Do you eat your recommended 2 & 5 everyday…??

Welcome Friends!

First up, a little introduction. I’m Jane Prichard – the wife of Matthew (or the Matt in “Mate & Matt’s”)… Today is my first blog so please be kind. I’d love your feedback as I’m learning about this blogging world as I go. I’ve got a few ideas for upcoming blogs – including some of my recipes, staff profiles and information about what’s in season and even a few behind the scenes shots on how our farm operates day to day. But for my first blog I thought I would start with something not enough of us know about but I feel is of great importance, It’s also something that Mate & Matt’s can help you out with…

So without further awkward introductions allow me to ask…

Do you eat your recommended 2 & 5 everyday…?? Well, do you???

Most Australians eat only half the amount of fruit and veggies recommended for good health. Adults need to eat at least 2 serves of fruit and 5 serves of veggies each day.

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The dietary guidelines for Australians advises the key to eating well is to enjoy a variety of nutritious foods from each of the five food groups. Most Australians eat only about half the recommended quantity of fruit and vegetables.

A standard serve of vegetables is 75g and a standard serving of fruit is 150g. To give you more of an idea 1 cup of leafy green raw vegetables in your lunchtime salad is considered one serving. One medium banana is considered to be one serve of fruit. Given that most Australians only eat half of their recommended 2 & 5, the next question I hear you asking me is how can I increase my intake without feeling like a walking, talking fruit & vegetable shop? Here is a few ideas…

  • Make meat go further by adding extra vegetables in a stir-fry or casserole

  • Top toast with cooked mushrooms, tomatoes, capsicum or sweet corn

  • Chop fruit into bite-sized pieces and thread onto skewers for a colourful kebab

  • Freeze bananas, grapes, strawberries and oranges for an icy snack

Mate & Matt’s stocks everything you need to reach your recommended dietary intake of fruits & veggies each day. We pride ourselves on selling fresh, healthy, local produce direct from our farm to your table. Our new online home delivery service makes eating fresh fruit & vegetables easy. We sell everything you will need for summer BBQ’s, winter soups, kids lunchboxes and everything in between. We do our best to grow it fresh for you and pick it fresh for our shelves that day. We buy from other local farmers to ensure that the goodness we provide to you is fresh & locally sourced.

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Orders received by 8am will be delivered direct to your door that same day. Customers have told us already in our one week of online operations just how convenient it is to arrive home from work and have their delivery waiting for them. Parents throughout the Tweed are thankful to not have to drag un-obliging toddlers to pickup their fruit & vegetables for dinner that night. Life is busy, sometimes crazy and at this festive time of the year it is downright chaotic. Simplify your life, jump online and log onto and have Tom deliver your farm fresh, locally grown & sourced fresh fruit & vegetables direct to your door today. We currently deliver to the following areas…

• Tweed Heads • Tweed Heads South • West Tweed • Cobaki • Piggabeen • Bilambil Heights • Bilambil • Terranorra • Banora Point • Fingal • Kingscliff • Salt • Chinderah • Cudgen • Duranbah • Casuarina • Bogangar • Tanglewood • Round Mountain • Pottsville

So I think this might wrap up my first ever blog! Do you eat your recommended 2 & 5 everyday…??

I’d love to hear what you would like me to blog about next time… Leave me a comment below and let me know.

Until then, remember your 2 & 5 people…


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