Healthy Vegetarian Meal

Quorn MinceAnother day, another awesome 5km run!  And now I need fueling!  So I made up a huge batch of Quorn mince for lunch, and I made 4 times what I needed so that I could take it as packed lunches to work.

All I did was heat a little (too much!) oil in a huge frying pan and fry the ingredients, starting with the Quorn.  Everything I used, apart from the Quorn, is edible raw which is my preferred way of cooking!  I really don’t think you’d get food poisoning as such from under cooked Quorn mince but you might get some tummy aches and it wouldn’t taste very nice.  It takes 15-20mins to cook Quorn (from frozen) and all the other veg I used takes less time than that.

This is what I included to make 4 meals:

  • 250g Quorn mince
  • 1/2 Golden Courgette (they’re yellow!)*
  • 1/2 White Aubergine (they’re white!)**
  • 3 Celery Stalks
  • 3 Onions
  • 5 Spring Onions***
  • 300g of mixed beans (kidney, pinto, cannellini, borlotti, haricot)
  • 250g Seeds of Change Tomato Pasta Sauce (totally cheating here!)

Healthy Veggie Meal

The total cost for this was £5.29 so it cost £1.32 per meal.  I served it with half an avocado which cost 45p so made the meal £1.77.
Nutritionally speaking the whole thing was very healthy!  Each serving had the following:
Calories:190.75, Fat: 3.4g, Carbohydrate: 22.45, Sugar: 8.5, Protein: 14.56g.  The avocado added another 161 calories, 15g of fat, 8.5g of carbs, 0.5g of sugar, and 2g of protein.

It’s pretty low in calorie so I think I might need a yoghurt later on!