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Leftovers and Sneaking in more Veggies

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For Thanksgiving I made this recipe for raw stuffing.

Food Babe’s Raw Stuffing Courtesy of Ami @ Home Healthy Market
Serves: 15 – 20
Ingredients
  • 8 cups of pecans soaked for 2 hours, then ground coarsely
  • 4 cups cauliflower shredded to consistency of rice
  • 2 cups carrots diced
  • 1 cups onions diced
  • 2 cups celery diced
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp truffle oil
  • 2 tbsp dried or fresh rosemary minced
  • salt & black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients into a large bowl and mix

Well, I made a lot. ^ 15-20 servings as you see up above. There was a lot of food at our Thanksgiving meal and so not everything got eaten up. I took most of the raw stuffing home.

I liked the recipe alright but if I made it again I would tweak it ( I’ll be trying the apple, sausage & walnut stuffing next ).

What did I do with all the leftovers? I made a crock pot roast and shredded it all up and added the “raw stuffing” as a kind of filler! Double duty! It made great use of leftovers and extended the meat! The stuffing ended up tasting like the meat! Later on it turned in to BBQ which was even yummier!

Other ways I like to add veggies in meat —

  • Mushrooms & or Zucchini in meatballs or spaghetti
  • Kale/Spinach to Beef or Pork Roast
  • Spinach or Zucchini to Tuna Salad

I love to add veggies to meat. It’s such a great way to get a serving of vegetables and if you’re on a grocery budget meat could always go a little further.

I hope this gives you some ideas of how to incorporate more greens and veggies to your meats! Leave a comment and share some of your meat & veggie tips!

 

 

Eat MORE Veggies!

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When I started to change the way I ate I had to figure out how to eat more veggies at every meal.

I feel like the toughest meal to learn to put veggies with was breakfast! For years breakfast has been a high-carb, load & go of cereals, toasts, bagels, muffins & doughnuts. Yes, eggs, but always with a side of pancakes or french toast. I guess omelettes have always been a good option to incorporate veggies (underneath the bed of melted cheese).

Here are three variations of breakfast veggies I LOVE to pair with my eggs, and fermented sauerkraut(see previous post for details). – no gluten, no dairy. But oh, so yummy.

1. Cabbage Hash – 

– 1/2 Pork Sausage (you can use less meat or no meat, it is used mainly to add flavor to the veggies)

– 1-2T. Coconut Oil

– 2-4 Cups Thinly Sliced Cabbage ( you can make it chunky too, your preference or what you have time for)

*- 1 – Sliced Zucchini

*- 1-2 Cups Spinach

Season to taste with: Salt & Pepper, Oregano, Garlic Powder & Paprika

*optional

Brown sausage first and then add coconut oil & the cabbage & zucchini. I will also add spinach at the end to lightly wilt. Season and serve with eggs and sauerkraut! ( Sometimes when I feel frivolous I add avocado for extra nutrition & a creamy finish). Even if you don’t think you like cabbage you should give this a try. It will surprise you!

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2. Bell Pepper, Onion, Olive Saute –

1-2 Bell Pepper (I like to use red & yellow, green is an option too)

1/2 Large Purple Onion

2-4 Cloves garlic (crushed & chopped)

2 Slices of cooked bacon (great to cook ahead of time)

5-8 Greek Olives chopped up

Season with: Salt & Pepper, Onion Powder, Paprika & Basil.

*Kale would be real easy and yummy to pump up this morning breakfast veggie mix too.

Saute the peppers & onion in coconut oil, then add remaining ingredients. serve with eggs over easy (when I eat this I can almost taste pizza). I think fresh tomatoes would be yummy with this too!

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3. Steamed Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Or any Veggies leftover from dinner the night before.

Any leftover veggies are great with warm eggs in the morning. Or just serve eggs on a bed of spring mix!

I hope this inspires you to start your day with more vegetables! I now feel lost without morning veggies! Vegetables are a fantastically nutritious way to begin your body’s fuel for the day — just have to start thinking out of the box.

Veggies aren’t just for dinner anymore! Please share your ways of using veggies in the morning!

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