And I thought Egg Fried Rice was good! This protein packed alternative is an awesomely tasty way to inject some extra protein into a vegetarian dish and you can take your pick of your favourite veggies to throw in so the possibilities are endless!
Go make yourself a plate and feel the veggie protein-y love! Just click the tasty photo to go to the recipe!
Ah tea…it’s a truly magical thing and truly a habit I fully advocate. Now I’m not talking about these nonsense “skinny” or “detox” (detox is a forbidden word on my blog, only a medically trained professional can “detox” you) teas, I mean proper real life non health branded tea. Why? Well just google the health benefits of green, black or red tea, there are a multitude of awesome things this magic liquid can do for you and with so many varieties, there is really is something for everyone.
Thinking way back I believe drinking green tea was the first healthy habit I went for. I bought some flavour green tea (twinings probably) and I will be perfectly honest here; it smelled way better than it tasted. Thought not fully enjoying it for some reason I was determined to persevere, and in time I found myself where I am now: a self confessed tea snob and damn proud of it.
So if you want to make one small step toward a healthier life and think tea might be your jam then here’s some thing to know and places to go!
Things to know:
There are loads of varieties. Black (earl grey, chai and English breakfast group here), Green, Oolong, Red (aka Rooibos), Yerba, and herbal/fruit (unless they state they contain tea they aren’t technically tea but well count it for now).
Black contains the highest levels of caffeine and Red is caffeine free
Tea comes in two forms: tea bags and loose leaf. Loose leaf means it’s one big container of tea and to use it you’ll need a tea infuser.
Loose leaf tea is generally more expensive so it may be best to start with the more affordable supermarket teas if your not sure that you’re going to stick to it.
Loose leaf though a little pricier is still way cheaper than buying lower quality tea from your local coffee chain everyday so if you like your new habit consider investing in some good quality loose leaf.
If budget ain’t and issue there tea of the moment: matcha! The superfood of teas, though with a very strong flavour it’s perhaps not for the beginner!
With that in mind here’s are my favourite tea haunts!
Bluebird Tea Company (stores across England and online). They have an amazingly huge range of tea and an awesome and unrivalled flavoured matcha collection. They also have a tea made with IBS in mind, “The Digester” is an awesome tea made for when you gut needs a little TLC!
T2 Tea (online and stores across the uk). A new addition to my list having visited the new Glasgow store and already finding a new favourite in Green Rose.
Tea Lyra (online). Tea Lyra have a HUGE selection of teas, and loads of rooibos flavours for the caffeine free fix. They also offer free UK delivery and some flavoured matcha at a slightly more affordable price that I’ve found to be great for baking and my matcha rice porridge.
You can get the full recipe by clicking the text above but make sure you watch Homemade Gains too! I’ve got big plans for the YouTube channel so I need your views to make it awesome and well what’s not to love about seeing some tasty food being made! And of course it’s always a chance to see my tees in person! This weeks episode has got 2 of my current favourites!
Right for now I have to go finish work on my training plan (super excited to share that with you all very soon)! Your homework good people is to go watch Homemade Gains and like, subscribe and share (if you would be so kind please 😉)!
This week I’m experimenting with a new purchase; Rice Flake Porridge and I’ve added the first successful creation in the breakfast section – Honey Cinnamon Rice Porridge! It’s dairy free and it pretty much tastes like you’re having rice pudding for breakfast!
Click the Photo to go to the recipe and give this little wonder a try!
I’ve also just finished the meal plan of my first ever transformation plan! Now I just need to write up the accompanying training plan I should have just the thing for anyone looking to embark on a healthier lifestyle!
Yep it’s finally here! Yesterday I recorded the very 1st episode of “Homemade Gains”; the place where magical food is made (& also where I can product placement my own Tanks and tees hehe)!
Episode 1 features my protein honeycomb recipe (it can now also be found here on the blog). There’s definite improvement in this weeks video (though I think nerves are certainly still in there). Mostly in that I keep saying the honeycomb is “pretty good” when it is actually very damn good! Although, looking at my attempts last week, it does show that to get better at something you have to keep on doing it. I’m going to have to get busy in the kitchen and make it ultra awesome then!
So yes, protein honeycomb is awesome therefore, I must insist you go watch how it’s made and try it yourself! Just click the tasty photo below to go to the video!
I wasn’t loving all the pages on my top menu bar so I’ve clean it up a little, you can now find everything about me in one neat little section: “Me, My Eating & Training“. The section has my about me section, my food diary and training plan (both also updated so give em a cheeky peek!
Also TWO new recipes (oh how I spoil you lovely people, you’re worth it though)!
Both breakfast numbers: My breakfast classic “Chocolate Protein Porridge” & (adapted from a women’s health recipe) “Mango Chia Pudding”. Click the photos to go try em yourself, the chia pudding is a must, I mean look how instagramable that beauty is! :p
I’ve always loved my dads chicken chasni and well who doesn’t love a chasni? For me though the fun stopped when I became dairy intolerant and when I became aware of the calorie content…
so today I reckoned I could make chasni swapping the bad stuff for better stuff. Out went the ketchup, cream and mango chutney; in went tomato purée, coconut milk and fresh mango in its place! And you know what? The sauce contains only 155 calories per serving and it ain’t half bad!
Click the photo to do it yourself and get stuck in to that chasni-y goodness!