Monster Guide: The "Skinny" Fry-Up

 

When someone suggests a fry-up, those on a diet will run a mile. The simple thought of a greasy, unhealthy full English is enough to put on the pounds … or so they think …

At Monster HQ, we believe it’s important to keep a balance in your diet to ensure you’re not depriving yourself of the little pleasures in life. And who doesn’t love a cooked breakfast?

While prepping for my very first competition, I toyed with the idea of having a fry-up for breakfast at the weekend, but resisted. Then one day, I fitted a mini, skinny fry-up into my macros. From then on, it became a guilt-free meal that was a welcome break at the weekend, after having stuck to a strict calorie-controlled meal plan throughout the week.

Here, I have made a skinny fry-up recipe using my favourite items:

  • ½ tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 2 rashers of unsmoked bacon
  • 1 whole tomato
  • Tomato sauce
fryup1 image source: www.dinnerwithweijia.com

Using coconut oil is great, as the fatty acids found in it are beneficial to your body. Benefits of using coconut oil over any other are:

  • It provides extra energy which will burn more fat
  • The acid found in coconut oil fights bacteria, viruses and fungi
  • Coconut oil can kill your hunger
  • The acids in coconut oil are turned into ketones
  • Coconut oil is proven to improve blood cholesterol levels and can lower the risk of heart disease

 

Once you’ve cooked your breakfast, serve it with a black coffee to get that fire started in your belly! Grill your tomatoes and finish off with some Walden Farm’s calorie free ketchup, and there you have it – a guilt-free, great tasting, good fat-ridden fry-up!

 

TOP TIP: Use a smaller plate to serve your food on. This way, your brain tricks itself into thinking you’ve eaten more, which helps you feel fuller for longer.

fryup

The macros for this (dependent on brand of ingredients):

396 KCAL

3g carbohydrates

26g fat

28g protein

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