Category Archives: Low carb dishes

Savoury beet protein smoothie

 

Having raw eggs may cause health problems. To eat healthier I tried this recipe.

I found only hard boiled eggs in my fridge and cooked beetroots,  milk etc. I decided to start the day with a salted,  spicy smoothie.

Ingredients

3 hard boiled eggs

1 small cooked beetroot 2-3 cm in diameter

150 ml skimmed milk

1 tsp mustard

1 tsp kimchi paste

1 tbsp tomato paste

Salt and ground black pepper

Method

Put everything together in your magic bullet smoothie maker. Blend until it makes a smooth fluid. Season and use.

Enjoy!

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Chicken piccata in savoury bacon and gherkin sauce


Ingredients

Chicken breast fillets

Flour to dust

Salt and black pepper

Oil to fry

Diced bacon

Chopped onion

Flour

Tomato paste

Chicken bouillon plus 200 ml water

Diced gherkins

Mixed herbs

Salt and black pepper

Method

On a little oil fry diced bacon.

When it turns a little red,  add chopped onion and stir fry until it becomes translucent. Add one or two teaspoons of flour and fry. Add one tablespoon tomato purée and one chicken stock cube and 200 ml warm water. Boil. Add mixed herbs like marjoram,  thyme, Provence herbs,  salt and black pepper. Simmer on medium temperature.

In the meantime cut chicken breast in two thin fillets.  Season with salt and black pepper. Dust with flour and fry on one tablespoon of oil for two minutes on both sides. Add to the sauce and simmer for ten minutes under cover.

Season with hot sauce if you like hot flavours. Add chopped gherkins. Finish with one tablespoon of yoghurt or sour cream. Bring to the boil and serve.

The chicken will be render,  the sauce a little hot and sour from the gherkins.

I like it,  I hope you will love it too.

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Tesco lamb liver & bacon

I tried the TESCO liver & bacon. I prepared as it was written on the package.

I served on linguini.

What did I get?

The lliver was nice tender.

The sauce was terribly flavourless.

I’m sorry to say that it was terribly flavourless,  but that’s the truth.

I missed not only salt and pepper,  but flavours. I ddidn’t find traces of bacon flavour as well. It was rather sweet than flavoured.

Next time I will try to give flavours to this,  I have ideas.

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Chicken breast a’la milanese with black pepper sauce

To continue chicken main recipes for my protein diet,  I combined the breaded chicken with black pepper sauce.

The sauce I prepared is a Lidl from the shelf product. I thought I would try it with chicken breast. The sauce had a fairly nice flavour,  I didn’t have to add anything. It was mildly pungent and made the chicken’s flavour better.

Good choice.

I had green leaf salad: iceberg  with baby Spinach and a glass of gewurtztraminer.

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Turkey breast caprese roll

Ingredients

Turkey brest

Mozzarella

Sun dried tomatoes

Flour

Eggs bbeaten

Breadcrumbs

Oil to fry

 

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Chicken piccata with caper and cream sauce

Fitness chicken breast.  If you marinate the fillets in flavoured oil it will be more tenderer.

Ingredients

2 chicken breast fillets

Oil to marinate

Herbs like provance herb mix

Garlic cloves

Oil to fry

2 tbsp Chopped onion

1 tbsp Ginger paste

1 tbsp capers,  chopped

100 ml white wine

1 cube chicken stock

400 ml water

100 ml double cream

Crushed black pepper

Method

Marinate the fillets in oil flavoured with provance herb mix for overnight.  

First fry the fillets on a little oil on both sides and remove and keep warm.

Add the onion and ginger, and capers to the remaining oil,  fry stirring.

Add the white wine. Then add water and chicken stock cube. Simmer,  then put back the chicken fillets. Season with crushed black pepper.

Add one tablespoon herb butter. Simmer for 5-10 minutes,  then add sour cream or double cream. Simmer for a few minutes and serve.

A side dish can be

Potato with butter and parsley

Steamed broccoli

Steamed asparagus

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Little gem Wedges with Sardines & Caramelized Onions

Little Gems with Sardines Snack

 

Do you feel hungry? Are you stressed and you want to nibble something?

Or just you want a good inter-meals meal?

Don’t ever eat chips, sweet or salted snacks!

This dish gives you the right balanced snack you need.

You can use different  jams, chutneys to give a special flavour to your mayonnaise dressing.

Ingredients

2 Little gem cut to two wedges

1 can sardines, drained, broken

1 tbsp yoghurt

1 tbsp mayonnaise

1 tsp white wine vinegar

Salt and black pepper to your tasting

Caramelized onion rings

A few cherry tomatoes, halved

Seedless grapes halved

 

 

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Petite pois á la Francaise

 

Four- five times a week I eat poultry, mainly chicken.

To keep diversity in front of my eyes I rotate different vegetable side dishes with the meat.

This time I prepared green peas with baby carrots.

In this recipe I used tinned peas except the onions.

You can use fresh peas and baby carrots if you like.

Ingredientsts

  • 1 tablespoons butter
  • 6 pearl onions, peeled and halved or quartered
  • 4 – 5 cm chorizo slices,
  • 1 tin green peas
  • 1 tin baby carrots
  • 1/4 cup/60 ml chicken stock
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 bib lettuce, cored and sliced

Method

Melt the butter and fry the chorizo slightly.

Add the chopped onion, the onion sections the chopped garlic and fry on medium heat  a for a few minutes.

Add the shredded lettuce and stir fry until wilted.

Finally add the drained  peas.

Season with a crumbled chicken bouillon cube, salt and black pepper, red chili flakes.

Add a little water the pea if it’s too dry.

It’s ready in a few minutes.

Enjoy with grilled chicken breast of chicken a la Milanese.

Or with grilled halloumi cheese.

Another good alternative is poached salmon.

 

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Duck egg in spicy tomato sauce

 

Duck egg shakshuka in spicy tomato sauce

Another tasteful dish lo lose fat from around your waist.

Eggs give all the necessary nutrients you need.

The tomato sauce which I like when it’s thick gives your carb and fat supply.

Ingredients for one person

2 duck eggs hard boiled

1 Onion, chopped

2-3 Garlic clives chopped

1 can chopped tomatoes

2 tbsp tomato paste

1 tsp red chili powder

1 cube chicken bouillon

Salt and black pepper

Method

First prepare the sauce.

Sautée the onions on medium heat, add garlic then adc red chili powder. Add the chopped tomatoes and tomato paste.

Add spices as well.

Simmer on low heat until it becomes thick.

Arrange the halved hard boiled duck eggs in the sauce and warm through.

Serve with strictly only 50 g boiled pasta or rice.

Enjoy!

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Lamb steak with mange tout broccoli salad

Lamb steak with mange tout broccoli salad

 

Grilled meat with healthy green salad is an excellent alternative to a fat burning  life.

One lamb steak gives enough protein mange tout a little extra vegetarian protein the rest of the greens provide fibres.

Broccoli gives greens to bite its fibres help metabolism.

Ingredients

2 lamb steaks

Olive oil to fry

Mixed green salad (TESCO)

Mange tout

Broccoli florets

Tomato desseded cut to strip’s

Olive oil

Salt and black pepper

Sesame seeds

 

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