Peanut Butter Turkey

This dish reminds me a little of satay chicken and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. And it’s packed with over 40g of protein per serving so will keep you fuller for longer or repair muscles after exercise.

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It’s quick and easy to make and even better you can throw it in the slow cooker which I am really getting into using at the moment so its ready when you’re ready to eat it and fits perfectly around hectic lifestyles when it’s not always possible for everyone to eat at the same time.

Ingredients – Serves 3

  • 340g Diced Turkey
  • 1/2 tsp Coconoil
  • 1/2 onion – chopped (I used my new Kenwood Food Processor to chop – saves the eyes!)
  • 2 tbsp. peanut butter (I use The Protein Works because I find it to be the best PB out there!)
  • 4tbsp lime juice
  • 120ml chicken stock
  • 1tbsp soy sauce
  • 1tsp ground cumim & coriander / cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp paprika

Method

  • In a pan brown the turkey with the coconoil.
  • Add all the ingredients to the slow cooker and cover and leave to cook on low for 4-5 hours. Alternatively add to a casserole dish and pop it in the oven.
  • Serve with noodles and plenty of fresh green vegetables!

Nutritional Info

  • Calories – 283
  • Fat – 10.8g of which 2.9g saturates
  • 6.6g Carbs
  • 40.8g Protein!!!!
  • 6.7% Vitamin A
  • 4% Vitamin C
  • 1.8% Calcium

Don’t forget it you are a new customer at The Protein Works by using my referral code KC18322 you will get 250g of free protein (subject to a £10 spend)

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Turkey Satay Skewers – Recipe

So, another one for the BBQ.

Having a massive tub of The Protein Works Super Crunchy Peanut Butter comes in extremely handy!

What you need

  • 4 Tbsp Peanut Butter
  • 1 Onion – roughly chopped
  • 1 Garlic Clove – roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp. Creamed Coconut
  • 4 tbsp. Sesame Oil
  • 1 tsp. light soy sauce
  • 2tbsp. Lime juice
  • 2 fresh red chillies – deseeded and chopped
  • 3 Kaffir Lime Leaves – torn
  • 340g Diced Turkey Breast
  • Additional broken peanuts – options

Put everything but the turkey in a food processor and process to a smooth paste.

Transfer to a bowl and add the Turkey. Stir and coat thoroughly and cover and leave to marinate or up to 8 hours.

Turkey Satay Skewers

Thread the Turkey on to pre-soaked wooden skewers reserving the marinade. Cook, turn and brush frequently with the marinade for 10 minutes or until cooked.

I generally replace all my chicken dishes with Turkey – it has about half the amount of calories as the same serving as chicken and has a much lower fat content (in fact no saturated fat). Overall though I just prefer it! However, if you are after higher levels of proteins then hit the chicken!

Serve and enjoy!

Again no picture of the after…. too busy enjoying ourselves!

Nutritional Stats

  • 278 Cals per skewer (although their is some left over marinade so possibly slightly less)
  • 15.6g Fat of which 3.1g Saturates
  • 3.9g Carbs
  • A whopping 30.9g Protein!

My Favourite New Snack… Oatcakes & PB

There’s no way you would have caught me eating these at the beginning of the year, instead I would be justifying how for only a few more calories I could have a chocolate bar.

Oh how things have changed!

Introducing Nairns Oat Cakes topped with The Protein Works Super Crunchy Peanut Butter (Don’t forget if you are a new TPW customer to enter KC18322 in the registration page to be gifted a free pack of protein powder)

Two of these with a generous serving of peanut butter total 163 calories and stop me from crashing when I need some energy – unlike chocolate bars!

Someone is probably gonna come along and tell me to eat even better, but this is a major improvement on 7 months ago – who knows what I’ll be on in another 7 months!

But for now, I love it!

For those who require a gluten free diet, Nairns also offer a gluten free range

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Choc Peanut Butter Fudge / Spread

I’m always trying to come up with ways to get little treats into my diet. My motto is never deny yourself. I strongly believe in this and this is why I do not class my weight loss journey as a diet. I do not want to restrict myself from anything, I just want to learn how to be a little more self controlled and make healthier choices.

So I decided to make some fudge.

Using the ingredients below I almost achieved fudge! But I just don’t think it has a chewy enough consistency to be classed as fudge, but I will continue to experiment to see if I can crack it.

However, even better I realised this actually makes a pretty awesome spread to go on Protein Pancakes and much healthier than shop bought chocolate spreads too!

So you need

  • 125g Peanut Butter (I used The Protein Works Super Crunchy)
  • 60g Coconut Oil (I used KTC but once run out will probably try other brands)
  • 4tbsp Cocoa Powder (I may consider using chocolate protein powder in future)
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Mix all the ingredients together and put into a container lined with grease proof paper. Alternatively you can put into tiny individual cake cases if you want a posh little treat.

Sprinkle with a little dessicated coconut if desired, then pop in the freezer until it hardens. It is likely that you will need to continue to keep the fudge / spread in the fridge.

I have been enjoying these as a little individual treat (90 calories per serving) when I have fancied something sweet. But having made some up in a pot with the aim of cutting into squares, I have established it is much nicer as a spread on protein pancakes!

Choc FudgeAltogether this mixture made approx 18 little sweets (see my choc peanut butter cups for sizing).

Don’t forget that if you are a new customer of The Protein Works you can use Referral Code KC18322 in the Registration page (not checkout) to be gifted with a free pouch of protein powder! Perfect for trying out new flavours!

Nutritional Information (per sweet)

  • 90 calories
  • 7.1g fat
  • 4.3g saturates
  • 1g polyunsaturated
  • 1.5g monounsaturated
  • 4.1g carbs
  • 0.5g fibre
  • 2.3g protein

Protein Pancakes Recipe

Now I have a number of ways I make protein pancakes which is dependent on the ingredients I have available.

