Calories: 923 kcal (or 699kcal)
Macros: 64g Protein, 62g Carb & 47g Fat
Sublime! Looooved this meal. So tasty, dining out experience at home, nothing but healthy foods, and all things considered great bang for you buck calorie and macro-wise. I’m sure you need no convincing – Steak with Chestnut Mushrooms, Peppercorn Sauce, Fries and Tenderstem Broccoli – yum. But we’re not done. Throw a fried egg on top of the Sweet Potato fries and it’s a slam dunk. Now, this is not an everyday occurrence for us at home, as fillet steak is expensive and will normally limits cuts of red meat to dining out. That said, it’s definitely something you can add into he roster at home, even when you are on a restrictive diet – just protect 700-900 calories for dinner. And think about it, you skip the starter and dessert that normally come with eating out, keeping consumption in check. A lower calorie option that can save you 224 calories can be achieved by reducing Sweet Potato Fries to 150g, removing the Egg and not align any Peppercorn Sauce.
- Fillet Steak – 8oz / 200g
- Sweet Potato Fries – 180g
- Chestnut Mushrooms – 4x medium
- Crushed garlic – 1x teaspoon
- Free Range Egg – 1x
- Grass-fed Butter – 10g
- Tenderstem Broccoli – 100g
- Peppercorn Sauce Mix – ⅓ serving
- Lactofree Semi-skimmed Milk – 75ml
Sweet Potato offers a nice hit of vitamin A, C, Copper, K & B6, plus has a lower blood sugar response than white potato. Lean beef is a great source of protein and creatine, both very supportive to having developing and maintaining a lean physique. Eggs are great source of protein and should be a staple for most active people, with egg yolk providing a nice hit of good cholesterol that helps with hormone production and cell energy. Then you have the indigestible fibre and prebiotic benefits for your guts microbiome, that come with Mushrooms, Garlic and Broccoli. Broccoli also brings a good hit of vitamin K, vitamin C, folate (folic acid) and potassium. Moreover, normal White Mushrooms are being touted as nature’s nutritional supplement as they are loaded with the nutrients our bodies need to generate energy and repair cells — including digestive enzymes, a spectrum of B vitamins, protein, and vitamin D2.
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