Dairy foods and alternatives – including milk, yoghurt, cheese and/or alternatives, mostly reduced fat
Macadamias fall into the ‘Meat and alternatives’ group of core foods so are ideal for meat-free meals. Enjoying a handful of macadamias as a snack instead of salty, processed snacks or chocolate bars is a delicious way to include more nutritious core foods in your diet.
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