Barbecued Pork Chops with Roasted Potatoes & Kale
Cooking the potatoes and kale in a foil packet in this healthy recipe gives you moist and tender results while using less oil. Choose a barbecue sauce that has the least amount of sodium and added sugars.
We chat to Lauren Hannaford (@lozhannahford) about her top fitness tips, how she stays motivated and her fitness mantra.
After competing as an elite gymnast for more than 20 years, IsoWhey-sponsored athlete Lauren ‘Loz’ Hannaford turned her fitness sights to gymnastics coaching, modelling and personal training. While touring the world with The Wiggles (yep, she once performed on stage as Dorothy the Dinosaur), Hannaford learnt the importance of the ‘do anywhere, anytime’ workout for boosting her health and wellbeing. “I always remind myself of how much more energised and vibrant I feel all day after I sweat myself through an awesome workout.”
Her top tips
Write it down – “This is a great way to believe you can do it. There is something about writing it down that makes it become real. When it becomes a real commitment there is no room for self-doubt or sabotage.”
Focus on process, not outcome – “I encourage [my clients] to have their specific goals but to ultimately make their main goal about a continued lifestyle. If you work toward the goal of making it become an ongoing lifestyle then you will just watch the other goals and results roll in naturally.”
Patience – “You see so many people fall off the wagon because their goal is too out of reach for the time being or don’t allow enough time. People often set goals and then can’t understand why they haven’t reached them after their first workout. Olympic athletes weren’t built in a day.”
Cultivate enjoyment – “Think about how you feel after each workout; how those feelgood endorphins make you feel vibrant and energised. I’ve never met a person who was disappointed they got up and did a workout but I have met plenty who were disappointed when they didn’t, and that is the motivation I get clients to use to keep coming back, not just focus on a weight loss number or whatever it may be.”
Mantra magic – “Have positive mantras that you memorise and remind yourself of over and over again. One that gets you to your workout, one that gets you through your workout and one that reminds you of how good you feel for doing your workout – so there is no room for negative thoughts.”
Go team – “Rally your friends or a work team around you. Train together and make it a ritual so that you are training for you but you are also all there training for each other. Coffee dates become a ritual, right? Then why not make training part of the ritual – before the coffee?”
Fit focus for 2016
“I think one of my focuses for my fitness in 2016 is to be more conscious of not letting winter stop me. I normally do my own kind of training but definitely next winter I will be booking into more classes to get my butt committed to training no matter how much I love my doona and pillow. And I’ll be changing things up and giving something new a try.”
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Steak with Cheddar Roasted Cabbage
A mix of roasted cabbage and red onion is topped with melted cheese for a divine side to steak in this quick and healthy dinner recipe. Serve with a mixed green salad or toasted and lightly buttered bread.
Creamy Pesto Chicken Salad with Greens
For a healthy variation on creamy chicken salad, we’ve replaced half the mayonnaise with basil pesto. Serve over greens or make it into a sandwich for a healthy lunch.
Get moving with these creative desk moves by WH&F trainer Nichelle Laus before the sedentary fallouts kick in.
BICEPS CURL – grab a paperweight, a small, filled water bottle, a stapler, or your handbag handle in your hand. While seated or standing, take the object in one hand with your palm facing upwards. Starting with your arms straight at your side, bend the elbow and curl the arm up towards your chest, hold, then lower back down. Repeat.
CHEST CHAIR PUSH-UP – get into a push-up position and place hands on edge of sturdy chair, slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. This is your starting position. Bend arms and lower body until your chest reaches the edge of the chair. Push body up to the starting position, and repeat. Variation: Knees can remain on the ground throughout the exercise to make it easier.
BACK REVERSE FLYE
– grab two paperweights, cans, or small, filled bottles of water. Sit on a chair with your knees bent at 90 degrees and your feet flat on the floor. Bend forward slightly, look down at the floor and keep your back straight. This is your starting position.
With palms facing each other, extend arms out to the side, squeezing the shoulder blades, hold, and return to the starting position.
TRICEPS CHAIR DIP –
Face away from the chair. Place your hands behind you on the edge of the seat, shoulder-width apart. With your hands securely in place, step a foot or two away, and straighten your legs and keep heels in contact with the floor. Straighten your arms so that your body is lifted. This is your starting position.
Bend your elbows and lower yourself until your elbows are 90 degrees, hold, and re-straighten back to the starting position. Repeat.
LEGS AND BUTT BODYWEIGHT SQUAT – stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Lower your body as far as you can by pushing your hips back and bending your knees until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Pause, stand back up, and repeat.
HAMSTRINGS STANDING LEG CURL – Stand behind your chair and hold on to it for support. Kick one foot back at a time, allowing your heel to almost touch the back of your thigh. Lower your foot back down and repeat.
Tip/Variation: You can add some resistance by looping your handbag onto your ankle.
Extra cardio tip: “To make the most of your limited hours, take the stairs instead of the lift. Take two at a time for extra burn.”
For more check out this video of desk yoga, for stretches and relaxation tips.
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Looking for healthy snack ideas? Try these easy snacks by dietitian Sally-Anne Livock.
• 1 piece of fruit such as a banana or an apple.
• 15 unsalted, raw nuts
• 200 g tub low-fat natural yoghurt with frozen berries
• 4 apricot halves and 4 almonds
• punnet of strawberries
• 250ml skinny latte
• Homemade smoothie with low-fat milk, yoghurt and frozen berries
• 1 cup air-popped popcorn
• 175g tub of Yoplait Forme yoghurt
• 1 John West 61g Tuna to Go Lemon & Cracked Pepper
• 10 Sakata crackers with salsa
• Vegie sticks (carrot, celery, capsicum, snow peas, asparagus, cauliflower) with salsa
• Small muesli bar (420 kJ approx.)
• 2 Ryvita or corn thins with slice of low-fat cheese and tomato
• 40 g mini tub light Philli with carrot and celery sticks
For more healthy recipes ideas and healthy eating tips, check out our nutrition section.
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Thai Peanut Curry Noodles
Thai curry paste delivers a spicy kick-in-the-pants in this healthy peanut noodle recipe. If you haven’t tried kohlrabi yet, here’s your excuse to buy it. The bulbous vegetable is related to broccoli and Brussels sprouts, but has a milder, sweet flavor and fabulous crunch.
Chive & Goat Cheese Souffles
This light, airy individual cheese soufflé recipe is dramatically puffed when it comes out of the oven. Serve for a healthy brunch or lunch with a spring salad of watercress, baby arugula and tender greens tossed with lemon-chive vinaigrette.