Get Your Recipes Endorsed By QCWA Country Kitchens
At QCWA Country Kitchens we know the women of QCWA can cook and create in the kitchen. In order to assist you with your journey towards cooking healthier options for you, your family and community, we have the developed the Country Kitchens stamp of approval.
The aim of the QCWA Country Kitchens stamp of approval is to help identify recipes that have been modified to meet our healthy nutritional criteria.
We have developed two nutritional criteria, one for Everyday Foods and one for Discretionary Foods. The difference between the two is that Everyday Foods includes foods recommended within the Australian Dietary Guidelines to eat as part of a balanced diet. Discretionary Foods include foods and drinks that are not necessary to provide the body with the nutrients it needs to function and be healthy. Discretionary Foods are typically high in sugar, salt and saturated fat and should only be consumed on occasion.
To modify your own recipes use the criteria below, submit your recipe for a QCWA Country Kitchens makeover or download the Nutritional Calculator.
Essential Criteria (all 3 must be met)
- Contains at least 1 serve of fruit and/or vegetable per portion
- No added sugar
- Fat contributing foods make up < 20% of the total consumption
- No added salt
- Contains more monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat sources than saturated fat sources
- Contains a lean/low-fat protein source (meat and meat alternatives or milk and milk products)
- Contains a wholegrain dietary fiber source
- Contains at least ½ a serve of fruit and/or vegetable per portion
- At least 50% of the total sugar comes from sugar that is naturally found in food (for example, fruit or milk), not sugar that is added to the recipe.
- Fat contributing foods only make up < 25% of the total composition
- No added salt
- Contains more monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat sources that saturated fat sources
- Contains a lean/low fat protein source (meat and meat alternatives or milk and milk products)
- Contains a wholegrain dietary fiber source (grain foods)
- 600kJ/per serve