Pregnant fitness Kayla Itsines star shares the ‘lazy lunch’ she swears by to stay toned and in shape – but not everyone is on board
- Multimillionaire entrepreneur Kayla Itsines shared the ‘lazy lunch’ she loves
- The fitness guru loves to whip up basmati rice with tuna, avocado and toppings
- She tops it with toasted sesame seeds, seaweed, pepper, soy sauce and mayos
- Many praised it, but some were worried about her eating tuna when pregnant
- Previously, Kayla shared why she had to dye her toddler daughter’s oats blue
Multimillionaire fitness entrepreneur Kayla Itsines has revealed the ‘lazy lunch’ she swears by to stay looking lean and toned.
The 31-year-old from Adelaide likes to whip up a midday meal consisting of basmati rice, tuna, kewpie mayonnaise, sriracha mayonnaise, toasted sesame seeds, seaweed, pepper, soy sauce and avocado.
‘This is my lazy lunch. It’s so easy and so delicious,’ Kayla posted on Instagram.
Multimillionaire fitness entrepreneur Kayla Itsines (pictured) has revealed the ‘lazy lunch’ she swears by to stay looking lean and toned
The 31-year-old from Adelaide likes to whip up a midday meal consisting of basmati rice, tuna, kewpie mayonnaise, sriracha mayonnaise, toasted sesame seeds, seaweed, pepper, soy sauce and avocado (finished result pictured)
To replicate it for yourself, all you need to do is combine the ingredients in a bowl and it can be served warm or cold.
The meal is as nutritious as it is tasty, with the tuna providing protein, vitamins and minerals including B-Complex vitamins, vitamins A and D and much-needed iron.
Meanwhile, the basmati rice provides complex carbohydrates and the avocado gives a good dose of healthy fats.
To replicate it for yourself, all you need to do is combine the ingredients in a bowl and it can be served warm or cold (the meal in process pictured)
While many were on board with the meal, others were concerned that Kayla shouldn’t be eating tuna when pregnant (pictured); another clarified that you can eat tuna when pregnant in moderation
Thousands who saw the simple dish were inspired.
‘Omg this is one of my favourite combos. Making this tomorrow,’ one person commented.
‘Yum, thanks for the inspo,’ another added.
But not everyone was on board with the idea, with some questioning whether the fitness guru could eat tuna given the fact that she is currently pregnant with her second child.
‘Wait. But I thought pregnant women shouldn’t eat tuna. Am I being lied to?’ one woman posted.
Another clarified: ‘They can have it in moderation’.
It is generally safe for all population groups, including pregnant women, to consume 2-3 serves of any type of tuna or salmon a week, canned or fresh.
However, due to the high mercury content, it is not advised women eat any more than this.
Previously, Kayla (pictured) shared why she had to turn her two-year-old daughter Arna’s oats blue
Kayla said at the moment Arna (right) is obsessed with the colour blue – so she had to turn her oats turquoise using blueberries to ensure the toddler ate her breakfast (left)
Previously, Kayla shared why she had to turn her two-year-old daughter Arna’s oats blue.
Kayla said at the moment Arna is obsessed with the colour blue – so she had to turn her oats turquoise using blueberries to ensure the toddler ate her breakfast.
‘Like any mum, working out what my toddler will and won’t eat every day has been a process. Often people ask me what Arna eats and if she is a fussy eater…I say yes and no!!’ Kayla wrote and shared a series of images.
‘She’s never fussy about WHAT she’s eating…but when it comes to the LOOK or SHAPE or COLOUR of her food, that’s when the tantrums start!!
‘Last week my sweet girl who loves eating oats decided she now only likes to eat BLUE oats. Honestly this child.’
To turn the oats blue, Kayla opted to add blended blueberries together with the oats and milk.
Eating fish during pregnancy
* Fish is a highly nutritious food and an excellent source of protein, vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin D, Iodine and omega-3 fatty acids. All these nutrients provide important health benefits to you and your baby when you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
* The concern with eating fish is that the high mercury content in some types of fish can damage the nervous system of babies or young children.
* While all fish contain some methyl-mercury, most fish in Australian waters have very low mercury levels. For most people, this mercury from fish is not a health risk.
* The Australian Dietary Guidelines advise eating one or two fish meals per week for good health. There are only a few types of fish, that authorities recommend limiting in the diet – these are billfish (swordfish/broadbill and marlin), shark/flake, orange roughy and catfish.
* Pregnant women, women planning pregnancy and young children should limit their intake of shark (flake), broadbill, marlin and swordfish to no more than one serve per fortnight with no other fish to be consumed during that fortnight.
* Two to three serves (one serving is 150 grams) of other types of fish are quite safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women or for women planning pregnancy.
* 2-3 serves a week of fish with lower levels of mercury (see below) is quite safe.