For many of you joining us at Kale & Co. we know staying healthy for your working week
Monday - Friday is easy!
However as the weekend approaches sometimes it's tough to stay motivated and keep away from unhealthy, sugary, processed and fatty take away options for those 2 extra days.
We are ALL about balance and living a full life, and believe it or not, you still can enjoy the weekend and maintain your whole food eating regime. You just need to be smart about what you order at your local cafe or add to your shopping trolley.
Here are a few things we do over the weekend that help us feel good, nourished and never deprived!
Instead of heading to the supermarket, try visit a local farmer's market and fill up your Kale & Co. cooler bag with loads of fresh fruit and veggies, locally made artisan breads cheeses, meats, eggs and some delicious small batch raw treats / chocolate. There are always juice stands at the markets, so grab a freshly pressed juice too! The Subiaco Farmers Market is one of our favourites on a Saturday morning.
Heading out for Weekend Breakfast? Try ordering some wholegrain / sourdough toast with mashed avocado and some free range eggs too. Pair it with a freshly pressed juice / or try an almond milk latte. One of our favourite places to grab avo + toast is Mary Street Bakery! Remember, if you have a big breakfast - try keep it super simple and light for lunch. Sometimes a fresh fruit salad and a handful of nuts will do the trick!
Heading out for Dinner? That's ok too! Always look for a lean protein dish and add lots of extra vegetable sides, salads and wholegrain. Pizza is one of our favourite weekend treats. We always opt for a thin wood fired crust topped with healthy options like kale, brussel sprouts, feta, basil + a drizzle of chilli oil. We always like to sip away on a glass of red too :-)
Need to cook up some healthy meals at home? Well, this one is easy.
Here are a few super easy and healthy weekend meal ideas:
BANANA PROTEIN PANCAKES:
Mash bananas, egg, honey, cinnamon and a good quality almond meal into a bowl. Mix well. Place your batter into a non-stick pan and your pancakes will be ready in no-time. Add some grilled banana, greek yoghurt and a drizzle of honey.
GRILLED LEMON CHICKEN AVOCADO WRAPS:
Grab some Mountain Bread from the supermarket. Load your wraps with freshly cut lettuce, tomato, cucumber, grilled chicken, avocado, feta cheese, a drizzle of lemon, salt and pepper. So fresh and tasty.
BOWL OF PASTA WITH ZUCCHINI NOODLES:
Swap your favourite pasta dish with zucchini noodles instead of pasta. We still like to include our cheese (and lots of it!) It's the weekend and we never deprive.
BANANA, MAPLE + HAZELNUT CACAO ICE CREAM:
Freeze your bananas. Place them into a food processor with maple syrup, raw cacao, coconut flakes and some roasted hazelnuts and blitz on high until an ice cream consistency is achieved. Drizzle with some melted dark chocolate.
We hope we have inspired you to keep healthy all week.
Join us for a 5-day program next week, and we'll leave you to the rest! :-)
Lots of love, Kale & Co. x