On a low carb diet? I have answered all your pizza based dreams with my low carb protein pizza! I've used flaxmeal to make the base and replaced the sugar laden sauces with Blend Bro's sugar free alternative for a healthy way to enjoy this takeaway favourite!
Craving Mexican food but could do without the copious amounts of fat, sugar and calories that comes with it? Don't worry, I've got the answer to all your Mexican food based dreams with my Healthy, Low Fat (and high protein!) Burritos. Although I've served the mince in wraps to make burritos, its also fantastic with rice or even noodles! Give it a try & let me know what you think.
Fish fingers were a favourite of mine as a child, who am I kidding they are a favourite of mine as an adult. I ALWAYS had them with loads of ketchup (is there any other way of eating fish fingers?!) but standard ketchup is loaded with sugar, which is why I now use Blend Bros Sugar Free Ketchup which tastes just the same without any of the sugar! Whether you are on a low carb plan or not, these fish fingers are delicious and each portion contain over 30g of protein!
Sweet, sticky BBQ pulled pork is usually something that is saved for cheat day, but not anymore! You can make your own healthier version using my recipe which uses Blend Bros Sugar Free BBQ sauce. I like to serve mine in little gem lettuce leaves with lots of topping options like smashed avocado, spicy salsa, Greek yoghurt and spring onion. It's also great in a wrap or served with some Mexican rice. Give it a try & let me know what you think.
Do you love a Nandos? Who doesn't! If so, you'll LOVE this recipe. What you'll love even more is that it's super simple but seriously delivers in the taste department. I've made the rice from scratch, but to save on time (& a whole lot of effort) I've used Blend Bros fab new sugar free Peri Peri sauce which I'm a huge fan of. You can tailor this recipe to your taste so don't worry if you're not a fan of spice, you can omit the chilli (you big pansy!)
This recipe is SO simple, the most technical part - the sauce has been taken care of by using Blend Bros awesome sugar free BBQ sauce. It's so authentic tasting, not like so many other sugar free sauces that just taste like chemicals! A normal portion of BBQ chicken wings would contain at least 15g of sugar, mine contains less than 5g in the entire portion!
Energise your day with this power-packed green protein smoothie. I've used a selection of ingredients which are not only tasty but are known for there energising properties, whilst Good Hemp's raw protein powder provides your body with protein it needs to repair and recover after exercise. Use frozen fruit or add ice cubes to take this smoothie to the next level!
This smoothie is packed with powerful antioxidants from the berries and spirulina, it also contains turmeric which is great natural anti-inflammatory. This tasty, power packed smoothie also provides your body with a hefty protein hit from Good Hemp's vegan protein powder. Perfect for an on-the-go breakfast or to re-fuel post workout.
Smoothies are a great way of getting all the goodness you need very quickly. If I'm in a rush I'll have one for breakfast or to re-fuel after a workout. This POWER smoothie is packed with slow release carbs from oats, protein from Good Hemp's raw hemp protein powder and healthy fats from hazelnuts and hemp milk.
I've never created a vegan recipe before, well not intentionally anyway! But when Reflex Nutrition kindly sent me a tub of their vegan protein powder I thought I'd give it ago! I know there isn't many protein bars available to those on vegan diets so I thought I'd provide a recipe for some that you can make yourself! Even if you're not a vegan these bars are seriously delicious and not to mention SO easy to make.
It's been a while since I've had a guest recipe on the blog so it had to be a special one! I love this fantastic recipe from Hognuts ambassador Vian of Vees Fitness Foods for her indulgent Double Chocolate Cheesecake Bars.
These fudgy brownies are free from flour, sugar and butter but are packed with protein. They are also insanely delicious and super simple to make. Fool your friends (and yourself) with healthy brownies that taste just like the real thing!
Cottage pie was one of my favourite meals as a child. There’s something so comforting about meat in gravy covered with mashed potato. Now don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong as such with the classic recipe, but it’s pretty calorie laden. My version is just as tasty and comforting but with a few substitutes halves the number of calories in a standard portion. How I hear you cry?! Well I’ll tell you…
Who doesn’t love a cupcake? When Nutriseed sent me a selection of their stunning products I knew as soon as I saw the chocolatey items that they had to make their way into a cake! These little babies are rammed with protein, are gluten free and even low carb! Most importantly they are incredibly easy to make, yet seriously tasty.
Warm, comforting chilli without all the fat and carbs of the classic recipe!
Everyone loves a burger, but it’s usually something we save for a treat and not normally something you’d expect to indulge in mid-week on a healthy diet. Until now! These burgers are made with leaner turkey thigh mince which has enough fat to keep them moist and juicy, but less than beef mince. It’s flavoured with Blend Brothers Thai Jungle Curry Savoury Blend which adds all the traditional Thai flavours without having to buy lots of ingredients. It’s also enriched with protein to boost the overall protein content of your meal. Win-win!
These burgers are so insanely easy to make I can barely even call this a recipe. But there’s what you’ll need and how to make your own.
Now you might be thinking how difficult is it to cook some steak and whack it on a salad. Well, this is no ordinary salad! The trick is in how you prepare the steak to make it as succulent and juicy as possible. It can then be enjoyed hot or cold, so if you need to pre prepare your meals and take them with out to work this recipe is a must! I’m not a fan of cold steak at all. In fact I’d go as far to say as I really don’t like it. BUT preparing the steak like this its succulent, juicy and full of flavour whether you then enjoy it hot or cold.
Crispy on the outside, juicy and tender on the inside. This recipe is an absolute must for those bored of plain old chicken breast, or KFC lovers!
Juicy strawberries filled with a creamy protein filling coated in thick dark chocolate and white chocolate drizzle.
These mini frittatas are packed full of flavour and high in protein as well as being low in carbs. Although they sound quite complicated to make, I promise you they couldn’t be easier. I really enjoy them hot with a salad as a simple lunch but my partner also loves to take them in a Tupperware to work and assures me they are just as good cold as they are hot. If you are veggie you can always leave out the chorizo/bacon and perhaps add a little low fat cheese for flavour? Either way, once you give these a try they will become a staple in your weekly menu!
Home made truffles sounds quite technical right? Well actually it’s one of the most simple things to make! If you are new to baking with protein or baking at all, then I really recommend starting with this one. Rich and chocolatey, but ridiculously low in fat and calories, these truffles contain quality whey protein and have a subtle coffee kick thanks to the real Coloumbian coffee in TWIST’s delicious espresso protein drink. This makes them the perfect mid morning or mid afternoon pick me up, whilst also helping you hit your protein quota!
These flavoursome Thai spiced potato cakes (as per the name) are ridiculously easy to make and are so tasty. With the base being some cold mashed potato, a little onion and egg they are transformed by Blend Brothers Thai Jungle Curry Savoury Blend. Fragrant lemongrass, ginger and cumin with just a subtle hint of chilli, it contains all the delicious Thai flavours you need to create these potato cakes. The blend also contains natural pea protein which boost the protein content. Extra flavour and extra protein – what’s not to love!?
I know I say this about every recipe, but this has to be one of the most simple yet most delicious recipes to date. No matter what your level of cooking skills, you’ll be able to create this tasty Thai Spiced Baked Chicken. It’s all thanks to some juicy chicken thighs (which I get from Muscle Food) and Blend Brothers Thai Jungle Curry Savoury Blend (which you can get here).