Monday, March 1, 2010

The Slow Cooker, An Essential Tool for Convenient Healthy Eating

If you want to eat healthfully, then you need to be prepared. As I mentioned before, simply starting an exercise program is the tip of the iceberg. Good nutrition is is another component. That does not mean starving yourself or buying some processed 'diet' food. I mean eating good 'ole unprocessed, healthy, hunter gatherer-type food. The nutritional quality is unsurpassed, while it will keep your appetite satisfied and keep twenty-first century, hyper-stimulating frankenfoods out of your mouth. You can't just pick this stuff up at a restaurant, you have to prepare it.

The slow-cooker is an essential tool to allow you to consume quality food, with little prep time, and for a fraction of the price you would spend at even a fast-food place. I am talking about grass-fed beef and organic vegetables, too!

How about four wholesome meals for less than $5.00 each. The prep time is about 20 minutes. On your 'rest' day from training, or before you go to bed, you can prepare a dish that is delicious and unmatched in nutritional quality.

Sunday, I prepared grass-fed beef brisket stew. It consisted of:
One pound of grass-fed beef brisket
One onion
Three Porteenie mushrooms
Half Butternut squash
1/2 cup of kale
1/2 cup of spinach
4 oz red wine
12 oz beef broth
Salt, pepper, garlic, parsley, and paprika.

Convenient, healthy, wholesome, and delicious.

Try it. Enjoy it!

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Liz said...

Wine sounds good. Colour looks a little greenish:)

Dan Hubbard, M.Ed. said...

Yeah, it is a little greenish due to the spinach and kale. It has a ton of nutrients and antioxidants, though. But, you can't match the taste and tenderness of the slow-cooked brisket.

Liz said...

I was going to ask you the address and name of the farm you get your grass fed meat at. Could you email or blog, thanks:)