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I’ve not got a sweet tooth generally. I do have a salty-oily-cheesy-greasy-anything savoury tooth though… but since I’ve been cutting out a lot of nonsense from my diet and staying high protein / low carb I’ve needed to find delicious alternatives to bad foods so that I stay relatively sane and don’t feel like I’m always missing out.
That said I’ve acquired quite the pancake fetish over the past few weeks, and who’d have thunken I could enjoy the little golden drops of goodness without stacking on the kilos AND still meeting my macronutrient requirements for the day?

WELL I CAN, dammit. So you should be able to as well… It’s not like it’s a big secret and it’s quite freaking easy to make as well (this is the key when sticking to a nutritional plan-more on this later- easy recipes that are quick to chuck together keep you satisfied and out of the kitchen away from the snacks)

So here you are – this recipe (for me) will make 4 little pancakes, which I think is 2 servings… I will say that you can add a 1/4 or even 1/3 cup of quick oats or ground oats to fluff them up and YES it tastes nicer but if you’re having them later on at night or you’re already to high on your daily carb intake – they don’t NEED to have oats in them to cook…

What you need:
1 scoop of protein (pick your flavour – I use Banana Cream GNC Whey)
2 Egg Whites
50g of Low Fat Cottage Cheese
1 1/2 Tablespoons Almond Milk (You can use regular milk, it’s your choice)

Mix together, blend if you have one, it’ll stop lumping – and then cook them up in a pan… You’ll need to watch them like a hawk because you don’t want to overcook or burn them as they dry up real quick but when you get the hang of it they are fluffy gorgeous little treats.

Serving Suggestions:
You can add fruit, I like raspberries on top, chopped banana, chopped almonds or walnuts, whatever you like.
Queens Sugar Free Maple Syrup is low in calories as is Light Whipped cream but I truly emphasise that you use sparingly if you’re cutting – however if you’re just trying to just make better food choices – these are still better alternatives to fucking chocolate bars.

Let me know how you go with these, if you feel like they don’t cook right or they are perhaps a tad too dry for your liking — definitely add the oats…
These work as a delicious breakfast or alternative to protein shakes if you can’t stomach those bad boys, but keep in mind that the toppings you use negate the actual health factor of the pancakes themselves.

Nutritional Stats: (Without Oats)
Per Serve (Recipe makes 2 serves or 4 pancakes)
Calories: 103
Carbs: 5grams
Fat: 2grams
Protein: 18grams


Whilst the photo up top is not pancakes I’ve prepared – CMON GUYS THE BLOGS GOTTA LOOK PRETTY – this is a legitimate photo of my breakfast today… So no, protein recipes don’t have to be grosse and second rate to the usual foods, keep that in mind 😉 Eating well doesn’t have to be like pulling teeth…


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I feel like I start every entry off with an apology for being so slack lately.

Let’s face it, I’m not exactly ‘sorry’… I’ve been busy. Fuck you if you can’t forgive me.

And now go away… Yes, you, you judgemental human being, you cannot have this recipe, so piss off…

Okay, now that I only have the attention of you few kind souls who allow me and my gypsy tendancies to wander in and out of your lives from time to time, I will share the goods.

This is one of my go – to lunches … It’s easy to cook (I even let the fiance look after this one because it’s legitimately THAT hard to fuck up) and it’s sooo good on a bed of salad after a quick zap in the good ol’ work microwave at lunch. Now tell me what your excuses are for eating junk at work? Huh!?


  • 500g turkey mince
  • 1 teaspoon Gourmet Garden garlic
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 1 medium brown onion, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons sweet paprika
  • 1 medium granny smith apple, peeled, grated
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce (Masterfoods – reduced sugar/carb variety)
  • Tuscan herbs
  • Salad or steamed vegetables to serve

1. Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan-forced. Grease a 9cm-deep, 9cm x 19cm (base) loaf pan. Place mince, garlic, parsley, onion, paprika, apple and 1/3 cup barbecue sauce in a bowl. Mix to combine. Spoon into prepared pan. Press down firmly with the back of spoon to level top.

2. Bake for 30 minutes or until meatloaf is browned and comes away from sides of pan. Carefully drain juices from pan. Add Tuscan herbs to taste. Bake for 15 minutes or until cooked through. Set aside for 5 minutes. Serve with steamed vegetables and gravy or salad.

See ?? Simple.

And delicious!

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Chicken, sweet potato, spinach, mushroom, carrot with Honey and Wholegrain Mustard for dressing.

I realized the photo was not focused; but I was half way through eating it by that time. Apologies; it was too good.


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