Calories: 1297 kcal (or 649kcal)
Macros: 86g Protein, 122g Carb & 51g Fat
Stop the press! I can have a Carbonara with no gluten and non -cows dairy?! As we do our best to avoid both for the most part, I’d sadly written off the idea of pasta, and in particular this meal. It’s now back on the menu baby! 🤗 Plus, this is a pimped up version, with Chicken, oak-smoked cured lardons and an Egg on top for good measure. Trust me – it was a good day. Switching out to a non wheat-based spaghetti made no noticeable difference, and neither did the Goats Milk Yoghurt. Just great taste, super satisfying, and with a sense of wellbeing due to the home-made and fresh ingredients.
For a smaller lower calorie option, just half the ingredients or share equally between two. A half portion is completely adequate, as Michelle confirmed! 👍 This will save you 649 calories.
(NOTE: I wouldn’t have this meal often, as the wheat alternatives in the spaghetti will still spike blood sugar as dramatically as wheat. Meaning you are prone to eating loads, comes with a lot of calories without filling fibre, and you want to eat again shortly afterwards. That said, it’s a top treat!)
- Free Range Chicken Breast – 150g / 1x breast
- Panchetta Lardons (smoked, dry cured) – 90g / small pack
- Gluten Free Spaghetti (Barrilla Senza) – 140g
- Free Range Eggs – 2x (1x sauce, 1x on top)
- Mushrooms – 8x medium
- Crushed Garlic (lazy) 2x teaspoons
- Grass Fed Butter – 5g
- Natural Goat’s Milk Yoghurt – 60g
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 1x teaspoon
- Diced Onions – 1x tablespoon
- Seasoning/flavours – Coriander, Sea 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.
- Eggs are great source of protein and should be a staple for most active people, with egg yolk providing a nice hit of good cholesterol that helps with hormone production and cell energy. They contain calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, and zinc.
- Mushrooms are great sources of indigestible fibre and have prebiotic benefits for your guts microbiome.
- 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.
- 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.
- Olive Oil is loaded with antioxidants that help protect the heart and blood cells from damage, and can also aid in weight loss and pain relief.
- Goats Milk Yoghurt – 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.
- Panchetta is cured pork, and as such it will have higher concentrations of sodium and fat. An ounce of the average store-bought pancetta supplies 2 percent of the iron you need each day and also supplies trace amounts of zinc, niacin and vitamin B-12.
- Barilla Gluten Free Pasta – This is a Certified Gluten Free food and made with Non-GMO Ingredients. It’s a blend of Corn and Rice. White Rice is benign and non inflammatory to the gut, however Corn has a high amount of Lectins (plants’ natural pesticide), especially when in Sweetcorn (i.e. with skin).
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