Would you like to up your nutrition and still enjoy your favourite foods? You can make a few minor changes to your diet without feeling restricted or deprived. Here are a few to get started with that I find can have a positive impact with minimal effort required.
Here is a quick, easy meal with eggs, cheese and milk for protein instead of meat. It is a great way to get in extra vegetables in a tasty way. A winner for vegetarians an those just wanting a meat free meal or change. Very economical weekly meal!
This is a great one for lunch, dinner, after school or post training snack!
What’s for dinner? It must be one of the most common questions asked. I asked my mum this everyday! Knowing what to prepare each night can be a chore. Making a nutritious evening meal doesn’t mean it needs to be chef standard or take hours to prepare but making one is likely to result in a healthier diet so let's take a look at how we get it together easily.
What are these little flakes of goodness? A lupin is a legume like chickpeas and kidney beans are. We grow them here in Western Australia and have done so since the 1960's as a natural fertiliser for soil health and recently we realised how good they are for our health.
As you can see in the pictures they are harvested giving a legume kernel. We can't cook and digest the kernel so they are made into a lupin flake. The flake can be added to nearly anything:
My favourite meal of the day is breakfast!
I am always hungry in the mornings, I love the food choices and it gets me set for the day. Over the years breakfast has changed from everyone sitting together at the table, to (often) being on the run, at varying times from early to mid morning. It’s also become an event to go out for with meetings and particularly on weekends and holidays.
My Kangaroo mince 3 in 1 creation
It is great when you can find a recipe that can be modified easily to make, a different meal. Time saver and keeps the excitement of dinner alive.
This is an easy, economical recipe, packed with lean protein and plenty of vegetables!
Have a go and let me know!
Life as an AFL player is busy. Recovery sessions, meetings, video watching, physio, massage, dietitian, player appearances, sleep monitoring, training just to name a few and then a game all in one week before it all repeats. A player needs to be organised, otherwise nutrition just falls by the way side.
Bradley Hill impressed me with his meal preparation, so I asked him to share a little
Will the lunch you chow down today provide you with the nutrients your body desires to keep it going for the afternoon, for when you get home and for general health and wellbeing?
Let’s make it a highlight of the day rather than something that is a chore to squash in? It doesn’t have to take a lot of effort or time, but will take some.
1. Plan Ahead
A key to successful events is planning and lunch is no different.
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