Skinny egg fried rice!

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Ingredients: (serves 6)

2 large eggs   

225g uncooked carrots, shredded   

225g uncooked scallions, sliced   

675g cooked white rice

100g frozen green peas, thawed   

60ml low sodium soy sauce, or to taste

1 onion, diced

3 cloves garlic, minced

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Method:

  • Lightly beat eggs with a fork or whisk.
  • Coat a large non-stick skillet or wok with cooking spray; warm pan over medium-high heat.
  • Add eggs to the pan coating the bottom. As eggs start to cook move them around the pan to avoid burning.
  • Cook until eggs are cooked through, about 2 minute and remove eggs from skillet and set aside.
  • Off heat, re-coat same skillet with cooking spray; set over medium-high heat.
  • Add carrots and onions, cook for 5mins until tender.

carrots and onions in wok

  • Add chives and minced garlic and cook for 1 more minute.

chives and garlic

  • Stir in cooked rice, peas and soy sauce; cook until heated through, stirring once or twice.
  • Gently stir in cooked egg and remaining scallions; heat through.
  • Serve and enjoy!

 

This recipe is so simple and takes no time at all. It went down a storm in our house and the best thing is you can have it as a side to whatever dish you want. Therefore making a big batch at the start of the week is great as you can store it in the fridge and have it with different dinners and lunches. I know there are sceptics out there who see the word skinny in front of a recipe and think ‘It may be skinny but I bet it doesn’t taste great’ but trust me guys this tastes great and you don’t have to feel guilty about it. Not to mention it is really filling. I only needed a small portion and felt satisfied. I cooked duck to accompany this particular batch of fried rice and it was lovely I would highly recommend it. Overall an easy, delicious go to recipe that is a must to put into your weekly rotation.

Happy cooking!

Xx

No Flour delicious banana bread muffins!

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Ingredients: (Yields 12)

300g  ripe bananas (roughly 3 medium bananas)

3 large eggs

2 tablespoons of maple syrup – adjust to your taste

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

30g  butter

1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

200g ground almonds

1 tablespoon of whole flaxseed plus extra for decorating the top of your muffins

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Method:

  • Preheat your oven to 160 degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl mash together the bananas and butter. (a fork works well for mashing).

banana and butter

  • Now add the maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla, eggs, bicarbonate of soda and lemon juice and mix well with a whisk.
  • Add the ground almonds and a tablespoon of whole flaxseed and mix well.
  • Grease your muffin tins with butter or low fat spray. Alternatively you can use individual muffin cases.
  • Spoon your batter evenly into each muffin cup and top with a pinch of flax seeds.
  • Bake in the oven for 20 minutes. You will know if the muffins are done by inserting a skewer into the middle and it coming out dry.
  • Allow muffins to cool and eat warm or at room temperature. Remember to store covered, in the fridge and most importantly enjoy!

**Note this recipe can also be used to make a loaf of bread. Use a bread loaf tin. Fill with the mixture and cook for 1hr 10mins. If the bread starts to brown too much during baking cover with a piece of tinfoil.

These little muffins have been a god send for my partner and I. We now have them every morning for breakfast and they make a great guilt-free snack for when you get peckish during the day. There is no flour, sugar or preservatives and each muffin is only 89 calories so you can have more than 1! The bananas, maple syrup and vanilla give these muffins a lovely sweet taste and so when I am craving something sweet this is now my go to snack. The bread is filling and will keep your energy levels up during the day. Almonds are full of Vitamin E and magnesium, and the Omega-3-rich flaxseed which is added means these muffins aren’t just delicious but nutritious as well. Not to mention they smell great when they come out the oven! As ever I would love to hear your feedback if you try this recipe.

Happy cooking!

Xx

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