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Tia-Clair Toomey Joins The Method!

26 Feb 2019

We’re pumped to see Tia Clair Toomey, 2017 Fittest Woman On Earth and 2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist joining The Method Now team! The Method Now will be providing advice to Tia and help optimise her nutrition in the lead up to the 2018 CrossFit Games and beyond. As a world-class athlete, Tia knows about the difference the right nutrition can make: “I’m working hard every day, physically and mentally, to become fitter and stronger. The decisions about what I fuel my body with can make all the difference in achieving my goals. At the same time, I don’t want to be too restricted in what I can and can’t eat. I love my Tim Tam’s, so they have to be written into my macro plan.” The Method’s macro-based nutrition planning allows flexibility in your diet, nothing is off the cards, not even Tim Tam’s. It’s all about finding the right balance of protein, fat and carbohydrates. You don’t have to be a Gold Medallist to benefit from The Method’s personalised services. Our experienced nutrition and lifestyle coaches provide one-on-one coaching and support, tailored to your specific goals whether that be losing, gaining or keeping weight, increasing physical performance or simply enhancing your well-being. Contact us to find out more or Get Started with your transformation. We’ll be following Tia’s journey closely and will have a closer look at Tia’s Secrets of Strength over the coming weeks. Stay tuned!
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Recipes
Tuna Patties

8 May 2019

The perfect addition to any lunchbox! With lots of lean protein and low fat content it leaves room for delicious sides like guacamole or dipping sauce. 😋⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 🍴Serves 3 // Macros per serving...⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 288 Calories 🌿⁣⁣ 〰️ 38g protein.⁣⁣ 〰️ 16g carbs.⁣⁣ 〰️ 8g fats.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 🍃 INGREDIENTS ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ➕ 300g canned tuna ⁣⁣ ➕ 4 eggs ⁣⁣ ➕ 2 tbsp nutritional yeast *you can also use parmesan⁣⁣ ➕ 1 tsp garlic paste ⁣⁣ ➕ 2 tsp dijon mustard ⁣⁣ ➕ 1/2 bread roll *blended to crumbs or torn to small bits⁣⁣ ➕ 1 tsp lemon zest ⁣⁣ ➕ 1/2 lemon juice, squeezed ⁣⁣ ➕ 2 tbsp parsley ⁣⁣ ➕ 2 tbsp green onions, sliced thinly ⁣⁣ ➕ 1/2 tsp butter or spray oil⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 🍃 METHOD ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Mix all ingredients together, except butter, in a bowl with your hands. Heat butter in a pan on medium heat then spoon out small tablespoons of mixture into balls and flatten with back of spoon. Cool for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden and cooked through.
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Recipes
Homemade Taco Seasoning

12 May 2019

Why you should make your own instead of buying a pre-made packet? 🧐 Not only do store bought packets have way more than the eight ingredients we’ve listed (some of them are unpronounceable), they can also be ridiculously high in sodium and MSG. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Homemade taco seasoning is such a cinch to throw together that once you’ve made a batch, you’ll never go back to store-bought. 👌🏼 It’s also one of our favorite back-pocket tricks for transforming a few simple ingredients into something ultra-flavorful and satisfying. Not only is it quick - can whip up a batch in about 30 seconds - homemade taco seasoning will always taste best because you can adjust the proportions to your suit your own tastes. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ INGREDIENTS 🍃⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ➕ 1 tbsp chilli powder ⁣⁣ ➕ 1 tbsp salt⁣⁣ ➕ 1 tbsp paprika ⁣⁣ ➕ 1 tbsp cumin ⁣⁣ ➕ 1 tbsp onion powder ⁣⁣ ➕ 1 tbsp garlic powder ⁣⁣ ➕ 1 tbsp oregano ⁣⁣ ➕ 1/2 tbsp black pepper ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ METHOD 🥄 Mix all ingredients together then season. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ How do you use taco seasoning ? 🔥You can use on... ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ - Sheet pan fajitas⁣⁣ - Turkey stuffed peppers ⁣⁣ - Smoky grilled salmon⁣⁣ - Taco bowls⁣⁣ - Cauliflower tacos ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 📸 @themodernproper⁣⁣
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Education Food tips & strategies
Why it’s actually okay to eat carbs after 7pm

