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Protein and Veg Recipes

Protein recipes

Muscle up your meals with these recipes…

Veggie Quinoa

Ingredients
2 cups uncooked Quinoa

1 sweet yellow pepper, diced

1 sweet red pepper, diced

Olive oil

1 small cucumber, diced

½ cup diced cherry tomatoes

½ cup diced spring onion

¼ cup diced celery

Fresh chopped mint to taste

Freshly squeezed lemon juice

Pepper to taste

½ cup steamed and cooled broccoli

Method
Prepare the quinoa as per cooking instructions on packet. Leave to cool, then add all diced ingredients. Chill in fridge before serving.

Though not technically a grain, quinoa can substitute for nearly any grain in cooking. Quinoa is rich in protein, iron, potassium and other vitamins, making it very popular as a vegetarian dish. It is also a good source of dietary fibre and is easily digested.

Stuffed protein peppers

Ingredients
4 red peppers, tops off an hollowed out

1 packet Ostrich mince

½ onion chopped

1 yellow pepper chopped

½ cup cashew nuts chopped

Olive oil and garlic/herbs to taste

Method
Brown ostrich meat in pan lightly, adding all other chopped ingredients. Hollow out the peppers, and replace with the ostrich mince filling. Heat oven to 120 and cook the stuffed peppers for 45min.

Peppers are natures colourful alternative to veggies with a high vitamin content. Peppers are high in vitamins A,C and B6, loaded with sweetness and fibre.

Author: Tanja Schmitz

Founder and Editor of Fitness Magazine. You’ll find her behind her computer or on her bike, dreaming up new ways to improve or create content for you.

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