Continuing on with last weeks post theme I am presenting you with another quick, delicious, and inexpensive option for your health journey. This meal abides by many dietary lifestyle basics such as: Paleo, Primal, 21 Day Sugar Detox, Whole 30, and The 30 Clean. It’s the perfect dish for a busy work week, and when trying to keep an eye on dollars spent!
To cut down on prep time and cost this week my tip is buying frozen vegetables. For this dish I chose to purchase a bulk package of frozen mixed vegetables from my local SAMS (Make sure to look at the list of ingredients when purchasing your vegetables. I only by the ones that list each individual vegetable as an ingredient not any pre-seasoned varieties). Did you know that in some situations buying frozen can be a healthier option than choosing fresh produce? Frozen veggies are usually flash frozen shortly after being harvested. This process locks in their valuable minerals, nutrients, and antioxidants that are minimized in long travels on a truck that most fresh produce take to get to your local super market. (If you have a local farmers market hit that up for fresher local produce at cheaper prices.)
When it comes to prep time frozen vegetables can be a life saver. After a long day of work you may not have enough time, or maybe you’re just too dog tired, to stand at a cutting board and prep all of the vegetables needed to create your rainbow on a plate! This is when frozen vegetables really come in handy. Don’t skimp on veggies tonight! Just grab that go-to veggie bag from the freezer, steam or saute, and serve up those colorful nutrient rich side items.
Also, don’t forget that frozen vegetables are budget friendly. For this particular dish buying the frozen mixed veggies was a much cheaper route than buying each vegetable individually (this mix contained: orange and yellow carrots, broccoli, red and yellow peppers, green and white string beans). So I was really able to keep my budget tight yet acquire the variety I was yearning for.
So, it’s important to remember you can have access to all of these amazingly colorful vegetable options even if money is really tight! Just go the frozen route, and keep veggies plentiful in your daily routine. Also, when looking for ways to liven up those frozen veggies I highly recommend giving this recipe a try, and get ready to put it on your simple yet delicious must have list
- 8 eggs
- 3 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 package frozen stir fry vegetables
- 1 cup mushrooms (sliced)
- 1 small onion (diced)
- 1 teaspoon Coconut Aminos Soy-Free
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- Preheat a large heavy skillet (I prefer to use a Cast-Iron Skillet) over medium heat allowing it to warm up at least 1 minute before adding the coconut oil.
- Add the garlic and coconut oil to the skillet and let it start to melt.
- Place all of the vegetables in the skillet and add the coconut aminos.
- Stir the vegetables flipping them around so that they get coated by the mixture.
- In a separate bowl whisk eggs and remaining seasonings together.
- Pour egg mixture over vegetables in skillet. Frequently stir and fold the eggs so that they become scrambled, and to prevent burning.
- Once the eggs are solid, and no longer runny, transfer the scrambled stir fry to your plates and serve. Enjoy!