Race Day Menu Without The Guilt

Spring Racing time is here and it’s the perfect time to enjoy the huge range of fresh produce the season has to offer.

With a bit of planning and thought, you can create a delicious carnival worthy menu your friends, family and colleagues will love, and they’ll never know just how good it is for them!

To give you some inspiration, Weigh it Up Australia have created a Spring Racing Catering Menu so you can entertain, without the guilt of overindulging.

Spring Racing Menu Plan Recipes

Pesto Lamb Cutlets
Chicken Sandwiches
Sausage Rolls
Vegetable rice paper rolls
Cannellini Pesto Dip
Twice baked four cheese souffle
Chocolate Mandarin Cake
Apple, Berry & Cinnamon Cake
Date, Walnut & Dark Chocolate Slice
Red Velvet Cupcakes
Drink idea: Campari Cocktail

Want more inspiration? Check out LifeStyle FOOD's delicious Melbourne Cup recipe collection.

Now you've got your menu sorted, here are some personal preparation tips to follow to keep you stay on track at the track!

  • Don’t skip breakfast. It’s the most important meal of the day and will set you up for controlled eating through out the day rather than panicked out of control “I haven’t eaten all day, I’m starving” behaviour.

  • Eat something before attending your party, this way you’ll be in control when food and drinks are served. We recommend Weigh it Up’s Trimshot Smoothie, Slim Shake Smoothie or Lazy Soup (www.weighitup.com.au) for the perfect pre-party tummy liner.

  • Remember alcohol in moderation. Plan how many glasses you are having and stick to it. There are some great low alcohol wines available now to choose from. If not dilute your wine with soda water or sparkling mineral water or make our Campari cocktail with no added sugar sparkling apple juice.

  • Always have a glass of water on arrival at a function to quench your thirst and then alternate every glass of alcohol with a glass of water.

  • Offer to be the designated driver, then you can’t drink to much!

  • Schedule in extra exercise sessions, a walk after dinner, if you have a busy social week to compensate for the extra calories. Even 20 minutes is beneficial and don’t forget incidental exercise. Use the stairs, walk an extra train stop, use the toilet on another floor at work, go to the café furthest away etc.

  • Above all enjoy race day and get through it feeling fit, trim and healthy, having stayed in control.
  • For more visit http://www.weighitup.com.au

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