Healthy Roast

Serves: 1-2

Preparation time: 10 Minutes

Cooking time: 90 minutes

Difficulty: Medium

Benefits

Too often roast dinners get a bad reputation and don't work in your healthy eating or low carb diet plan. With the following roast though, it isn't just healthy but its good for your gut and tastes great too. Plus each Sunday you could try roasting different meats like Chicken, Lamb, Turkey or Beef to mix it up!

With a range of healthy vegetables that pack in fibre such as beetroot it's a great one for the gut too. One cup of beetroot contains 3.4 grams of fiber, making beets a good fiber source. Fiber bypasses digestion and heads down to the colon, where it either feeds the friendly gut bacteria or adds bulk to stool. Carrots are also packed with fibre, which helps keep the digestive system healthy and helps balance blood sugar levels. With super high healthy levels of protein, probiotics, vitamins and minerals you can eat this guilt free on Sunday or any day of the week for the whole family!

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Ingredients

1.) 2 handfuls kale

2.) 1/2 Green cabbage

3.) Small Roast chicken with garlic (save the leftovers for lunch the next day or the chicken soup!

4.) 1/2 Sweet potato

5.) 2 beetroot

6.) 2 Carrots

7.) Lemon (optional)

8.) Bone broth Gravy (optional)

9.) Rosemary (optional)

Method

Step 1: First, get 1 roast chicken and cook for suggested time on packaging. Place whole garlic gloves in with the chicken and place inside the chicken with rosemary on top. (removing any giblets if necessary).

Step 2: Cut and peel the sweet potato and beetroot and cut into small shapes. Roast in the oven for around 55 minutes on gas mark 170.

Step 3: Slice the carrots and place in a steamer or in simmering water and cook for around 8 minutes.

Step 4: Place the chopped green cabbage and kale into a saucepan together (or separate if you wish) and cook for around 7 minutes.

Step 5: When the roast chicken is cooked, take out of the oven and let it cool for around 10 minutes before cutting.

Step 6: Slice your favourite part of the chicken off and place it onto a plate. Add your sweet potato, beetroot carrots and cabbage on the plate and if required add a small amount of bone broth gravy.

Cheat Method

Use this for a quick, effective and similar result...

Buy a pre-roasted chicken and simply add some veg to it!