Calories: 1132kcal (or 624kcal)
Macros: 87g Protein, 93g Carb & 47g Fat
A-MAY-ZING! Think about it – the indulgence and satisfaction of home-cooked Chicken Satay (without the MSG), the light spice of Chilli & Lime Rice and the wholesome earthy flavours of a Broccoli and Sweetheart Cabbage medley. Delicious – smile on a plate. Peanuts, that are actually legumes (beans), contain high doses of protein lectins that overactive immune systems can react pretty violently too, hence the fairly common peanut allergies we see. The beauty with this dinner dish, is that we’ve replaced Peanuts with Almonds, that are fundamentally different in nature, and less likely to cause allergic symptoms. This is a must try dish as it’s both satiating and super good for your gut health. Take this plate down by 508 calories by halving the Chicken, Almond Butter, Honey and Rice.
- Organic Chicken Breast – 300g
- Extra Virgin Coconut Oil – 1x teaspoon
- Smooth Almond Butter – 50g (place 100-125g in griddle)
- Honey – 1x teaspoon (place 2x teaspoons in griddle)
- Chilli Infused Olive Oil – light glaze on Satay Chicken
- Sweet Chilli & Lime Rice (Tilda microwavable) – 250g
- Broccoli – 90g
- Sweetheart Cabbage – 110g
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 Broccoli and Cabbage. Broccoli & Cabbage also bring a good hit of vitamin K, vitamin C, folate (folic acid) and potassium, with Cabbage additionally providing vitamin B6, Manganese, vitamin B1 and copper. Almonds are a good source of Vitamin E, Copper, Magnesium, and high-quality protein; they also contain high levels of healthy unsaturated fatty acids along with high levels of bioactive molecules. Meaning they can help lower blood sugar levels, reduce blood pressure, lower cholesterol levels and reduce hunger. 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.
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