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Theme Parks and a LOT of Cooking!

18 Jan

Sorry I’ve been so MIA – my boyfriend took me for a trip to the Gold Coast for my Christmas present so I decided to take that time to just spend with my boyfriend and not stress about blogging, exercise, and even splurging on ice cream and wine :). We went to Wet ‘n’ Wild and Movie World, and spent a lot of time relaxing on the beach or by the pool; it was nice to just have some time to ourselves! I didn’t eat very well when I was up there, although I did try to have healthy options (e.g. poached eggs for breakfast, grilled fish without chips), and I admit that it was nice to come home and start eating clean again. Sometimes it’s necessary to have that bit of a break to remotivate yourself.

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Motivation: Claire Rae

 

I’ve been doing LOADS of cooking since getting back from Queensland!!

 

Prawn and Basil Mediterranean Salad

Serves 1

12 cooked, peeled prawns

2 cherry tomatoes – halved

Handful of fresh basil leaves – torn

25g pitted olives

1/4 lebanese cucumber – diced

1/4 spanish onion – thinly sliced and soaked in cold water

Salt and pepper

1 tsp extra virgin olive oil

1/4 lemon

1 tsp balsamic vinegar

Just throw everything together and enjoy!!

Nutritional info: per 1 serve

Calories: 189

Total fat: 9.8g (2.1g sat)

Total carbs: 3.6g

Sugar: 3.2g

Protein: 21.4g

 

Almond and Quinoa Based Protein Pizza from www.proteinpow.com

Serves 2

1/8 cup pea protein

1/8 almond meal

1 tbsp coconut flour

1/2 cup quinoa flakes (could sub with oats)

1 whole egg

3 egg whites

1/8 cup lite coconut milk

1 tsp dried rosemary

1 tsp dried thyme

1 tsp salt

Put everything in a blender

Cook in a hot hot hot non-stick frying pan like a pancake

Top with whatever you want, then grill for 10-15 minutes (I topped mine with pizza sauce, tomato, grilled chicken, lite ricotta cheese, and fresh basil)

Nutritional info: per serve (without the toppings)

Calories: 248.8

Total fat: 9.0g (2.6g sat)

Total carbs: 24.0g

Sugar: 1.6g

Protein: 16.8g

 

Black Chocolate Protein Brownies from femmefitphysique.wordpress.com

Serves 12

2 scoops chocolate whey protein powder

2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

2/3 cup black bean puree (rinse about 1 cup canned, low sodium black beans and blend with a splash of water)

1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk

12 serves Stevia

2 tbsp oat flour

3 tbsp coconut oil

2 egg whites

3/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

OPTIONAL: 1-2 tsp coffee grounds (I left this out)

In a medium bowl combine dry ingredients

In a separate bowl, combine wet ingredients and blend well

Add wet to dry and mix (don’t overmix, just until all ingredients are blended)

Bake at 180 degrees for about 20 minutes or until cooked to the centre

Let them cool before cutting them

Nutritional info: per serve

Calories: 98.5

Total fat: 5.2g (4.4g sat)

Total carbs: 5.3g

Sugar: 0.9g

Protein: 6.7g

 

Smoked Salmon and Rosemary Low Carb Protein Quiche (Gluten Free) from http://www.proteinpow.com – I could not believe how good this was!! Tastes just as good, if not BETTER than normal quiche!! Yum yum!!

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Serves 2

Base:

1/4 cup egg whites

1/4 cup pea protein powder

1/8 cup coconut flour

1/8 cup milk

1 tbsp almond meal

1 tsp dried rosemary (optional)

1 tsp onion flakes (optional)

Filling:

3 eggs

1 egg white

Splash of milk

50g salmon (I just used canned)

Spring onion

Rosemary

Blend the ingredients for the base, then press into either a medium-sized pie/quiche/tart tin or into a few small ones

Bake this 200 degrees for about 15 minutes or until it starts to brown

Allow the base to cool

Whisk together the eggs, egg white, and milk

Add salmon, spring onion and rosemary to the filling mixture

Poor into the base, then cook at 200 degrees for 15 minutes, then reduce to 160 degrees and bake for a further 10 minutes or until the filling is set

Nutritional info: per serve (including the filling)

Calories: 291

Total fat: 9.7g (3.7g sat)

Total carbs: 7.8g

Sugar: 2.0g

Protein: 39.3g!!

 

I have many more new recipes that I cooked this week but I’ll save them for another post 🙂

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Enjoy the journey 🙂 x

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