Thai beef stir fry
YOU’LL BE surprised how little effort goes into this flavourpacked noodle dish. After a long, intense or challenging run, this tasty combination of carbohydrate and protein makes a perfect lunch to refuel depleted muscles. The beef packs protein and iron, which helps to transport oxygen to your muscles. Water chestnuts add crunch and contribute heart-friendly potassium and digestion-aiding vitamin B6.
Bring a large pot of water to the boil. Add a pinch of salt and the noodles (or spaghetti). Cook according to the directions (usually about 10 minutes). Drain and set aside.
Meanwhile, heat the oil in a wok or large pan before adding the beef. Fry, stirring frequently, for three minutes, or until the meat is browned.
Add the mangetout and cook, stirring frequently, for a further three minutes. Add the satay sauce, water chestnuts and drained noodles (or spaghetti). Toss to coat everything with the sauce. NUTRITION PER SERVING Kcals 538, Carbs 67g, Protein 35g, Fat 23g
Mangetout are high in vitamin C, an antioxidant, and vitamin A, which supports the respiratory system.