I recenetly released a 2 week training programme for 24hrs, to see how well it would go with my followers and after receiving an amazing response, I had a lot of questions about what is the best things to eat, to fit daily requirements, still making sure it is healthy and most importantly you want to enjoy what you eat, so it is a must for it to taste good.
I’m going to be sharing a lot of my recipes for you over the next few months. I’ve made sure these recipes contain the right balance of essential nutrients required whilst training. For some recipes, carbs are optional to have in certain meals but you still need to make sure throughout your full meal plan there are still good carbs involved because this is used as a source of energy, that gets slowly released into the body to provide you with the energy you need.
I have this recipe that I’m so excited to share with you.
It is a Mixed Pepper, Sweetcorn & Butternut Squash Egg Muffin, with a side of salsa and Leafy Green Salad.
To save a lot of time, when you are making these kinds of recipes, is to have your veggies prepared well in advance and keep them in the freezer. This recipe contains different kinds of vegetables and preparing them takes the majority of the time. I’ve found it easier to have a day where I buy a LOT of vegetables and prepare them, so chopping them and slicing them they way I would need them, and then place them in containers or bags, and then just pop them in the freezer. This way the vegetables have been prepared well in advance and I don’t need to worry about doing more preparation making my meals and once I’ve used what I need for my meal, I can easily put the rest back into the freezer and use it for another time.
You’re probably wondering if frozen fruit and veg is the same as fresh fruit and veg and well it doesn’t matter the benefits are the exact same. I’ve written a post about this, so check out this link, which will give you an in depth description of this.
Back to this recipe then. You can have this for breakfast, or even a little starter before your main meal, this is also included into the breakfast option on my meal plan.
What’s so good about this meal, is it contains the requirment for one of your meals when training. It’s basically an omelette formed as a muffin, which is high in protein from the egg whites, the different kinds of vegetables are great as they have different nutrients and also, it is baked, which is a great method to cook a lot of meals to keep them healthy. Your leafy green salad is a great side as this will help break down the protein and it is really great for your immune system.
I hope you enjoy making one of my favourite yummy recipes
Sweetcorn & Pepper Muffins
- 5 eggs + 2 extra egg whites
- 150g Butternut Squash (peeled & cubed)(quarter of a butternut squash)
- 100g Fresh Sweetcorn
- 100g Mixed Peppers
- 1tbsp Olive Oil
- Seasoning (salt, chilli flakes, pepper, mixed herbs)
Roast butternut squash cubes, with a little seasoning for 30 minutes at 170 degrees.
Mix sweetcorn, peppers & butternut squash and place in muffin tray, which should be greased with a little olive oil.
Crack eggs and the 2 extra egg whites into a bowl and add the seasoning. Then pour eggs mixture over the mixed veggies in the muffin tray.
Bake egg mixture in oven for 15-20 mins, low gas, make sure it’s cooked through.
Serve hot with fresh salad, leafy greens and maybe some salsa.
Sincerely Sophs x