We all know the feeling: you’ve just come home after an intense gym sesh or a hard day’s work and you’re absolutely starving. What would you choose to eat?
Tiredness and time constraints can cause many of us to reach for convenience foods and ready meals. Whilst piercing the film and waiting for the ping of the microwave may seem like the best idea at the time, relying on ready meals can take a serious toll on your health. Often laden in sugar, salt and saturated fat, what you think is a quick, nutritious fix often poses many risks to your health.
Whether you eat a pre-packaged korma or spaghetti bolognese as an occasional treat or if you’ve accidently fallen into a ready meal rut, just one convenience meal can cause serious damage to your diet.
One Tesco chicken tandoori masala meal contains a whopping 54% of your recommended daily allowance (RDA) of fat and an even scarier 3.3g of salt, which is just over half of your RDA of the white stuff.
Throughout the years I have tried and tested many recipes claiming to provide a nutritional hit with minimal preparation time, but this recipe definitely comes out on top.
An ideal dish for breakfast, lunch or even a post-gym snack, this protein cup is ridiculously simple to make and has the perfect combination of carbs and protein.
Protein Power Pot
- 1/2 bagel
- 1 spring onion
- 1 piece smoked salmon
- 1 tbsp milk
- 2 eggs
- Handful spinach
- 448 cals per serving
- 20g fat (5g saturated)
- 43g protein
- 26g carbohydrates
- Rip the bagel into chunks and chop up the salmon and onion
- Crack the eggs into a mug and whisk, stirring in some milk
- Mix in the rest of the ingredients and give it another whirl around
- Cook on high for 2 minutes or until the eggs puff up
- Enjoy your protein power pot!
What’s your healthy go-to meal when you’re in a rush? Let me know in the comments below or Tweet me!