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!
I know what you’re thinking, how on earth can creamy pasta be 1) healthy and 2) full of protein? Well let me show you!
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!
There ain’t nothing better than a good old roast potato. Crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside. Many chefs will have you believe that you need duck fat for the best roasties, but I disagree! For the perfect roast potatoes I always use coconut oil. These aren’t just any old roast potatoes either! These are coated in Blend Bros Savoury Blend which is deliciously spicy blend of spices which has been enriched with protein. This will add awesome flavour, but will also add to your daily protein quota!
Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ve probably heard of cauliflower ‘rice’. There are now countless recipes with various different takes on this low carb classic, but you won’t find anything like this one! It’s jam packed with flavour, and is barely recognisable as cauliflower any more. I promise you this as I really dislike the white flowery stuff. I topped it with some super lean and healthy pan fried squid. Don’t panic if you’ve never cooked it before, if you follow my simple instructions it will be nice and tender (not a rubber band in site!)
I created this recipe for a very selfish reason. I wanted a healthier birthday cake that I could eat for the entire week of my birthday. One of my favourite puddings is cheesecake – so I decided to combine the two! So my friends, I give you – Birthday Cake Protein Cheesecake!…
Who doesn’t love a cheesy pasta bake? It reminds me of being a kid and coming in from the cold to the smell of cheese bubbling under the grill mmmmm. But it’s not renowned for being the healthiest of dishes, so I decided to ‘Protein Chef’ the old classic by adding plenty of protein, removing some of the fat but keeping all that delicious flavour we know and love. I promise it doesn’t disappoint – give it a try and find out!
These pancakes epitomise the term ‘Pancake Porn’! Thick, fluffy American style protein pancakes, dripping in protein infused salted caramel peanut butter, chocolate sauce (which is actually sugar free shhh) and finished with chunks of peanut chocolate caramel protein bars. These pancakes are the ULTIMATE in protein infused indulgence.
Nuts are a great source of healthy fats, but plain and unsalted they can be a little bit boring. Well, I’ve spiced up these nuts in a high protein coating which adds an incredible morish crunch, as well as delicious Mexican flavours!
I don’t know about you, but after all the rich festive food and drink my body has been desperately craving some good nutrition and lots of veggies. But as always, it’s still got to taste good! Thanks to Blend Bro’s Savoury Blends, creating a healthy, high protein meal is easier than ever. Here I’ve used the delicious Thai Jungle Curry Savoury Blend (which you can get here) to create a really light but flavour packed dish that you can whip up in just a few minutes.
What is Prutella you ask? It’s a wondrous creation by Muscle Food and is a low carb, low fat, high protein Nutella! I know, you need some right? You can get it here and if you use my discount code pchef10 you’ll even get 10% off.
On a cold day (or any day really!) nothing beats a warm sponge pudding covered in hot, sweet custard. It has to be one of my all time favourite comfort foods, so when Bulk Powders sent me a lovely bundle of their products to try out I knew I wanted to try & re-create this tummy warming pud into a high protein, healthier version.
Enchiladas are a Mexican restaurant favourite, and one of my favourites! But the standard recipe calls for full fat beef mince, high sugar tomato sauces and oodles of melted cheese. Whilst it sounds delicious, its not something you should be indulging in too often. My recipe keeps all the flavours, but with a few clever tweaks halves the fat and calories so it can be enjoyed mid-week! I tried this recipe out on my partner who instead of taking a few bites to ‘try’ it, finished the entire thing and insisted we had it the next day too – I wasn’t complaining as the entire thing takes no more than 30 minutes to make from start to finish.
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!
If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram you’ll know I am a HUGE fan of cereal. My all time favourite type is granola. I’d give my right arm for a bowl of those sweet, crunchy oat clusters in ice cold almond milk. But if you’ve ever looked at the nutritionals of usual supermarket granola its not pretty. Masses of added sugar and palm oil are the usual suspects.
Rather than miss out and avoid it completely, I thought I’d come up with my own healthier, no added sugar variety. Still with all the sweet and crunchy oat clusters, but made without sugar and only healthy fats.
It’s no secret that I love cinnamon flavoured things, so when USN kindly sent me a tub of their new Lean-8 protein powder in vanilla cinnamon bun flavour I was rather excited. I have already created a High Protein Cinnamon Roll recipe, so I decided to cinammonise (that’s the technical term) my baked oats recipe.
If you’ve never tried baked oats then you are seriously missing out! They are super simple to make, but are insanely delicious. Especially when the weather is wet, cold and miserable as they are like a warm cuddle (a high protein one) in a bowl. Wave goodbye to your usual protein shakes from a shaker, and embrace the new way to get your protein in!