I have heard of so many people having great success and seeing great results after participating in a “Whole 30” diet. The diet rules include removing lots of processed foods from your diet, including lots of carbs. While I like the idea, I am not someone who does well with diets. I usually prefer to eat healthier if I have been eating poorly lately instead of adhering to strict rules and requirements. (I don’t do well with those when it comes to food and eating). However, this diet plan, or way of eating, intrigued me since it does encourage extremely healthy eating. While I do not think I’m ready to do a Whole 30 just yet, I have been incorporating some of the recipes I found online into our weekly meal plan. This is one of my favorites for a few reasons: It’s quick, it’s easy, and it includes ingredients that I usually have around the house. Not into Whole 30? I’ll let you know what to substitute in the recipe below.
1 lb ground meat (I used beef, some people prefer pork)
1 pack of coleslaw mix (finely sliced cabbage, purple onions, and carrots) *You could make your own too, but I find the mix is just so convenient*
1/4 – 1/2 cup of Coconut Aminos (soy sauce would work here too)
1 tsp ground ginger (fresh would be better)
5 cloves of garlic, minced
1) Brown the ground meat. While the meat is cooking, prepare the sauce by adding the coconut aminos, ginger, and garlic together in a small bowl and whisking until mixed.
2) When the meat is cooked, add the pack of coleslaw mix and stir until well mixed. If you prefer the vegetables crunchier, do not cook long (maybe 2 – 3 minutes). If you prefer your vegetables well-cooked, cook longer (about 5 minutes or so, watching and stirring as you cook). Add the sauce during the last minute and stir well.
3) Serve in a bowl and enjoy! All the taste and flavor of an eggroll without the carbs of the wrap! Another little step towards healthier eating habits. (Only one of my kids enjoys this meal, but we are still having the second try it when I cook it lately.)
My favorite part of this recipe is that I am able to fix it in less than 20 minutes (even if I forget to defrost the ground meat), so it’s perfect for those nights when I didn’t remember to take something out of the freezer or plan a meal. (Or when you realize you forgot to buy an ingredient for that night’s planned meal! Been there, done that! lol). An added bonus is that it’s a healthy meal, of course. Let me know if you try it and like it in the comments below.
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