Nothing says cold nights and lazy Sundays like a roast dinner! Roast dinners are my ultimate comfort food and something I know I have previously deprived myself from when dieting. But here I have created a HEALTHY MACRO-FRIENDLY Sunday roast that you can enjoy with your family without going off track.
This roast dinner will sit you at around 400 calories, with 35 grams of protein and very little fat. Which when compared to a standard Sunday roast of 900-1,500 calories, is pretty good going! I have also ensured that although healthier alternatives have been used traditional cooking methods altered, there is NO compromise on taste!
So that you can still enjoy a delicious roast dinner completely guilt free!
Here is the recipe I use to cook a Sunday roast dinner for 2:
- 1 Organic Lean British Beef Roasting Joint
- 500g Organic Roasting Potatoes
- 75g Mrs Crumbles Sage and Onion GF Stuffing Mix
- Mixed Seasonal Vegetables
- Kallo Low Salt Vegetable Stock Cube
- 1tbsp Wholemeal Flour
- 1tbsp Coconut Oil
- Himalayan Pink Salt
- Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees and leave the roasting joint out to stand until at room temperature.
- Add seasoning to the beef joint including salt, pepper, rosemary and thyme.
- Place the beef joint in to the oven for the recommended cooking time.
- Prepare the roast potatoes by cutting them and seasoning them with salt, rosemary and thyme. Using the 1tbsp of coconut oil, lightly grease the roasting tray and then place the potatoes on this and in to the oven for 1 hour.
- Prepare the stuffing by mixing the stuffing mix with water and rolling into golf ball size patties to make stuffing cakes.
- In the last 20 minutes of cooking, steam or boil your vegetables and place the stuffing cakes into the oven to cook and crisp.
- When the beef is cooked through, remove from the oven and leave to stand for 5-10 minutes.
- To make the gravy, mix the vegetable stock cube with boiling water and the wholemeal flour.
- You can now serve the roast dinner as a buffet or plate up with the gravy on the side.
When cooked as instructions (one portion):
- Calories: 400
- Protein: 34 grams
- Carbohydrate: 45 grams
- Fat: 7 grams
The recipe could also be used with other types of meat such as poultry or pork but try and opt for the leaner cuts of meat if trying to save on calories or fat.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with having a REAL roast dinner and indulging in all the traditional trimmings and cuttings. But here I created a recipe for a healthier version which can be enjoyed regardless of your goals. For me, I am very particular with what I put in my body due to health and digestive issues. Therefore, I created this recipe so I can still enjoy delicious Sunday comfort food while staying aligned with my goals and lifestyle choices.
Also, it leave more room for dessert!!
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