5 IN­GRE­DI­ENTS, 1 MEAL

Women's Health (UK) - - CONTENTS -

Be­cause some­times only a burger will do

1 WHOLE­MEAL BUN

You might have turned your nose up at brown bread as a child but, un­like its white coun­ter­part, whole­meal bread con­tains all parts of the wheat ker­nel.

This means it re­tains higher amounts of nu­tri­ents and fi­bre. Plus, you’ll get healthy fats from the added seeds. That’s dough well spent.

2 CHICKEN

Swap the beef in your burger for chicken and you’ll not only be con­sum­ing a leaner source of pro­tein, it could also be the per­fect an­ti­dote to a stress­ful day. Chicken is high in tryp­to­phan and niacin (vi­ta­min B3), both of which are as­so­ci­ated with lower lev­els of stress. Boom.

3 DES­IC­CATED CO­CONUT

Not just a top­ping on your nan’s tea­cakes, you know. It’s tes­ta­ment to the tenac­ity of our co­conut ob­ses­sion that to­day you can buy the dried grated flesh from most su­per­mar­kets to be used in ev­ery­day dishes. It’s high in fi­bre and iron, but go easy – it’s also full of sat­u­rated fat.

4 SPRING ONION

Named af­ter the sea­son when they’re at their most de­li­cious, these guys have a milder, sweeter taste than your av­er­age onion, which makes them per­fect for throw­ing into mari­nades or sal­ads. And they won’t make you weep. Win.

5 TAMARI

Think of it as soy sauce but bet­ter: darker, richer, thicker. Its health pro­file is pretty solid, too. Fer­mented, check; preser­va­tive-free, check. Great for dip­ping, too.

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