Lentil Bolognese

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With the London Marathon weekend fast approaching (eek!), it’s time to start paying a little more attention to what we are putting into a tummies in order to optimise race day performance. For more detail on why you should carb load and how you can do it, head to my previous post here. This lentil bolognese is a go-to meal for me when I’m carb loading and can easily be made in batch. You can also switch out the pasta for courgetti/high protein pasta (edamame or lentil) if you’re undergoing a lower carb diet/focusing on fat loss. Continue reading

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Vegan Banoffee Protein Pancakes

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World Vegan Month is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than to make this ridiculously naughty stack of deliciousness. The pancakes themselves use my simple protein pancake recipe (using vegan protein instead of whey), and are topped with the most insane vegan toffee sauce. These make a great weekend treat, but can also be stored overnight in tupperware, meaning you can have the most enviable breakfast in the office. Continue reading

DIY Protein Bars

IMG_7034Anyone who knows me, knows I love a good protein bar. They’re the easiest “grab and go” snack and can be found in nearly every supermarket these days. However, a daily Grenade Bar could end up costing you £60 a month which is equivalent to a whopping £700 a year!! The bars are also often packed full of artificial sweeteners and other weird ingredients (yup, that’s why they taste so yum), so much so that you may actually be better off eating a bar of Dairy Milk and having a shake! So I’m here to solve all of your problems. These delicious homemade protein bars contain no artificial sweeteners and the recipe can be adapted to your individual taste. Triple choc chip? PB with Crunchie spread topping? You name it. The best thing? The basic recipe works at out under 70p per bar. DREAMY. Keep on readin’ for the full recipe.

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The 3pm Snaccident: Cacao & Orange Protein Loaf

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So I’m that girl who, the second I finish my last mouthful of lunch, I’m thinking about what to eat next. Sat at a desk for 11-12 hours a day and eating every meal out of gross stained tupperware does, unsurprisngly get boring. No matter how hard I try and how many different recipes I experiment with, eating the same chickpea and lentil curry for lunch and dinner 4 days in a row just. isn’t. fun. However, I still don’t want to spend 95% of my evenings cooking up the latest Madeleine Shaw recipe, eating it at 9:30pm (lukewarm post insta photo) and getting into bed on a overly-stuffed belly because I was that hungry. So, I keep on doing it and have now eaten chilli for lunch 5 days this week and never, ever want to see a kidney bean again in my life. Continue reading

Choc-Chip Banana Bread (FODMAP)

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These bad boys are the perfect pre-workout snack. You may be tempted to skip the kcals before you hit the gym, but don’t. Not eating before you hit the gym can result in low blood sugar and a less-than-satisfying workout. Correct fuel = better workout.

Bananas are the ideal pre-workout fuel. They are full of digestible carbs (energy) and potassium. Potassium is essential for muscle function and deficiencies can result in cramping. 1 banana contains 10% of your recommended daily intake.

Enjoy these straight out of the oven, with a dollop of greek yog or my personal favourite; smothered in crunchy PB and a good squeeze of maple syrup.

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