Another 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!)
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!