Recipe of the Month: February
Roast Chicken, Apple, Cranberry, Celery, Mixed with Mustard and Mayo
This recipe of the month is a perfect combination of flavours. With chicken, fruit and Corn Thins slices this recipe ticks all the boxes as a complete meal, providing all the essentials your body needs in a meal. Chicken is a great lean protein source as a complete protein source. This means it has all the essential amino acids that your body needs to get from the food you eat. One amino acid known as leucine is in high amounts in chicken breast. Leucine helps to stimulate muscle synthesis and is recommended to be included in your meal at an amount of 2-3 grams. 100g of chicken breast provides 6.5g of leucine.
Apples and cranberries are a great source of vitamin C. This water-soluble vitamin is needed to support optimal immune system function and is needed to make collagen. Collagen is needed for strong ligaments and tendons and youthful looking skin. Apples, cranberries, and celery are good sources of potassium which helps to regulate healthy blood pressure.
Apple, celery, cranberries, and Corn Thins slices are good sources of fibre to promote healthy gut function and help to keep you feeling fuller for longer after this meal. Apple is a good source of a particular fibre called pectin which is a prebiotic fibre and a source food for your good bacteria.
Whole grains and whole grain containing foods like Corn Thins slices are good sources of zinc, magnesium, and protein. These are three nutrition factors which support the maintenance and growth of muscle cells. When you have muscle, this pulls on the bones which stimulate the creation of a strong bone reducing your risk of osteoporosis. If you are looking for a meal which ticks all the health boxes and tastes delicious this is the recipe for you!