West African Peanut Stew
A warm, comforting, plant-based stew. Full of flavour and a touch of spice: sweet potato, mung beans and kale in a peanut sauce, served with brown rice.
485 kcals, 16g fat, 71g carbs, 7g sugar, 9g fibre, 17.4g protein
These beans are one of the best plant-based sources of protein. They’re rich in essential amino acids.
A great source of magnesium. Magnesium is used in just about everything your body does to effectively exercise and build muscle, including protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control, and energy production.
As they are low in fat, and high in protein & fibre, mung beans will keep you fuller for longer making you less likely to binge eat.
All hale the kale! It is definitely one of the healthiest and most nutritious plant foods in existence.
Kale contains very little fat, but a large portion of the fat is an omega-3 fatty acid essential for brain health called alpha linolenic-acid (ALA).
As for minerals, kale contains most of the everyday minerals we need, including potassium, which supports effective heart function; calcium, for strong bones and teeth; magnesium, for good hormone health, and selenium, which supports the immune system.
A whole grain that contains the bran and germ, as apposed to white rice which is a refined grain that has these nutritious parts removed.
Brown rice has a lower glycaemic index than white rice, meaning that it’s digested slower & has less of an impact on blood sugar.
The fibre helps lower cholesterol, moves waste through the digestive tract, promotes fullness & may help prevent the formation of blood clots.
Exceptionally high in manganese, a mineral vital for many important processes in the body, such as bone development, wound healing, muscle contraction metabolism, nerve function & blood sugar regulation.