As seen in our YouTube video, this delicious dish is one of our very own Jeannette Jackson's favourite recipes for 'feeding the executive brain'.
Sweet potatoes are a great 'beauty food' as they contain vitamin C which produces collagen and promotes youthful elasticity in the skin. However, they are also high in vitamin D, which is essential for maintaining bone strength, and our overall health through our immune systems. Most of our vitamin D comes from the sun, so it's especially important to include it in our diets during the winter months, to prevent Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
These fabulous vegetables are also rich in iron, and magnesium, the anti-stress mineral, and potassium which helps regulate our heartbeats and nerve signals.
Halloumi is a good source of protein (6 grams to an ounce), and contains lots of calcium (20% of your dairy allowance in a single ounce). However it is also high in fat (including 4.5 grams of saturated fat) and sodium (an ounce has 330mg) so should be eaten in moderation. Look for reduced fat versions to save on calories, but always read the label carefully.
Gluten-free quinoa is full of fibre, protein, iron, copper and magnesium, but even better, it contains anti-inflammatory and anti-depressant effects. Quinoa is a low GI food, so it helps regulate blood sugar levels, and it contains all the essential amino acids, making it a true superfood.
Adding pomegranate seeds not only adds a sweetness to the dish, it also gives you a second dose of fibre, protein and vitamins, plus a good hit of powerful antioxidants.
Rocket is very low in calories but full of folates and vitamins A, C and K, among it's varied nutrious value.
Finally, sesame seeds too have numerous health benefits, from protecting your liver against the effects of alcohol and reducing blood pressure to lessening anxiety and giving you healthy hair and scalp.
A tasty and filling meal to help you destress, this is ideal for after work on a particularly high-pressured day.
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