Swap your usual beef mince with turkey to pimp the protein and reduce the saturated fat content of this classic Italian dish. Protein can help maintain lean muscle in the body which even at rest, helps you to burn more calories. Bonus. A great lean dinner option without the heavy starchy carbs.
I’m a big lover of Sydney Fish Market. They have an amazing array of fresh seafood, sushi bars and a fully stocked grocery store.
I recently bought my first whole salmon from there, and was utterly amazed at how many different meals it made. This was one of my favourites – spicy, soft, crunchy and sweet – not to mention super high in protein, vitamins and minerals, and low on the carb front. Perfect for weight maintenance over the festive period!
This smooth and creamy dressing and it has a delicious kick thanks to the cayenne – that will give your metabolism a boost. The fresh herbs give it loads of flavour, so enjoy it over any of your favourite salads, veggies, as a dip for crackers.
This delicious lunch will keep you satisfied until dinner – a delicious mix of satiating good carbs and fats (lentils and olive oil / walnuts / cheese), with plenty of fresh greens thrown in for good measure. Goats cheese is the perfect cheese to select if you’re cleaning up your diet. It’s creamy, comparatively low in kilojoules, and has no added nasties. Whip this up in under 10 minutes.
This low-fat dressing is one of my favourites – a delicious balance between salty, sweet and sour. Enjoy on days where your good fat intake is already covered (think avocados, nuts, seeds and coconut oil). It’s really important to use good fats to keep you satiated and stop you reaching for more food for later on.
Sometimes it’s not easy to stomach a green smoothie first thing in a morning. While it’s awesome to have high-quality nutrients flood your body, it can be an unenjoyable taste experience when you’ve just risen. This recipe is offer a much more fun experience – and helps to get your kids to eat their greens too! Enjoy alone as a snack any time, or cube and add to breakfast bowls and salads. Can also be used as a jelly spread for your wholemeal toast! Move over refined sugar-laden marmalade.
Did you know salmon is full of mood-boosting properties? It’s essential fatty acids (omega-3s) feed your brain essential nutrients that it cannot produce itself. Next time you’re feeling low, cook up a storm with this simple dish, and feel better in no time.
Chicken is an amazing protein. It will keep you full for hours because it is digested slowly, and it’s one of the leanest meats available. Shake your lunch times up with some quick and easy spicy chicken burgers.
This warm salad is perfect for cooler evenings. A perfect mix of complex carbs, protein and fats to keep you satisfied and happy long after meal time. Sweet, crunchy, and delicious, this dish is also full off essential vitamins and minerals. Tuck in!
Try this perfect summer salad to fill you up, without weighing you down.