Video: Dietician explains how to eat your way to a healthier body

Summer is nearly here, which means most people are now beach body ready. However, for those of you who have left it a bit late to get into shape and live a healthier lifestyle, help is at hand.

One of the most important aspects of leading a healthier life is ensuring you have a healthy, well-balanced diet. And this is where a dietician comes in.

We spoke to registered dietician Sally Poon to find out how people in Hong Kong can eat healthier and how she helps her customers with their diet.

Sally also shared two easy-to-make, healthy dishes.

Broccoli soup (Serves 6)

4 cups of chopped broccoli

1 chopped onion

3 cloves garlic, chopped

1 chopped potato

3 cups low-sodium broth or water

1 cup skim milk or unsweetened soy milk

Fat-free natural Greek yogurt to serve (optional)

2 tablespoons olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

– Heat the oil in large saucepan, add the onion and garlic, cook until soft.

– Stir in potato and broccoli. Add broth, bring to the boil and reduce to a simmer for about 8 minutes until very tender.

– Stir in milk and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

– Blend the vegetable mixture until smooth.

– Serve soup with a swirl of Greek yogurt. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Smoothie (serves 2)

1 ripe banana, peeled and chopped

1 small ripe papaya, peeled, seeded and chopped

100g fat-free natural Greek yogurt

1 cup skim milk or unsweetened soy milk

1 tablespoon chia seed or ground flaxseed

– Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Ready to serve.

For more information about Sally’s clinic in Central, click here

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