Just like so many of you, I am busy. My life is full and whilst I am grateful, there are times when I don’t have the time (or motivation) for dinner prep. When those times arise, I’ve got some handy recipes up my sleeve and this full proof spaghetti bolognese recipe (with extra veg of course) is one of them.
TOMATO – Tomatoes are an incredible source of the antioxidant lycopene. Lycopene has been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease and breast, prostate and renal cancers (1, 2, 3). More studies are warranted and I look forward to seeing the data!
BEEF – I use 100% grass-fed and finished beef from our local farmer’s market. Beef is a wonderful protein source that contains additional nutrients like that of B6, B12, Selenium, Zinc and Iron.
QUINOA & RICE – Because our house is predominantly gluten free, I use a quinoa and rice spaghetti. Both rice and quinoa are high in fibre. Fibre is required for a healthy gut microbiome, blood sugar and cholesterol management and satiety. Both rice and quinoa also contain B vitamins and magnesium – two nutrients that support a healthy stress response (perfect for when I’m time poor!).