Calories: 1009kcal (or 657kcal)
Macros: 84g Protein, 114g Carb & 27g Fat
If you haven’t already tried this – make yourself a buttery Sweet Potato and load it with Hummus for dinner next week. It’s absolute packed full of flavour. So much flavour, that you need to balance that with a little sharpness, lightness and other textures. Smoky shredded Beetroot delivers on the sharpness front, the Purple Sprouting Broccoli brings bite and lightness, and the Chicken gives you the firm satiating goodness of having some protein on your plate. This is such a healthy plate for your gut and body, yet there is more flavour than unhealthier alternatives. Save 352 calories by dropping to a 350g Sweet Potato, one Chicken breast and two tablespoons of Hummus.
- Free Range Chicken Breast – 300g / 2x breasts
- Rice Bran Oil – 1x teaspooon
- Sweet Potato – 420g
- Grass-fed Butter – 10g
- Purple Sprouting Broccoli – 100g
- Hummus – 3x tablespoons
- Sweet & Smoky Shredded Beetroot – 80g
Sweet Potato offers a nice hit of vitamin A, C, Copper, K & B6, plus has a lower blood sugar response than white potato. Chicken offer great sources of healthy lean protein. Beetroot is a good source of iron, nitrates, betaine, magnesium and other antioxidants, in addition to helping lower blood pressure and boost exercise performance. You get a good portion of indigestible fibre and prebiotic benefits for your guts’ microbiome (i.e. feeding the beneficial bacteria), that come with Broccoli, in addition to vitamin K, vitamin C, folate (folic acid) and potassium. Lastly, Hummus contains Chickpeas and Sesame Seeds, that combined provide you with protein and fibre, and are high in iron, folate, phosphorus, B vitamins, magnesium and contain cholesterol-lowering phytosterols.
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