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Eleanor Knight3 years ago

Darwin, do you eat 5-a-day? Read on for some top tips!

We all know that eating 5 fruit and veg a day is important, the question is how many of us actually do? If you're struggling to consume enough vegetables and fruits, we've got just the thing for you. From whipping up a fruity smoothie to planning out your daily meals, there are so many ways to ensure your body receives sufficient nutrition on a daily basis. For some great ideas on ways to gobble up your 5-a-day, read on! Looking for a deliciously fresh meal in the heart of Darwin? Check out the featured restaurants below!


It’s an obvious one, but thinking closely about what meals you’re going to consume, makes it easier to plan your 5-a-day. Whether you opt for a handful of strawberries in your morning cereal, a moorish vegetable stir-fry for lunch, or a delicious fruit salad for dessert, planning to incorporate a bit of fruit and veg into every meal is a super easy way to make sure you’re getting enough nutrients.


Do you find yourself picking at junk-food throughout the day? Consider swapping that packet of crisps or naughty chocolate bar for one of your 5-a-day. Whether you enjoy a punnet of blueberries or a few carrot sticks with hummus, there’s so many ways to convert those naughty snacks into some healthy and delicious hunger busters.


Depending on how much fruit and veg you blend up, smoothies can count for a considerable amount of your 5-a-day. To get the most out of your concoction, be sure to use whole fruits and veg rather than purified forms … and remember, with smoothies there can never bee too many ingredients!
For some delicious smoothie recipes, click here!

Double up

For meal times, why not try to double up on your vegetable servings? Usually, 1 serving averages to around half a cup, which is pretty small for foods such as broccoli and potatoes. Doubling to serving to a whole cup will give you more nutrition, as well as filling you up healthily in the process.

Fridge soup

Are you forever wondering what to do with all those old vegetables at the back of the fridge? Whether you’ve got an abundance of potatoes, carrots, pumpkin or broccoli, all this and more can be easily whipped up into something delicious. Simply boil it all off and leave it to simmer until everything is tender.
Need a great recipe? Check out this awesome vegetable soup that’s super easy to make!

Looking for a tasty meal in Darwin? Check out these local restaurants!

Rendezvous Cafe

For authentic Malaysian cuisine in the centre of Darwin, head straight to Rendezvous Cafe. Located in Smith Street Mall, here you can enjoy a vast range of superbly fresh meals, which are perfect for both lunch and dinner. Take a seat in the welcoming restaurant as you browse over the unique menu. Whether you’re in the mood for Malaysian curry, stir-fry or vegetable laksa, you’re bound to find something to tantalise your tastebuds here. For friendly service, delicious food and a great atmosphere, visit Rendezvous Cafe today.
Where: 32 Smith St Darwin NT 0800

Moorish Cafe

Serving up a selection of deliciously fresh cuisine, visit the friendly staff at Moorish Cafe. Located in the heart of Darwin CBD, here you can taste the many flavours of Spain, North Africa and the Mediterranean. Choose from one of the delicious main meals, or pick a selection of tapas dishes to enjoy with the rest of the table. For dessert, be sure to scan the delectable menu that features a selection of delicious sweets, as well as cheese boards, dessert wines, liqueurs and much more. For an unforgettable evening, be sure to dine at Moorish Cafe.
Where: 37 Knuckey St Darwin NT 0800

Along with eating your 5-a-day, it’s also extremely important to drink enough water! Worried you’re not consuming enough liquid? Click here for some common signs of dehydration!

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