Protein

Better Breakfasts with Protein-Rich Eggs

A study published in the International Jounal of Obesity suggests that eating an egg first thing each morning for breakfast could help with limiting our calorie intake throughout the rest of the day. The study reported that leucine, which is an essential amino acid found in high quality protein such as eggs, most likely gives a weight loss advantage when dieting by helping to decrease our loss of lean muscle tissue, whilst also increasing our loss of body fat and stabilising blood glucose levels.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT EGGS

eReplacement Parts have produced a definitive guide via an infographic on everything we need to know about eggs. This includes which eggs are best for baking, egg sizes and the nutritional content of eggs.

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PROTEIN

We all probably know that protein plays a vital role in our diet and as part of our training and exercise. However, with lots of conflicting advice and information out there, it can be difficult to understand what protein is and why it is so important.

BITE UK HEALTHY SNACKS

I recently came across a new and innovative range of bite size, grab and go healthy snacks from Bite UK under the Kintaro Brand (http://www.ilovebite.co/) that are gluten free, dairy free and vegan friendly. These great tasting and nutritious pouch snacks are high in protein and low in calories and fat.

Bite UK kindly sent me some samples to try. The service was extremely professional and punctual and arrived within 2 days. The branding of the products is eye-catching and looks really cool and grabs your attention.

Whey Protein Guide

The following is a concise and informative guide from 'Maxi Nutrition' which covers topics including why is protein in our diet important, how much protein do we need, when should we consume protein and the biological value of different proteins.

RECIPE IDEA: FISH PIE

Recipe from BBC Good Food for Fish Pie including Cod, Haddock, Egg, Leek, Horseradish Cream, Coconut Oil and Almond Milk. Tasty, filling and nutritious.

Could reduce the calories further by reducing the amount of cream and using low fat coconut oil.

High 5,

Matt

FITNESS FOOD: Chicken and Vegeables

Vegetables - Carrots, Mushrooms, Onions, Sweet Potato, Butternut Squash, Courgettes, Broccoli, Asparagus - all cut and cooked, and ready to cook the Diced Chicken too for tea.
Nice Lime and Soya Milk homemade mixed sauce too to add flavour and taste.
High 5,
Matt

FITNESS FOOD: Stuffed Large Mushrooms & Vegetables

LARGE MUSHROOMS STUFFED WITH MINCE & VEGETABLES

- Large Portobello Mushrooms
- Carrots
- Broccoli
- Courgettes
- Sweet PotatoES
- Tomatoes
- Butternut Squash
- Quorn meet-free high protein mince

Delicious, nutritious and filling. Great protein source and fibre.

High 5,

Matt

FITNESS FOOD: Stuffed Large Mushrooms & Vegetables

LARGE MUSHROOMS STUFFED WITH MINCE & VEGETABLES

- Large Portobello Mushrooms
- Carrots
- Broccoli
- Courgettes
- Sweet PotatoES
- Tomatoes
- Butternut Squash
- Quorn meet-free high protein mince

Delicious, nutritious and filling. Great protein source and fibre.

High 5,

Matt

FITNESS FOOD: Caribbean Chicken Curry & Vegetables

HOMEMADE CARIBBEAN CHICKEN CURRY

Prep & Cooking time: 45-60 Minutes

- Diced Chicken
- 1 Lime
- Sweet Potato
- Pineapple
- Onion
- Garlic cloves
- Pepper
- Spring Onion
- Root Ginger
- Curry Powder
- Carrots
- Broccoli
- Butternut Squash

Delicious, filling and nutritious. Lower in saturated fat and high in protein.

Great tasting food can be made 'healthy' and nutritious with a little planning.

High 5,

Matt

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