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Australia Day is upon us! Which means a long weekend woohoo! A time for celebrations and enjoying time with your friends and family, but it can be difficult to keep that New Year clean eating diet up, but we are here to help you with some great Australian, clean recipes!

Having a BBQ? No problem, try out these dishes with your guests and I assure you they will be a hit!

BBQ chicken with mango & cucumber salsa

Serves 4

1 large mango, peeled and cut into 1.5cm cubes

1 telegraph cucumber, cut into 1.5 cm cubes

1 long red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped

½ red onion, finely chopped

½ cup chopped coriander leaves

2 tbsp lime juice

4 x 100-150g chicken breast or thigh pieces

  1. Combine mango, cucumber, chilli, onion and coriander.  Add half the lime jucie and toss to combine.
  2. Preheat the BBQ on medium to high heat.  Combine lime juice and chicken pieces in a bowl.  Season to taste.
  3. Cook chicken for 6-8 minutes per side or until cooked through.

 

Aussie Kangaroo & Macadamia salad

Serves 4

½ tsp lemon myrtle seasoning

2 rosemary sprigs, leaves picked

3 garlic cloves, crushed

1 tblsp macadamia nut oil

2 tblsp Aussie spice blend or BBQ seasoning mix

600g kangaroo loin fillets

4 cups of salad leaves (rocket/spinach/red oak)

1 red onion, thinly slices

1 red capsicum, thinly sliced

1 cucumber, quartered, thinly sliced

1/3 cup roasted macadmia nuts, broken into small pieces

Dressing:

2 tsp seeded mustard

2 tsp bush honey

2 tblsp white vinegar

1 tblsp macadamia nut oil

  1. Combine lemon myrtle, spice mix, rosemary, garlic and macadamia oil.  Coat the kangaroo fillets and marinate, refrigerated for at least 1 hour or overnight.
  2. Heat BBQ to high.  Add the kangaroo and cook for 2-3 mins each side or until cooked medium rare (or to your liking).  Transfer to a plate and rest, covered with foil for 5 mins to rest.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk the mustard, vinegar and oil in a bowl until combined.
  4. Combine the leaves, onion, capsicum and macadmias.  Slice kangaroo in 1cm slices and arrange on top.  Pour over dressing and serve immediately.

Serve with mango salsa, extra lime wedges and salad leaves.

 

Love a good Australia Day burger? No Problem! Substitute your beef for turkey or chicken. Substitute your bread for pita bread or even Turkish bread. And make your own delicious sauce!

And then comes dessert, pavlova is a yummy option for Aussie Day, and guess what we’ve found a delicious clean recipe!

Cacao Raspberry Pavlova

It all comes down to substitutes. Think about what you’re putting on the table! In terms of snacks, make your own sweet potato chips, kale chips, even beetroot chips! Create your own dips- make a day of it- it can be great fun experimenting!

Most of all enjoy the day with your family and friends and give yourself room for a little bit of indulgence, that’s what holidays are for right?!

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Have a great Aussie Day foxes!

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