Calories: 1668 kcal (or 1078 kcal smaller portion)
Macros: 86g Protein, 85g Carb & 110g Fat
This is the kind of meal that has you salivating in anticipation! The aroma wafting through the house, the colours, the insatiable calling of tender meat on the bone, and the innate instinct that you’re going to get all your nutritional needs met. It didn’t disappoint – absolutely glorious!! The slow roasted Lamb Shank has meat that falls off the bone and the fat rendered into divine yumminess. The salted home baked thick-cut chips in beef dripping are so moreish, and make a great partnership. The salty feta and fresh sweet salad brings perfect balance. And to make it even more greek and summery… a nice dollop of creamy Taramasalata. #happydays 😋
For a smaller portion, drop to two 200g Potatoes, 10g Beef Dripping, 20g of Feta and remove the Tara. This would save you 590 calories, without compromising on the flavours or nutritional goodness whatsoever.
Cooking Time: 6 hours slow roasted
- Lamb Shank – 1x (cooked 4 for family)
- GF Gravy – 1x tablespoon granules
- White Potato – 400g
- Beef Dripping – 15g
- Romaine Hearts Lettuce – 25g
- Heirloom Baby Tomatoes – 7x
- Cucumber – 60g
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 1x teaspoon
- Organic Feta – 40g
- Taramasalata – 65g
- Lamb (mostly grass-fed), lamb is an excellent source of complete proteins and packed-full of vital nutrients like iron and selenium, as well as immune boosting high concentrations of zinc, vitamin B12, and other B vitamins. Lamb does contain fat, but a significant portion of that fat is anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids.
- Beef Dripping / Tallow is a great fat to use for cooking, and should replace the inflammatory seed oils that are common place. It has healthy saturated fats our bodies rely on, Choline, Vitamin D, Vitamin E and Selenium, as well as Cholesterol. These fats don’t oxidise and turn inflammatory under cooking temperatures, and help with the transport of vitamins.
- White Potatoes are an excellent source for vitamins C and B6, a good source for fibre and manganese, and have more potassium than bananas. However, Because potatoes maintain one of the highest glycemic index values of any food, they cause blood sugar levels to rapidly rise which in turn cause our blood insulin concentrations to increase. Then of course you get the issues that arise when deep fried in unhealthy oils.
- Taramasalata is made primarily from fish roe (taramas), usually from carp, cod, or mullet, and includes onion, olive oil, lemon, and pepper. So, you get all the health benefits of lemon, olive oil and onions, on top of the incredibly health benefits of marine Omega 3 fatty acids that is concentrated in fish eggs. It’s also high in vitamin D. The only word of caution is that this condiment is high in calories, so eat moderation.
- 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.
- Feta Cheese is made with sheep or goats milk. 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. Feta is comparably lower in calories that other cheeses, in part because of the lower fat content.
- Tomatoes are the major dietary source of the antioxidant lycopene, which has been linked to many health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease and cancer. They are also a great source of vitamin C, potassium, folate and vitamin K. However, due to the lectins present in their seeds and skin, some inflammatory response and sensitivities can occur with digesting tomatoes. Cooking and High pressure cooking, as well as removing the seeds can eliminate the lectins and make them more digestible.
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