Calories: 1,265kcal (or 754kcal)
Macros: 99g Protein, 49g Carb & 74g Fat
WARNING: This is a HUUUGE plate of food – but so so tasty. Check out the pic below. It’s right up my street, especially on a 3,500 calories daily budget. You can easily reduce the volume and take 510 calories from this plate by halving the Chicken and Halloumi amount, and removing the Avocado.
This is clearly a dinner option. Lots of healthy fat and proteins, which is perfect for those that are fast metabolisers of carbohydrates – i.e. those who have wild swings of hunger/hanger and hour/two after eating. This combo of proteins and fats will keep you satiated for longer. A healthy portion of good carbs in Sweet Potato and a solid serving of vegetables (and fruit – Avocado).
- Sweet Potato Fries – 150g
- Chicken Breast – 300g
- Rice Bran Oil – teaspoon
- Mushrooms – 4x
- Halloumi – 125g (½ pack)
- Avocado – ½ fruit
- Cucumber – ⅓ cup
- Carrots – 1x medium
- Leafy Butterhead Salad (bag) – 25g
- Shredded Beetroot – 30g
- Olive Oil – teaspoon
Sweet Potato offers a nice hit of vitamin A, C, Copper, K & B6, plus has a lower blood sugar response than white potato. Chicken offer great sources of healthy protein. Avocado is considered to be a super food and one of the only fruits promoted to be eaten daily due to its healthy fats. Mushrooms and Beetroot are prebiotics for the micrbiome — augmenting the growth of beneficial bacteria such as Acidophilus and Bifidobacterium. Halloumi is a goat/sheep cheese which is not as over-farmed as cows cheese, and is known to have less downsides for your gut.
FYI – you will notice that our meals seldom contain Tomatoes or Peppers. These two nightshades can be pretty tough going on many peoples guts, due to the high concentration of Lectins. Since eliminated them, my gut seems much calmer. You may wish to experiment with these for yourselves.
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