Skinni Haggis & Pudding
Offal Free Haggis and black pudding - the Latest High Protein Diet Foods
Haggis and black pudding have never exactly been considered a dieter’s dream. Until now. Our Skinni Black Pudding contains just 1.6% fat and is the dieters dream in the search for high protein diet foods. Made with lean beef and oatmeal, plus magic traditional seasonings, it tastes just like the high-fat real thing. Lean beef, as we know is more than just a good source of protein and supplies plenty of vitamins and minerals to support health; zinc, iron and B12 spring to mind. Not to put too fine a point on it, but this is after all black pudding, and without blood you wouldn’t get the delicious crumbly loveliness that defines the stuff. Pure iron-rich haemoglobin boosts the already impressive protein nutrient profile.
Both our Skinni Black Pudding and our Skinni Haggis are made with oats and do not use offal. Offal is the organs etc used in traditional haggis and black pudding. Oats are a source of soluble fibre and slow release carbohydrate, these are the kind of carbs you want on your side. Oats, a gluten-free whole grain, are one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet and contain large proportions of essential minerals such as phosphorus, magnesium and copper. They also contain antioxidant compounds unique to oats. Filling, and relatively low in calories, oats should be a regular part of your healthy eating and if eating more black pudding and haggis is a way of achieving that, then who are we to complain.
Nutrient credentials aside, our Skinni haggis and black pudding are some of the most versatile high protein diet foods sources out there. Not limited to your breakfast fry up, there are loads of things you can do with them that will boost your nutrient intake and really ramp up the flavour.
Chop Skinni Black Pudding or Haggis finely and lightly fry with a spray of oil to create a kind of meaty crumble. This can be sprinkled on anything from poached eggs to soup, to mashed potato or pasta. Cook as normal and chop into large chunks. Toss this meaty delight into salads or add as an extra savoury element to cauliflower cheese.
Black pudding makes an excellent stuffing. In fact, we stuff chicken breasts with Skinni black pudding so that the hard work is done for you, but feel free to add it to sage and onion stuffing for a pork roast, perhaps with a few apples. Tossed in a stew or casserole, it will thicken the juices and add a deeply savoury edge. It will season and add depth to just about anything. And whatever can be done with Skinni Black Pudding, can be done with our Skinni Haggis too. One of our Skinni recipes pairs Skinni black pudding with chunky roast cod loin and vine tomatoes.
Food goals. Protein. Protein. Low fat. Low carb. Protein. Low sugar. Vitamins. Minerals. Amino acids. Protein. Phytochemicals. No chemicals. Where does it end? Luckily, we created our entire Skinni Range to make reaching your food goals a little easier and a lot less confusing. Let’s start with protein. Build your diet around protein with plenty of veggies and you won’t go far wrong.
Or will you? Not all protein is made equal. For a start, there is plant protein. All very well and good but it doesn’t contain all the essential amino acids in one tidy package. Which leaves us with animal protein. Meat; to be specific. Not only does lean meat provide your body with all the essential amino acids required for growth and repair, but it comes with many of the supporting vitamins and minerals that go towards a healthy human system.
Your system; your body. Your way.
The concept of healthy eating has never been as personalised as it is today. Rather than following a set routine of do’s and don’ts, we now consider that the number one aim in a healthy programme of diet and exercise is to know your own body. Yes, that means acquiring certain knowledge, and trying out various ideas, but ultimately it means listening to yourself, using what works for you and discarding what doesn’t. Personal growth, quite literally.
Despite the reductionist view of Big Pharma, and even many of the so-called health orientated companies, we are far more on board with a holistic view of health than we ever have been. Health and wellness are part of the fabric of life; not something extra that we must tackle in isolation. Our physical and mental beings work as one, just as they come together in the concept of the wider world.
What we eat affects our mood, in physical and emotional terms. Flavour links directly to aroma, which in turn links into the limbic centres of our brain; the ancient part of the brain that deals with mood and emotion. A body that receives all the nutrients it needs knows no bounds. Eat well, and the miracle that is the human body will do the rest. You do not need a diet of goji berries or coconut water to experience optimum health.
A balanced diet, of as much variety as possible, is all you need.
Whether that includes goji berries or coconut water is down to you.
One final word on Skinni black pudding. There may be nothing finer than the savoury flavour of black pudding when mingled with the runny yolk of a poached egg. Which reminds us of that all-important feel-good factor.
Food should make you feel good. So, you may as well feel good Skinni style.