Trying to stay fit and healthy is as much about diet as it is about exercise. In order to keep the skinfolds to a minimum I have improved my diet over the years and have learnt some cool recipes to not only stay healthy and fit but also still enjoy my meals. The main focus I have when planning a meal is to try and avoid the refined carbohydrates as much as possible. I do this by cutting out things like bread and cereal from my meals, while keeping a good amount of fruit and veg.
Here is a typical menu from one of my days that I have found to be both healthy and delicious….
Scrambled Eggs (microwave version for those on the go!):
¼ cup milk
½ a Lime
Crack the eggs into microwave friendly bowl and whip with fork until bubbly and the yolk is all mixed in. Add the milk into this and stir again. Place in microwave, checking and stirring/scrambling the mixture every 30-45 seconds until cooked to personal liking. Squeeze the juice of ½ a lime over the cooked eggs and top with a sprinkling of Himalayan salt and pepper.
Enjoy the fluffy pillows of egg and fresh zingy taste of lime to get you going in the morning!
Chicken and Salad Wraps:
2 Wholemeal wraps
handful of Lettuce
½ of an Avocado
Peri Peri sauce (HOT)
Cut and prepare the salad to your liking and serving size. Heat wraps in microwave for 1 minute. Add salads and chicken. Sprinkle salt and pepper and lightly drizzle some peri peri sauce to your liking. Wrap it all up and you have yourself a delicious and super healthy, low carbohydrate lunch!
Steak and Veggies:
2 pieces of porterhouse steak ~ 200grams each
1 cup of Green peas
½ of corn cob
3-4 branches of broccoli
½ of a carrot
Steak: Preheat the pan or Barbeque on high heat. Once hot, add small amount of oil and spread over cooking surface, lightly sprinkle salt over raw steak and place on the hot surface. Leave for approximately 4-5 minutes and turn once, allow to cook for another 4-5 minutes. Times vary depending on how cooked you like your steak.
Veggies: Boil the kettle. Cut the carrot into your personal favourite style, and add to a small pot with the green peas, corn kernels cut from the corn and broccoli pieces. Add in 200-300mLs of boiling water and place the lid on top and turn heat onto medium. Check on the veggies every couple of minutes and give a stir until cooked to your liking.
Dish these up to a plate and you have yourself a fantastic, balanced and filling dinner!
To keep the 3pm hunger at bay, add in some healthy snacks to your day as well! A few favourites are nuts like almonds and walnuts, museli bars (beware of too much added sugar!), fruit and smoothies.