Calories: 915 kcal (or 612kcal)
Macros: 68g Protein, 41g Carb & 69g Fat
Every one and a while, it’s good to experiment and try something weird and wonderful. Right? Well, that’s what this meal is – a gamey take on the Steak and Chips dinner. Ostrich is surprisingly red and browns like beef, but has a slightly more gamey texture. It was really tasty, especially when combined with the Garlic & Chive Butter. As its so incredible lean and protein dense, its a great option for people wishing to up their protein with the least calorie impact. However, I’m not keen on fat meals generally, as there always feels like there is something missing. Hence the butter. The blend of Sweet Potato Fries, Honey Glazed Carrots, pan-fried Mushrooms and Tender Stem Broccoli is so delicious, and complemented the steak perfectly.
For a smaller plate or lower calorie option, drop it down to one Ostrich Fillet, 150g of Sweet Potato Fries and only 5g of Butter to mix in with your veg, saving you 303 calories.
- Ostrich Steak by Klien Karoo (SA) – 2x Fillet
- Coconut Oil – 1x teaspoon
- Sweet Potato Fries – 180g
- Carrots – 2x medium
- Honey – 1x teaspoon
- Tender Stem Broccoli – 100g
- Mushrooms – 8x small
- Garlic Butter Sauce
- Butter – 20g
- Chives – 1x teaspoon
- Lazy Crushed Garlic – 2x teaspoons
- Seasoning/Flavouring – Sea Salt & Black Pepper
Sweet Potato offers a nice hit of vitamin A, C, Copper, K & B6, plus has a lower blood sugar response than white potato. Ostrich is even lower in calories, cholesterol and fat than skinless chicken and turkey, while remaining high in iron and protein. What’s more, due to Ostrich’s ideal pH balance, the meat does not attract harmful bacteria like E.coli or salmonella.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. Lastly, 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.
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