Minted Lamb, Feta & Tomatoes with Mini Roasties & Rainbow Carrots

Calories: 1203 kcal (or 660 kcal smaller portion)

Macros: 79g Protein, 137g Carb & 38g Fat

DESCRIPTION:

You’ve got to try to somewhat off the wall but insanely easy combo. You get sharpness from the Mint Jelly and popping baked Baby Plum Tomatoes, offset against the saltiness of the Feta Cheese and the juicy meatiness of the medium Lamb Steak. It is truly sublime, but is taken to a whole new level when combined with the crispy and melt-in-your-mouth Mini Roasties that have hints of Thyme and Rosemary. And if that wasn’t enough, throw in some sweet roasted Rainbow Carrots. Just… wow! 😋 

For a smaller portion, reduce to 150g Lamb Steak, 200g Potato, 15g of Mint Jelly and 20g of Feta Cheese. That would save you 543 calories without sacrificing the flavour or experience whatsoever.

Cooking Time: 45mins

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INGREDIENTS:

  • Lamb Steak – 300g
  • Feta Cheese – 30g
  • Mint Jelly – 30g
  • Baby Plum Tomatoes – 10x 
  • White Potato – 460g
  • Rice Bran Oil – 1x teaspoon for carrots, 1x tablespoon for roasting potatoes
  • Dried Thyme – ¼ x teaspoon
  • Dried Rosemary – ¼ x teaspoon
  • Rainbow Carrots – 192g
  • To Season – Rock Salt & Black Pepper

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HEALTH BENEFITS:

  • Lamb (mostly grass-fed) in moderation, 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.
  • Carrots are a rich source of Beta carotene – a powerful antioxidant that can also be converted into vitamin A in the body to help maintain healthy skin.
  • 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.
  • Thyme is an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin A, fibre, riboflavin, iron, copper, and manganese, calcium, and doses of vitamin B6, folate, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc as well.
  • Rosemary is a good source of vitamin A (in the form of provitamin A carotenoid phytonutrients). Rosemary contains substances that are useful for stimulating the immune system, increasing circulation, and improving digestion. Rosemary also contains anti-inflammatory compounds that may make it useful for reducing the severity of asthma attacks. In addition, rosemary has been shown to increase the blood flow to the head and brain, improving concentration
  • 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.
  • 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.

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