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Eat South Africa: Banting Meal Ideas!


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I’m getting a lot of inquiries about the Banting diet, after the post I wrote here. It’s been shared over 47 times, which shows us just how serious people are about health! As a lifestyle blog, I try to post as much as I can about a range of lifestyle stuff. Food is a passion of mine, especially healthy eating. Enjoy these Banting recipes below for easy-to-make meals! They’re all very tasty. Follow my Banting board on Pinterest here. Fresh updates every week!

ALMOND PARMESAN CHICKEN

BANTING RECIPES CHICKEN

Ingredients

4 free-range de-boned, skinless chicken breasts
2 eggs
150g ground almonds
50g finely grated parmesan
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
handful fresh parsley, finely chopped
to serve
lemon wedges
home-made mayo/tzatziki

Instructions

Pre-heat the oven to 200°c.
With a meat mallet, thin out the chicken breasts slightly then slice into thin, long strips.
Beat the eggs in a bowl and set aside.
Mix the almonds, parmesan, salt, pepper and parsley in a separate bowl and set aside.
Coat the chicken first in the egg and then in the almond mixture and make sure that each strip is well coated. (Traditionally you coat the chicken first in flour because this makes the coating stick better, if you want you can do this but this will result in it not being low-carb anymore or you could experiment with coconut flour.)
Place the chicken on a non-stick baking sheet. At this point you can spray/brush them a little with olive oil or butter but this is optional.
Place the chicken in the oven and allow to bake for 15-25 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and the coating is crisp and golden.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before serving with fresh lemon and a dipping sauce of your choice.

CHOCOLATE AVO SMOOTHIE

BANTING MEALS

Ingredients

1/2 cold avocado
1 frozen banana
3 tablespoons milk (I used chocolate almond milk)
1/3 cup Greek yogurt (I used vanilla yogurt)
1 and 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a high powered blender or food processor, blend until smooth.

BACON WRAPPED CHEESE & MUSHROOM CHICKEN

banting recipes

Ingredients

4 medium boneless skinless chicken breasts
8 slices uncooked bacon
1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
2 tbs chopped fresh parsley or 1 tbs dehydrated
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 tbs butter

Instructions

Melt butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Saute onion & mushrooms until tender. Remove from heat to cool.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Meanwhile prepare chicken breasts for stuffing by butterflying and cutting a pocket as per THIS VIDEO.

Mix shredded cheese and parsley into the cooled mushroom/onion mixture. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Divide evenly and stuff into pocket created in the chicken. Fold as shown in the video link above.

Carefully wrap each folded breast with 2 slices of bacon, securing with a toothpick if needed. Place on a deep baking sheet or in an oblong ovenproof baker.

Bake for 45-60 minutes, depending on thickness of rolls. Chicken is done when juices run clear or internal temperature is 180 degrees F.

Serves 4.

What recipes can you recommend??? 

More next week!

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