By Chantal Dalabona
A healthy lifestyle is all about simplicity and maintainability. So don’t overcomplicate your diet.
Keep it simple with these easy-to-make and tasty recipes.
Oatmeal Protein Pancakes
- 1 cup oats
- ½ cup apple sauce
- 1 egg
- 1 cup egg whites
- 4 tsp baking soda
- 2 tbsp flax meal
- Pinch of salt
- Pinch of cinnamon
- Blend all of the ingredients
- Heat a non-stick griddle and pour batter onto it creating 8 small circles
- Flip them once to cook both sides and enjoy!
Spruce up these pancakes with berries, powdered sugar, honey, maple syrup, shredded coconut, chocolate chips, banana, pineapple or nut butter just to name a few. On their own, however, they satisfy and the kids love them.
- Serves 4
- Calories per serving: 175
- Protein: 12g
- Carbs: 21g
- Fat: 5g
Portobello Shrimp Zucchini Pasta (serves 2)
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 4 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
- 4 zucchini, peeled and spiraled
- 1 portobello mushroom, cut into squares
- 12 shrimp, deveined
- Sprinkle of parmesan cheese
- Salt, to taste
- Heat the skillet , add 1 tablespoon olive oil and cook shrimp for about 2-3 minutes each side. Remove to a plate and set aside.
- Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil with garlic and cook portobello mushroom. Sauté until fragrant and soft.
- Add zucchini noodles and shrimp. Simmer for a minute. Season as desired.
- Remove from heat and top with parmesan cheese.
- Calories per serving: 305
- Protein: 26g
- Carbs: 12g
- Fat: 18g
This contribution was created in partnership with FITposium, an annual educational and inspirational seminar focused on success in the fitness modelling and entrepreneurial industry. Held in Arizona in the US, this workshop features a variety of sessions to prepare fitness talents with everything they need to know to enter the market and succeed. For more info about FITposium, visit fitposium.com.
Author: Pedro van Gaalen
When he’s not writing about sport or health and fitness, Pedro is probably out training for his next marathon or ultra-marathon. He’s worked as a fitness professional and as a marketing and comms expert. He now combines his passions in his role as managing editor at Fitness magazine.