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Spanish Chicken & Patatas Bravas

Our Spanish Chicken with Patatas Bravas has been going down a storm at Bite Club HQ. This deliciously nutritious dish is packed with lots of smoked spices and health-boosting ingredients in a rich tomato sauce. Nutritious eating just got even more exciting!
We’ve broken this dish down so you know the health benefit of each and every ingredient which goes into your meal.

When you think of Chicken we’re pretty sure you also think of that magic word ‘Protein’.
Chicken is high in protein, low in fat and has a high satiety index which means it helps to keep you fuller for longer, which is super handy when you’re trying to lose weight. It helps your body build muscle and protects against muscle wastage. This superfood is also a great source of B vitamins, which help you reduce tiredness and fatigue as well as keeping your blood healthy.

This super spice is packed with antioxidants and disease-fighting properties. One of the antioxidants which can be found in Paprika is carotenoids, which help to prevent damage to the body from oxidative stress. Oxidative stress occurs when there is a large number of free radicals in the body. One of the carotenoids found in paprika is beta-carotene, which has heaps of benefits such as protecting your skin and boosting your immune system. The antioxidant lutein can also be found in Paprika, which helps to keep your eyes healthy.
It is also claimed that the capsaicin content in Paprika may be able to treat and prevent cancer.

Sweet Potatoes
This veggie is high in the antioxidant beta-carotene, which can help to fight damage caused by free radicals. Sweet Potatoes (especially the skin) is super high in fibre, which may aid in weight loss as it helps you feel fuller for longer. Not only this but eating fibre rich foods maintains your bowel health and movements. Consuming Sweet Potato also balances your energy levels. This is because they have a low glycaemic index (GI) which means that your digestive system breaks them down slowly and releases the sugar slowly, providing a steady supply of energy to the body.

Wild Rice
This high antioxidant food contains more protein, zinc and potassium than white rice and brown rice. Zinc helps to protect your immune system and plays a role in muscle repair and growth. The dietary fibre content in Wild Rice may help reduce bloating, as it is great for your digestive system. It is also high in Phosphorous, which improves bone strength and improves bone health overall. Wild Rice is rich in Magnesium, which is known to boost energy levels.

Red Peppers
This veggie is a fab source of Vitamin C, which helps support your immune system as well as assisting in the production of collagen. Collagen is essential for maintaining healthy skin, teeth & gums! Red Peppers contain beta-carotene, a carotenoid found in plants. Beta-carotene has high antioxidant properties and can help to fight off free radicals, which are a main cause of ageing. It is also suggested that beta-carotene may be able to reduce the risk of some cancers.

Packed with Vitamin A and the phytochemical beta-carotene- Carrots are a must to include in your diet! Vitamin A is needed for the growth and development of healthy eyes, skin and immune system. Beta-carotene has antioxidant properties which slow down the effects of ageing, improve skin tone and colour and also protect eye health.

Jalapeno Peppers
These spicy peppers give this dish a nutritious kick! Jalapenos can help to prevent colds and boost your immune system, as they are packed with Vitamin C. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that can reduce the damage caused by free radicals on the body, and can help you recover quickly from illnesses such as a common cold.

Edamame Beans
This plant-based source of protein has a loyal fan base here at Bite Club. It contains Folate, which helps us access energy in the food we eat as well as assisting with the production of red blood cells. Edamame Beans are a fab source of Manganese, which is required for our brains and nerves to function efficiently. However, that’s not all! Manganese also plays a role in helping our metabolism, regulating our blood-sugar levels, fighting free radicals and preventing osteoporosis (phew, what a long list!)

Sweetcorn is a fab source of lutein, an antioxidant which protects your eyes and skin. It is also a source of insoluble fibre which is great for your digestive health.