We’re being tested in a lot of ways with all that’s going on in the world.

And one of the most hard-pressed facets is our mental resilience; cooped up in isolation, it’s easy to slip into some unhealthy eating habits.

With the help of our Performance Dietician Ali Miles, we’ve put together some recipes to keep you fit, healthy and motivated during this challenging time.

All of these are foods that our players eat as part of their elite dietary requirements, and can be great to make on your own or with the kids!

Muesli muffins

(adopted from Teresa Cutter - The Healthy Chef)


  • 200g (2 cups) rolled oats
  • 125g (1 cup) wholemeal spelt flour
  • 25g (1/4 cup) ground flaxseed (linseed) or LSA mix
  • 80g (1/2 cup) raisins or sultanas
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup natural yoghurt
  • 4 eggs
  • 60mL olive oil or macadamia nut oil
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 apples
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries (if desirable)


1. Preheat oven to 160°C

2. Combine oats into a bowl with linseed, raisins, yoghurt, oil, vanilla, baking powder, cinnamon, honey and eggs.

3. Soak for 10 minute sto allow oats to soften.

4. Add 1 grated apple with the skin and juice that comes from grating.

5. Add the spelt flour and blueberries and mix through lightly to form your muffin batter.

6. Spoon into muffin tins that are lined with muffin cups.

7. Sprinkle with oats and place into oven. 

8. Bake for 15 minutes in 160°C then slice the other apple into 10 thin slices and place a slice of apple on top of each muffin.

9. Bake for another 20 minutes or until muffin is cooked through.

10. Remove from oven. Lightly brush the apple tops with a little honey if desired.

Ali's tips:

This recipe will make 10 muffins without blueberries, or 12 with blueberries.