Cuisine: Nut Free

The BEST Protein Victoria Sponge Cake

This is hands down the BEST protein sponge cake I have EVER made (hence the name) do not try to remove/amend the ingredients (unless it's where I have added substitutions) as they are all there for a reason & doing so will probably result in a dry sponge, which is what I ended up with literally hundreds of times whilst trying to perfect this recipe. I challenge anyone to try this cake & not be truly shocked that it is a healthier version. Happy baking!

Healthy Low Fat Burritos

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.

Smoky BBQ Chicken Tenders

Crispy chicken tenders are usually something that have to be saved for a treat, but with my recipe you can tuck in any time you like! I've used UFIT's new BBQ flavoured high protein crisps as the coating, then dunked them into Blend Bro's incredibly authentic but entirely sugar free BBQ sauce - because everyone knows you can't have a chicken tender without drowning it in sauce, which is usually the most unhealthy part! This recipe is so incredibly simple even those who don't think they can cook (or kids!) can do!

Lower Calorie Lasagne

Lasagna is a family favourite, but it can be seriously heavy on calories. My version is just as tasty, but is up to half the number of calories per portion! In order to achieve this I've made a few tweaks to the recipe which includes using Blend Bro's new sugar free ketchup (yes I said ketchup!) which adds a really rich tomato flavour to the meat sauce, without all the sugar. Dish it up for you & your family & I promise you they won't notice the difference!

Low Carb Smokey BBQ Pulled Pork

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.

Peri Peri Chicken Thighs with Spicy Mexican Rice

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!)

Banana & Blueberry Protein Loaf

Sweet & sticky blueberry & banana bread enriched with protein without ANY fat and no added sugar, this baby sells itself. Not only is it seriously delicious it's also so quick and simple to make. Give it a try & let me know what you think.

Cheats Sugar Free Sticky BBQ Chicken Wings

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!

Green Energise Protein Smoothie

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!

Double Chocolate & Cranberry Protein Crispy Cakes

I've packed these protein crispy cakes full of protein crispies, dried cranberries, sugar free marshmallows, sugar free white & dark chocolate and plenty of dried cranberries so you'll never know they are a healthier, much lower sugar version of your favourite crispy cakes.

Berry & Tumeric Protein Smoothie

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.

Banana & Hemp High Protein Bread

This Banana & Hemp High Protein Banana Bread is sweet, moist and delicious, just the way a banana bread should be! Rather than protein powder which can dry baked goods out, Good Hemp's High Protein Flour adds a great source of hemp protein without leaving you with a nasty dry sponge. It also means that this recipe is perfect for those that don't want to buy protein powders or who prefer to exclude dairy from their diet. It's also great for using up banana's which have seen better days!

Super Simple Soft Protein Cookies

These cookies are so simple to make (hence the name) any one can make them. They come out slightly crisp around the edge and soft and squidgy in the middle, just like a giant cookies should be if you ask me!

Creamy Protein Pasta With Peri Peri Hache Steak

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!

Protein Filled Easter Eggs

Is there any more to life than protein INSIDE a chocolate egg?!

Low Carb, Low Fat Cottage Pie

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…

Gluten Free, Low Carb Mocha Protein Cupcakes

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.

Easy Thai Turkey Burgers

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.

High Protein Seasoned Steak Salad

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.

Protein Filled Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Juicy strawberries filled with a creamy protein filling coated in thick dark chocolate and white chocolate drizzle.

Mini Tomato, Chorizo & Spinach Egg White Frittatas

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!

Ultimate Healthy Roasties with Spicy Protein Coating

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!

Tomato & Chorizo Cauliflower Rice With Pan Fried Squid

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!)

Healthy, High Protein Tuna & Tomato Pasta Bake

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!