Shepherd's Pie

A rich, hearty veggie pie, filled with chickpeas & lentils, then topped with fluffy sweet potato, and a zesty mix of seeds for the added crunch on top.

 

Allergens: celery, sulphites
 

Nutrition:

408kcals, 9g fat, 63g carbs,17g protein

Chickpeas

  • Chickpeas are one of the greatest sources of plant-based protein. This protein is important for almost all functions of your body, from improving the health of the vital organs, muscles, and tissues to slowing down the aging process. Protein also helps control blood sugar levels and creates haemoglobin and important antibodies.

  • Improve bone health: Chickpeas contain many minerals involved in building bones including calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc & vitamin K.

  • The glycaemic index of chickpeas is 28, which is on the lower end. And that’s one reason it doesn’t spike your blood sugar levels.

Lentils

  • Of all legumes and nuts, they contain the third-highest levels of protein. 26% of lentil’s calories are attributed to protein.

  • They help to reduce blood cholesterol since it contains high levels of soluble fibre. Lowering your cholesterol levels reduces your risk of heart disease and stroke by keeping your arteries clean.

  • They increase steady, slow-burning energy, this is due its fibre and complex carbohydrates, and also being a good source of iron, which transports oxygen throughout the body and is key to energy production and metabolism.

Pumpkin Seeds

  • Pumpkin seeds are one of the best sources of plant-based omega-3 fatty acids, called alpha-linolenic acid or ALA. The benefits of ALA include heart disease protection, reduced risk of artery hardening, and anti-inflammation.​

  • The NHS recommends eating pumpkin seeds and not just as a healthier snack. It says that in the battle to lower cholesterol and fight heart disease we should “try to replace foods high in saturated fats with small amounts of foods high in unsaturated fats like pumpkin seeds.”.

  • Great for your immune system: In addition to containing zinc and iron, which are both vital for immune function, pumpkin seeds possess anti-fungal and anti-viral properties.