RESOURCE PAGE (Melbourne area)
Embracing healthy eating & drinking
Melbourne is famous for it's café culture. It's a great way to catch up with friends or family. However if you are trying to be health conscious, it can be very challenging (testing) at many cafes.
Unfortunately "sugar sells", & display cabinets full of sugary & fatty options for snacks (muffins, cakes, slices, etc) to go with your coffee. Or "white flour" options (breads, focaccias, rolls, pastries, etc) for lunches.
These options are nice to have as an "indulgence" every so often, however if you go out to cafes regularly this can have negative affects on your body, mood & energy levels, and cause a snow-ball effect of sugar & fat cravings.
Below is a list of cafes in Melbourne who are making an effort to support people to live a healthy lifestyle, by displaying and offering "healthy alternatives" for light lunches &/or snacks to go with a coffee.
CAFES IN MELBOURNE
**Have you found any?? Please e-mail through any recommendations to firstname.lastname@example.org
Prime Rose Deli (Brighton East)https://www.facebook.com/pages/Primrose-Hill-Deli/176367905766625
Wholefoods Food Store (Brighton)
Two Kings (Bentleigh)
Fress Cafe (Caulfield Sth)
Queenie Apple (Organic) (Caulfield Sth)
Handy Mobile Apps for "FUEL"
My Fitness Pal
My Net Diary
(Annual rating of conventional foods with the most and least pesticide residues)
RECIPE & MENU PLANNERS
Menu Plans from Diabetes Australia
Fruit & Veg in season (in Australia)
Fresh Food Shopping
It's definitely convenient to shop at the big food stores, like Coles & Woolies.
Below are some alternatives, if you are looking for fruit & vegetables with more freshness, organic produce, Gluten free products or just looking to buy less processed foods.
HEALTH FOOD SHOPS IN MELBOURNE
http://www.thomasdux.com.au (Various locations)
http://www.auntmaggies.com.au/ (Balaclava, Fitzroy & Malvern)
http://www.discounthealthfoods.com.au/ContactUs.aspx (South Melb)
http://www.passionfoods.com.au/ (South Melbourne)
MARKETS IN MELBOURNE
South Melbourne Market (Open - Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun)
Queen Vic Market (Open - Tue, Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun)
Prahran Market (Open - Tue, Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun)
FARMERS MARKETS IN MELBOURNE
If you are really looking for freshness, you'll find a Farmers Market on almost every Saturday & Sunday somewhere in Melbourne...
Aussie Farmers Direct