Calories: 604 kcal
Macros: 47g Protein, 34g Carb & 31g Fat
With the warmer weather, it give us even more reason to have a lighter healthier salad, and knock the heavy starchy foods on the head at lunch time. That should help with the post lunch crash! What you have here is a take on a classic, but with more fat and carbs to keep you fuller and more energised for longer. Tuna steak is replaced with Tuna Mayonnaise with Chives. Then you have some warm buttery New Potatoes to bring some comfort and temperature to the plate. It works perfectly, especially as the gherkin cuts through the flavours to bring some zing. It’s a light and low calorie Lunch (or Dinner if you prefer), providing you with a nice portion of healthy Fat and Protein to fuel the rest of your day without needing a siesta.
- Free Range Eggs – 2x
- Grass Fed Butter – 8g
- New Potatoes – 170g
- Tuna (tinned in brine) – 1x tin / 120g
- Light Mayonnaise – 2x tablespoons
- Spring Onion – 1x medium
- Chives – 1x teaspoon
- Butterhead Leafy Salad – 23g
- Carrots – 0.5x medium
- Cucumber – 40g
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 1x teaspoon
- Seasoning/Flavouring – Sea Salt & Black Pepper
Eggs are great source of protein and should be a staple for most active people, with egg yolk providing a nice hit of good cholesterol that helps with hormone production and cell energy. They contain calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, and zinc. Tuna is an incredibly lean protein packed fish that is a staple for body builders and those looking to control calories/fat. 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. Butter from grass-fed cows is much higher in Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin K2, compared to butter from grain-fed cows, making it a much healthier and more nutritious choice. Generally, healthy fats are critical for healthy hormone production, and having optimal hormonal balance will lead to more energy, better mood, less stress and an optimally functioning body.
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