5 INGREDIENTS, 1 MEAL
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.
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.
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.