1 Jul 2020

There appears to be some misconception about the caloric value of carbohydrates as the day gets later. How many times have you heard someone say (or even yourself!), “I can’t eat carbs after 7 because I’m trying to lose weight”?   You can kinda understand where this comes from. Carbs can feel a bit “heavy”, if you think of eating lots of bread, pasta, potatoes and things. They’re filling foods and packed with energy – that’s why we eat carbs before training! – so for some people, eating a carb-loaded meal might not feel great in the stomach or it might impact sleep quality, and so on. However, some people have the opposite experience eating carbs at night and end up sleeping like a dog after day care.   For some people, eating carbs in the form of sweet, sugary snacks late at night can lead to a binge. Before you know it, those two squares of Lindt have become the whole block. It might be easier for some people to avoid the carby sweet treats altogether late at night, and that’s understandable, too.   I digress…   The fact is that carbs, regardless of when you eat them, contain no more and no less than 4 calories per gram. So, if you eat a bowl of pasta for lunch or a bowl of pasta for dinner, you’ll still be getting, for example: 1 cup serve = ~45g carbs = ~180 cals + calories from fats and protein + calories from added sauces and sides, you’ve got around 220 calories, give or take.   Carbs and calories don’t watch the clock. If you need to eat them, get them in! If they disrupt your sleep, try and switch your dinner for lunch, so your last meal can be smaller before bed. If you struggle to cut yourself off when there’s an open packet of chocolate lying around, work with your coach to implement some support or guidance measures.   If you’ve got a big day of fitnessing the following day, a stack of delicious carbs in the evening might be just what you need to fuel yourself for a long hike; perform better in your sport’s grand final; smash a PB in your CrossFit competition; whatever it may be.   But you don’t need to demonize carbohydrates because someone told you they’re anti-weight loss. Coz it just ain’t true and there’s more to the story.
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Recipes
Raw Mars Bars

26 Feb 2019

Your carb & fat macro targets will thank you after this... oh and maybe those nagging cravings too ;) These RAW MARS BARS are actually out of control!! It’s hard enough trying not to eat the “batter” whilst making them. There are only a handful of ingredients to make, they’re gluten & dairy free, refined sugar free, vegan friendly and taste SO GOOD.    *Base* 1/2 cup almonds 1/2 cup cashews 3 tbsp hemp seeds (optional-- but so nutritious! 10g of plant protein per 3 tbsp. Feel free to add ground flaxseed in place) 1 tbsp maple syrup 2 tbsp water 1/4 tsp cinnamon Pinch sea salt   *Filling* 3/4 cup almond butter 1/2 cup melted coconut oil 2 1/2 tbsp maple syrup 1/4 cup filtered water   *Chocolate Covering* 1 chocolate bar, melted (We recommend @loving_earth dark chocolate bar) 1 tsp melted coconut oil Pinch sea salt   Instructions: In a food processor, pulse together base ingredients until it reaches a dough-like consistency. Press into base of baking paper covered loaf tin and freeze for 10 minutes while you make filling. In same food processor, pulse together filling ingredients. Pour over the top of the chilled base and freeze once more for about 1-2 hours, or until firm. Using a knife, cut into rectangles. Melt chocolate bar + coconut oil in a medium bowl, then dip frozen bars using two forks until fully covered. Place on baking paper and back into the freezer to harden. Sprinkle sea salt over the top & ENJOY! Makes a loaf tin’s worth, about 8-10 bars. Store in freezer.
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Recipes
Protein Banana Bread

26 May 2019

Served best heated with a little bit of nut butter on top! 😍🤗 Take a slice to work for your afternoon slump or finish off your macros for the day with this scrumptious treat. ⁣ ⁣ 🍃Serves 12 // Macros per serve... ⁣ ➖183 Calories ⁣ ➖5g Protein ⁣ ➖28.4g Carbohydrates ⁣ ➖5.8g Fats ⁣ ⁣ INGREDIENTS 🥄⁣ * 1 1/4 cups mashed very ripe banana (make sure to measure out but this is about 3 medium bananas)⁣ * 2 eggs, at room temperature⁣ * ¼ cup coconut oil, melted and cooled (can also use melted butter or avocado oil)⁣ * ⅓ cup pure maple syrup (or sub honey)⁣ * 1/2 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt⁣ * 1 teaspoon vanilla extract⁣ * 2 cup whole wheat flour (or can use white flour or gluten free flour)⁣ * 1 teaspoon baking soda⁣ * ½ teaspoon cinnamon⁣ * ¼ teaspoon salt⁣ * Optional add-ins: ½ cup chopped walnuts, ½ cup chocolate chips, ½ cup coconut flakes or 3/4 cup fresh fruit⁣ ⁣ METHOD 💥⁣ 1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Line a bread pan with baking paper and grease the inside of the pan to prevent sticking.⁣ 2. Add mashed banana, eggs, coconut oil, maple syrup, greek yogurt and vanilla extract to a blender and blend until smooth and well combined. Pour into a large bowl.⁣ 3. Next add in the dry ingredients: whole wheat pastry flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Mix well until just combined. Do not overmix. At this point you can fold in an of the following: ½ cup chopped walnuts, ½ cup chocolate chips, ½ cup coconut flakes or 3/4 cup fresh fruit.⁣ 4. Pour batter into prepared pan. Split a banana down the middle then add on top of the batter or just add banana slices on top, side by side. Bake for 55-65 minutes or until a tester inserted into the middle comes out clean or with just a few crumbs attached. Allow bread to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove and transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.⁣ 5. Once bread is cool, cut into 12 slices. Serve with nut butter spread on top for a healthy snack or breakfast on the go.⁣  
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Recipes
Nourish Bowl

