Calories: 1185kcal (or 796kcal)
Macros: 73g Protein, 114g Carb & 51g Fat
A perfect unexpected marriage. You gotta try this! Legumes/Beans can often not sit well with people’s gut, but Chickpeas that have been soaked and drained are so tasty and have limited digestional downsides. Roast them on a baking tray with some Avocado Oil and they brown and crisp – a beautiful contrast in flavours as they are loaded up on that butter jacket. I’m a huge fan of Sweet Potato, if you haven’t noticed. Such a better option than Pasta, White Potato, or Rice, that dramatically rise your blood sugar levels after consuming and are more calorie dense. Plus, Sweet Potato is jam packed full of valuable nutrients and tons of taste. Then you have the healthy fat and protein profile of tasty Salmon fillets and a light superfood Salad and you have yourself an incredibly tasty and healthy dinner. Downsize this plate by 389 calories be reducing to one Salmon Fillet, a 350g Sweet Potato and using only a quarter of a can of Chickpeas.
- Salmon Fillets – 2x
- Fish Seasoning – Coating
- Sweet Potato – 370g
- Butter – 10g
- Canned Chickpeas in water – ½ can
- Avocado Oil – 1x teaspoon
- Organic Sheep’s Yoghurt – 3x tablespoons
- Leafy butterhead salad mix – 25g
- Cucumber – 30g
- Cherry Tomatoes – 4x
- Shredded Beetroot – 30g
- Shredded Carrot – 20g
- Extra virgin Olive Oil – teaspoon
- To Flavour – Sriracha Seasoning, Sea Salt & Black Pepper
Salmon is a great source of protein, that is rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids (great for the brain), high in Vitamin B, good source of potassium and loaded in Selenium. All combined give a host of benefits ranging from cardiovascular, improved mood and cognition, Joint protection and eye benefits. Sweet Potato offers a nice hit of vitamin A, C, Copper, K & B6, plus has a lower blood sugar response than white potato. Chickpeas (when prepared properly) are a great source of vegetable protein and fibre, and are high in iron, folate, phosphorus, B vitamins and magnesium. The Salad brings all the goodness of Olive Oil, plus has Beetroot which is a good source of iron, nitrates, betaine, magnesium and other antioxidants, in addition to helping lower blood pressure and boost exercise performance.
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