Sunday, 3 February 2013

Weekend Succes

This weekend I took it upon myself to start trying out some awesome healthy recipes, so far I have a 2 out of 2 hit rating! Below are my healthy cooking endeavours:

1. Protein Crepes/Pancakes

These were lovely, I loved them, my fiance loved them - a real win!

Vanilla Whey Protein Crêpes

1 cup liquid egg whites
1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese (or use a banana)
1/2 cup vanilla whey protein powder
1/2 cup rolled oats (for a gluten-free option, use buckwheat flour)


1. Using a hand-held blender, mixer or a food processor, blend all ingredients. If you want, add spices like cinnamon, orange or lemon zest, or nutmeg to batter.

2. Once your batter is smooth, heat a pan greased with a teaspoon of butter, coconut oil, or cooking spray. Allow the pan to get super hot.

3. Once pan is hot, pour in 1/4 cup of batter. (The batter should sizzle when you pour it into the pan.) As soon as the batter hits the pan, turn down the burner to medium-high so it cooks evenly and doesn’t burn.

4. Cover the surface of the pan with the batter in a thin layer. Spread the batter by moving the pan or by spreading it with a spoon or spatula.

5. Flip each crêpe as soon as bubbles begin to form on its surface. Then, allow the other side to cook—it should only take a few seconds—until it gets golden brown.

6. When the crepe is done, remove it from pan and put it on a plate. You may have to re-grease the pan every three or four crepes.

Nutrition Facts:
Per crepe, recipe makes 6
Calories: 107
Fat: 1.68 g
Carbs: 7.2 g
Protein: 15.3 g

Saturday night we went to braai (BBQ for the rest of the world), I always get peckish at a braai as the food takes long and it's every South Africans inherent need to snack at a braai, for this reason I took along my own healthy snack food! I totally believe in prepping for success, whether it be exams, parties, travel or diet, if you enter the battlefield prepared your chances for failure are much lower. a Diet is definitely a battle and to avoid gorging on chips, dip and all those lovely calorie dense diet detrimental foods, I go prepared with my home made tzaziki and sweet potato chips.

Sweet Potato Chips


2 medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed and sliced 1/8 inch thick
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt, preferably sea salt


Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius (400 Fahrenheit) , with racks in centre. Divide sweet potatoes between 2 baking sheets. Drizzle with oil, toss, and spread them in a single layer on sheets. Bake, flipping once, until centres are soft and edges are crisp, 22 to 25 minutes. Sprinkle with salt.
My niece to be enjoyed them a lot!

Today I am trying some more recipes! Going to make Jamie Easons meat muffins, lemon protein bars and her chocolate protein bars, some prep for the week ahead!
Have a great Sunday guys :)

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