Protein balls. They split taste buds, I think! Some people swear by them and some people won’t touch them but I feel like these are *the* protein balls that will change protein ball haters minds. They’re so yummy, chocolatey and chewy and they pack a serious protein punch with around 9g of protein.
My usual style of cooking is pretty quick! The dishes that I tend to whip are usually whack everything in a casserole dish and leave in the oven for 30 minutes or something I can fry or boil up quickly in a pan. But, after finding a crazy bargain leg of pork from Morrisons’ reduced section, about £1.49 if I remember rightly (which I do because I’ve been bragging about it to my fellow yellow label lovers), I decided to do a roast.
Just a super quick post today all about this amazingly easy and tasty protein packed bread from Jamie Oliver’s Everyday Super Food cookbook. I whipped this up the other Sunday and had a super snacky tea with some ham, cheese and chutneys and it was just delicious. You can find the recipe here but I’ll go through it quickly now too!
Recently I whipped up a batch of Protein Rice Krispy Treats with the amazing Manuka Doctor Active Honey +15 and I thought I’d give Holland and Barrett a run for their money and create a savoury recipe too! Manuka honey is 100% pure honey with no added sugar so it’s perfect for a dinner-time recipe. This is a super yummy spicy pork recipe that has a slightly Chinese flavour to it and works so well with the sweet honey and hot chilli.
One thing I love about cooking, if you could call these treats cooking, is the fact that you can make something you love a bit more enjoyable by removing the guilt! These Protein Rice Krispy Bites are also completely clean and don’t have any refined sugar or gluten in them. They’re also under 100 calories for a seriously substantial square.
Sometimes you just need a cocktail, right? Spring is on the way and it’ll soon be summer BBQ season and I can’t wait. We’ve been practicing a few tasty cocktails in preparation and this is one of the tastiest mixes that we’ve come up with.
If you like gin, elderflower and berry flavours in your cocktails this will be right up your street. Simply mix all the ingredients below and serve in funky glasses or tumblers.We picked up the mason jar style cocktail glasses from Tiger for a bargain £2 each. This recipe can easily be multiplied by larger quantities and made into a large bowl of punch or served in a jug for guests to serve themselves.
Egg muffins are an awesome snack to have on hand in the week, especially if you find yourself reaching for the biscuit tin or a quick slice of toast when hunger strikes. They take about 10 minutes to prep and 20 minutes to cook in the oven so they’re really quick and easy to make. These muffins are also seriously tasty and are really versatile. You can add whatever flavours that you like but these cheesy spinach versions are my favourite at the moment – they’re great for using up leftovers!
Falafels are one of my favourite savoury snacks to prep on the weekend for the week ahead’s lunches. They’re packed with tasty feta and spinach and are a great addition to salads, pitta bread or on their own with some carrot sticks and houmous. This recipe makes 12 small falafels which are around 70 calories each with 7g carbs, 2-3g of fat and 4g of protein.
I’ve been a regular protein powder user for about 3 years now since getting into fitness in a more serious way and having the protein expertise of my other half to learn from. I’ve tried a lot of different brands and I now know some of my favourites and what flavours I like. But, it did occur to me, whilst on my 8 week clean eating challenge, that my protein powder may not actually be as clean as the rest of my diet. That’s when I discovered Whey Ahead, this organic protein powder! This stuff isn’t as sweet as your standard protein powder and is the UK’s first range of certified organic flavoured & unflavoured protein. Powered purely by organic protein from grass-fed cows and raw superfoods, this stuff’s pretty good.