Look how quick & easy it is to create a nutritious, tasty meal
Today for lunch I wanted something extra healthy. What I threw together even surprised me in its simplicity and lack of fuss, it covered all the main food groups and it really hit the spot too!
I always encourage having a few staples on rotation in the fridge because it can make healthy eating a breeze.
Here’s what I had:
Grass Fed sausage
Meat from animals who eat grass (what they are born to eat) and not grains (which is very difficult for them to digest) are “rich in all fats now proven to be health-enhancing, but low in the fats that have been linked with disease”, as Doctor Mercola so neatly puts it.
As broccoli is in season and is a nutritional powerhouse, I thought I would make a batch of broccoli pesto. I lightly steamed it before adding my usual healthy pesto ingredients and, hey pesto! Broccoli is cancer fighting, immune-boosting and great for your bones and nervous system. It’s so versatile that I’ve been using it as a dip, an addition to a warm vege salad, spread on a piece of sourdough and on top of my omelettes. Yummo!
Cup of chicken stock
Having attended a wonderful bone broth workshop by Alexx Stuart, I’m ecstatic to report that, for the the first time, I’ve managed to get my chicken stock to the consistency of the much sought-after gelatin. Yeah baby. For me this was like striking gold after so many failed attempts. Seems I’m enjoying the imune boosting, mineral boosting, ultra-nourishing , wrinkle smoothing benefits of stock. You can read more on the top 10 reasons to make your own stock on Alexx’s blog.
Carrots and beans
Carrots and beans are super tasty right now, mostly because they are in season. Carrots are full of nutritional benefits, and an excellent source of vitamin A and are anti-aging, great for your skin, cancer fighting, cleansing for your body, amongst other things.
Beans are a great source of vitamins and minerals and have great cardiovascular benefits. They are a wonderful source of dietary fibre (great one to have if you are … umm … constipated) and help to prevent infections in the body.
So I received all of these benefits from my simple lunch and you can too with just a smidge of planning.
Oh , and I may or may not have had one of my delicious and energy boosting raw cacao balls after lunch : )
Have a wonderful day.