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Do the cooler months see you reaching for hot chips, sleeping through your alarm and spending more time on the couch? The cooler months can make it hard for many of us to stay motivated and healthy. Brisbane-based nutritionist Anthony Power said it was important to watch what we eat during the winter months to keep our immune system strong and also to control our weight.

Need some Autumn and Winter healthy recipe inspo? Have your chicken and avo salads been done to death throughout Summer? Mix up your lunch meal prep or weeknight dinners with this delicious and healthy Autumn salad that everyone will enjoy.

Roast Veg, Beef and Lentil Autumn Salad Recipe

Ingredients
1 bunch Dutch carrots, peeled, or 300g baby carrots, peeled, halved length ways
6 baby beetroot, peeled, quartered
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
2 tablespoon olive oil
500g Coles Australian No Added Hormones Beef Rump Steak
400g can lentils, rinsed, drained
60g pkt Coles Australian Baby Rocket
1 small red onion, cut into thin wedges
100g fresh ricotta
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup (70g) Greek-style yoghurt
1 tablespoon finely shredded mint
1 garlic clove, crushed
2 tablespoons flaked almonds, toasted

Method
Step 1- Preheat oven to 180C. Combine the carrots, beetroot, cumin and half the oil in a medium baking dish. Roast for 30 mins or until tender.
Step 2 – Meanwhile, drizzle the remaining oil over the steak. Season. Heat a char-grill on medium-high. Cook the steak for 2-3 mins each side for medium or until cooked to your liking. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil. Set aside for 5 mins to rest. Thinly slice.
Step 3 – Divide the lentils, rocket and roasted vegetable mixture among serving plates. Top with onion, ricotta and steak.
Step 4 – Combine lemon juice, yoghurt, mint and garlic in a bowl. Drizzle over salad. Sprinkle with almonds, season and serve.

A combination of healthy and balanced eating with exercise will help you keep your health on track throughout the cooler months. If you need that extra encouragement, why not try one of our Lifestyle Pilates classes to help improve your fitness in a fun and safe environment that is run by one of our qualified Physiotherapists. If you’ve never come to a Pilates class before at SPHC, your first Pilates class will be FREE! Or if you are one of our Pilates regulars, tell a friend and bring them along for FREE 🙂

To book, call the lovely ladies at reception on 3869 1099.