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My Favourite Foods

My Favourite Foods
Kayla Itsines

A common question I get from my BBG girls is “What are your favourite foods?”. While I’m sure lots of you can guess a few of them, I decided to put a quick list together for you! I use all of these foods regularly, so they’re always in my kitchen.

Kayla's favourite foods

These are some of my all-time favourite foods. If you want to learn more about what I eat on a typical day, check out my day on a plate.

Mango

I don’t think this is a surprise for anyone! Of course mango is on the list! I love fresh, juicy mango as a snack on its own, or added to smoothies. A mango salsa is also perfect to top grilled fish or chicken. It always feels like summer when there’s lots of fresh, delicious-smelling mangoes in the shops!

They're also delicious in fruit salads and with greek yoghurt. Mangoes are high in Vitamin C, which can help boost your immune system and keep your skin looking glowing.

Eggs are one of Kayla Itsines

Eggs

One of my favourite breakfasts is sourdough toast with scrambled eggs and chilli kale. I ate it almost every day for a full year, and I still eat it regularly! I'm also more than a little partial to baked eggs for breakfast or dinner! Eggs are great for getting some protein in the morning, and you can prepare eggs different ways, which is great if you like variety. 

I love having eggs for breakfast because they help to keep me full and give me energy to function throughout the day. Eggs are an awesome source of protein and B vitamins. They are also the main ingredient in Avgolemono, my favourite greek soup!

Chicken

I love to add some shredded grilled chicken to a wrap and make my own healthy yiros! Chicken goes with almost everything. Once it’s cooked, you can have it hot with grilled or roasted vegetables, or cold in a sandwich or salad. What could be better?

Quinoa

Quinoa

Quinoa is another favourite of mine because it is a great addition to salads and sides. It has a nutty texture and provides our bodies with all nine essential amino acids (protein). It is such a versatile food, I love using it both in the morning (in porridge) and it also tastes great mixed in with brown rice.

Tuna

I love eating tuna for lunch! My favourite way to eat is in a salad. I mix it with mint, basil, cherry tomatoes, croutons, bocconcini and cucumber dressed with a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Trust me, you HAVE to try it!

Tuna is a great source of protein and the omega-3 fatty acids help to keep your heart healthy. The thing I love about tuna is it is so convenient, all you have to do is chop up a few veggies, add a can of tuna and some dressing and voila - you have a healthy meal!

Watermelon

Watermelon

This is another one of my absolute favourite summer fruits! I love watermelon! It is SO refreshing to eat on a hot summer’s day especially living in Australia. Watermelon is a great source of Vitamins A, B6 and C. Add it to smoothies or enjoy it frozen!

Figs

When it comes to figs, I love them fresh! My Papou grows his own, and they are seriously the best! They can be eaten by themselves, used as a topping for smoothie bowls, toast or yoghurt, or you can have slices of fig with a little bit of cheese as a snack. YUM!

Berries

I love eating any type of berries, but blueberries especially! They are full of antioxidants and fibre, which can help to keep you full and your digestive happy. My favourite way to eat berries is frozen in smoothies, in greek yoghurt and just on their own as an easy healthy snack!

Banana Chia Pudding

Chia Seeds

I don’t always eat these weekly, but when I do have some at home I love using them in smoothies and especially banana and chia seed puddings. Chia seeds are packed with Omega-3 fatty acids, fibre and protein, causing many people to call them a ‘superfood’. When added to liquid they expand, so keep this in mind when adding to smoothies and juices!

Greek yoghurt

Yoghurt is one of those foods that I always have in my fridge. Add some fresh berries and you’ve got a great snack or a healthy dessert. Mix it with cucumber, dill, garlic and lemon juice for a simple tzatziki, use it for super soft pancakes or add it to your smoothies. Greek yoghurt also has all nine essential amino acids (the ones that your body has to get from food), so it’s a great choice to add a little more protein during the day.

These are just some of my favourite foods, the list could go on for ages! The point I’m trying to make is that eating healthy doesn’t have to be super expensive, or boring. Pick a variety of foods and experiment with different recipes each week. What are your favourite foods?

* Results may vary. Strict adherence to the nutrition and exercise guide are required for best results.

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