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On the vegetarian lunch menu this week…

Mon

CHAR KEOW TEOW NOODLES
TASTER: Quinoa slaw, pepper lime dressing
Tues

SWEET POTATO SOUP
with garlic croutons

Wed

AGNOLOTTI WITH ARRABIATA SAUCE
DESSERT: Pineapple Fruit Fool

Thurs

HOT DOGS
(Breezeway Lunch Sanskrit)
Fri

ROAST VEGETABLES
with Chickpea Salad

Dairy free, gluten free, egg free and vegan options always provided

With the Olympics coming up, it has inspired me to understand the needs of the vegetarian athlete.
The main thing to remember is that all people need protein in their diets. When you are working out it is recommended that you increase your protein levels to aid in the growth and repair of your cells.
This used to mean large doses of animal proteins, today we know a balanced vegetarian diet, that includes plant based protein, assists in muscular development &no meat required!
The trick to it is to be well planned and include protein in every meal, regularly throughout the day. The fact is that not every protein source is equal it is actually the amino acids which make up the protein that our bodies need. Research has led us to understand that there are many plant based foods which provide adequate amounts of these essential amino acids.
So eat whole foods, nuts and seeds, legumes, quinoa, uncooked fruits and vegetables (not always), cheese and eggs, along with good quality fats and unprocessed carbohydrates and you too can start your Olympic dream &. or at least watch them on TV with me!
 
Citius, Altius, Fortius! Train hard!

Donna Moor
Head of Kitchen
dmoor@johncolet.nsw.ed.au