Whether you’re after a quick snack or need to pick something up for dinner it’s often easier to reach for the pre-made, preservative-packed quick and easy option, but of course these fast foods are usually full of sugar, salt and calories. In search of some healthier options – that are still packed with flavour and goodness – we chat to food blogger Leah Itsines about the fresh and healthy alternatives that are on offer at Burnside Village!
Who is Leah?
Leah Itsines is a blogger, personal trainer, health nut and passionate foodie whose recently released eBook, Eat With Leah, is packed full of healthy, flavour-filled recipes. It’s not a diet, calorie-counting cookbook, it’s a healthy-eating go-to-guide for those wanting a healthier option without sacrificing the flavour. This month Leah has teamed up with Burnside Village to showcase the abundance of food options – dining, takeaway and fresh food – available at Burnside. Get your tastebuds ready!
Where did your passion for food come from?
“I come from a Greek background, so there was always an abundance of fresh, healthy food on the table that I would help mum prepare. Mum would often pick me up from school and take me straight to the shops so we could go and pick out the best healthy, fresh foods to prepare for dinner that night. Every time I cook a healthy home cooked meal it reminds me of mum and home, which makes me super happy!”
What was is like working with Burnside Village?
“My food stylist, Mary Bills, and I had an absolute ball shooting [at Burnside]! Mary really understands my style, which is fresh food that is super vibrant, yet moody. I can’t wait to shoot at Burnside Village again!”
What are some of your favourite stores at Burnside Village?
“Of course, the fresh food store, Burnside Premium Fresh – they have an amazing range of fresh veggies and fruits – and VIVA Gourmet. This is the best store for cheeses; their amazing range makes it so hard to choose. You’ll find everything you need here to make that boss antipasto plate! [I also love] Pasta Deli for their range of fresh salads, they make it super easy to stay healthy on the run.”
Eat Fresh @ Burnside To Win!
From August 1-31 just spend $15 or more at any of Burnside Village’s participating food retailers, or $50 at Coles, to go into the draw to win a weekly $500 Burnside Village Gift Card – plus, the winners will also receive a free Burnside Village market bag! For more information, or to see the list of participating retailers, visit Burnside Village.