National Nutrition Week – let the challenge begin

Well it is officially National Nutrition Week for 2014.

Last year during National Nutrition Week the focus was on home-cooked dinners and I made some yummy meals for my contribution to the fantastic event (Tamari salmon saladChicken and chickpea risotto and others).

While this year we are still encouraged to “Cook, Eat & Enjoy” with home-cooked meals, there is a week-long challenge involved.

And I do love a good challenge!

I am challenging myself to cook or prepare every one of my meals for the whole week – so that is every breakfast, lunch and dinner from October 12 – 18.

Of course I already love to cook my own meals, but the biggest challenge for me would be no eating out. I love my brunches and on a busy day I do like the convenience of buying a quick meal. But this week I will be planning ahead and preparing them all!

Day 1

So Day 1 has started off very positive.

Breakfast was apple and cinnamon oats using canned apple pie fruit, ground cinnamon and a swirl of coconut syrup.

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After a long and tiring training session, I enjoyed a chicken salad sandwich on light rye bread out in the sun.

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And for dinner I made a lovely ginger stirfry with chicken, vegetables and hokkien noodles.

Last was dessert. A super quick apple pastry for two.

I think I am off to a good start!

If you are keen to join in on the challenge, it’s not too late! Head over to Nutrition Australia and sign up for the challenge. Either get involved on your own or put a group together. If you are stuck on meal ideas, just follow the 7 day meal plan they provide you when you sign up!

Check back on my blog during the week for updates on the challenge and to see what I’ve been eating.

– Jenna


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