I vow to not eat a delicious, clean meal in 2014 without spilling it. I have freaking mastered the art of clean eating. I love food. I love to eat. Period. I am not a fan of those who deprive themselves. I did that when I was 19. that was horrible.
My meals are FAR from bland and boring. We friggin’ eat ’round here.
Our latest meals that were just way to succulent not to share.
**As always you can add lean meats to make these meals non-vegetarian**
The Jazzy Veggie Bowl:
this sucker is jam-packed out goodies. and protein dense for this muscle-seeking mama of three.
you will need:
half head of cabbage (chopped)
1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
1 can rotel diced tomatoes (or your fav brand of diced tomatoes)
1 yellow squash, chopped
1 zucchini squash, chopped
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
1 cup of vegetable broth
1 cup of brown rice or quinoa (i get the 90 second microwaveable packets of quinoa. zap. done.)
1 jalapeno, chopped (optional. but if you like spicy then you gotta try it!)
in a large saucepan you saute’ (using the 1 cup of vegetable broth to help steam and add flavor.) cabbage, onion, yellow and zucchini squash, green pepper, red pepper, and jalapeno until all veggies are done.
then add the diced tomatoes, black beans, and throw the 90 second brown rice or quinoa in and it’s O-VAH.
Christy’s Winner-Winner Soul Food Dinner:
Sweet Potatoes, Collard Greens, And Black-eyed Peas. It’s an amazing trio. It has your carbohydrate, protein, and your something green. it’s a winner. winner.
you will need:
frozen bag of black eyed peas
2 yellow onions
4-7 garlic cloves (i use the maximum…garlic lover to the moon over here.)
how ever many sweet potatoes depending on number of people you are cooking for.
giant bag of collard greens (i like to eat on this stuff for a few days….SO good for you!)
dice up the garlic and onion. set aside.
for the black-eyed peas I saute’ one whole onion with a little garlic powder. I almost burn the onion to let all the flavor from it seep into my dish. after the onions are almost burnt, i add the frozen black-eyed peas and cover it barely with water and let’s it steam for about 20 minutes or until they are done and tender.
for the collards I almost burn the onions then i add in the chopped up garlic. i use equal parts water and equal parts vegetable broth to steam the greens in. i find that the vegetable broth add the most perfect amount of flavor to this insanely delicious dish.
and i usually just microwave the sweet pots for like 5-7 minutes on high. i add a little coconut oil (you can use butter…a little butter.) and i put stevia and cinnamon on those bad boys.
and i do not come up for air. this meal rocks socks.
Spaghetti Friggin’ Squash:
OMG. this is just so incredible and i needed this in my life. why did i wait so long to add this little doll face of a meal into my food world?
i can guarantee that i do not stock up at the food market without grabbing up a good sized spaghetti squash these days. i always thought it was going to be a process. that i was going to have to shred it to make it look all spaghetti-like.
uh…no. it just come out of the oven like this:
i’ve made it a few different ways so let me share my most yummy and successful way. i cut this joker in half (lengthwise), i scoop out the seeds, and i put coconut oil and seasoning of your liking on. i place this homie flesh down and bake on 450 for 40 minutes. that is it. it’s done and ready to melt in your mouth.
for the sauce you just use your own sauce recipe. i always saute as many veggies as i can and add an organic marinara sauce on top. tonight we used 1 yellow onion, 4 garlic cloves, fresh basil leaves, 1 jalapeno-chopped, 1/2 c mushrooms, 1 handful of spinach, 1 green pepper.
i saute’ the veggies until they are done, add jar of favorite organic sauce.
and as always, i start every single morning out with my amazing shakeology. i look forward to my breakfast every morning. i don’t know where else i can find that much nutrition in one meal. except i like to up the ante and add in more awesome. like spinach and avocado just to name a few.
Keep 2014 healthy and super fabulous.
i’m here if you need a little push.
in HIM and health,
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