“Every batsmen surveys the field before he takes guard and usually the fielders get imprinted on his mind.
But in my head, I don’t see the fielders, I only see the gaps”- Ricky Ponting
250ml Beef Stock mixed with Water ( 16 Calories, 2g Fat, 2g Carbs, 0g Protein)
125g Wholemeal Boil In Bag Rice ( 148.75 Calories, 1.25g Fat, 28.75g Carbs, 3.75g Protein)
215g Chickpeas ( 244 Calories, 2g Fat, 34g Carbs, 16g Protein)
2 tbsp Parmesan Cheese ( 39 Calories, 3g Fat, 0g Carbs, 3g Protein)
This week is also National Diabetes Awareness week.
For lunch yesterday I had this delicious chickpea risotto.
Pulses such as Chickpeas contain lots of protein. Not only this, but they also aid the digestive system and reduce the risk of several diseases. Diabetes could be included here as pulses are also low in sugar.
Chickpeas contain so much protein that you do not need to eat a lot of meat in your diet if you are getting enough of pulses and vegetables such as these.
Chickpeas are especially excellent for people with type 1 Diabetes because they are high in fibre and consuming higher fibre diet means you are reducing the blood sugar level.
They are also good for cardiac and heart health whilst also containing tons of calcium for good bone health.
Importantly for Athletes especially, Chickpeas are excellent for improving muscle movement, recovery and preventing inflammation.
So combined with the Carb load in the wholemeal rice, this is a perfect carb loader before my long run tomorrow 💪. And for all those Sportsmen/women who worry, it is possible to get all your vital nutrition needed to perform at your best week in week out even with Diabetes.
After all, managing our blood sugar levels is very important to help us perform better anyway.
1) Mix the Beef Stock with water and add to a saucepan and bring to the boil.
2) Add the brown rice. Bring to the boil again and then simmer and cook for 28 minutes.
3) With 5 minutes remaining, add the Chickpeas including their water, and mix well.
4) Serve garnished with Parmesan Cheese.