Snack Attack

snackYou’re sitting at your desk, you look at the clock, its 11am although you know this already because your stomach has told you its time for 11sies! So like the astute person you are you reach for your glass or water bottle and have a good gulp of water and wait 30mins (37% of people mistake hunger pains for thirst).

No luck, you’re still hungry. You need a snack to keep you going. You look around, its Sarahs birthday, she bought brought Krispy Kreme’s and you can spot the Chocolate Dreamcake a mile off! But no, this is not paleo, you must not waiver now! You’ve been good all week and now is not the time for a treat, you need to use your 10% wisely and save it for Friday after work drinks for that glass of wine or cold beer you want!

Time for a snack, a tasty paleo snack. Heres one of my favourites that I’ve tried which will hopefully stop you from reaching for the cookies or donuts the next time (real) hunger strikes!

scotch eggPaleo Scotch Eggs
Makes 6

-800g of pork mince
-a handful of coriander
-salt and pepper
-1 tablespoon of thyme
-6 eggs
-half a cup of almond flour (seasoned)
*Just to note, I didn’t use the almond flour, mine was just the egg, meat and seasoning and it held together fine.

1. Preheat oven at Gas Mark 5.
2. Hard boil your eggs.
3. Mix all your spices in with the meat (feel free to add any more spices or take some out, make to your preference)
4. Once the eggs are hard boiled put them straight into cold water (little tip there, makes the shell come off much easier) and then remove all the shells.
5. Take a palm sized amount of pork and start to roll it into a compact ball. Once you have a firm ball start to flatten this to make a large meat patty about 1cm thick.
6. Place the hard boiled egg in the middle of the meat patty and begin to mould the pork around the egg. This takes a bit of fiddling and you may need extra meat to fill any gaps but firmly pack the pork all around the egg until completely covered.
7. Place the eggs on a lightly greased tray and then place in the oven for around 20-25mins or until golden brown. Be sure to turn the eggs over half way for an even finish.
8. Remove from oven and enjoy your snack, hot or cold!

You really can play around with this recipe as much as you like. Add the almond flour for that real Scotch Egg texture or why not add some real spice in the mix and put some chopped jalapeno’s in the pork?

Give it a try and let me know what you think.

Workout of the Day
A: Box squat
3 sets of 3 reps

Advanced level athletes:
A: Back squat
A1: Find a heavy single for the day
A2: Every minute on the minute for 4 mins perform 2 reps at 85% of daily max.
A3: Every minute on the minute for 4 mins perform 2 reps at 80% of daily max.
– No rest between A2 and A3.

10min As Many Rounds As Possible
7 Box jump 30/24
14 Push-ups
28 Double-unders

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