12 October 2017

Winter Warmers | My Favourite Healthy Recipes for the Colder Months

Winter Warmers - Chipotle Chicken & Roasted Veg, high protein dinner, carbs, energy, bulking, spicy, eat clean, meal prep, meal plan
Ok, so it's not winter quite yet!!! But this sudden chill has me already craving hot chocolates & mince pies. So to help you up & forget all about those winter cravings, here are my 3 favourite recipes for this time of year - all healthy, natural & delicious!

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B A N A N A   P A N C A K E S
Winter Warmers - banana pancakes breakfast pre workout healthy high protein eat clean sweet treat
A  perfect start to your day or pre workout - with a natural source of carbs to boost your energy & get you moving!

Calories 249   |   Carbs 43g   |   Sugars 12g   |   Fat 6g   |   Protein 9g
   1 Medium Banana
   1 Large Free Range Egg
   15g Honey to serve
   Sprinkling of Cinnamon to serve

   1. Slice the banana into a bowl & microwave for 1 minute. Remove, mash till all banana is broken up. You may have to put into the microwave for a further 30 seconds.
   2. Crack the egg into the bowl & mix mix mix!
   3. Heat a frying pan over the hob. Pour in your banana & egg mix evenly. Cook on a medium temperature. Be patient, these will have different cooking times to regular pancakes. When ready, flip & cook reverse side.
   4. Serve with honey & cinnamon, for that beautiful, warming taste.

S W E E T   P O T A T O   W I T H   T U N A
Winter Warmers - Sweet Potato & Tuna, high protein, carbs, energy, lunch, meal prep, eat clean
A high protein lunch with slow release carbs - keeping you full & fuelled all afternoon. Plus so simple to prep!

Calories 324   |   Carbs 35g   |   Sugars 12g   |   Fat 2g   |   Protein 35g
   1 Medium Sweet Potato
   130g Tuna canned
   20g Light Mayonnaise
   5ml Lemon Juice
   5g Mustard
   1/2 Red Pepper,  diced
   1 Spring Onion
   Pepper seasoning
   Handful of mixed leaf salad (go for the darker, more colourful leaves - more nutrients!)

   1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees centigrade. Wash the sweet potato & remove any blemishes. Pierce several times & microwave for 3 minutes. Flip over & microwave for a further 3 minutes. This will speed up the cooking time - now pop into the over for 20-30 minutes to finish off & crispy up whilst making the filling. You can also cook fully in the microwave / oven, depending on the timing.
   2. Drain the tuna & put it into a bowl, along with the mayonnaise, lemon, mustard & pepper. Mix.
   3. Add the diced pepper to the bowl, with the spring onion, sliced. Stir again. The filling is ready! You can prepare this for the whole week & pop in the fridge too.
   4. When potato is cooked, add the salad & filling & you're ready to tuck in!

C H I P O T L E   C H I C K E N   &   R O A S T E D   V E G
Winter Warmers - Chipotle Chicken & Roasted Veg, high protein dinner, carbs, energy, bulking, spicy, eat clean, meal prep, meal plan, Spicy baked sweet potatos
Nothing like a bit of spice & roasted veg to warm you up on a cold dark night! Plus high protein, fibre & a super easy meal to prep for the week!

Calories 414   |   Carbs 50g   |   Sugars 13g   |   Fat 7g   |   Protein 34g
   15g Chipotle Chilli Paste (find one low in sugar, some are insanely high!!!)
   100g Chicken Breast
   125g Sweet Potato
   5ml Olive Oil
   40g Peas
   80g Kidney Beans
   Paprika Seasoning
   Chilli Seasoning
   Peri Peri Salt

   1. Preheat the oven at 200 degress centigrade. Season the chicken with half the chipotle paste & seasoning. Pop it in the oven & bake for the allotted time suggested on the packet, turning over half way through.
   2.   Meanwhile wash, peal & dice the sweat potato. Put in a cooking dish, spray/brush on the oil evenly & season with the rest of the chipotle paste & seasoning. Pop them in the over too. Cook for around 20 mins - stirring halfway through.
   3.   Warm through the kidney beans & peas. Once everything is cooked, served together or pop in the fridge / freezer for a later date!

Hopefully this has given you a taste for something warm and healthy this season! Just to note, this is not a daily meal plan, I wouldn't suggest eating all this in a day - especially the double dose of sweet potato. But each recipe are definitely worth a try. Let me know what you think & your favourite recipes for the season - I'd love to get some new ideas!!! See you next week.


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