It has been a little while since my last post and I have missed sharing recipes and reviews. So today we will have both.
Still to come, om nom recipe
Last week, Cian and I ordered a meat stack from Musclefood. It is exactly what it says; a pile of meat made for bodybuilders (read: lots of it and super lean) and we have been eating it all week so I can tell you about the quality and flavours too.
It cost a total of £50 delivered to the house in a cool box with Gel ice packs and a sturdy amount of wrapping. Nice and impressed with that.
It included all of this!
A 2.5kg pack of chicken which worked out at 12 breasts and I separated into 4-breast bags for the freezer.
We have used these in a pasta dish with tagliatelle, broccoli anda creamy tomato sauce. The meat itself claims to have no water added, but a bucketload came out during cooking. It could possibly be because we had frozen them but I doubt it. There was virtually no trimming of fat involved though, and it was quite tasty.
Next, there were 2x400g packets of extra lean steak mince. We used it for chilli and bolognese.
This I found to be awesome mince, no watery slick after cook and a really strong beefy flavour!
Then we recieved 2x400g packets of diced turkey breast which went straight into a curry that very night and was perfect. Nice texture, flavour, not much fat to trim.
This part of the pack I haven’t had a taste of yet but it is 4 chicken burgers which will be awesome for a barbecue when the weather picks up.
And this is tonight’s dinner. 2 x Irish Grass Fed sirloin steaks, 2x Irish Grass Fed Rump steaks, 2x hache steaks (for the kiddos) and a pack of minute steaks for lunch tomorrow!
We are all craving a bit of steak tonight and this pile will do perfectly to satisfy!
It’s a really nasty winter here, no snow (boo), but it’s icy cold and wet and windy. I was after a nice warming breakfast that I can grab quickly, isn’t too calorie-heavy (a fried brekkie every day is going to do me no favours) and that is versatile enough to eat most days and not get boring.
Say hello to Porridge! Oatmeal! Whatever you call it.
My recipe which is fully customizable works out at 276 calories for a really big bowl (the bowl in the pictures is one serving, as I hate when people do healthy recipes and the pictured meal is 3 or 4 recommended servings!)
* 1/2 cup basic rolled oats
* 1/3 cup fat-free yoghurt or 100g
* 1 1/2 cups water
* 3 strawberries, sliced
* 1 cup blackberries
Mix water and oats in a pot, and set on a medium heat, stirring until it looks like the picture (about 2 minutes)
Next, stir the porridge off the heat until it is thick and sticky, about 30 seconds. And pour into a bowl.
Pour over the yoghurt (use any flavour you want, I have vanilla)
And then heap on the fruit and enjoy!
As you can see below, I entered all the ingredients into a calorie tracker and it works out at a mere 276 calories. And it is incredibly filling!
So chill out at enjoy a nice hot, delicious, guilt free breakfast.
My suggestions for toppings are
* banana and peanut butter
* raspberries and strawberry yoghurt
* chopped nuts and honey with greek yoghurt
* grapes and apples with mango yoghurt
Peace, Love and Frosting