Living Lean

Winter Recipes

Stay on track this Winter with our healthier slant on some winter recipes.  Keep checking back and follow us on Instagram for new ideas.

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Here is a recipe for our Low carb Protein Christmas cookies, they are wonderful, you must give them a go this festive season!

1 scoop vanilla whey protein

1/4 cup ground almonds

2 tbsp natural peanut butter (we would recommend meridian, whole heart or for a special treat try “nuts n’ more” they do high protein butters such as toffee peanut butter, cinnamon almond butter etc. available at: (www.musclefood.com, and amazon, as well as some other online stores)

1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed

1/4 cup of alpo coconut or almond milk

*optional* tsp of cinnamon or pumpkin spice

Blend all ingredients together until you have a dough like mixture.  Either roll in to roughly 6 balls and place in a muffin tray and flatten in to cookies, or roll out the mixture and use your Christmas cookie cutters to create seasonal treats.

Place in the oven for 5-10 minutes at 170 degrees Celsius.

If you want an extra treat use a dusting of cinnamon sugar or glaze with honey.  You can also always add a few chopped nuts to finish!

Macros: makes 6, each has:

89cals, 6.5g fat, 3.2g carbs, 6g protein

 

Warming Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips

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When you are bedded in for the night wrapped up watching a film, then try this scrumptious treat to nibble on instead of the giant box of chocolates you have!

Berry salsa and cinnamon tortilla chips

For the salsa you will need:

300g fresh cranberries

2 kiwi fruits

2 apples

1 orange, the zest and juice of.

1 tablespoon of brown sugar* or you can get a low cal version here

3 tablespoons of fruit jam or cranberry sauce.  You can also get a sugar free version here you can be creative depending on your own tastes.

1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon if you want a festive twist to the actual salsa.

Water as needed

Finely skin, core and chop the apples, kiwi fruits.

Combine the the kiwi and apple with the cranberries, add the orange zest and orange juice and mix all together in a bowl.  Then add a teaspoon of cinnamon, the brown sugar and fruit jam and stir in to the mixture.  Cover and leave until ready to serve.

For the chips…

1 pack of wholemeal tortilla warps.  We have found a low carb version available from here

2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon

2 tablespoons of brown sugar or your low cal alternative (as above)

Organic coconut oil.

Cut the tortillas in to small triangles, warm the tortillas in the over at 150 degrees celsius until slightly crispy,

Melt a tablespoon of organic coconut oil in a pan, take off the heat then add the brown sugar and cinnamon.  Using a glazing brush, glaze the tortilla chips with the coconut oil cinnamon sugar mix.  Place all chips on a plate and serve with the fruit salsa.

 

Cranberry Glazed Chicken

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Eating healthy does not have to be bland, try this winter warming twist to your chicken.

Cranberry Glazed Chicken.

Making the Glaze:

300g fresh cranberries

3/4 cup of maple syrup (for a low sugar version use Sugar Free Pancake syrup by walden farm)

1/3 cup water

1 tsp Ground Cinnamon

1 tsp Fresh Ginger

Juice and zest of 1/2 lemon or orange (depending on which you prefer)

Wash the cranberries and discard any soft ones.

Combine the water, maple syrup, lemon juice, ginger and cinnamon together in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for 5 minutes.

Add the cranberries, and cook for 15 minutes. The cranberries should burst and the sauce will thicken. Make sure you don’t cook the cranberries any longer than 15 minutes, or pectin will start to break down and the sauce will not set as well.

Remove from the heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a mold, or storage jar.

Allow to chill for at least 6 hours before serving.

Glaze your freshly grilled chicken breasts with the cranberry glaze.  You can either have the glaze cold or warm it and pour over your chicken breasts.

For those times when you want a mini snack thats high in protein, and one which will not weigh you down for hours then try this quick and simple twist to your protein.  This literally will take you 5 mins to prepare!

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Get your favourite plain organic Greek yogurt (we use Yeo Valley or Total)

add and mix in 1-2 scoops of vanilla whey protein

finely chop 1 apple and sprinkle with cinnamon and a small amount of nutmeg.

Add the chopped cinnamon apple to your protein greek yogurt.

For added sweetness you can also add sugar free syrup or a tsp of honey.

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