Our Favourite Bacon, Sausage and Red Meat Substitutes On Monday, 26 of October, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified processed meats as carcinogenic. This means that there is sufficient evidence to link hot dogs, bacon, ham and sausages to colorectal cancer. Furthermore the WHO categorized red meats as a possible cause of cancer.

To help ease your transition away from these foods our personal trainers put together a list of their favourite substitutes!

Breakfast: Turkey Sausages

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Lunch: Coconut Bacon Salad

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Ingredients:
1 cup of large, unsweetened coconut flakes.
1 tablespoon Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
1¼ tablespoons of Soy Sauce
1 teaspoon of Maple Syrup
½ teaspoon of smoked paprika

Method:
Preheat oven to 175 degrees Celsius.
Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
Mix all ingredients together.
Spread the flakes evenly on the parchment paper.
Bake for 12-14 minutes or until it turns golden.
Be sure to flip them halfway through the baking time.
Sprinkle on top of the salad of your choice.
We recommend using avocados, almonds and kale and a red wine vinaigrette.

Dinner: Stuffed Chicken Breast

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Ingredients:
A small amount of Extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion
2 pressed garlic cloves
2 chicken breasts
60g of feta cheese
75g of chopped cooked spinach
Method:
Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
Sauté the chopped onions in a skillet with
a drop or two of the olive oil.
After 2 mins at the pressed garlic.
Cook for another 2 minutes.
Partially fillet the chicken breasts so it creates a flap.
Season the chicken to your liking.
Once the onions and garlic have cooled, mix them
in a bowl with the feta cheese and cooked spinach.
Stuff the chicken breasts with the feta cheese
and spinach mixture.
Brush with oil and bake for 30 minutes or until the
chicken is fully cooked.

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