This page is designed to give you heaps of great tips and ideas on how you can take care of your health while at home through healthy eating & cooking!
What you might find on this page
You can find videos about healthy eating & cooking, information and resources about staying healthy. This page includes videos, tips and even some activities.
We will update this page regularly so make sure to keep checking it out every week for new content to be uploaded regularly!
Virtual Y by the YMCA
The YMCA have developed a online platform for young people and the community called the ‘Virtual Y’. This online platform offers young people and the community free access to a range of online resources and activities. From keeping fit through workouts and training at home; learning all about nutrition with our delicious recipes and Healthy Living Magazine; looking after your wellbeing with mindfulness practices; learning with your family with home activities; to engaging with the youth community through their Youth Hub. Check out the Virtual Y here: https://virtualy.ymca.org.au/
FREE Cook Book - Easy & Healthy Meal Ideas
From the success of the "Food Food Food" cookbook Banyule Youth Services produced in 2019, we are excited to share a NEW FREE cookbook. This book has heaps of different easy & healthy meal ideas and options along with heaps of tips and tricks to make cooking more accessible and enjoyable for young people. We have also added in some ideas on how you can look after the environment & shop more ethically by making small changes.
This is a free resource available for download via this link: https://www.banyuleyouth.com/easy-healthy-meal-ideas. Limited hard copies are available upon request. Contact us on 9457 9855 to discuss accessing a copy.
How to roast vegetables
Roast vegetables can be some much versatile that just a side dish to a roast lamb or chicken.
In this video you will see how to cook delish roast veggies and also some fresh new ideas how to use them – on rice with pesto, in a burrito, buy themselves with gravy!
Recipe websites & resources
Cook on the Green – A community collective cook book
This cookbook of recipes from local residents and collated by Greensborough Plaza is sure to have something for everyone and will inspire you to get busy in the kitchen. The cook book includes recipes such as Chicken wings, Cookies, Muffins, Gozleme, Chicken Chow Mein and more!!
Food Food Food recipe book
Banyule Youth Services proudly produced an easy, tasty meal recipe book designed for young people. This recipe book has quick, easy and affordable meals aiming to make eating healthy and cooking more accessible for young people.
You can download a copy here
Seven recipes you can make in five minutes
How to manage your mood with food | 8 tips
Ever wonder how what you eat can affect your mood? Interested to find out how to better manages the sugar highs and carb crashes?
Check out this quick video for 8 tips of how the food you eat can improve you meed, improve memory and reduce stress.
Watch your favourite chefs from around the world get in the kitchen during self-isolation
Antoni Porowski (from Queer Eye) is doing daily videos of easy things to cook using left-overs that you may have at home - https://www.instagram.com/antoni/?hl=en
Massimo Bottura is doing daily Italian cooking tutorials from his kitchen, called 'Kitchen Quarantine'' - https://www.instagram.com/massimobottura/?hl=en
Jamie Oliver has started a new series called Keep Calm and Carry On during COVID-19 social distancing. With easy-to-follow recipes and simple alternatives to swap ingredients available - https://10play.com.au/jamie-keep-cooking-and-carry-on
Maggie Beer is doing daily uploads to her Instagram page, featuring local produce and recipes - https://www.instagram.com/maggie_beer/
Danielle Alvarez is uploading recipes to her Instagram page regularly - https://www.instagram.com/daniellemariealvarez/?igshid=l4mbm9dw0ges
Neil Perry is uploading recipes to his Instagram page regularly - https://www.instagram.com/chefneilperry/?igshid=5wcj7wods2sz
No Knead Bread
This super simple no knead bread only has 4 ingredients and is super simple to make. It has been tried and tested by the youth team and it’s a winner!
Top Tips: for a healthier option you can use wholemeal flour. This recipe is also great for adding flavours too – things like olives, cracked pepper and chilli all go great!