We’ve admitted it before, and we’ll admit it again: here at Team TWC we’ve got riders and writers who can boast a selection of talents, but gourmet cooking isn’t one of them.
What we can do is something we practice a lot – quick and nutritious cooking, that even if we say so ourselves, usually ends up being pretty damn yummy even if it won’t win any awards for presentation or fancy technique.
Our recent 15 minute omelette muffins and 15 minute quesadillas went down an absolute treat (in more ways than one!) last month – so we’re back with another quick post ride lunch/dinner. This one is a more traditional option – with our own spicy twist.
You will need:
- Sweet potato
- Can of tuna (Tofu or Halloumi could work well for veggies)
- Red onion (Small, or just use half. Unless you realllly love onion.)
- Tiny bit of oil
- Chilli (fresh or flaked)
Sweet potato is a fantastic carbohydrate option – it’s slightly lower on the GI index than white potato, so may keep you fuller for longer, and 100g contains 38 mg of calcium, 475 mg of potassium, and a whopping 385 per cent of your daily vitamin A requirement – which aids growth, development, and maintains the immune system.
Tuna is packed full of protein, and generally low in fat – thought we’ll add a little good fat with our cheese and pesto! And of course, though chilli is a little bit love or hate, there’s no denying it will warm you up and it’s also believed to aid the immune system and reduce inflammation.