Calories: 1310 kcal (or 733 kcal smaller portion)
Macros: 110g Protein, 97g Carb & 55g Fat
🎄Christmas vibes galore – a plate full of cheer, yumminess and nutritional goodness! I absolutely loved the Thyme and Brie topping, combined with real Cranberries smooshed in with a little shop bought Cranberry Sauce. Wow. Think of those little brie and cranberry starters, and then double it! The Sweet Potato Roasties are delicious and add the crispy contrast perfectly, and the roasted buttery Asparagus and Tenderstem Broccoli are a novel way to experience these awesome veggies.This is a 5 ⭐️ meal, and is simple to put together. Yum! 😋
For a smaller portion, reduce to 200g Sweet Potato, have one Chicken breast with half the Brie, Cranberries and Coconut Oil and drop to 10g Butter on the veg – a great size for a smaller appetite. This would save you 577 calories, without compromising on the flavours or nutritional goodness whatsoever.
Cooking Time: 35mins
- Organic Chicken Breast – 300g / 2x breasts
- Coconut Oil –
- Brie Cheese – 65g
- Dried Cranberries – 12x
- Cranberry Sauce – 24g
- Sweet Potato – 360g
- Rice Bran Oil – 1x teaspoon
- Tenderstem Broccoli – 85g
- Asparagus – 55g
- Grass Fed Butter – 20g
- Seasoning & Flavouring – 1x teaspoon Dried Thyme, Rock Salt & Black Pepper
- 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.
- Broccoli & Asparagus are great sources of indigestible fibre and have prebiotic benefits for your guts microbiome.
- 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 its high fibre content that slows the absorption of the carbs.
Grass-Fed Butter is a great source of healthy-fats that promote optimal health and hormone production. Furthermore, Butter contains only trace amounts of lactose.
Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is high in healthy fats called medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs) that increase healthy cholesterol and in turn enables the optimal production of healthy hormone balance. 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.
- Asparagus contains folate, vitamins A, C, E and K, as well as chromium, a trace mineral that can enhance the transport of blood sugar into your cells.
- Broccoli brings a good hit of vitamin K, vitamin C, folate (folic acid) and potassium.
- Cranberries– the nutrients in cranberries have been linked to a lower risk of urinary tract infections, prevention of certain types of cancer, improved immune function, and decreased blood pressure. Cranberries contain the B vitamins thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, and vitamin B6. They are also a good source of vitamin C, fibre, and vitamin E.
- Brie, likely any cheese, should be consumed in moderation due to being calorie dense and with high levels of lactose. That said, humanly farmed cheese comes with nutritional benefits. Brie offers a good dose of vitamin K, vitamin A, Phosphorus, B2 and Calcium.
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