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Sourcing, creating, cooking and sharing simple recipes that you can enjoy and share with friends and family, fueling performance and lifestyle

Easy Eats Omelette

By Matt Gardner | February 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Stand and deliver this one lovely people Rationale: Promoting more protein and good fat in your diet, eggs may be a great option for you. As always with the Big Feed up HQ I am keen to promote healthy, wholesome and ethically sourced eats.. Seek free range. Eggs are portable, cheap and easy to prep. The omlette is the cournerstone of a relaxed weekend breakfast. A simple choice to make for a faster feed in the evening. A switch up from the classic higher in carbohydrates porridge, cereal or toast vibe. Ingredients: 3 eggs – you make want more or less up to you 1 cup of spinach 1 small […]

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Big Feed Up Fast Flatbreads

By Matt Gardner | February 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

This one is a winner and you only need two ingredients to start with Rationale: Huge fan of bread and at home we have just got into making sourdough. However the big feed up fast flatbreads are for when you have 30 minutes spare and keen to create a carbohydrate rich ‘bread like’ vibe which can be packed away and taken on the go for fuelling purposes. Perfect carriers for a little nut butter and or jam for days where you are moving more and need a simple snack. During the working week you could always make these smaller and dip into them into hummus or yoghurt for a cheeky […]

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Big Feed Up Brunch Box

By Matt Gardner | February 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

I have to admit straight off the bat this is not a recipe, more like placing foods into a box. Rationale: On days where you need to grab and go get through this one the night before or the morning of. Crack in and out ingredients you like if you are not a fan of the ones I use below. However seek a good protein source, fat source, carbohydrate source (from starch based or fibrous (vegetables) and prioritise low sugar choices overall. This Big Feed up Box is a nutritional powerhouse on the go however be aware that this is the one I make for me, I am late twenties, […]

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Superb Sausage Rolls

By Matt Gardner | February 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Once again @jeanniecgardner is back with a bang! Rationale: Simply, for most people who usually abide by the 80/20 rule, 80% of the time eating wholesome, healthy and ethically sorted eats, 20% of the time diving into comforting, nauty, nostalgic, treat eats. The recipe below certainly falls into the 20% of the time catagory but these are a family favourite and certainly fuelled my youth as I raced around doing karate, rugby and football. Pack these onto a plate at a party – take on a long walk or trail run with friends and family – make and take as a wonderful gift. Take it away Mum… Require: Baking sheet/tray […]

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Dippy Egg in Avocado

By Matt Gardner | January 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Eggs-treamly simple this one. The snack. Rationale No need for an encapsulating description, people know by now that eggs house protein and a little saturated fat and avocados contain mono unsaturated fat. Both sources are therefore good forms of energy and good forms of fat help our cells to function normally. This may look elaborate however it is very simple. Serve some salmon on the side and do not forget about your salad greens. Watercress pictured below contains very useful amounts of vitamin C and calcium. We all associate vitamin C with oranges however if you can sneak in good forms of leafy greens here and there you are onto […]

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Basic Banana Ice Cream 4 ways

By Matt Gardner | January 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Sinking into your sunday and fancy something sweet at home. Rationale I have brought this one out of the Big Feed up HQ archives. The ice cream below is a super simple summer alternative to your sugar filled standard selection. But there is nothing wrong with having some batched up in the freezer if the winter sweet tooth hits. I am a huge fan of taking a scoop and putting it with some homemade granola. Ingredients and Method: You require a good blender. The basic base mix – 3 frozen bananas, 1-2 tsp of vanilla essence, a splash of your favourite milk. Remove pop into a container and freeze until […]

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Cacao and Avocado Protein Smoothie

By Matt Gardner | January 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Big Feed up HQ recipe roster welcomes Joe from Motion Nutrition for this one. Get around it chap. Rationale: ‘‘I must confess. I have a bit of a sweet tooth. It’s true, I do love a square of chocolate or 12. And who would I be to say no to a freshly baked chocolate croissant, having grown up in France? All in moderation, right? But over time I’ve worked out a few recipes and food tricks that hit the spot nutritionally while satisfying my sweet soul. That’s bull’s eye for me. This cacao and avocado protein smoothie recipe is undoubtedly one of those, and it’s become a firm favourite of […]

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Weekend Breakfast Bowl

By Matt Gardner | January 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Stand and deliver this one for friends, family and or loved ones on an easy saturday or sunday morning. Rationale: As we all now know a ‘fried’ breakfast does not need to be filled with ‘unhealthy’ options. This is less of a recipe and more of a mixture of  foods plopped into a bowl. Bacon – Protein and saturated fat source. Firstly find yourself some good bacon, I am always keen on getting around your local butcher. Mine for the last 3 years has been William Rose in East Duwlich. This is not always possible for people however when you do purchase and cook your bacon avoid letting the pan […]

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Breakfast Bowl

By Matt Gardner | January 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Break this cheeky plate into the three different snacks / brekki vibe. Rationale: During a day where you are moving a lot more than usual consume a couple of options together. Hot or cold your call slice and dice scatter and mix. Ultimately with the majority of the Big Feed Up recipes, this one is simple to prep portable nutritious colourful and varied in flavour and texture. Change up the nuts and seeds and dried fruit for nutritional diversity. The creme fraiche for natural yoghurt. If you do not dig dairy swap the creme fraiche for a tbsp of nut butter. Another @jeanniecgardner special and I know she puts away […]

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Easy Eats Roasted Veg

By Matt Gardner | January 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Below are two winners and I cannot really call them recipes as they are utterly effortless. It is encouraged that you have fresh rosemary to hand and garlic. Rational: The trick here is to use a ‘stable’ source of fat to cook all of the below in. Fats higher in saturated fat seem to be more stable when heated to high temperatures compared to olive oil which is a source of mono unsaturated fat. A little saturated fat goes a long way therefore I would choose either a goose fat, butter or coconut oil if you really want to create crispyness and roast your veggies on a high heat. Olive […]

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