If you or your family have been keeping the sugar ot a minimum recently – or perhaps you’ve taken up the 8-Week Program – you might be wondering how you can juggle a fun and festive Mother’s Day with your health. We’re here to show you that it is possible! Here’s how to make it happen in 3 simple steps.
Plan activities that don’t revolve around food
If you spend the day sitting around a table packed with cakes and biscuits, it’s going to be hard to show any restraint. It’s not all about the food; Mother’s Day is about celebrating one of the most important women in your life, and while food plays a major role in the festivities – I mean cake’s cake, right? – there are a number of other ways to show your mother your appreciation. One great way to celebrate Mother's Day is by planning an active outing. This could be a hike in the bushes, a bike ride or a relaxing yoga class together. Not only will this help you bond and make memories, but it will also get your blood pumping and get those endorphins.
Rely on wholefood meals
Instead of cooking ultra-processed meals or relying on fast food, opt for nourishing, whole foods. If you’re enjoying a fun brunch, there are plenty of delicious and healthy options that don't require sugar. For example, you could make a frittata with lots of vegetables, or a quiche with a whole-grain crust. Pair it with a fresh salad for a refreshing and nutritious meal. Try some of our favourite recipes:
Recreate your favourite desserts
Who says you need sugar for a cracking dessert? There’s another way, we promise – and from how they taste, you won’t even know these recreations are actually good for you! Whether your mum loves brownies or peanut butter cups, we’ve got the solution. Need a little inspiration? Our IQS team has crafted this delicious pancake stack recipe that make for the perfect brekkie in bed.
Mother’s Day Pancake Stack
This pancake stack is a great way to start Mother's Day on a healthy note. It's easy to make, delicious, and full of fibre and nutrients from the whole wheat flour and fresh fruit. Your mum will love it!
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil or butter
- Fresh strawberries, for topping
- 1 tablespoon chopped almonds
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the whole wheat flour, baking powder, and salt.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the vanilla, unsweetened almond milk, and egg.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Melt the coconut oil or butter in a skillet over medium heat. Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to scoop the batter into the skillet. Cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until the edges start to dry and the centre is bubbly.
- Stack the pancakes on a plate and top with fresh fruit.
- Top with almonds.
Optional: Top with a dollop of Greek yogurt for added protein.
Note: This recipe makes around 6-8 pancakes, so feel free to divide them up between multiple plates depending on how many people you’re cooking for.
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Whether you’re looking to eat healthier or fight off a sugar addiction, we’re here to help. Join us for the 8-Week Program and we’ll help you change the way you look at food – and that doesn’t mean you have to follow restrictive diets or miss out on your favourite foods; we believe you can still enjoy delicious food without jeopardising your health. You might even consider gifting your mum with the program! With celebrity chef Sarah Glover on our panel of experts, you’ll have an array of fun recipes at your fingertips, along with our own exclusive armoury of simple, tasty and healthy recipes for everything from daily meals to impressive entertaining. We know it can be hard to stick to your health goals – especially when you’re trying to manage it alone. When you sign up with us, you’ll have access to clear-cut meal plans, community support and exclusive access to our sugar-free content. Here’s what’s on offer:
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