This is one of my favourite meals as I love heart health promoting potassium and fibre rich sweet potato with virtually anything. Whilst you can serve bolognese sauce with a spiralised courgette as the latest culinary trend for those in need to reduce starchy carbohydrates and manage their weight more effectively, I find sweet potato instead a lot more satisfying.
Here is a great make over turkey bolognese recipe that contains three times less saturated fat than beef, packed with vegetables for extra fibre and nutrients. Vegetarians and vegans can instead use quorn.
WHAT YOU NEED (Serves 4)
400 gr Turkey mince ( or size and thickness of palm per person)
4 teaspoons of coconut or olive oil,
1 large carrot
1 red peppers,
2 tablespoons of tomato purée,
1 can of chopped tomato,
200 ml water,
2 handfuls of chopped spinach,
4 medium sweet potatoes, cooked and mashed or halved,
2 teaspoons of ground cumin
Chilli ﬂakes to taste
1 x low salt Kallo cube
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:
Heat the oil in a pan, add the onion, carrots and peppers and cook until just soft.
Add the mince and cook until browned, then add the tomato purée, chopped tomato, generous amount of black pepper, cumin and 1 x low salt Kallo cube dissolved in water. Cook for another 10 minutes.
Towards the end – add spinach until wilted.
Serve with mashed sweet potato or on a jacket sweet potato, sprinkled with some chilli.
This recipe is full of protein, fibre and nutrients and, if you follow the serving sizes, it is ideal as a balanced and low calorie lunch or dinner that whole family will enjoy!