After research and a lot of taste testing I have realised that the movement towards a plant food diet is real here in FNQ. The more you look, the more options spring up! Even the pub has great options for the vegetarian and vegans alike! Most cafes have plant based milk options and an option other than chips and salad ;)
The Courthouse - MUST TRY: Nourish Bowl.
Café Fresq – All day breakfast menu, and lots of veggie meals. Lovely coffee too.
The Mexican – Modern Mexican – MUST TRY: Cauliflower Tacos.
Deep Whole Foods – So many snacks, kombucha and coffee (not really a meal worthy stop, but snacks for sure).
Watergate – Has a vegetarian menu - MUST TRY: Eggplant stack + Beetroot Cigar.
The Little Larder – Breakfast and lunch, Melbourne cafe style - delish.
Goodies – MUST TRY: All homemade goodies!
Beechwoods Café – MUST TRY: Almond milk coffee + Felafel wrap + Bliss balls.
Chill (MY FAVOURITE) - Incredibly delicious and healthy menu, with options such as activated charcoal bread, hemp seeds spinkled over your meal, green juices and smoothies. And the staff are really friendly and helpful there too. You can see that they are proud of their café, and rightfully so.
Paradiso - Great place for fast food and coffee on the way through.
Lilypad (ALSO MY FAVOURITE) MUST TRY: Temptress Burger (Tempeh, peanut sauce, salad… so so good).
There is no debate that your body composition results (weight loss and fat loss) comes 80% from your diet and nutrition.
You may have all the right intentions, but how well do you stick to healthy eating?
A few early decisions during the week can eliminate hours of work, (or bad decisions... hello takeaway/ chocolate/ chips and dip) which can be the difference between success or failure.
How many times have you skipped breakfast because you woke up late, had a coffee and whatever you could grab for lunch, gone about your day busily (either/ and/ or - working, picking up the kids, running errands) come home ravenous and eaten the pantry out of snacks and now the thought of dinner makes you feel overwhelmed and rather sick?
With every intention of eating well, you even have the ingredients in your fridge, but IT JUST DOESN’T HAPPEN. Why?!... you ask yourself. You then slouch on the couch exhausted, wine/ cheese/ chocolate in hand and admit defeat... again.
But guess what! That’s where meal planning straightens out your day smoother than your nana’s ironed and folded socks!
Even having each day partially planned, can set you up for effortless progress for the whole week. (Click here to download my weekly meal planner!)
So why should you plan your meals?
Do you have five minutes?
If you do, write down your plan and set yourself up for success
Next week, we delve into tips on how to efficiently meal prep!