Adding extra protein to the diet is not just of benefit to body builders and fitness fanatics – it’s actually one of the most important parts of everyone’s diet.
Protein can help strengthen your bones, keep you feeling fuller for longer, and give you more energy to get through the day.
Clinical nutritionist and author of the best-selling books The 10:10 Diet and The 10:10 Diet Recipe Book, Sarah Di Lorenzo, has some easy and delicious ways to add more protein to your diet.
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Sarah’s Cookie Dough Bites
- 420g of canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed well
- 1/3 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup oat flour
- 1.5 tsp or vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- Pinch of sea salt
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips (plus extra for topping)
- Line a sheet pan with baking paper.
- Start by adding the chickpeas to your food processor, and then all the other ingredients. Once blended, place in a bowl and put 1/4 cup of chocolate chips throughout.
- Roll the mix into balls about a tablespoon or so in size, you can use an ice cream scooper for this as well.
- Add some more chocolate chips on top and freeze.
Protein rich beef salad and nuts
- 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup of olive oil
- 1 tbs of Dijon mustard
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1 tbs of Worcestershire sauce
- 2 ts of honey
- Salt and pepper
2 steaks – 200g each
- 1 cup of chopped cherry tomatoes
- 1/2 red onion sliced
- 1/4 cup of roasted mixed nuts
- Mix the marinade ingredients then add the meat and into the fridge for 20 minutes. Then cook the steak to your liking, let it rest, then slice.
- Add the sliced steak to the salad and sprinkle the mixed roasted nuts over the top.
- Season with salt and pepper and a fresh bunch of parsley over the top.