Fitness Expert Kayla Itsines Calls This Greek Dish Her Go-To Balanced Meal

Eating a balanced diet is of the utmost importance in the quest for weight loss. Here's the Greek dish that fitness trainer Kayla Itsines recommends.

Aditi Ahuja  |  Updated: February 18, 2021 15:36 IST

Fitness Expert Kayla Itsines Calls This Greek Dish Her Go-To Balanced Meal

This is what fitness instructor Kayla Itsines recommends for her followers.

  • Fitness trainer Kayla Itsines shared a picture of a balanced meal
  • She called it her 'go-to' meal for lunch or dinner
  • The dish is called 'Gyro' which is a Greek sandwich

Keeping fit involves a delicate mix of both diet and exercise. Working out and maintaining a rigorous fitness regime is important to lose weight, but eating the right kind of diet can go a long way too. Crash diets and fitness fads can only take you so far in your weight loss journey; ultimately, it's about making certain diet and lifestyle changes in the long run. Eating a balanced diet is one diet tip which every expert strongly recommends. Several dietitians swear by the Indian thali as a great meal that is balanced in itself. Australian fitness expert and sweat trainer Kayla Itsines took to Instagram to share a recipe which is her go-to balanced meal. Take a look:

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"MY GO-TO MEAL. I have many different favourite foods, but the meal I always come back to is a yiros (or gyro)," Kayla Itsines wrote in her post. A Yiros or a Gyro is a Greek-origin dish which is essentially a sandwich-like preparation made with slices of meat, tomato, onion, and yogurt sauce on a Pita base. The Greek sandwich features chicken or lamb meat which is marinated for some time before being grilled or baked. The Tzatziki sauce made with cucumbers, garlic and yogurt is also a refreshing condiment added to this delicious and wholesome meal.

Fitness trainer Kayla Itsines received 48k likes for her post from her 12.3 million-strong Instagram following. Explaining why it's her favourite meal, she wrote, "The thing I love about yiros (apart from the fact that it is a delicious meal and it reminds me of my childhood) is that it is actually really BALANCED. It contains a mix of protein, vegetables and carbs, so it fills you up while also helping you to get your vegetable intake up!"

This is not the only time Kayla Itsines has shared healthy, balanced meals from her culinary repertoire. Take a look at some of her other recipe posts:

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