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“Let no one ever leave you without feeling happier or better”
One of my Facebook followers asked me to write up what I snack on, so here are 12 examples
These stop me diving for the beef hula hoops at the services 🙂 This is no joke if hungry and beef hula hoops are in front of me it’s dangerous to my calorie limits. Multiple packets could vanish 😉
A couple of pointers that I follow in my snacking:
So starting with lowest calories first:
Raw Vegetable Crudites per 100g:
Crunchy scrumptiousness that won’t make to much of a dent in your calorie target that is also a fab fibre hit.
Celery – Calories 16, Fat 0.2g, Carbs 3g, Fibre 1.6 and Protein 0.7g
Broccoli – Calories 22, Fat 0.5g, Carbs 2.8g, Fibre 2.7g and Protein 3.2g
Carrots – Calories 40, Fat 0.6g, Carbs 10g, Fibre 2.8g and Protein 0.9g
Do love popcorn and these come in little bags of joy to help portion control.
Cheese Per bag: Calories 50, Fat 2.5g, Carbs 5.2, Fibre 1.2g and Protein 1.2g
Sea Salt Per Bag: Calories 52, Fat 2.7g, Carbs 7g, Fibre 1.7g and Protein 0.7g
Sweet n Salt Per Bag: Calories 78, Fat 3.3g, Carbs 12.1g, Fibre 1.9g and Protein 1.1g
1 Chilli Kallo Rice Cracker, 10g Philadelphia Lightest and a slice of Parma Ham. Note if taking this into work do not assemble ahead as it will go soggy
Calories 79, Fat 3g, Carbs 7g, Fibre 2g and Protein 7g
For a mug of joy and comfort I love a peanut hottie and I tend to have this an hour or so before bed
Per Serving: Calories 83, Fat 1.4g, Carbs 16.9g, Fibre 0.4g and Protein 2.2g
Boiled Large Eggs so easy to prepare ahead. A quick tip is to keep them in the shells until you are about to eat them as this stops the yolk going grey around the edges.
Per Large Egg: Calories 89, Fat 6.5g, Carbs 0g Fibre 0g and Protein 7.5g
Easy to have in your kitbag, a cracking carb hit and an old favourite. If working out at 1300 I love this around 1100
Per 100g: Calories 103, Fat 0.3g, Carbs 23.2g, Fibre 1.1g and Protein 1.2g
Dark Chocolate 🙂 A big love and targets permitting 2 squares before bedtime is a wonderful thing.
2 Squares of 85%: Calories 106, Fat 9.2g, Carbs 3.8g, Fibre 0g and Protein 2.2g
A good protein hit (looking into making this) macros may vary per brand.
Per 50g: Calories 120, Fat 1.6g, Carbs 1.35g, Fibre 0.45g and Protein 23g
Parma Ham wrapped Fig a great example of salty and sweet.
1 Large Fig quartered, 2 Parma Ham Slices Halved.
Calories 121, Fat 5g, Carbs 12g and Protein 9g
When on the run a protein shake can hit the spot. Current shake of choice is a scoop of Rocky Road Protein Powder from The Protein Works and 250ml Koko Coconut Milk. Comes up like a stunning milkshake.
Per Shake: Calories 156, Fat 6.7g, Carbs 7g, Fibre 0.2g and Protein 19.3g
Protein Baked Oats with Raspberries. A gorgeous fruity moist flapjack. I will post recipe in the week to share the love.
Per 100g: Calories 169, Fat 4g, Carbs 19g, Fibre 4g and Protein 14g
The Quest Bar a fab protein bar that comes in lots of lovely flavours (I order mine from Amazon) Cinnamon Roll is my favourite and I tend to have these on a Monday or Thursday at 1800ish as this keeps my energy and satiety levels up for work. I tend to have a lighter supper on these days as I eat late so these help me hit my targets.
The Macros vary per bar but here they are for my favourite
Cinnamon Roll Calories 170, Fat 6g, Carbs 25g, Fiber 17g and Protein 20g
Hope these ideas help.
Who doesn’t love sweet and sour? Usually it comes in at 554 calories per portion from the takeaway. This comes in at 309 calories.
This is super easy to make and you could have it made by the time you went to the chinese or received your delivery.
Other bonus is it is packed with vegetables to add to the flavour and goodness.
This Serves 4
Macros per portion:
Calories 309, Fat 3.8g, Carbs 24.4g, Fiber 3.1g and Protein 42.7g
You will need:
Measure out your water, pineapple juice, cider vinegar, passata and sugar n your measuring jug. Mix together.
Add your cornflour to a glass add your 2 Tbsp of water and mix until well combined
Add your sweet and sour mix to your saucepan over a medium heat
Add your cornflour and water mix to the saucepan
Add chilli flakes
Bring to the boil, keep stirring the sauce continuously, then simmer for 2 minutes
Then add pineapple chunks and put sauce to one side
Finely chop your baby courgette add to bowl
Finely chop your spring onion and add to bowl
Core, deseed and chop your peppers and add to bowl
Cut your broccoli into florets and remove stems
Add to your vegetable bowl
Melt your coconut oil over a medium high heat in your wok
Add your turkey breast
Cook for 8 minutes stirring occasionally until the turkey is white all over
Add your vegetables and cook for 2 minutes stirring every 30 seconds
Add your sauce, stir in well and cook for 3 minutes
Until all cooked through.
Pea, sage and ham soup. Hearty, simple, warming and with this change in the weather a big bowl of comfort that is a family crowd pleaser
Macros per 100ml:
Calories 126, Fat 4g, Carbs 10.1g, Fiber 2.9g and Protein 12.2g
This serves 4
I used some of the baked ham I made the previous day and the stock form boiling it in the soup. No food waste 🙂
You will need:
Peel and chop your onion
Melt 5g of your butter over a medium heat in your saucepan
Add onion and cook for 2 minutes
Peel and chop your potato
Add to pan and cook for another 2 minutes
Chop 14 of your sage leaves
Add to the potato and onion and cook for a further 2 minutes
Strain your stock if using water from a baked Ham
Make your stock
Add stock to the pan and bring to the boil
Add frozen peas and simmer for 5 minutes
Carve your ham then cut into square pieces
After soup has simmered for 5 minutes
Remove from the heat
Add your reduced fat creme fraiche
I used Sainsbury’s Be Good To Yourself
Add to the mix and blitz with a hand held liquidizer
Serve in a bowl then add 40g of ham to the middle
For a little extra joy pop 5g of butter in a frying pan over a high heat. Add some sage leaves and cook for a minute either side. Add to top of soup
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This is a low fat, low carb, high protein spicy delight. Simple and quick to make and 255 calories per portion – woohoo!
This serves 4:
Macros per portion:
Calories 255, Fat 3.3g, Carbs 10.8g, Fiber 3.1g and Protein 42.8g
You will need:
Quarter your onions
Deseed your chillies
Add your onions, chillies, garlic and ginger to food processor
Blitz until it is well combined about 1 minute
Melt you ghee over a medium heat
Add your spice paste and cook for 5 minutes
Add your turkey and cook until turkey is white all over
You will need to stir occasionally
Add your tomatoes stir and cook for 18 minutes
Add spinach and cook for 2 minutes
Serve and enjoy
This keeps well in an airtight container in fridge or freezer.
Please remember with cooked poultry it can only be cooked again once more