Today I had a carton of Two Chicks Egg White to use up and various flavours of The Protein Works Protein Powder so I thought I would get a little creative and also try save myself some time during the week.

What you will need.

  • 1 x Scoop Protein Powder (I use The Protein Works and today did in Banana, Butterscotch and Chocolate Mint)
  • 75g Two Chicks Egg White (you can always de-yolk your eggs)
  • 1 x Large Banana
  • 50g Superfast Oats
  • 20g Flax Seed (I used Linwoods Flax, Sunflower, Pumpkin Seeds & Goji Red Berries)
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon (I left out for the Butterscotch & Choc Mint varieties)

Protein Pancakes - Process

Put all the ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth – add a little water if you feel the mixture is too thick. I would say the mixture makes up a good 8 American style pancakes but it depends on how big, small, thick you want them.

Then taking a large frying pan, use whichever oil you like. I used Flora Sunflower Spray but sometimes use KTC Coconut Oil but I was using some of that to put on top so went for the low cal option to make up.

Once the pan is warm put a few dollops of mixture in the pan. I use a fairly large one so manage to get 4 pancakes in all at once.

Allow to cook for about a minute on one side then flip over and cook for about another minute. Depending on the heat of the pan you may need to leave a little longer, but you’ll know when its ready as the pancake will lift easily from the pan.

Then serve!

Today I served mine with a Chocolate Peanut Butter Coconut Oil (I’ll pop the recipe another time). I had made some fudge up earlier in the week and thought this would go rather nicely! It was divine!

Alternatively I tend to have with fruit and perhaps a little honey.

As you can see I have made a rather huge batch up, sometimes I just don’t have enough time in the morning so being able to get these out of the freezer and popping them in the toaster will certainly help free up some time.

Don’t forget if you purchase from The Protein Works to enter referral code KC18322 into the Registration Page to be gifted with a free pouch of Whey Complex 80 (this is how I got my Butterscotch flavour!)

Plus I just want to give a little shout out to Nics Nutrition, her site is where I first came across recipes for Protein Pancakes and along the way I have adapted to suit my taste.

Batch Protein Pancakes

Nutritional Information (I have done this based on the whole mixture as it depends on how many you would like although I reckon this mixture would do me 2-3 times)

  • 410 Calories
  • 12.7g Fat (2.5g Saturates, 4.5g Polyunsaturated, 3.1g Monounsaturated)
  • 41.2g Carbs
  • 12.1g Fibre
  • 12.9g Sugars
  • 33.7g Protein
  • 1.1% Vit A
  • 14.5% Vit C
  • 12.9% Calcium
  • 22.5% Iron

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

I love all things chocolate and peanut butter, so when I really fancy a sweet treat this is my go to recipe!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup

I always make sure I use the best ingredients however so make sure you get yourself some high quality chocolate and peanut butter before undertaking this recipe.

This recipe makes 25 mini cups, each coming in at 90 calories.

Melt the chocolate in a bowl over some hot water. Once melted place some of the chocolate in the case and circle the case so some of the chocolate runs upwards inside the case. Once done keep the remaining chocolate over the bowl of hot water to keep it melted.

Mix all the remaining ingredients together in a bowl until stiff – add more icing sugar if required.

Once mixed make up 24 balls and slightly flatten. I popped the balls on a plate that had been dusted with a little icing sugar so they didn’t stick.

Choc Peanut Butter Cup

Once complete insert the balls into the cases.

After that use the remaining chocolate to cover the peanut balls completely.

Leave to cool and if you like once the chocolate starts setting sprinkle with a little sea salt – honestly chocolate and sea salt tastes amazing!

Leave to fully set and then serve!

One cup really does do the trick! Although I tend to make and dish them out to family and friends so I don’t give in to too much temptation!

If you want to try The Protein Works Peanut Butter and are new to The Protein Works – enter referral code KC18322 in the Registration page and you will be gifted with some free Protein Powder when you spend over £10!

Nutritional Information

  • 90 Calories per Cup
  • 6.6g Fat (2.9g Saturates)
  • 5.9g Carbs
  • 1.1g Fibre
  • 2.2g Protein

Banana & Peanut Butter Protein Ice Cream

Well I promised the recipe for the Banana Protein Ice Cream using my new protein powder from The Protein Works, so here it is!

This is surprisingly easy to make and it’s likely you will already have all the ingredients required to make this tasty little treat.

Ingredients

  • 1 Banana – I used a fairly large one
  • 85g Cottage Cheese (I used Sainsbury’s Be Good to Yourself)
  • 1x Scoop The Protein Works Banana Diet Whey
  • 2 tbsp. Peanut Butter (I used Smooth Organic)

The addition of peanut butter is optional so there will be no issue with the ice cream should you decide to leave out. For my next batch I plan to add coconut!

Overall this makes 3 smallish tubs of ice cream i.e. around 90g of ice cream per pot. Which in my opinion is just enough to satisfy a sweet craving!

Put all in a blender and whizz up until smooth then transfer into suitable freezer containers and leave for about an hour for a easy scoop option or leave a bit longer if you like you’re ice cream fairly hard.

This takes less than five minutes to whizz up so perfect if you are in a rush but fancy a protein packed treat on your return from the gym!

Don’t forget if you use referral code KC18322 in the registration page of The Protein Works they will gift you with a free 250g pouch of their Whey Protein 80 in whichever flavour you fancy!

Nutritional Information (per individual serving)

  • 153 Calories (without peanut butter = 90 calories, whole quantity with PB = 457 calories)
  • 6.5g Fat (of which 1.7 Saturates)
  • 13.8g Carbs
  • 12.1g Protein

Enjoy!

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