Do you struggle with time when trying to cook meals from scratch? Well, here's a solution to your next super busy week: you'll cook just once, but have a week of warming, delicious, high fibre dinners – and all under 550 calories. Sound too good to be true? Read on.
Nutritionist Emma has created a high fibre, high protein, low fat, low cal veggie chilli base to make on a Sunday, giving you 5 portions to use in 5 different ways Monday-Friday. A super fast, super healthy meal every day of the week, and what's best is you'll get approximately half your daily fibre needs in each meal. It's a win-win.
Note: The chilli will last for approximately 48 ours in the fridge, so freeze any leftovers you intend to use later on in the week!
Enjoy a portion of your chilli warmed up with a 160g serving of cooked rice (approximately 60g dry weight). Brown rice would be an even better choice for extra fibre!
|409 kcals||4.5g fat||1.4g sat fat||68.7g carbs||10.2g sugar||13.2g fibre|
|21.7g protein||1.1g salt|
Bake a medium potato (approximately 250g uncooked) and top with a portion of your leftover chilli. Serve with a side salad.
|402 kcals||4.2g fat||1.4g sat fat||63.6g carbs||12.2g sugar||18.5g fibre|
|22.9g protein||1.1g salt|
Grab a 30g portion of lightly salted tortilla chips and top with a warmed up portion of your chilli, and 20g grated lighter cheddar cheese.
|414 kcals||15.1g fat||4.8g sat fat||39.1g carbs||10.3g sugar||13.4g fibre|
|24.9g protein||1.6g salt|
Spoon your chilli portion into the centre of two mini tortillas and wrap them up tightly. Place side by side and grate over 25g lighter cheddar cheese. Cook in a pre-heated oven at 180°C for 10 minutes. Serve with a tbsp fat free greek yogurt and a squeeze of lime juice.
|477 kcals||12.4g fat||6.5g sat fat||53.4g carbs||12.5g sugar||14.9g fibre|
|31.6g protein||2.1g salt|
Spoon your portion of chilli into an individual sized casserole dish and top with 200g homemade mash potato (made with a dash of semi-skimmed milk and a tsp of low fat spread). Grate over 20g lighter cheddar cheese and cook in a pre-heated oven at 180°C for 15 minutes.
|459 kcals||10.6g fat||5.0g sat fat||60.4g carbs||13.3g sugar||16.1g fibre|
|28.1g protein||1.5g salt|
Nutritionist Emma Brown (ANutr), MSc Human Nutrition is passionate about how food science applies to the human body, and how the nutrients in what we eat affect us and ultimately have an impact on our health.