Because grilled chicken breasts get boring quick
I stumbled upon Kauai’s compact little protein pot completely by accident. It was one of those days where my to-do list was filling up faster than a movie theater playing the new Lion King film.
At some point, my brain registered that food was indeed a necessary component to my survival – and the only definitive way of protecting the innocent from my hangry wrath.
Luckily my mum knows me better than I know myself, so it was no surprise when she showed up at uni with a little package of deliciousness. As though straight out of a cheesy rom-com, the Kauai Protein Pot and I experienced our iconic “meet-cute”. If you haven’t noticed, I’m hella dramatic about food.
And so, our love affair began. I’m happy to announce that we have no immediate plans to terminate the relationship. See, hella dramatic.
Anyway, let me tell you all about this amazing little protein pot. Unlike most salads, this pot of nutrition is warm, spicy and extremely satisfying. Sauteed kale, red pepper, juicy rosa tomatoes, spring onion and fresh chunks of feta make up the base of this pot. The veggie medley is beautifully complemented by chipotle chili and thinly sliced, free-range beef sausage. And finally, the star of the show: a perfectly poached egg rests on top, peeking out at you with promises of fluffy, yolky delight.
There’s no other way to describe this meal other than “It just WORKS!” The rich and creamy yolk is the perfect element to counterbalance the spicy red pepper and sausage, while the dark green kale leaves add just the right amount of crunch to qualify this pot as a “salad”
They say that dynamite comes in small packages, and Kauai’s Protein Pot is testament to that. This meal is the perfect portion for lunch as it satisfies your hunger without leaving you in a state of mid-day lethargy.
Together with the protein-packed egg and sausage, the fiber from the medley of vegetables ensures that you are sufficiently satisfied – leaving you just enough room to enjoy your 3 pm afternoon snack!
I always feel as though my meal is “healthier” when I can count the number of ingredients on my fingers! I guess less truly is more – especially where this flavour bomb is concerned.
Personally, I get my Protein Pot from the Kauai at Gateway’s Virgin Active Gym. However, with over 150 Kauai stores nationwide, you’ll have no trouble getting your hands on one of these bad boys! Who knows, maybe you’ll have your own “meet cute”.
If you’re already a fan of this protein pot, tell me why you love it – and if you haven’t tried it yet, be sure to tell me what you think when you do!
Be sure to check out Kauai’s Summer Menu below: