Calories: 1542kcal (or 840kcal)
Macros: 72g Protein, 143g Carb & 72g Fat
Yum!! But I have a confession: This is a Biiiig plate of food, but it absolutely doesn’t have to be. Most importantly, it’s a delicious tasting meal, easy to put together and has the healthy goodness of coconut milk, mushrooms, onions, chicken and tender sweet veg. Thai curry’s are so good, so this is a lovely bonus to be able to enjoy the same tastes in the comfort of your own home. The rice is paired back to gut friendly white Basmati, and we’ve removed the red peppers as they can sit funny for some people. At this portion size, it would be perfect for someone on a bulk for muscle growth, or those who intermittent fast (IF) where your meals are condensed to a 4-6h window. That said, you can save 702 calories by plating a normal portion – that would mean halving the Rice, Chicken and Sauce.
- Organic Chicken Breast – 2x fillets
- Rice Bran Oil – 1x teaspoon
- Blue Dragon Thai Red Curry Kit – the full kit of paste and coconut milk
- Red Onion – 3x tablespoons
- Closed Cup Mushrooms – 2x large
- Tender Sweet Carrots – 120g
- Tender Stem Broccoli – 100g
- To Garnish – Coriander
Chicken offer great sources of healthy lean protein. You get a great portion of indigestible fibre and prebiotic benefits for your guts’ microbiome (i.e. feeding the beneficial bacteria), that come with Mushrooms, Onions and Broccoli. Broccoli also brings a good hit of vitamin K, vitamin C, folate (folic acid) and potassium, and Carrots are a rich source of Beta carotene – a powerful antioxidant that can also be converted into vitamin A in the body to help maintain healthy skin. White Rice is pretty empty when it comes to nutrients to be honest, but it is so much better than choosing Brown Rice as the harmful Lectins (such as Gluten) in the wholegrain have mostly been removed. Lastly, Coconut Milk and Oil is all the rage for cooking and rightly so. It is high in natural saturated fats, which not only increase the healthy cholesterol (known as HDL cholesterol) in your body, but also help convert the LDL “bad” cholesterol into good cholesterols. By increasing the HDL in the body, it helps promote heart health and lower the risk of heart disease.
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