Weight loss with a family

Jan 25, 2021 | Food

For most of you looking to change your body and embark on a journey towards better health, self love and becoming your best self you’re either a parent, living with other family members or even friends, or are part of a family unit that socialises, wines and dines together. As a result the people in your life will either gravitate towards your journey and be a positive motive to stay on track or on the flip side they might be the devil’s advocate and tempt you to crack!

How many times have you heard while dieting – ‘Aren’t you on a diet? Isn’t that unhealthy?’ ‘I thought you were supposed to be losing weight?’ It’s up to you to stick to your guns during this time and block the outside noise but why not also try and get your family in your corner too? It’s important that those around you are highly supportive of your journey because if they’re not it will not only dampen your experience but also hinder your results. The dual benefit in getting your family involved in improving their health and wellness too is that you not only feel supported but their health will improve too. So if you’re not currently an Equalutioner and enjoying the benefits of a family plan where we sync up your meal plans so you can be in this together, then we’ve got something for you too. Here’s our top 5 family friendly and macro friendly recipes that your family will love and your diet will too. They’re delicious and nutritious which is why Equalution is dubbed as the diet that doesn’t feel like a diet!  

Our top 5 Family friendly #Equalution recipes:

  1. Easiest 3 step Beef Soft Tacos For 400 calories! You will need: 100g Extra lean Beef mince 10g Old El Paso Taco Spice Mix 2 x Old El Paso Mini Tortilla 50g Coleslaw Lettuce Mix 30g Coles Light Shredded Mozzarella Cheese 30g Tomato chopped up 15g Nando’s Perinaise Sauce   Method 1. Cook the mince in a non-stick pan on medium heat until browned, adding in the Old El Paso taco spice, add a splash of water if dry 2. Put the mince, lettuce, chopped tomato and cheese into each tortilla 3. Squeeze Perinaise and enjoy!   2. The Easiest Equalution Lasagne For under 600 calories for a giant serve You will need 150g Extra lean 5 star beef mince 20g Onion finely diced 40g Carrot finely diced 150g Leggos Lasagne bake red sauce with tomato, onion and basil 1 Latina fresh lasagne sheet `15g Leggos lasagne bake white sauce with tasty cheese 30g Coles light shredded mozzarella   Method 1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees and line a baking tray 2. Cook the mince on a non-stick pan on medium heat until browned then add onion and carrot and cook 3. Then stir in the red sauce 4. Cut the lasagne sheet into three even pieces 5. Place one third of the mince mixture into an oven proof dish. Top with lasagne sheet piece then one third of the white sauce. Repeat twice more with one remaining mixture, lasagna sheet and white sauce. 6. Sprinkle over mozzarella and bake for 20 minutes or until pasta is tender and cheese is golden – enjoy!   3. The Equalution Big Mac Burger For under 500 calories You will need 1x Tip Top Hamburger roll 120g Lean beef mince 20g Lettuce 20g Onion 30g Always fresh Cucumber bread and butter pickles 1x Slice bega 50% less fat cheese 15g Coles Special burger Sauce   Method 1. Cook the mince in two patty shapes on a non-stick pan on medium heat until browned 2. Cook the onion 3. Cut the base of the bun in half 4. Dive the mince into two patties 5. Melt the cheese onto one of the patties and place on the bottom of the bun followed by some lettuce and onion. 6. Place the other half of the base on top and add the second pattie, lettuce, onion and pickles and sauce. Enjoy!   4. The Equalution Chicken Pot Pie For 400 calories! You will need: 120g Chicken Breast (weighed raw) 70g McCain Mixed Vegetables – Peas, Corn & Carrots: 70 grams 125g Campbell’s Condensed Cream of Chicken 40mL Skim Milk 50g Pampas Light Puff Pastry 1x Egg white for dusting pastry * And a single serve ovenproof little ramekin   Method 1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees 2. In a pot over a hot stove cook the chicken breast, add in steamed vegetables, cream of chicken skim milk and stir 3. Cut the pastry into the shape of the ramekin 4. Put contents from pot in the ramiken 5. Cover with the pastry 5. Place excess pastry in a leaf pattern on top, dust with whisked egg white 6. Place in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden. Enjoy!     5. The Equalution Peri Peri Chicken Pizza 560 Calories per serve You will need 120g Chicken breast fillet 1x Mission Wholegrain Wrap 50g Leggos Pizza Sauce 15g Baby Spinach 30g Diced Mushrooms 20g Onion 50g Coles Light Shredded Mozzarella Cheese 15g Nandos Perinaise Sauce   Method 1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees and line a baking tray 2. Cook the chicken on a non-stick pan and set aside 3. Place wrap on lined tray and spread pizza sauce and top with toppings 4. Bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and wrap is golden 5. Squeeze perinaise over and enjoy! Follow our Instagram page @equalution for more macro friendly recipes and dieting tips so you can transform into the best version of you! Feeling fomo and want in on the Equalution success? There’s a place for you in the diet that doesn’t feel like a diet which is tailored to the needs of your body and foods you love! It’s not too late, give your goals the love and attention that your best self is waiting for you to give!