Calories: 1029kcal (or 623kcal)
Macros: 55g Protein, 148g Carb & 24g Fat
Oooh yeah – such a rich and tasty indulgent evening meal! Yum. Over the last year, I’ve gone gluten-free for the most part, due to it’s inflammatory, addictive and calorific qualities. That said, I loooove Italian food, especially pasta. This is a great alternative, as is spiralized vegetable alternatives such as this Butternut Squash Spaghetti meal. Plus, this homemade sauce made from Italian Passata is void of all the shelf-stable preservatives and tomato skin/seeds that often cause bloat and gas. The is both delicious and gut friendly, and a great way to enjoy Italian food without the non-italian over produced and manipulated ingredients we’ve added in. Save 406 by dropping the portion size – 80g of Spaghetti, 100g of Chicken, 20g of Mozzarella and ⅔ of all sauce ingredients.
- Organic Chicken Breast – 1x fillet, 150g
- Extra Virgin Coconut Oil – 1x teaspoon
- Italian Passata with Basil – 187ml, ~⅓ x carton
- Crushed Garlic – 1x teaspoon
- Spinach – 1/2x cup
- Diced Onions – 2.5x teaspoons
- Mushrooms – 1.5x large
- Mozzarella – 30g (within sauce and as topping)
- Herbs & Spices – Dired Oregano, Dired Basil, Ground Cinnamon, Cumin, Sea Salt & Black Pepper
- Gluten-free Pasta (by Barilla) – 160g dry
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 1x teaspoon
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 Mushrooms, Onions and Spinach. Spinach also brings a good hit of vitamin K, vitamin C, folate (folic acid) and potassium. Buffalo milk in Mozzarella has significantly healthier properties than over-farmed cows cheese/milk. Gluten-free Pasta from Barilla has no wheat, and therefore no Gluten, that is known to be inflammatory to our gut and joints, have opium-like addictive qualities and a likely cause of the obesity epidemic. However, this pasta is made from Corn, which consumed in large quantities can have some negative gut issues too.
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