Friday, 06 April 2012
Aside from indulging on dessert quite regularly, I try my best to adhere to The Paleo Diet, which favors foods low in “bad fats”, salt, and sugar. It also advocates an elimination of foods not around during the caveman days, such as bread and beans, and of course, processed foods like cereals and cookies (oops, I break that rule often). I eat mostly lean protein, fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats like nuts, seeds, and avocado.
A few weeks ago I blogged on another primal recipe for “pancakes” in this post. Whatever your lifestyle, this easy dinner recipe is sure to give you a taste for vegetables. Plus, I find that this meal, because of the bright colors, appeals to the eye and is therefore more enjoyable to eat.
Bison-Stuffed Bell Peppers
4 bell peppers, assorted colors (I used red)
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil or canola oil
1 lb ground bison (I used grass-fed beef), or you can use ground chicken or turkey
1 scallion, thinly sliced
Garlic powder, to taste
Cayenne pepper, to taste
Preheat oven 350 degrees. Cut tops of peppers and remove seeds. Rub outer surface of each pepper with the oil. Place peppers cut sides up in an oiled baking dish.
Combine meat and egg in a bowl and mix well, adding the scallion. Add the cayenne and garlic powder.
Caramelized Broccoli with Orange Zest
2-3 broccoli heads, cut into bite-sized pieces
2 tbsp EVOO or canola oil
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice (I used Tropicana)
1 tbsp orange zest
Preheat oven to broil. Place broccoli in large bowl and toss with oil and pepper. Drizzle with juice and zest and mix well. Arrange broccoli evenly on a rimmed baking sheet. Broil for 10-12 minutes, until bright green and tender. Remove from oven and toss with walnut oil if you wish.
The orange zest gives the broccoli a nice bite, annihilating the common belief that healthy food and vegetables are boring.
What are your favorite healthy meals to cook at home?