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Spiced Cauliflower Dal

Combining a strong blend of spices with tamarind to create this warm, rich dish.

A red lentil Dal, with spiced cauliflower, spinach and topped with roasted almonds.

Allergens: celery, nuts, wheat

451kcals, 9.5g fat, 65g carbs, 23.1g protein

Cauliflower

  • Cauliflower is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, containing some of almost every vitamin and mineral that you need.

  • It is a rich source of vitamin C, folate, vitamin K, B complex vitamins and vitamin E. It provides vital minerals such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, sodium and iron without adding any harmful cholesterol.

  • Cauliflower also provides a significant amount of antioxidants, which are beneficial for reducing inflammation and protecting against several chronic diseases.

Spinach

  • Popeye had it right all along! Researchers have found that the leafy green vegetable really can boost your muscle power.

  • Nitrate, a compound found in spinach, when given to exercising volunteers, showed improved muscle performance due to increased efficiency & oxygen usage in the mitochondria of muscle cells. It was noted the participants also needed less oxygen when taking exercise.

  • Nitrate, when converted into nitric oxide, regulates vasodilation, relaxing blood vessels and improving blood flow, which could allow more oxygen to reach the muscles. It seems that nitric oxide helps muscle mitochondria become more efficient.

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.