1. Protein Oats
Protein first thing is a proven way to keep you full all morning. Plus they’re super warming and delicious- so many possible flavour combos!
How to Cook: add 40g of rolled oats, a pinch of salt, and 1 cup water to a large serving bowl. Microwave on high, stir, then microwave for another minute. Now stir through 1 scoop chocolate protein powder until smooth and add 1 tbsp peanut butter for our favourite Snickers Oats!
Swap pasta and noodles for a lower-cal option. We love them with stir-fries, carbonara, and good old bolognaise.
How to Cook: you can buy zoodles in the fruit and veg section, or make your own with a food processor or special noodle tool. For a classic bolognaise brown off 125g extra lean beef mice with 1 clove garlic and ¼ diced onion. Add in 100g canned tomatoes and a pinch of dried herbs. Simmer for 20-30 minutes until tomatoes reduce and flavour enrichens. Serve over 150g zoodles and top with 20g parmesan, Delish!
3. Cauliflower Rice
Another great swap for higher calorie rice, couscous, or quinoa. That way you can still have your rich butter chicken curry or slow-cooked Moroccan lamb, but with out the high calorie count!
How to Cook: buy cauliflower rice in the fruit and veg aisle or in the freezer; or simply process fresh cauliflower until it resembles rice. Steam, covered, in the microwave for a few minutes then serve with your choice of sauce. We love our Slow Cooked Beef Curry recipe
4. Mountain Bread
Swap out carb-heavy bread, pizza base, tortillas, and wraps for this lighter option. They even work well toasted, as crepes, or in lasagnes.
How to Cook: spread 1 piece with 1 tbsp salsa, sprinkle 30g of grated cheese, 50g cooked chicken or ham, 1 tbsp refried beans and 1 tbsp guacamole. Fold over and cook in a sandwich press until toasty. Quick quesadilla for the win!
5. Greek Yoghurt
This high-protein super food is super creamy and goes well in so many recipes. You can use it in desserts, in place of sour cream, even as a salad dressing!
How to Cook: mix 150g no fat Greek yoghurt with 1 scoop protein powder until smooth, for a quick snack that’s high in protein, low in cals, and tastes great!
6. Protein Powder
We love love love adding protein powder to our recipes. It’s an easy way to increase protein and decrease calories- so if you love baked goodies and sweet treats like we do- it’s a no-brainer!
How to Cook: find your favourite cake or cookie recipe; and turn your morning tea into a daily ritual by replacing half a cup of flour with 2 scoops vanilla protein powder. Too easy!
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