boost your metabolismOnce again, Nikki Boswell, Nutritionist for the September 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge shares her top tips to get ready for another metabolism boosting week of tasty meal plans:
You’ve made it through Week 1 of the September Challenge (congratulations!), so now it is time to get organised for Week 2.
Your first task is to reflect on week one – how did it go? Were you organised? Did you have all the ingredients you needed? Which days were you short on time? Were you able to prepare ahead of time – how successful was this? What changes do you need to make for better success this week?
Once you’ve asked yourself these questions and reflected on Week 1, make your plan for Week 2.
As always prepare what you can ahead of time:

  • Top up your supply of Frozen Yoghurt Berry Clusters if needed.
  • Pre boil eggs and refrigerate for the Egg Salad.
  • Make a large batch of the Chilli Pita Chips and Corn Dip and keep the dip in a container in the fridge for several days. Store the pita chips in an air tight container in the pantry.
  • Poach chicken ahead of time for the Soft Tacos with Shredded Chicken, Salad & Salsa recipe.
  • The Thai Pork Burger patties can be made ahead of time and either stored in the freezer or fridge. Making them ahead of time helps them hold their shape too.
  • Make the Rhubarb Strawberry & Chia Pudding the night before to top your porridge in the morning.
  • The Sweet Potato, Carrot & Coconut Curry soup can be made ahead and frozen.
  • Make a large batch of Banana & Oat Bliss Balls and store these in the fridge or freezer.
  • Make the Orange & Mango Sorbet ahead of time and store in the freezer.

Other tips you might like to consider for the week are:

  • Make a double batch: when you have time to cook a meal, make double and put half in the freezer to pull out on a busy night or when things just haven’t gone to plan.
  • Pre Chop: prepare a large container of basic salad (lettuce, carrot, cucumber, capsicum, celery, cherry tomatoes etc.) at the start of the week and add it as a quick, convenient side to any meal. Keep carrot and celery sticks pre-chopped in a cup with a small amount of water and you will have a crisp, crunchy snack to grab on the go.
  • Microwave steam veggies: throwing a steam pouch of frozen vegetables in the microwave and heating takes 3 minutes. Even if you only find time to throw together a sandwich, adding a side of steamed vegetables is quick and easy.

Great tips to get organised and make Week 2 of the September Challenge a true success.
Nikki Boswell, Nutritionist
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