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A Feel Good Recipe for National Cholesterol Month

We all know that fibre is important but do we know why? Not only does it allow us to feel fuller for longer but increased consumption is also associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. With only 13% of men and 4% of women consuming the recommended daily amount, we thought we would share this quick and easy high-fibre recipe, packing in 11g of dietary fibre in per serving. We hope you enjoy!

Grilled chicken with fresh summer salad

Ingredients:

Serves: 4      Time to make: 20mins

  • 4 x 125g skinless chicken breast fillets
  • 2 teaspoons paprika, plus 1 teaspoon extra
  • 2 x 400g cans chickpeas, drained, rinsed
  • 1 large cucumber, diced
  • 3 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 head of romaine lettuce, torn
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh mint
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • freshly ground salt and black pepper
  • Ghee for frying
  • Drizzle of olive oil

Instructions:

Sprinkle chicken with paprika and set aside. For the chickpea salad, place chickpeas in a large bowl and crush lightly with a fork. Add cucumber, tomatoes, romaine, mint and feta. Season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine and set aside.

A 2 tsp of ghee to a large frying pan and place over a medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until golden brown and cooked through (about 4 – 5 min per side).

If desired, sprinkle extra paprika over the chickpea salad with a drizzle of olive oil and divide between serving plates. Serve with grilled chicken.

Enjoy!

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