At The Skinny Kitchen we love a good meal. And by ‘a good meal’ we mean one full of nutrients, good carbs and tons of protein, that fills us up and tastes amazing at the same time. When eating healthy it can be hard to get this balance right, and healthy food is often labelled ‘bland’ or ‘rabbit food’. Think boiled chicken and rice or lots of salad leaves…. this is a stereo type we are fighting!
So what exactly does ‘The Skinny Kitchen’ mean? Take the infamous skinny latte, for example. They become a thing back in the 90’s when people started to become aware that a regular latte has quite a bit of sugar, fat and carbs in. A skinny latte satisfied the needs of a market who still wanted a latte, but with less of the bad stuff. The same concept applies to us, we are aware that a lot of people don’t want regular pancakes or burgers these days. They want these meals still, but with less carbs, fat and calories. So we lowered each of these macros on our meals, making them waistline friendly and there we have skinny pancakes, or skinny burgers!
You might actually be surprised to know that burgers are our biggest seller. But what’s skinny about a burger, you ask? Well we swap the bun for wholemeal, grill the meat and sack off the calorific sauces. Team it with some sweet potato fries instead of regular fries and it’s a skinny version of a meal that is traditionally quite high in calories and fat.
We opened in 2014 because we have found that people with various diets struggle to eat out and that’s where we come in. We aim to satisfy the needs of people with various health and fitness goals whether that be losing weight or gaining muscle or avoiding any animal products.
So what sort of food can you expect to find at The Skinny Kitchen?
Lean, low carb/calorie meals
We cater for people that want to eat out, but also want to watch what they eat. The Skinny Kitchen is the perfect place if you are watching your calorie or carb intake. We have so many low calorie and low carb options, in fact many of our meals are under 500 calories. We wrote a blog on those meals here.
‘Clean and jerk’ is high in protein, low in calorie and has the perfect balance of carbs. Its spicy enough to give your metabolism a kick start too, something lots of people do when they are looking to lose a few pounds is chuck some chilli in their meal!