A sauce can take meat and a few veggies and turn them into a flavoursome affair. It can make or break a dish. The chef at Fresh Meals 2 U has nailed the sauce in the Chinese Chicken Stir Fry meal. It’s a perfect mix of sweetness (honey), saltiness (mirin, soy sauce), crunchiness (stir fry fresh veggies) and a mild hotness (with the full flavour of chilli).
These four elements are well-balanced and I give this Asian dish a big tasty tick! The lean chicken breast is succulent and high in protein which leaves you feeling full, for a longer time. Plus, it’s also Gluten Free. This stir fry dish uses many fresh ingredients, but I’ve only picked four of them to explore some of the great health benefits of eating this meal.
4 Reasons to eat Chinese Chicken Stir Fry:
- Chicken: is useful for muscle growth and maintenance, and among other things is a natural anti-depressant.
- Carrots: help prevents cancer, improves vision, and slows down ageing.
- Chilli: is known to help with weight loss and warding off cancer.
- Honey: has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. It also prevents some cancers and heart disease.
One of the great benefits of eating lean protein at dinner time, like Chinese Chicken Stir Fry is that eating protein before you sleep, gives your body amino acids to use, to build and repair muscle tissue while you sleep. Research shows that you use more energy to digest and process protein, than you do for carbs or dietary fats. And all of this takes place while you’re happily snoozing.
One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. (Virginia Woolf)
It’s not just about suppressing your appetite, because what you eat affects so many different things. Having plans in place, like healthy meals in your fridge ready to eat when your hunger strikes, is one way to make sure you give your body the best fuel.