Raw spinach, with its hints of spice, is something I really love in salads. Heritage carrots add a burst of colour as well as a fresh crispness. Croquettes are traditionally deep-fried in breadcrumbs, but in this version the linseed coating of the croquettes is lightly crisped under a grill, giving a wonderfully toasty crunch without the added fat and calories of deep-frying.
I use vegetable stock in this recipe to add an extra oomph to the polenta; however, the stock cube can be omitted for a lower-salt version if preferred.
|Typical Values||per 100g||per 417g serving|
|Energy ||89 kcal |
|371 kcal |
of which saturates
|5.8 g |
|24.3 g |
of which sugars
|4.1 g |
|17.1 g |
|Fibre||4.2 g ||17.5 g |
|Protein||2.9 g ||12.1 g |
|Salt||0.7 g ||2.8 g |
Apart from being super tasty, spinach is also a fantastic way to get your greens without exacerbating the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Spinach and carrots are both non-cruciferous vegetables, making them friendlier to your digestive system than their cruciferous cousins, such as broccoli and cabbage. Spinach and carrots are also a good source of beta carotene, a nutrient which converts to vitamin A in the body where it helps support healthy eyesight.
Polenta is a delicious alternative grain for those whose IBS symptoms are worsened by wheat and rye. It's also a good source of fibre and protein.
Linseeds, also known as flaxseeds, can help reduce bloating and cramps and are a great source of soluble fibre.
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