Fitness Guru Denise Austin Recipes

By Linda Childers
Posted On Mar 13, 2017
Fitness Guru Denise Austin Recipes

By Linda Childers

Best-selling author and fitness gurus Denise Austin does much more than shell out fitness and health advice. She walks the talk by eating healthy.

Denise Austin – “I’ve always loved cooking homemade meals for my husband and two daughters. I try to make smart meal choices during the week and then plan a “super splurge day” on the weekend, when I can go out for Mexican food or treat myself to a certain food I’ve been craving. I don’t eat anything between 7pm and 7am, Sunday through Thursday, which eliminates late-evening snacks that lead to weight gain.”

Breakfast

White corn omelet

  • Four egg whites, plus one egg yolk
  • Frozen white corn
  • Spinach
  • Chives
  • Parsley
  • Tomatoes

Hot green tea

“Eggs are full of protein, but there’s still some controversy as to whether you should eat the yolk or just the white for optimal health. i recommend mostly whites, with a yolk or two here and there. Besides reducing your risk of cancer and heart disease, green tea benefits the whole body and contains antioxidants that boost metabolism and target ab fat.”

Lunch

  • Arugula Salad
  • Beets
  • Arugula
  • Lentils
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Parsley
  • Basil
  • Goat cheese (optional)

Iced herbal tea

“Arugula is a good source of vitamins a and c and also vitamin k, a nutrient that’s important for
bone health. i love making an arugula salad for lunch and adding colorful vegetables such as beets (packed with antioxidants and blood-building iron) as well as lentils, which are high in fiber and help to balance blood sugars.”

Dinner
Flatbread pizza

  • Whole-wheat tortillas
  • Tomato
  • Artichoke hearts
  • Olives
  • Onions
  • Grated cheese
  • Pizza sauce

“My two daughters, who are 23 and 20, love these flatbread pizzas. instead of a thick crust, i use a whole-wheat wrap. We like to mix and match vegetables, proteins, and spices to make new combinations.”

Snacks
Pumpkin seeds
Yogurt with blueberries
Two squares dark chocolate

“Snacking isn’t a dirty word, if you’re careful about what you eat. there are lots of nutritious, low-calorie foods that can help you feel full and give you an energy boost. fruits and veggies are some of my favorite snacks, and there are so many to choose from. i also love savoring dark chocolate. i just close my eyes and let it melt in my mouth. dark chocolate is a potent antioxidant that has been shown to lower high-blood pressure. When eaten in moderation, it’s not only a delicious treat—it’s good for you.”


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