Happy hump-day #boostbabes! Today’s recipe is a total winner on the healthy & quick dinner front. Super easy to prepare in a hurry, this dish is the perfect mid-week dinner that makes enough for lunch leftovers too (hooray)! What’s more, this meal is seriously rich in hair-loving ingredients to help #BOOST your roots and grow luscious, healthy locks.
1 TBSP Olive oil
1 Onion, chopped
1 Red bell pepper, deseeded and chopped
1 Garlic clove, finely chopped
2 TBSP Harissa
2 x 400g cans chopped tomato
400g Can chickpea
350g bag frozen seafood selection
500g bag frozen broccoli
200g bag frozen peas
2 Large handfuls baby spinach
500g Wholemeal couscous
2 TSP Vegetable stock powder
25g toasted flaked almonds
Zest and juice 1/2 lemon, reserving the other 1/2 to serve
- Heat olive oil in a large pan and cook the onion and bell pepper for about 5 mins until softened.
- Stir in the garlic, harissa and chopped tomatoes, and cook for about 10 mins until thickened.
- Add the frozen seafood, broccoli and peas and cook through, about 10 mins more.
- Put the couscous and stock powder in a serving bowl, pour over boiling water to cover, stir, then cover with cling film.
- Leave to soak while the tagine cooks, then stir in most of the coriander, the almonds, lemon zest and juice, and seasoning.
- Just before serving the tagine, stir through baby spinach until just wilted.
- Serve the tagine with the couscous and cut the remaining lemon half into wedges to squeeze over.
- Sprinkle over the remaining coriander and serve.
- Eat and enjoy!
How easy does that sound! Trust us, the aromas that will come from your kitchen while this tagine is bubbling away are second to none! Keep reading to see how this delectable dish will not only nourish your tummy but your hair also.
|Vitamin C||Bell Pepper, Tomato, Lemon, Peas, Spinach||Vitamin C is a key component used by the body to create a protein known as collagen. Collagen’s amino acids help strengthen the skin that contains your hair roots and build hair proteins, making them essential for hair growth.|
Seafood, Broccoli, Almonds, Peas, Chickpeas
|Your hair is predominately made up of its own unique protein called Keratin. So, naturally, the hair will thrive off extra protein consumed through the diet. This aids in balancing hair’s moisture and keeping the strength of your locks intact.|
|Complex Carbs||Peas, Wholemeal Couscous, Chickpeas||Carbohydrates are hair’s preferred source of energy for growing and replacing cells. If you’re experiencing hair loss, fuelling your body with complex carbohydrates will aid in getting those beautiful locks to grow grow grow!|
When looking at Calcium uptake in the body, it’s essential to also turn our attention to Vitamin D. This vitamin assists with normal calcium breakdown.
Lack of Calcium (also known as Calcium Deficiency) can contribute to alopecia, a condition where hair falls out in large clumps. When there is a sufficient amount of calcium, you will gain thicker and fuller hair. Also, your hair would grow faster as a result.
Sufficient levels of calcium in the body are crucial to assist the absorption of iron.
Iron is used by the body to transport oxygen in the blood to cells. These same cells are the cells used in the creation of new hair follicles.
|Vitamin A||Peas, Spinach||Vitamin A (also known as retinol) is an antioxidant micronutrient that aids in the body’s cell and tissue development. This development can help the scalp produce healthy sebum to nourish and protect the hair. This can help strengthen hair and minimise breakage.|
|Folate||Spinach||Folic acid is primarily responsible for healthy cell growth. These cells include those found inside your skin tissues as well as in your hair and nails. Ensuring your folate levels are sufficient is necessary when looking at hair growth.|
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Recipe adapted from BBC Good Food