I’m on a quest to find it the most balanced, nutritionally-dense meal I can make for myself in, 15 minutes or less. Here is my current top contender: Eggs, Sweet Potatoes, and Kale Super Salad.
2-4 pastured, organic eggs fried to crispy Castillian-style perfection, like in Spain, but try using coconut or macadamia nut instead of olive oil.
Organic sweet potato chunks (pre-cut, pre-washed), tossed in macadamia or coconut oil, oven roasted for 15 mins at 425 degrees, and served with cracked pepper and Fluer de Sel rock salt – toss gently in bowl with original oil before serving with a side of Chili Garlic Sauce.
Chopped Kale Salad (Basic Version): Keeps it simple with diced kale tossed in Modena balsamic vinegar and virgin olive oil, salt and pepper.
Chopped Kale Salad (Superfood Version): Add these superfood ingredients to achieve peak flavor and higher nutrient-density:
– Dried Goji berries
– Chia seeds
– Hemp seeds
– 100% Pure Maple syrup (don’t be afraid of the calories!)
– Toasted almonds (sliced, milled or whole with salt)
– Lemon juice (optional)
Dipping Sauce: I am a huge fan of Chili Garlic Sauce from Huyfong Foods. It’s sweet and spicy, but with no added sugar or preservatives (unlike the more popular Sriracha Chili Sauce from the same brand).
Beverage: Adding a Nunn Hydration Tablet to room-temperature still water is my favorite way to re-hydrate after a hard workout. I can tell how depleted my electrolytes based on how much my body craves the subtle salty-sweet flavor in the water. But when I start craving a beer or soda (which happens often – no surprise), I add a Nunn into chilled seltzer water for a healthy, zero-calorie treat that keeps my nutrition plan in check and replenishes my electrolytes.
So there you have it: SMARTFOOD!!! Nutritious. Delicious. And so simple, even a bachelor can do it…in 15 minutes or less!
SMARTFOODS are Paleo, Gluten-Free Vegetarian, or Raw Vegan dishes that can be prepared in 15 mins or less. SMARTFOODS strive to achieve high nutrient density (nutrients per calorie) and flavor density (sense of flavor per calorie.)
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