24.01.14 Rachael Finch gets mummalicious with her new little peach

24.01.14 Rachael Finch gets mummalicious with her new little peach

Being a new mum has changed Rachael Finch’€™s lifestyle, but it won’€™t change her diet, an emphasis on healthy foods and a love of ‘€˜100% Dribbilicious’€™ Australian summer stonefruit.

The model, TV presenter, fitness lover and foodie gave birth to her first child in late September and has embarked on a ‘€˜keep fresh, fit and healthy’€™ campaign utilising her summer workout in conjunction with mouth-watering summer stonefruit recipes.

“Christmas and the New Year will be a totally different experience with a new addition to the household,”€ she said. “We’€™ll start our own traditions as a new family, but I’€™ll still be reaching for the big bowl of stonefruit that has always been on the kitchen table since I was a baby.”

The Australian summer stonefruit ambassador said peaches, nectarines, plums and apricots are such a big part of our Aussie culture that it’€™s easy to forget they are rich in vitamins A, C and E and a great source of dietary fibre and potassium.

“€œI love the fact that on a hot summer’s day I can still snack or cook with fresh local produce that tastes great and is also good for me,”€ she said.

“I’€™m big on experimenting with homegrown stonefruit and love the versatility in jazzing up salads, marinades, cereals, smoothies, fruit salads and a whole range of classic cakes and desserts.”

Australian summer stonefruit is available from October to April with the festive season and New Year the height of domestic production.

“€œI always try tropica online casino to make the most of the peak season when they’€™re at their best and when I can get behind our brilliant local growers,”€ Rachael said.

“€œSupporting the local green-thumb community is really important to me because I have family whose livelihood is in horticulture. I know how hard they work to ensure the best quality fruit is produced right on our doorstep.”

Rachael said having a spring baby is even more reason to complement healthy eating with plenty of outdoor activity. She just has to be more flexible about baby-friendly timing and pursuits.

“€œPushing the pram and park and beach visits will be mixed with exercise I can do at home. I have five exercises that give me a full body workout in just 20 minutes so they’€™ll be an awesome time saver!”

“€œI think balance is important to ensure you’€™re full of energy despite the change in routine and environment that comes with being a new parent. Staying active and eating well is crucial for my health over summer – it’s my favourite time of the year!”

“€œI’€™ll make a fair dent in the 100,000 tonnes of nectarines, plums, apricots and peaches our growers produce annually!”

Around 800 growers are part of the production line that starts in sub-tropical Queensland and rolls out down-country as the sun heads south for summer. The northern areas of Western Australia and New South Wales spring into action before Victoria and South Australia come on-stream, rounded off by Tasmanian harvests from mid-January.