The GI Diet Guide


Saucy Chickpeas and Sweet Potato

If you want a really filling, low GI meal suitable for vegetarians, then you will love this baked sweet potato stuffed with chickpeas.  
  Nutritional Information
(per serving)
Calories: 279
Protein: 7g
Fat: 4g
- Saturated: 1g
- Cholesterol: 1mg
Carbohydrate: 56g
- Sugars: 21g
Fiber: 9g
Sodium: 858mg

Mixed Bean Chocolate Chilli  


(Serves 2)
2 sweet potatoes (appox 7oz/200g each)
1 small onion
2 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
14oz/400g canned tomatoes
1 vegetable stock cube
2 spring/green onions


Wash the potatoes and prick them with a knife. Cook them in an oven preheated to 200 degrees C/400 degrees F/Gas Mark 6 for just over an hour or until soft. Start to cook the chickpea sauce about 30 minutes before the potatoes finish cooking. Finely slice the onion and crush the garlic and fry in a little olive oil with 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar and Worcestershire sauce.
  Step 1


Step 2  
Add the tinned tomatoes and stock cube.


Add the chickpeas and heat them thought, stirring occasionally. 5 minutes before serving add the remaining balsamic vinegar and the chopped spring/green onions. Mix in well. Slice open the potatoes and serve the chickpeas inside.
  Step 3
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