Grass fed Beef Stir Fry
Time: 20 minutes
This is a great way to get protein and all of your yummy vegetables in one meal. I like using Grass fed beef because research shows it actually has anti-inflammatory fats such as Omega-3's instead of the pro-inflammatory fats that grain fed beef has. This particular stir fry has mushrooms, broccoli, spinach, carrots, and garlic.
Tip: Feel free to experiment with different vegetables. I like to add some Bragg's coconut aminos instead of soy sauce, and some aged balsamic vinegar. Hoison sauce also adds some great flavor. Traditionally this is made in a wok, and takes hardly any time. You can also use a large frying pan. I think stir fry goes great with a side of brown rice and quinoa.
Health Tip: Spinach and dark green vegetables have B-vitamins which give a great boost for energy and mood!
Fresh Zoodles with Ground Turkey
Time: 15 minutes Prep time: 5 minutes
I love making noodles out of Zucchini, because really the sauce is what makes the dish taste good anyway! In order to make "Zoodles" you need a spiralizer such as The Paderno 3-blade spiralizer by William and Sonoma. Zucchini noodles can also be made from yellow squash. The wider the squash the easier it will be to spiralize. I have also seen pre-made zoodles at the grocery store in the vegetable section. This dish is made with fresh herbs and vegetables, you can also add your favorite pasta sauce into the pan towards the end to give it more of an Italian pasta flavor.
Tip: The trick to make Zoodles that aren't soggy, is to cook them in olive oil and a little bit of water. You don't want to cook them in a pot of water like regular pasta.
Health tip: Squash is a great vegetables and is full of vitamin A which is good for skin, immune system health, and eyes. Carrots are also full of vitamin A.