Our salad pitas and sandwiches contain nutrients from all or some of the following food groups
VEGIE PACKED salad pitas are a great way to increase your fibre intake and they help lower cholesterol levels and prevent constipation. Eating salads frequently increases the levels of antioxidants – vitamin C, vitamin E, folic acid, lycopene and alpha and beta carotene via raw vegetables. Researchers have noted there are links between eating lots of fruit and vegetables and lower risks of many diseases.
Tasmanian Smoked Salmon Pita
RICH IN OMEGA-3 Smoked Salmon contains fats which help maintain brain function protecting you from depression, memory loss or even dementia which can occur when there is a deficiency of omega-3 fatty acids. Smoked Salmon is also a great source of essential minerals including iron to help keep energy levels up.
Curried Egg Sandwich
Eggs are a highly nutritious food that can make an important contribution to a healthy, well balanced diet. They are a natural source of at least 11 different vitamins and minerals as well as high quality protein, omega-3 fats and antioxidants. Due to the variety of nutrients found in eggs, they can make a significant contribution to increasing daily nutrient intakes. In fact, research shows egg consumers have higher intakes of vitamins A, E, B12 and folate compared to non-egg consumers.
Ham Salad Sandwich
LEAN MEATS are 1. A good source of iron, zinc and B12, 2. Help with controlling cholesterol and blood pressure, 3. Contain more proteins and less fat, 4. Help keep your bones healthy and 5. Contain Tryptophan and vitamin B5 to help reduce stress.
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This food group includes lean meat and poultry, fish, eggs, nuts, seeds and beans. They are ‘protein rich’ and most Australians have no trouble eating enough protein each day. This food group also provides other nutrients such as: iodine, iron, zinc, vitamins, especially B12, and essential fatty acids.
Chicken & Seeded Mustard Salad Sandwich
100% CHICKEN BREAST is the only type of chicken we use at Banjo’s. It is recommended children eat 1.5 – 2.5 serves from the lean meat and poultry, fish, eggs, tofu, nuts and seeds food group per day depending on age. A serving of chicken breast contains vitamins B, B6, B12, C, D, E, niacin, and magnesium.