Calories: 1028 kcal (or 514 kcal smaller portion)
Macros: 95g Protein, 113g Carb & 26g Fat
If you like meaty hearty meals in the colder months with a punch of heat – this is for you. Word of warning, if you can’t handle spicy heat, then definitely dial down the crushed chilli and chilli flakes! 🤯 Sometimes, finesse is not what you want – instead you fancy something you can cook up super easy and wolf down with great satisfaction. This one-pot Spicy Beef bowl with pre-cooked rice ticks those boxes, and is delicious. It’s full of umami tones from the Beef, Soy Sauce and Mushrooms, has crunch from the Mangetout, and the slightly sweetened depth from pepper varieties. 😋
For a smaller portion, simply halve all ingredients, or make for two, which (as an example) is a perfect size for Michelle’s appetite. This would save you 514 calories, without compromising on the flavours or nutritional goodness whatsoever.
Cooking Time: 15mins
- Grass-Fed Beef Stir Fry Strips – 357g (pack)
- Rice Bran Oil – 1x teaspoon
- Short-Grained Basmati Rice (Veetee, cooked) – 280g
- Red Onions – 80g
- Mangetout – 55g
- Red Pepper, de-seeded – 1x medium
- White Mushrooms – 6x medium
- Spring onion – 1x medium
Spice & Flavouring:
- Beef Stock Pot (Knorr) – ½ x pot
- Water – 50ml
- Crushed Jalapeno Chilli Spice – ½ x teaspoon
- Light Soy Sauce – 1x teaspoon
- Raw Honey – 1x teaspoon
- Crushed Garlic (lazy) – 1x teaspoon
- Crushed Ginger (lazy) – 1x teaspoon
- Chilli Flakes – ¼ – ½ x teaspoon
- Grass-fed Beef is one of the most nutritious foods you can eat, and is a great source of protein, Creatine and Carnosine, both very supportive to having developing and maintaining a lean physique and brain function. It is loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and various other nutrients that can have profound effects on health, such as Niacin, B12, B6, Iron, Zinc and Selenium. Grass-fed beef is even more nutritious than grain-fed, containing plenty of heart healthy Omega-3s, the fatty acid CLA, along with more Vitamins A and E.
- Onions & Garlic are great sources of indigestible fibre (inulin) and have prebiotic benefits for your guts microbiome.
- 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.
Ginger is cited to be an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, Anti-nausea and weight loss aid.
White Rice is pretty empty when it comes to nutrients to be honest, but it is so much better than choosing Brown Rice as the harmful Lectins (such as Gluten) in the wholegrain have mostly been removed. Great for getting in easily digested carbs and calories.
- 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.
- Mangetout is a good source of B1 (thiamin) and folic acid. And because you eat the whole pod, mange tout are a greater source of the antioxidant vitamins A and C than ordinary peas. They are also an excellent source of dietary fibre.
- Raw Honey contains disease-preventing and disease-fighting flavonoids and antioxidants and has been scientifically proven to help with allergies, diabetes, sleep problems, coughs and wound healing. Due to 53% fructose content, limit consumption to avoid spiking insulin.
- Spring Onions, nutritionally, have a combination of the benefits of onions and greens. They are an excellent source of vitamin K and vitamin C, and a very good source of vitamin A too. Moreover, they are a great sources of indigestible fibre (inulin) and have prebiotic benefits for your guts microbiome.
- Red Bell Peppers are loaded with good nutrition. All varieties are excellent sources of vitamins A and C, potassium, folic acid, and fibre, however, compared to green bell peppers, Red Peppers have almost 11 times more beta-carotene and 1.5 times more vitamin C. They have strong antioxidant properties.
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