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Our Top 5 High Protein, Low Carb Recipes For Winter

Now that the winter weather has started to hit, the craving for a smoothie for breakfast and a summer salad at lunch time has gone. When it's cold outside you want something hot and hearty to fulfil you during the day and warm up your insides. We have collated our top 5 high protein and low carb recipes for each meal time, all perfect for a winter’s day.

Breakfast

Low Carb Zucchini Oats Carrot Cake Protein ‘Zoats’ Why not start your breakfast off with a delicious carrot cake baked oats recipes. In order to reduce the carbs, you can swap out the oats with courgette and a blend of oats, chia or flax seeds instead. Trust me – it tastes better than it sounds and you can pack in your greens during breakfast. In a small pot on the stove, stir together almond milk and winter spices such as cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. Once combined, add in ground flaxseed, grated carrot and grated zucchini. Keep stirring ingredients together until desired consistency. Add in a scoop of vanilla protein powder to boost the protein if desired . Alternatively, try our Apple Crumble Protein Pancakes recipe.
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Lunch

High Protein Soup Soups are the obvious winter warmer, but in order to ensure that they are fulfilling, ensure that they contain ingredients such as lentils and chicken to keep you fuller for longer. A good and simple recipe to follow is Skinny Ms’ high protein black bean and lentil soup. In order to get more protein in, you could add chicken. The recipe is quick to do and you essentially add all of the ingredients into a pan and leave to simmer. You could also make some Protein Bread Co Bread to dip in.
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Dinner

Warm Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts and Chicken Salad A friend of mine cooked this for me for dinner recently and it was so delicious I had to share. Packed with protein from the chicken and tahini, the Brussels sprouts and warm broccoli make for a filling salad. Cut Brussels sprouts into quarters, and broccoli into small pieces, season with salt and pepper and cook on a baking tray in the oven for twenty minutes. Create a dressing using tahini, lemon juice, a tablespoon of soy sauce and ¼ cup water. Once Brussels sprouts and broccoli are browned, add dressing, cooked chicken and pomegranate seeds and mix well.
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Dessert

Greek yoghurt with home-made Blueberry Compote Greek yoghurt can be pimped during winter with a warming blueberry compote. Super easy to make and with no added nasties, combine in a bowl: 2 cups of fresh or frozen blueberries, 1tsp ground cinnamon, ½ tsp ground ginger, zest of 1 lemon, 1tsp vanilla extract and ½ cup of water. Add into a saucepan and allow to simmer for around 20 minutes whilst stirring occasionally. Once ready, top your Greek yoghurt with the compote and add nuts if you wish.
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Snack

Cottage Cheese and Cinnamon Dip with Apple Slices This sounds like a bit of a random combination, but it works! Simply mix cottage cheese with ground cinnamon to create a high protein dip. You can also add 1 tsp of peanut butter into the mix if you feel like it. I like to cut an apple into slices to dip in to it!
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