Eat like an athlete to stay slim

Eat like an athlete to stay slim

by Paola Bassanese

Inspired by aerial circus artist Julia who kindly kept a food diary sharing her healthy recipes, here’s some practical and delicious meal plans that will boost your energy and help you stay slim. Julia believes in and follows the traditional German eating philosophy: breakfast like an emperor, lunch like a king, dine like a pauper.

Menu 1

Breakfast: 2 slices granary wholemeal w butter and two poached eggs

Snack: 2 small apples, 1 banana, handful chicken breast bites, 1kiwi, 1fig

Lunch: salad with wild rice, carrots, peppers, parsley, chilli dressing, King prawns with chilli and coriander

Dinner: salmon with crushed pepper, steamed broccoli sugarsnaps carrots baby corn with sesame seeds, brown rice and houmous with pomegranate

Menu 2

Breakfast: homemade smoothie with 2 bananas, handful mango, fresh mint, fresh ginger, tsp coconut oil, orange juice

Snack: Avocado smoothie: avocado, handful of spinach, mint, half a lemon, tbl spoon yoghurt, apple juice

Lunch: salad with mixed nuts, mixed beans, broccoli and carrots with quinoa, garlic prawns

Dinner: chicken salad

Menu 3

Breakfast: baked beans, tinned tomatoes, poached egg

Snack: banana milk shake with cinnamon and nut meg

Lunch: mixed sushi/sashimi box

Dinner: grilled pork with wholegrain and camargue red rice with pumpkin and sunflower seeds, red cabbage