Women's Health Week at Marley Spoon

Did you know that the two biggest barriers for women not maintaining a healthy lifestyle is ‘lack of time’ and ‘health not being a priority’?

By: Jonas / 13/08/2019

It’s true, which is why this year Marley Spoon is partnering with Jean Hailes for Women’s Health to make sure eating healthy is not only easy but delicious this Women’s Health Week! Combining evidence-based research and clinical experience, Jean Hailes has been leading women’s health education and research for more than 25 years.

Women’s Health Week is on the first week of September every year, but to make sure you’re eating well consistently, Marley Spoon is serving up some special dishes in August so you can make positive changes that could last a lifetime.


Central to our overall health and wellbeing is our digestive system. It plays an important role in your physical and mental health, breaking down and absorbing all the nutrients your body needs, which is why “gut health” is the food theme for Women’s Health Week this year.

Your digestive system is home to trillions of bacteria and other microorganisms. The key to a healthy microbiome is all a diverse menu with lots of plant-based foods, as well as avoiding processed foods with artificial sweeteners.

In August we’re serving up four recipes specially created by the Jean Hailes naturopath and herbalist Sandra Villella, who has worked closely with the Marley Spoon chefs to create some healthy recipes for you to cook at home.

These dishes are available to order in the last two weeks of August and can be added to your upcoming order now. Together we’re happy to serve up balanced dishes that leave you feeling great inside and out!

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Chinese Ginger Beef with Pak Choy, Chilli and Brown Rice

Lean meat is not only high in iron, but it can actually enhance the iron absorption from other sources. This stir fry is packed with iron, as well as other fresh ingredients that can reduce the risk of some cancers.

Try this low GI, low carb and high protein dish the week commencing August 19.

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Roasted Cauliflower, Beetroot and Kale Salad with Spiced Chickpeas and Yoghurt Dressing

This calcium-rich, vegetarian option is all about building strong bones and joints. Calcium is vital to building bones and keeping them healthy, as well as enabling our blood to clot, our muscles to contract, and our heart to beat. Try this healthy dish the week of August 19.

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Roast Baby Carrot, Beetroot and Lentil Salad with Goats Cheese and Honey Roasted Walnuts

Food can affect your mood and traditional, Mediterranean dishes are fantastic at positively affecting your mental health. Topped with feta for additional protein, and a source of calcium, this salad will nourish you, your gut and brain. This mood booster is on the menu the week of August 26.

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Grilled Barramundi with Warm Roast Potato, Fennel and Almond Salad

Fish is an important part of a heart-healthy diet, along with foods including vegetables, legumes, fruit, wholegrain cereals, lean protein, reduced fat dairy, nuts, seeds and healthy fats such as olive oil, and this dish is packed with all of these! Cook up this delicious dinner the week commencing August 26.

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