One of the most tragic things about the diet industry is they have convinced people that in order for food to be healthy, it must be low in calories and taste inferior to processed food.
I still hear women saying butter will "give them heart disease" and "cause weight gain."
Despite the research showing how healing traditional fats are for the body and can help with weight loss, I still see women choosing low-fat and low-calorie options, all in the name of health.
Truth be told, the healthiest foods on the planet taste amazing, and you should be eating them.
Juicy, grass-fed steaks.
Pasture-raised egg yolks.
Whole-fermented dairy products like kefir and yogurt and aged cheese.
Crusty, authentic (long-fermented) sourdough bread.
I'm on a mission to show women how to incorporate these amazing foods into their diets and achieve the best health of their lives.
This ground beef hash is just one example of how incredibly delicious and satisfying real food can be.
Does coconut oil have fat in it? Yes, a lot. Is it fat that will be burned efficiently in the body and heal the gut to reduce inflammation and neurological disorders? You bet.
Real food heals and you should make no apologies or hesitations about eating it as you desire.
The coconut oil, shiitake mushrooms, dark leafy greens, and garlic are particularly beneficial foods to help the good bacteria in your gut flourish. We eat them on a daily basis in our meals.
We choose to consume grass-fed beef as it provides a high amount of omega-3-fatty-acids to reduce your risk of heart disease, depression, and joint pain.
Sweet potatoes are a beautifully nourishing, complex carbohydrate that provides loads of fiber and healing nutrients to your cells. Eat them to your heart's desire!
We top many of our meals with raw sauerkraut to improve the digestibility and enhance our bodies' ability to absorb the nutrients from the other foods. Additionally, the sauerkraut itself packs an enormous punch of vitamin C and other vital nutrients.
Lastly, minus the sauerkraut and salad, both my 4 and 2-year-old lapped this up! #momwin
Ground Beef Veggie Hash with Sweet Potatoes and Smoked Ham
1 lb ground beef (preferably grass-fed)
1/2 onion diced
3 cups sweet potatoes, cubed
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup shiitake mushrooms, diced
2 cups dark leafy greens, chopped (I used swiss chard)
1 cup smoked ham, diced
salt, pepper, paprika to taste
1. Heat a cast-iron skillet to medium-low heat and brown ground beef.
2. Remove beef and add onion, coconut oil, and sweet potatoes to pan. Stirring frequently, cook until sweet potatoes are soft all the way through. Add more coconut oil as needed.
3. When potatoes are cooked through, add garlic, mushrooms, and greens to saute with mixture for 2-3 minutes.
4. Add beef back in plus ham and spices to taste.
5. Serve with a side salad of micro greens with cucumber and radishes. Top beef dish with raw sauerkraut.