Food is an essential ingredient in making life at Goodwin amazing. We know our residents are eating delicious nutritious meals, and now we know how well our staff are eating thanks to Goodwin’s Healthy Recipe Competition!
The competition, which is part of Goodwin’s Healthier Work Initiative, was fierce with 18 excellent recipes submitted from staff across Goodwin. It was judged independently by Nutrition Australia ACT who assessed the recipes based on their:
- Nutritional balance
- Healthy cooking method
- Availability of ingredients, and
- Budget friendliness
Leanne Elliston from Nutrition Australia ACT was impressed with the quality of the recipes. ‘They were wonderful, and it was really hard to pick the winner. It was also lovely to see the multicultural elements in the recipes and the variety of herbs and spices used.’
And the winner is…
Congratulations to our Procurement and Contracts Manager Michael Hardgrave and his Healthy Burrito Bowl for taking first place in Goodwin’s Healthy Recipe Competition!
The Healthy Burrito Bowl ticked all the boxes, with its nutritional balance of ½ vegetables, ¼ protein and ¼ healthy carbohydrate being a standout feature.
The healthy home cook, Michael, said his winning dish is a favourite in the Hardgrave household. ‘My daughters and their friends love it. When I cook, we often have a full table and there is never any food left. It’s one of our favourite Mexican dishes.’
Ranjana Shrestha, Concierge at RCC, came in 2nd with her Pan-Fried Chicken (Dry Fried) with Mixed Vegetables and Brown Rice and is proud with her podium. ‘I’m super happy and it’s good to focus on eating healthy in everyday life.’ Ranjana didn’t leave anything to chances and used a well-tested recipe – ‘I used my own recipe that my husband loves.’
Melissa Sims, Lifestyle Officer at Goodwin Village Monash, claimed third prize with her Taco Lettuce Wrap. ‘I make tacos all the time, but this is a healthier version. The competition is a good idea and it’s nice to see everybody’s recipes so we can try them at home. I would like to try Ranjana’s Pan Fried chicken, it looks good.’
View below or download the recipe book here
Let us know which recipes you try!