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Healthy Treats You Can Make This Weekend

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The weekend can be a great time to indulge. Enjoying delicious food doesn’t mean high-fat and high-sugar. We’ve tracked down some recipes for delicious and nutritious healthy treats that you can try this weekend (and hopefully they’ll last you through the week!)

Breakfast

Banana and Quinoa Pancakes

anana and Quinoa Pancakes

You’d be hard pressed to find someone that doesn’t enjoy a good pancake, but many people avoid them because of the sugar, gluten and fat they can contain.

Instead, give these vegan Banana and Quinoa Pancakes a try. They’re loaded with protein and fruit and are low in sugar due to the use of stevia.

Get the recipe here.

Chocolate Cookie Cereal

Breakfast cereals are notoriously high in sugar.

Sugar in cereals

An easy way to avoid sugary cereals is to make your own and add all the goodness you need to start the day right. It may not sound quite right to eat chocolate cookies for breakfast but this homemade Chocolate Cookie cereal is both healthy and delicious.

Chocolate Cookie Breakfast Cereal

Get the recipe here.

Lunch

Sweet Potato Fries

After a filling breakfast you may not want a big lunch, so a serving of seasoned sweet potato fries might just hit the spot. Sweet potatoes are packed with nutrients like vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin D, magnesium, potassium and beta carotene.

sweet potato fries

 

Quinoa Crumbed Chicken Nuggets

Tempted to head to the drive through for some chicken nuggets? Forget the processed chicken and deep-fried nuggets. Give these fresh, quinoa crumbed nuggets a go!

quinoa chicken nuggets

Get the recipe here.

Dinner

Cheeseburger

quinoa burger

The classic cheeseburger is a great Saturday night meal, but high fat and salt can be a turn-off for many. Make them at home and you can make them without the bad stuff. The great thing about burgers is that they are so versatile – once you get the base right, you can add whatever you like!

Start your cheeseburger with this recipe and then get creative!

Pulled Pork Roll

Pulled pork has grown in popularity over the last few years. Many people are surprised to learn that pork actually has less fat than chicken breast. The problem with many pulled pork rolls is the fatty, creamy coleslaw and processed white rolls.

By making the coleslaw at home and adding wholegrain rolls, your pulled pork roll can be both delicious and good for you.

Pulled pork and coleslaw roll

Get the pulled pork recipe here.

Snacks/Desserts

The best part of the weekend – dessert! If you don’t want to ruin your week of working out, here are some great ways to cheat without cheating!

wagon wheel slice

This Wagon Wheel slice from Luke Hines combines almond meal, coconut, fresh berries and cacao for a delicious, yet healthy treat.

fruit pops

When the temperature rises, there’s nothing better than a good popsicle. Try making yours at home with fresh fruit and coconut water or juice.

Avocado Chocolate Pudding

Chocolate mousse is one of the great indulgences but often high in fat and sugar. This version has an avocado base, so it’s full of healthy fats and still has that chocolate taste you’ll love.

Want to know more about eating healthy? Get real food facts with the Diploma of Nutrition 10136NAT from the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers.

 

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