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Kicking Goals from the Inside Out

For overall good health and vitality, a healthy diet is essential for every adult and child. Healthy eating is about feeling great, having lots of energy, and keeping yourself as healthy as possible.

Healthy eating begins with learning how to eat smart. This involves eating the right amounts and kinds of food that you need to eat each day to get enough of the nutrients essential for good health and well-being.

The key to success is preparing meals which offer you a balance of all the major food groups including fruit and vegetables such as avocados.

Avocados are a super-food43 because they contain antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that will increase the immunity levels of toddlers, kids, teenagers and adults alike! You can rely on basic whole food ingredients such as avocados to safe guard your family's health!44

Healthy eating habits throughout life will also reduce the risk of health problems in later life such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes and obesity.

Family health and fitness is of paramount importance and nutritious food only enhances the process! With the football season upon us once again, partners, children and maybe even you will be taking to the field as active participants in this amazing Australian sport! In order to healthily entertain the hordes who will gather in the living room for the grand final, try to include small portioned finger food which can be easily and quickly prepared.

When enjoying the company of family and friends over this much loved Australian sport, you won't have to be concerned about serving dishes that contribute to increased heart disease24, as you can replace those heavy saturated fats with the better unsaturated fats that are found in foods such as avocado. For some inspiration, download the club recipes which offer healthy try-scoring footy meal ideas.

Together, Avocados Australia and your favourite National Rugby League team seek to encourage healthy eating, healthy entertaining and healthy lifestyles.

To celebrate this, you can vote for your favourite recipe from your favourite NRL Club Health Ambassador for your chance to win Grand Final tickets. You can also send us your best healthy entertaining avocado recipe for the chance to have it published on the website.

By Zoe Bingley-Pullin