05 The Not-so Cheeky Nando’s

De­spite its rep­u­ta­tion for in­dul­gence on the sly, when you want to hit your macros, Nando’s hits the mark. A half bird with ma­cho peas and su­per­grain salad (£10.70) is the dis­cern­ing man’s post-gym pro­tein fix

Men's Health (UK) - - Time -

There’s an ar­gu­ment to be made – and we’re mak­ing it – that Nando’s is the epit­ome of healthy-ish for the everyman gym-goer. So nu­tri­tious is its chicken (31g pro­tein per 100g of bird) that it al­most war­rants a macro cat­e­gory of its own. So creamy is its glyco­gen­re­vi­tal­is­ing mash that it de­serves its own menu. In short, this is bulk­ing food, and there’s noth­ing wrong with go­ing large.

For the de­fin­i­tive healthy-ish or­der, opt for a half chicken with a side of peas and su­per­grains (we’ll leave you to de­bate the sauce sever­ity). We’re not say­ing there’s any­thing wrong with peri chips and gar­lic bread once in a while, but mix­ing it up with a va­ri­ety of fi­bre-heavy grains ben­e­fits gut bac­te­ria, lead­ing to a whole host of boons – from sharper brain func­tion to im­proved mood. And don’t worry – your usual lean turkey breasts will be wait­ing for you to­mor­row, once you’re no longer wing­ing it.

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