Some of the tastiest and most nutritious meals can come from last minute inspiration from the items in your fridge. As you learn to eat HEALTHIER plant-based meals, simplicity is key. And in fact, simplicity is exactly what your body wants sometimes. The other day at dinner time, I was less-than-prepared and trying to use what I had on hand. I opened up the fridge and surveyed my ingredient choices. And also, I listened to that “Voice of Inspiration and Creativity”, because I need all the help I can get! I came up with a simple, inexpensive and tasty last minute meal. You may or may not have these items on hand. But making sure they are available will give you a heads-up during a busy week. Here are the main players in this all-star meal!!!
♥CABBAGE: One of the cruciferous vegetable, it is high in fiber, Vitamin K, and other nutrients. Click here for an article from Dr. Axe explaining the benefits of cruciferous vegetables and why they are among the most nutrient-dense foods in the world.
♥CARROTS: A root vegetable, they are full of beta-carotene (which gives them their beautiful orange color), fiber and other antioxidants. Click here to read about the many benefits of carrots, including lowering cholesterol, eye health, and lowering blood sugar levels.
♥CORN: Loaded with flavonoids, antioxidants and lutein, make sure you are buying organic corn, since corn is one of the top genetically modified foods. I buy the big bag of the frozen organic at Costco. Here’s some more info from Dr. Mercola about corn’s benefits.
Pairing these 3 with a little bit of grass-fed beef kielbasa and some organic garlic salt, gives you the makings for one of my family’s new favorites. Even my picky 15 year old!
It’s always amazing to me when you stop and study food and its effects on the body, just how HEALING it can be. The same can be said about how detrimental it can be. Food has the opportunity to be medicine to the BODY (and in fact the SPIRIT and MIND). Take a little more time to reflect and give thanks for what you put in your temple. It’s all about choices!
♥HEALTHY eating Friends! Love you!
- 1 grass-fed beef kielbasa
- 1 medium head of cabbage
- 1 large carrot
- 2 cups sweet organic frozen corn or 1 can organic corn
- organic garlic salt to taste
Cut kielbasa in to discs, peel the skin off, and quarter. Brown in large frying pan. While browning, peel outer layer from cabbage and core. Chop cabbage and add to browned kielbasa. Grate carrot in to pan and fry until vegetables are cooked to crisp tender. or desired doneness (is that a word?) Salt while cooking. When cooked, add corn and warm through.
Here it is with a ‘YOGURT BERRY SMOOTHIE’. Complete and yummy meal!