Australia's Healthy Weight Week – daily emails with tips & recipes
Last month we promoted Australia’s Healthy Weight Week by providing a week worth of emails including recipes, video blogs, healthy eating and exercise tips plus more. We received fantastic feedback and the week was a big success for kick-starting healthier habits among many of our followers and getting more people into their kitchens to prepare more meals themselves!
Amanda shared one of her favourite breakfast recipes - Nutty Muesli, and how to enjoy a nutritionally balanced meal that is low in sugar, high in protein, fibre and healthy fats, and provides long-lasting energy to help keep you focused throughout the morning. We have included this recipe for you as the recipe of the month – see below.
Amanda also shared her favourite hummus recipe, which she adds to roasted veggies as a great daily snack idea, which is low in energy but high in fibre to keep you feeling full and help control those dreaded afternoon cravings. And what a great way to get more veggies into your day!
If you struggle to find time to get out of the house to exercise, Amanda provided some ideas on how to get back into exercise at home. Sometimes all it takes to get motivated is to get into your workout gear, put on some music you love and focus on how good it feels to be moving. Incorporating resistance training (with or without having investing in some basic equipment) a few times a week is a great way to boost your metabolism and start to change your body shape.
When you think of catching up with friends for a meal, do you always think of eating out? Why not invite them over for a simple, healthy meal? Amanda shared a ‘Barley, lentil and orange salad’ recipe which is perfect for a main dish (just add lamb, chicken or prawns – or extra lentils for a vegetarian option) or as a side with a BBQ.
We shared the free cookbook ‘Everyday Healthy: Seasonal, Fresh & Tasty’, which the team at Sprout, including celebrity cook Callum Hann and dietitian Themis Chryssidis developed especially for Healthy Weight Week. Each recipe in the cookbook is accompanied with a nutrition tip. Check it out!
We also offered tips on how to give your fridge, freezer and pantry a health make-over and how to better organise yourself, including planning meals and shopping lists for the week ahead, to help you stay on track with your healthy eating.
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Enjoy – and let us know what you think!