Linseed banana date muffins, quinoa sweet potato, healthy pizza – National Nutrition Week – Day Four by Energize Trainers

Breakfast: Linseed, banana and date muffins

by GR Trainer Jeni

Ingredients (makes 12 muffins):

  • 12 dessert spoons LSA mix
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 1-2 ripe bananas
  • 60g pureed apple
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg

Directions:

Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Soaked chopped dates in boiling water. Prepare muffin tins with baking paper. Use a fork to mash bananas. Add nutmeg and combine well. Mix through the LSA mix and baking powder, then the eggs.

Spoon even amounts of the mix into prepared muffin tins and bake for 25 minutes. Remove from tin when cooked and cool on a rack.

Lunch: Quinoa, Sweet Potato Salad in a Jar

by GR Trainer Isabelle

Ingredients (serves 1):

  • 100g quinoa, cooked
  • 1 handful roasted walnuts
  • 2 eggs, hard-boiled, roughly chopped
  • 1 sweet potato, roasted, diced
  • 50g goats cheese, crumbled
  • 1 corn, kernels
  • 1 handful of rocket

Dressing:

  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp cracked pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Directions:

In a Mason or similar large glass jar, build your salad starting with the dressing at the bottom. Next, add the corn, quinoa and sweet potatoes followed by the cheese, walnuts, and a handful rocket. Close jar and transport upright. When serving tip ingredients on to a plate. 

Notes: Mix dressing ingredients together to make the dressing.

Dinner: Southwestern Pizza

by GR Trainer Isabelle

Ingredients (serves 3):

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 12-inch 100% whole wheat pizza crust
  • 1 cup prepared tomato salsa
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded reduced-fat 2 percent mozzarella
  • 1 1/3 cups canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 small sweet capsicum, seeded and thinly sliced (about 2/3 cup)
  • 2 spring onions trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves for garnish (optional)

Directions:

Heat the oven to 230C. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Place crust on sheet and top with salsa, 1 cup mozzarella, beans, sliced capsicum, and spring onions. Top with remaining 1/4 cup cheese.

Place pizza in oven and bake 8 to 10 minutes or until mozzarella is melted. Remove from oven and garnish with cilantro if desired. Cut into six slices and serve.

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