Please share tips or great recipes here. I am always WAY low in this area!
Here's a great recipe to increase your fiber intake and use cumin, one of my favorite spices! You can eat it as a main dish or use it as the base for a taco salad or taco filling.
Skillet Beef with Lentils- from The More with Less Cookbook
Bring 1 qt water to boil in a pan. Add 1 1/2 C Lentils
Cook 20 minutes. Drain- reserving liquid (if you plan to use bouillon cubes). * I didn't end up with extra liquid and added 2 1/2 c of water in the final part of the recipe to cook the rice.
In a deep skillet, saute:
2 T butter
2 med. Onions
1 clove garlic, minced *I'll use 2-3 cloves next time.
Stir in 1 lb ground beef. Brown well. Dissolve in 2 1/3 C reserved liquid:
2 beef bullion cubes (I use 2 cups home made chicken broth + 1/3 C water.)
Add liquid to meat mixture; cover and simmer 10 minutes.
2T long grain rice ( I use brown) *I'm going to 5 T next time.
1 tsp sugar (I omit)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cumin (I might add a dash more)
1/2 tsp pepper
Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 30 minutes or until lentils and rice are tender and liquid is absorbed (add more if needed). Check seasonings and add in :
1T apple cider vinegar.
Top with parsley and serve. (I omit parsley)
Serves 6-8. Allow 1 hour prep and cook. This make a LOT, so you can probably fix all the above meal suggestions for just a couple people!
"Life's a dance, you learn as you go... " Go ahead and dance!
Reading about Paleo and Raw Food diets is inspiring changes in My diet! Just enough to want to add lots of veggies!
| current weight: 195.0