Calories: 882kcal (or 516kcal)
Macros: 65g Protein, 115g Carb & 19g Fat
A buttery Sweet Potato Jacket is the centre-piece of this evening meal, with a beautiful combination of crispy skin and fluffy mash inside that’s perfect on a winters night. I personally love the combination of Hummus with Sweet Potato, but you’re set for a taste explosion when you add in pickled beetroot which brings a mouth watering acidity to the plate. Bring in the gut healthy leeks and succulent roasted chicken, and you really can’t go wrong on flavour, experience, healthiness or calories. Drop to one Chicken Breast and a 250g Sweet Potato and save 366 calories.
- Free Range Chicken Breast – 225g / 1.5 breasts
- Garlic Cook-in-a-bag roasting bag – serving
- Sweet Potato – 465g
- Grass-fed Butter – 10g
- Leeks – 70g
- Hummus – 2x tablespoons
- Crinkle-cut Picked Beetroot – 40g
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 lean protein. Beetroot is a good source of iron, nitrates, betaine, magnesium and other antioxidants, in addition to helping lower blood pressure and boost exercise performance. You get a good portion of indigestible fibre and prebiotic benefits for your guts’ microbiome (i.e. feeding the beneficial bacteria), that come with Leeks. Lastly, Hummus contains Chickpeas and Sesame Seeds, that combined provide you with protein and fibre, and are high in iron, folate, phosphorus, B vitamins, magnesium and contain cholesterol-lowering phytosterols.
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