Swap your usual beef mince with turkey to pimp the protein and reduce the saturated fat content of this classic Italian dish. Protein can help maintain lean muscle in the body which even at rest, helps you to burn more calories. Bonus. A great lean dinner option without the heavy starchy carbs.
I’m a big lover of Sydney Fish Market. They have an amazing array of fresh seafood, sushi bars and a fully stocked grocery store.
I recently bought my first whole salmon from there, and was utterly amazed at how many different meals it made. This was one of my favourites – spicy, soft, crunchy and sweet – not to mention super high in protein, vitamins and minerals, and low on the carb front. Perfect for weight maintenance over the festive period!
This dish is great to make in advance, and gets tastier as the spices develop after a day or two – so save any leftovers for lunch during the week. An awesome replacement for your old-fashioned Chinese sweet and sour, this one is full of delicious, healthful ingredients and is high protein to boot. Who needs take-out?
Kangaroo certainly packs a nutritious punch! When it comes to kilojoule and fat content, kangaroo fairs better than beef, lamb, and even chicken. It’s protein is important in any strength training regimen to build lean muscle – but even if you’re not lifting in the gym, it works to satiate you for longer, meaning less after-meal snacking! Adjust the spices in this dish to suit your tastes, and it will be a regular on rotation at your house!
Did you know salmon is full of mood-boosting properties? It’s essential fatty acids (omega-3s) feed your brain essential nutrients that it cannot produce itself. Next time you’re feeling low, cook up a storm with this simple dish, and feel better in no time.
If you haven’t tried spaghetti squash yet, you’re missing out. This strange looking vegetable produces the most delicious pasta substitute and is extremely versatile. It is well-loved amongst those watching their carb intake, and contain very few calories. Top it with some lean Bolognese and you have a winner.
Beef is an excellent complete protein source that supplies amino acids to build and repair – a must for anyone who weight trains. This low-fat meal will help sustain lean muscle and keep you in great condition. Traditionally a heavy cream-based dish, this version will leave you feeling satisfied without all that unnecessary dairy.
No lean protein gets more respect from me than the humble chicken breast. In addition to being a fat burning powerhouse, each breast contains approximately 27 grams of high-quality protein. These facts need no sweeteners, but drizzled in honey and I’m sold.