Proteifine Diet Vegetable Recipes

Proteifine Diet Vegetable Recipes

At our clinic, we advise all of our clients following the Proteifine Diet to consume plenty of vegetables. Packed with a wide range of beneficial nutrients and fibre, vegetables are an important part of your diet while you’re following a Proteifine protocol, as well as long term, to help you maintain your happy weight and optimal health.

 

It’s easy to get stuck in a rut and end up eating the same steamed greens night after night. However, with a little inspiration it’s easy to jazz up vegetable dishes and turn them something to really enjoy.

 

Aim for a minimum of three different types of vegetables and / or salad with lunch and three with dinner.

 

WHAT VEGETABLES ARE ALLOWED ON PROTEIFINE?

Phases One, Two and Three are ketogenic phases, so it’s important to stick to the lists of allowed vegetables to ensure your carbohydrate intake is kept to a minimum. There are two lists, one containing vegetables with a very low carbohydrate content – these can be consumed in unlimited amounts. The second list of vegetables has a slightly higher (although still low) carbohydrate content and therefore are limited to a maximum of 200g total per day. Here are the two lists…

 

UNLIMITED VEGETABLES

Alfafa sprouts, Broccoli (including tenderstem and purple sprouting), Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Courgette, Cucumber, Fennel, Gherkins (pickled without sugar), Lettuce (all kinds), Marrow, Mushrooms, Green peppers, Radish, Spinach, Watercress

 

LIMITED VEGETABLES

(Total 200g per day)
Artichoke, Asparagus, Aubergine, Brussel sprouts, Cabbage (all kinds), Kale, Kohl rabi, Leeks, Pumpkin, Red and yellow peppers, Shallots, Swede, Tomatoes, Turnip

 

And here are just a few ways to enjoy them…

 

GRILLED GEM LETTUCE

Take a Gem lettuce, halve it and then halve again so you have four quarters. Place the lettuce on a baking tray, drizzle with olive and season with salt and black pepper. Place under the grill at a medium temperature and grill until the leaves start to brown.

 

KALE CRISPS

These make a great appetiser if everyone else around you is snacking on crisps, or other savoury snacks, before dinner. Kale crisps are incredibly simple to make and are guaranteed to become a firm favourite. Try our simple kale crisp recipe (so simply you can hardly call it a recipe.)

 

CAULIFLOWER STEAKS

One of my go-to veg options, you can play around with different flavour combinations using herbs and spices. This simple guide on Carb Manager explains how to make cauliflower steaks.

 

TOMATO MARINARA SAUCE

A marinara sauce is one of the most versatile freezer staples. You can batch cook this recipe and freeze it in portions. It can be mixed into roasted / grilled Mediterranean vegetables to make a ratatouille. On Phases Two, Three and beyond you can poach fish or eggs in the thickened sauce to make shakshuka. Here’s a low carb marinara recipe on Simple Vegan.

 

RATATOULLIE

Speaking of ratatoullie, here’s a great recipe from Delish. Just skip the white wine and don’t be tempted by their baguette serving suggestion!

 

ARTICHOKE DIP

In a NutriBullet or similar, blend together tinned artichoke hearts in water (drained), olive oil, lemon juice and a garlic clove. Serve with Proteifine breadsticks, crackers or finissimas toasts.

 

ROASTED BROCCOLI

Step aside steamed spears, roasting is the new, tasty way to cook broccoli. Try this super simple roasted broccoli recipe on All Recipes.

 

INDIAN SPICED SPINACH (SAAG)

Try this flavoursome Prawn Saag recipe from Thrifty Foods.

– Swap the vegetable oil for olive oil
– Use Kallo stock cubes
– If you’re on Phase One, simply make without the prawns

 

SOUPS

Soups are a fantastic way of using up leftover vegetables as well as boosting your intake. Mushroom and cauliflower are popular choices. Gazpacho is one of my favourites for summer – try this zesty gazpacho recipe.

 

 



AILSA HICHENS

 

Ailsa is one of our most experienced practitioners. She specialises in helping clients to lose weight, develop a healthy relationship with food and finally feel comfortable in their skin. Ailsa’s mission is for everyone she works with to enjoy the journey and that working with a nutritionist should not be a punishment, but your access to a new possibility.

 

Ailsa is not only an experienced weight loss nutritionist, she is also a skilled coach. She helps our clients overcome emotional eating, destructive habits and self-sabotaging behaviours that have prevented successful weight loss in the past. Ailsa has spent years in clinic working with clients who have experienced yo-yo dieting and have discovered that long term weight loss is not just about eating less until you can stand it no longer.

 

Working with Ailsa you will be comprehensively supported, not only in improving your nutrition and lifestyle, but also your eating habits and your relationship with food. When you work on all these elements together, the results can be truly astonishing.

 

To enquire about working with Ailsa, please contact us.

Test Nikki is our Practice Manager, managing our team of practitioners and heading up the day-to-day running of the business. Nikki is involved in the strategic development of our practice, coming from a strong business background in town planning. A Florida girl, Nikki relocated to the UK in 2014 with her husband and two children.

NIKKI ANDRIANI

 

Nikki is our Practice Manager, managing our team of practitioners and heading up the day-to-day running of th clinic.

 

Nikki is involved in the strategic development of our practice, coming from a strong business background in town planning.

 

A Florida girl, Nikki relocated to the UK in 2014 with her husband and two children.

STÉPHANIE ACHAR

Stéphanie is a skilled nutritional therapist and functional medicine practitioner with additional training in eating disorders, disordered eating and obesity. She believes that working towards both physiological and mental health is key in achieving optimum wellbeing.

 

Stéphanie’s personal experience of emotional eating and the ongoing struggle to find the right support led her to combine the science of nutrition with behavioural coaching to motivate and empower her clients. She specialises in helping people who struggle with their weight and their relationship with food. She helps them develop a healthier and more peaceful relationship with food and their bodies.

 

To enquire about working with Stéphanie, please contact us.

INNA WEARN

Inna is passionate about supporting women on their journey to improved health and wellbeing. She believes that the solution to effective weight loss does not lie in ever more restrictive diets, but a more sophisticated approach that optimises health and vitality, as well as promoting effective weight loss.

 

Working with Inna you will benefit from her in-depth knowledge of female health and hormones. She will support you in developing a healthy diet, lifestyle and mindset that ensures you reach your ideal weight and maintain it in the years to come.

 

Inna is passionate about food with a wide repertoire of delicious healthy recipes and meal ideas to ensure your weight loss journey is as enjoyable as possible!

 

To enquire about working with Inna, please contact us.

ANIA MASON

 

Ania is a firm believer that improving your health and losing weight should be a positive, empowering journey, not one centred around deprivation.

 

After being diagnosed with two autoimmune conditions in her twenties, Ania spent several years educating herself on the power of food and nutrition. She put it all into practise and changed her diet and lifestyle, reversing her endometriosis and thyroid disease. After experiencing such a significant improvement in her health, Ania had a big desire to help others. She embarked on a four year journey to study nutrition, graduating from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition with distinction.

 

Ania specialises in autoimmunity and works with clients who have underlying health issues preventing successful weight loss. Her expertise enables her to successfully support our clients with conditions such as hypothyroidsm (underactive thyroid), PCOS and diabetes. 

 

To enquire about working with Ania, please contact us.