Calories: 910 kcal each (1820kcal total)
Macros Per Person: 43g Protein, 53g Carb & 39g Fat
Everyone loves Nando’s right? Well, create it at home, and add some extra bits for an even better and healthier experience. #Yum! The Cajun Chicken, soft Halloumi and crunchy Sweet Potato Fries are a marriage made in heaven, but are all very rich in flavours without much water content. The large flat Garlic Mushrooms, super juicy Baby Beetroots and Tenderstem Broccoli fix that. I absolutely LOOOOVE this meal. Warning though, after having this Nando’s will not feel the same again…
A confession on serving size. I had the whole lot! 🙈 I planned for it by not having much during the day, but still, it’s a massive plate that is much better suited to share. The calories and macros assume a 50:50 split between you and someone you care enough for to share it with. 😉
- Free Range Chicken Breasts – 325g / 2x Fillets
- Nandos Marinade – 2x teaspoons
- Coconut Oil – 1x teaspoon
- Sweet Potato Fries – 220g
- Halloumi – 225g / whole pack
- Large Flat Mushroom – 2x
- Crushed Garlic (lazy) – 1x teaspoon
- Rice Bran Oil – 1x teaspoon
- Tenderstem Broccoli – 100g
- Spicy Sweetfire Baby Beetroots – 70g
- Perinaise – 40g
- Chicken is a great source of healthy lean protein. With 31 grams of protein per 100 grams, is one of the best foods for protein. A good source of Magnesium, Vitamin A, Potassium, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus and a variety of Vitamin B’s, with trace amounts of calcium, iron, zinc, vitamin C, folate, vitamin B-12, vitamin E and vitamin D.
- Sweet Potato offers a nice hit of vitamin A, C, Copper, K & B6, plus has a lower blood sugar response than white potato due to it’s high fibre content that slows the absorption of the carbs.
- Broccoli, Mushrooms & Sweet Potato are great sources of indigestible fibre and have prebiotic benefits for your guts microbiome.
- Broccoli brings a good hit of vitamin K, vitamin C, folate (folic acid) and potassium.
- 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.
- Beetroot is a good source of iron, nitrates, betaine, magnesium and other antioxidants, in addition to helping lower blood pressure and boost exercise performance.
- Garlic being consumed on a daily basis (in food or raw) helps to lower cholesterol levels because of the anti-oxidant properties of Allicin. It is also immensely beneficial to regulate blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
- Halloumi (Goats) Cheese – Goats do not contain a certain mutation in the milk that most cows do, making their milk and cheese much more digestion friendly and look uncannily similar at a DNA level to human milk.
- Coconut Oil is high in healthy fats called medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs) that increase healthy cholesterol. MCFAs provide the perfect source of energy because they are much easier to digest and convert to energy, are not readily stored as fat, antimicrobial and antifungal.
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