PFP fruity chicken salad

Super easy dinner idea - literally just involves assembling the ingredients together. Plus did I mention it tastes great AND it's healthy! Win, win!

Ingredients:

  1. Shredded cooked chicken
  2. Spinach
  3. Blueberries
  4. Apple -  chopped
  5. Almonds - chopped
  6. Avocado
  7. Beetroot

Place all ingredients in a bowl and  toss together. For a dressing you could use the pesto dressing in the blog - find it here. Or roast some garlic and lemon together and add to Greek yogurt for a different taste. For a video demo of this recipe, have a look here.

Creamy pesto dressing /dip

If you're a fan of creamy dressings and dips then you will want to try out this recipe. It has 2 ingredients and is healthy and macro friendly. I guarantee you'll never want to go back to the over-processed, calorific alternatives.

Okay so first you will need 170g tub of Fage greek yogurt and 30g of pesto.

 

Mix them together and season with salt, black pepper and a drop of fresh lemon juice.

Done! Macros for 170g tub of yogurt and 30g pesto are: P 19.1   C 8.6   F 14.5   233cals

I used it as a salad dressing but it could just as easily be used on bun-less burgers, baked potatoes or as a dip. Lemon juice thins it out - so put in more or less depending on your preference. Perfect for this BBQ weather we are having at the moment.

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Avocado toast - how do you like yours?

Sunday mornings are made for easy, relaxed breakfasts / brunch!

So, I though I'd quickly share a few of my favourite ways to have avocado 'toast'.

For the 'toast', I go between a few different options (depending on macros, goals etc.)

  1. Pat the Baker Slimbos - brown mixed seed
  2. Rice cakes
  3. Ryvita
  4. Wrap

Now for the good stuff! The sky is the limit with options - here's 5 of the best!

 

  • Get 1 ripe avocado and mash it with a little sea salt and black pepper. Top with a squeeze of lemon juice. Simples.
  • Melt cheese of choice on the 'toast', add some mashed avocado, top with a slice of bacon.
  • Mash avocado on to toast, top with goats cheese and some crushed nuts (almonds, pecans, pine nuts etc. )
  • Mash avocado, add chopped tomatoes, fresh basil, sea salt and black pepper.
  • Melt cheese on toast, add mashed avocado and a soft poached egg. Season with salt and pepper.

 

 

Chocolate protein pancakes

Pancakes..is there any better way to start the day?!

These chocolate protein pancakes are a firm favourite of mine and they really set you up for the day because they are so filling.

  • Ingredients:
  • 1 banana
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 scoop choc protein
  • 15g of gluten free oats
  • cinnamon to taste
  • 150g Glenisk natural yogurt
  • 25g blueberries

- combine eggs, mashed banana, protein (I use myprotein), oats and cinnamon
- blend in a blender until smooth
-place on hot pan
-alternate the pan between hob and hot grill ( to cook top and bottom)
- top with the yogurt and blueberries

  • Macros:
  • C 36
  • P 50.5
  • F 15
  • Calories - 493