At Equalution, we know that a one-size diet definitely doesn’t fit all. That’s why we create customised nutrition plans for EACH and EVERY Equalutioner, taking into account personal taste as well as dietary requirements. That’s right! If you didn’t already know, we cater to all dietary requirements, whether you’re dairy, gluten or nut-free, vegan, vegetarian and everything in-between. That includes our fast-approaching 8 Week Challenge In It Together Challenge! We’ve just launched our BIGGEST and BEST transformation package ever, with 20% off the challenge and a mega $5000 1st prize. You’ll get 8 weeks of customised nutrition and coaching with Equalution, which we can customise to suit all dietary needs. But wait, there’s more! We’re now including a weekly online fitness program for the FIRST TIME EVER, so you can give your health, body and mind the 110% it deserves. It’s the perfect thing to boost your motivation and positivity during isolation, and help you refocus on your goals [will link to the setting goals article here, not live yet]! Let’s get back to it Equalutioners. Plant-based diets are becoming increasingly popular, and with it the demand for more meat-alternatives has grown. While it’s no secret that foods like eggplant, tofu and chickpeas make excellent substitutes for meaty ingredients, we want to talk about some other delicious alternatives you might not have tried yet…
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JackfruitJackfruit has seriously boomed in popularity over the last couple of years, and you’ve probably seen it pop up on restaurant menus around Australia. But what is jackfruit, and where did it come from? Hailing from Asia, it’s the LARGEST tree-borne fruit in the world (you may have already seen it at supermarkets, it’s big), and when cooked, can have a dense and meaty texture. It’s also great at soaking up the flavours it’s cooked in, making it the perfect ingredient in rich sauces to create dishes like BBQ pulled jackfruit (totally delicious) or used in tacos. Due to its ever-growing fanbase, it’s pretty easy to find jackfruit in big supermarket chains and health food shops across Australia. However, if you’re wanting to include it in your meal plan we’d suggest purchasing already peeled and prepared jackfruit. This is for a couple of reasons:
- Jackfruit is famously HARD to prepare. When cut into it releases a type of milky sap, which can get very messy, and inside the fruit is embedded in a tough core, and can be hard to remove.
- When ripe, jackfruit is deliciously sweet and described as tasting like a mix of pear, apple, banana and papaya (yum!). However, this isn’t the flavour you want in savoury dishes, so you’ll want to use green, unripe jackfruit that hasn’t developed any sweetness.