I am a doctor. I am also I mother. Every day see the impact of the American diet on today's children and the growing problems related to poor nutrition and obesity. I am working hard to protect my family from the dangers of the American diet. This blog is designed to help you learn more about food and share our adventure in un-Americanizing our diet. I will share nutritional information, tips for making changes for your family and recipe reviews with kid ratings!
Sunday, December 23, 2012
For 2013 I am planning to add to this blog quick and easy dinners. Let's face it there are many nights we have dance and soccer and homework... and end up with pizza or take out. So in 2013 I will share quick and easy recipes and ideas to eat at home (which usually means healthier) more often.
Cooking tip: when you make brown rice double it. Allow half to cool. Place cooled rice and put in freezer. When you need brown rice you can reheat in microwave in 2-3 minutes.
Here is quick and easy recipe from Healthiest Food on Earth Cookbook. Only takes about 10 minutes to prepare and 15 minutes to cook. Serve with a salas for a great weeknight meal.
Red beans, brown rice and lean meat
red onion, finely
garlic clove, minced
leanest ground beef
ground black pepper
red kidney beans (or
3 cups fresh cooked beans)
red bell pepper
seeded and chopped
Jalapeno pepper seeded and finely chopped
Spanish olives, chopped
long-grain brown rice, cooked
Heat olive oil over
medium heat and sauté onions and garlic until tender about 5 minutes.
Add meat and cook until browned 5-6 minutes.
Drain off excess oil.
Add liquid smoke, salt, pepper and oregano sauté 2
Add beans, pepper and stir in water and tomato
Bring to a simmer and cook 15 minutes.
Add olives and capers. Fold in rice and serve hot.