The title of this post is a bit of a mouthful, but wait until you try this recipe! Every bite is a powerful protein filled mouthful that will keep you fuller for longer and it takes no time to make.
Today, I've been chilling out at home on my day off and realised that I didn't really have a lot of food in! I was too comfortable to go out in the cold and shop so I took look at the random items I did have. I found some chicken thighs in the fridge along with half a jar of pesto and some spinach puree. In the cupboards I found a tin of chickpeas and lurking at the back behind my supplements I found a bag of Dr Zak's High Protein Pasta. I don't really eat a lot of pasta these days, but I really wanted to give this a try.
I cooked the chicken thighs in the oven and seasoned them well with some herbs and spices. When that was nearly done, I put the pasta on the hob to cook. As the water was bubbling away, I read the packaging and was so impressed with what I was about to eat. Dr Zak's has 50g of protein per 100g, is low in carbs and is made with the finest protein isolates. The bag I have is 400g so contains a whopping 200g of protein! I admit, I thought it was a bit strange when I found out you could get protein pasta, but I think the idea is amazing! Especially for fitness enthusiasts and athletes!
When everything was all cooked, I just threw everything into the pan I used to boil the pasta and let it all heat through for 5 minutes. That was it! Literally one of the quickest meals I've ever made. It tastes really good too! I only needed a small bowl as the pasta is really filling. It has a nice, thick almost meaty bite to it and I thoroughly enjoyed it with the chicken, pesto, spinach puree and chickpeas. I've even got lots left for later and for lunch tomorrow.
Why not give my random item recipe a go and see what you think? I have added this to my list of super quick recipes now. You can find the protein pasta here. Guess what? They even do protein bread! I'm not joking! Recently I had the most amazing chicken salad sandwich with it. Best easy lunch for when on the go!