Swimsuit season is just around the corner and we all know what that means: it’s time to work on that six pack (and no, we don’t mean a 6-pack of beers). Working out might not be your thing but that doesn’t mean you can’t eat better. We got you. After all, they say getting into shape is only 20% exercise and 80% eating well.
There’s a whole lot more to love about buddha bowls than just their Insta-worthiness. These bowls of fresh and versatile noms are just so damn tasty and covers just about all the good food groups. You might be eating a bowl packed to the brim with grains, spinach, sweet potato and other good veggies but you’ll be left feeling fuller for longer, so you won’t be tempted to sneak in a naughty treat.
Order a buddha bowl from Eatwell Café, Balaclava, VIC
Grilled pork noodle salad
You can make BEST friends with salads when they arrive in the form of a fresh Vietnamese salad or Thai beef noodle salad. We do love a vermicelli salad and especially one with grilled pork.
Order grilled pork noodle salad from An Café Vietnamese Street Food, Kangaroo Point, QLD
Clean and Lean Chicken Burger
Say goodbye to dirty bulking cos the angels above have answered your prayers and served up a clean burger for you to chow down on. There’s nothing dirty about this lean chicken burger topped with lettuce, tomato, cheese, chilli aioli and the all-important wholemeal bun! #fuel #cleaneats #healthyliving
Order the clean and lean chicken burger from Nutrition Station, Liverpool, NSW
Noodles aren’t as naughty when they’re zucchini in disguise. Enter zucchini noodles, made from a vegetable spiralizer. Forget about other zucchini recipes, oodles of noodles (or should we say zoodles) are best enjoyed with chickpeas, kale and a vegan Bolognese sauce.
Order zucchini noodles from Lid & Jar, Chatswood, NSW
Nothing tastes as good as being healthy feels so prepare to be feeling super fine from incorporating acai and fruit bowls into your diet. Blended with the yummiest fruits and topped with good stuff like granola, coconut flakes and even cacao nibs, these smoothie bowls are summer in shining armour.
Order an acai bowl from Delicia Acai + Protein Bar, Christies Beach, SA
Reaching your daily veg intake doesn’t have to be difficult. Get an extra serve of veg in stir fry vegetables, vegetarian lasagne or vegetable pasta. Better yet, you could kill two birds with one stone and add some protein. Vegetarian omelettes don’t guarantee to give you Hercules’ body, but it will help you get on track.
Order a vegetarian omelette from New Commercial Hotel Chinese & Malaysian Restaurant, Liverpool, NSW