With Australia Day only one sleep away, in addition to being our national day, let’s be honest… it also provides a welcome break from the 5 day weeks we have been trying to get our heads back into since the Holiday season finished. So there are picnics, BBQs and radio-sessions abounding, not to mention well-earned sleep-ins all round.
There are lots of healthy alternatives for classic Australian recipes to celebrate the day with. Here are some of our faves:
- Scones with yogurt and fresh fruit
- deconstructed Pavlova: rather than a whole piece you can make a fresh fruit salad á la Eton Mess with crushed meringue and mint
- Baked fish with sweet potato chips
- Zucchini fritters for the BBQ.
There are lots of quick and easy ways to support your health without punishing your taste buds. How about we throw a shrimp on the Barbie with these delicious prawn kebabs? And to keep with the green and gold theme – why not have jugs of sparkling water with fresh slices of lemons and lime for a delicious patriotic thirst quencher? Fresh salads such as this delicious Kangaroo and macadamia concoction or this refreshing Tomato lemon combination can help balance out the heavier treats that people will be indulging in.
Australia Day is not the only annual event this week, with the start of the Chinese New Year festivities taking off around the country and the globe to celebrate the beginning of the year of the Rooster. We wish a happy new year to our friends and colleagues who will be celebrating over the next few weeks.
To help burn off the festival celebration calories, how about trying this 30 day planking challenge? No equipment needed and only a few minutes a day required. So this is accessible for all to try, are you up for it? There are multiple variations of a classic plank that can be adapted to suit physical needs without losing the integrity of the exercise.
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– Chelsea King