Calories: 1312kcal (or 828kcal)
Macros: 88g Protein, 120g Carb & 53g Fat
Absolutely everything on this dinner plate is packed with incredible flavours and textures. The Sun Dried Pesto Chicken with Goats Cheese is to die for! Rich and indulgent, but with only goodness inside. The Rainbow Carrots are awesome as they look so cool and they bring a firm bite to the plate. Chestnut mushrooms have more flavour and firmness than regular mushrooms, which compliment the buttery Sweet Potato Jacket perfectly. How can healthy be this good?!? Believe it or not, I am on a diet this month, but as I intermittent fast, I am able to save a big proportion of my calories to the evening – allowing me to eat this big portion – who says diets are no fun? 😉 For a smaller portion, reduce Sweet Potato to 200g, Chicken to one breast, two teaspoons of Pesto and 30g of Goats Cheese and save 484 calories.
- Sweet Potato – 490g
- Chestnut Mushrooms – 4x
- Rainbow Carrots – 8x
- Grass-fed Butter – 20g
- Chicken Breast – 300g / 2x breasts
- Coconut Oil – 1x teaspoon
- Sun Dried Tomato Pesto – 3x teaspoons
- Soft Goats Cheese – 40g
- To flavour – Dried Oregano, Dried Basil and Black Pepper
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 protein. You get a good portion of indigestible fibre and prebiotic benefits for your guts’ microbiome (i.e. feeding the beneficial bacteria), that come with Mushrooms and Rainbow Carrots, in addition to vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin C and potassium. Moreover, normal 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. Coconut oil is high in healthy fats called medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs) that increase healthy cholesterol. MCFAs provide the perfect source of energy because they are much easier to digest and convert to energy, are not readily stored as fat, antimicrobial and antifungal.
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