26 May 2019

A yummy & nourishing meal with quality proteins, complex carbs, greens, fibre and healthy fats. 😍⁣ ⁣ 🌿 Serves 1 // Macros per serve... ⁣ ➖ 506 calories ⁣ ➖ 39g protein ⁣ ➖ 37g carbs⁣ ➖ 23g fats ⁣ ⁣ INGREDIENTS 🥄⁣ ➕Base of organic mixed greens (I.e. spinach, kale or lettuce)⁣ ➕150g turkey mince (or another lean protein of choice)⁣ ➕3 stems broccolini⁣ ➕150g sweet potato, sliced into thick pieces⁣ ➕50g small avocado⁣ ➕1 cucumber⁣ ➕1 tbsp hemp seeds (source of omega’s and plant-protein)⁣ ➕1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil⁣ ➕½ lemon, squeezed⁣ ➕1 tbsp pumpkin seeds⁣ ➕½ red bell pepper⁣ ⁣ METHOD 💥 ⁣ ⁣ 1️⃣ Brown turkey in a pan and season to your liking. In a separate pan sauté sliced sweet potato and broccolini in 1-2 tbsp olive or avocado oil, sea salt and ground pepper, until tender, about 10 minutes. ⁣ ⁣ 2️⃣ Add cooked turkey, sweet potato and broccolini to bowl of mixed greens along with sliced bell pepper, avocado & cucumber. Top with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, hemp seeds & pumpkin seeds for added fibre and healthy fats. 💯 ⁣
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Recipes
Powerhouse Oats

26 Feb 2019

How will this healthy breakfast benefit you? 😄⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 🌱 The power of seeds - hemp, flax and chia seeds contain fiber, protein, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals & antioxidants. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⚡️ Energy power house - this breakfast will keep you full for hours. It packs in a few extra calories than a normal breakfast to fuel you through a busy morning.⁣ ⁣ ⚖️ Macro friendly - a great mix of carbs, protein and fats that won’t blow your macros out of the water for when you want to treat yourself later in the day 😋⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⏱ Be time savvy - by preparing multiple mixtures ahead of time it saves you a few minutes each morning from not weighing out some of the ingredients. ⁣⁣ Macros per serve // Serves 1 490 Calories, 25g Protein, 58g Carbs, 19g Fats Ingredients Make Ahead Mixture  - 50g rolled oats - 1 tbsp hemp seeds - 1 tsp ground flaxseed - 1 tsp chia seed - 15g protein powder   Liquid & toppings - 250ml almond milk  - 10g peanut butter - 40g banana - 50g blueberries - 1 tsp honey   Method Place oats, hemp seeds, ground flaxseed, chia seeds & protein powder in jar or ziplock bag to prepare ahead. In the morning cook pre made mixture in almond milk and add additional water if needed. Add toppings. The macros in this meal are a rough idea. Please note - everyone will have a different protein powder & milk brand they use. Enter your ingredients into the MyFitnessPal app to get an accurate measurement of macros included.  
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Recipes
Gooey Aquafaba Brownies

26 May 2019

SAVE this recipe for later ! 🚨 Each serve contains 14g protein. ⁣ ⁣ Aquafaba is the water from a can of chickpeas - in this recipe it’s the perfect way to make these brownies melt in your mouth. 🤤 Now that we’ve put the macros below you won’t have to feel guilty about having these for dessert. With clean ingredients and minimal fuss in the kitchen anybody can give this a go! ⁣ ⁣ 🍃 Serves 9 // Macros per serve... ⁣ ➖370 calories ⁣ ➖14g protein ⁣ ➖49g carbs ⁣ ➖21g fats⁣ ⁣ INGREDIENTS 🥄 ⁣ ➕130g coconut oil⁣ ➕160g dark chocolate (we used @lovingearth dark)⁣ ➕120ml aquafaba ⁣ ➕150g coconut sugar ⁣ ➕1tsp vanilla extract ⁣ ➕138g chickpea flour (also called besan flour - found in health food stores). ⁣ ➕ 30g cocoa powder ⁣ ➕ 1/2 tsp baking powder ⁣ ⁣ METHOD 💥⁣ ⁣ 1️⃣ Preheat oven to 150C/300F. Line square baking tray with baking paper (about 3-4cm deep). ⁣ 2️⃣ Melt dark chocolate and coconut oil in pan on low heat.⁣ 3️⃣ In bowl beat aquafaba and coconut sugar with a mixer until thick and shiny. ⁣ 4️⃣ Fold in rest of ingredients including melted chocolate. Then bake for 30 mins. ⁣ 5️⃣ Once done they should be crispy on top but airy and soft in middle. Leave to cool for 5 mins before serving as they are fragile straight out of oven!
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