Clean GF Egg-Filled Hashbrown Baskets 

Like so many others, I suffer with IBS which causes major bloating. It’s actually made you can go from a little 24inch waist to practically looking full-term pregnant. Food can be a massive trigger and a specific one I’ve found to cause irritation is gluten. Therefore I’ve adopted a (pretty much*) gluten free diet which has seemed to keep my bloating attacks down! 

*I say ‘pretty much’ because I’m still eating the odd bit if I want it, I just suffer after sometimes! 

So, I’ve been experimenting in the kitchen, making some nice clean, high protein recipes. I’ve started with a new trainer now so going all out on the nourishing food that will compliment my intense workouts. 

That’s when I came up with these little beauties. They’re great for any meal of the day or even as a snack, as they’re such general ingredients. They’re really filling and comforting whilst still remaining clean and nourishing. It’s highly likely you’ll have all of the ingredients at home already, so give them a go! 

Here’s what you’ll need 

  • One large potato (peeled and grated) 
  • 2 whole eggs 
  • 1/2 table spoon of flour (ordinary, GF or any alternative) 
  • Seasoning – I used garlic powder, dried chives, pink Himalayan salt, ground black pepper and mild chilli powder (you can use anything you like) 
  • Cooking spray e.g FryLight 
  • Muffin tray
  • Kitchen roll 

Method 

  • Pre heat your oven to 180• 
  • Remove all excess moisture from your grated potato using kitchen roll. This will help make them crispy and not fall apart! 
  • Add flour and seasoning and coat evenly 
  • Coat the muffin trays in oil spray to avoid them sticking 
  • Add a heaped spoonful of the mixture to each muffin space and press firmly with a table spoon, compacting the potato mixture and creating a groove where you’ll add the egg later (I made 4) 
  • Pop in the oven for around 15 minutes, or until slightly firm. 
  • Remove from the oven
  • Crack your eggs inside (2 will be just egg white and 2 will have the yolk due to the eggs being too big to add one to each!) I sprinkled a little chilli powder on at this point. 
  • Bake for a further 10/15 minutes or until egg is completely cooked. 
  • Voila! Enjoy warm. 

Let me know if you give them a try and also feel free to share any GF recipes with me! Hit me up on Instagram for more. 

Hels X 

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High protein, clean, vegetarian breakfast ideas. 

Breakfast is probably my FAVOURITE meal of the day. I can’t be the only one who decides what they’re having for breakfast whilst lying in bed the night before? Not only is breakfast my favourite meal, it’s also the most important. You’re setting yourself up for the rest of the day’s diet and mindset – if you start the day off badly you’re more likely to make bad food choices throughout the day. Also, you’re fuelling yourself for a busy day ahead. 

My mum is embarking on a new high-protein diet plan, however as a vegetarian, it can be hard to get the protein in. Therefore, we’ve started experimenting with different ideas. 

I always try to get a good balance and protein and fruit/veg and also add a few good carbs into the mix. Understandably, most people don’t have the time to create beautiful breakfasts each morning but you can take inspiration to adapt to your lifestyle, and remember you can always prep the night before! 

   

 Protein Porridge 
I use the sachets of vanilla protein porridge from MyProtein – these are great if you’re on the go as well! I use almond milk and add a tablespoon of chia seeds for some extra nutrition. I like to add some fruit or have some on the side as well. These sachets pack 16g of protein per serving so you’ll have plenty of slow releasing energy throughout the day. A simple alternative is just adding a scoop of protein powder to your usual oats. You could prepare this the night before or take a sachet to work to pop in the microwave! 

  Protein Pancakes
These Maple pancakes are another MyProtein product that adds ease to breakfast making. I simply add 1 1/2 scoops of pancake mix to almond milk, give it a stir and fry in coconut oil. Simple! You can sweeten if desired with honey, agave nectar or any syrup you fancy, or top with fresh fruit and nuts. The pancake mix packs a whopping 34g protein per serving and taste like an absolute treat. These can be made the night before and eaten cold or heated up in the microwave. 

  Scrambled Eggs and Avocado on Ryvita 
Simple and fast! Half an avocado mashed, 2 eggs scrambled, on top of ryvita, a sprinkle of black pepper. Sorted! I teamed it up with some frozen berries and passion fruit. 

  Chia Seed Pudding
I’ve spoken all about the wonders of Chia Seeds in a previous post. These magical littles seeds absorb liquid to create a pudding-like consistency that can be flavoured all sorts of ways. Add different nut milks, vanilla or almond essence, fruit, syrups, nut butters, anything! 

Enjoy! 

Hels X