Happy Friday! I’m so excited that the weekend is here and I hope you are too! It’s been so hot in Massachusetts this week that I’m actually looking forward to fall! I miss cozying up to warm foods and drinks and snuggling up in some sweats! Crazy, I know that I’m wishing summer away.
Yesterday, I had a craving for some warmer foods and some red meat. I decided to meal prep last night and make some sautéed ground bison, boiled sweet potato, boiled radishes and kale chips. Warmer foods and cooked foods are so much easier for your digestive tract and really reduce any unwanted bloat and GI discomfort.
I like to switch up my meats to get a well rounded intake of nutrition from different meats. Bison is one animal that people do not consume enough of! Bison is high in iron, potassium, phosphorus and protein. It’s more tender than beef and makes for great burgers too. Try some bison simply by cooking it as a ground meat in avocado oil or ghee and add some salt, pepper and garlic or onion powder. So yummy! I try to get some bison or other red meat for the iron intake at least once three times a week if not more.
Along the lines of warmer food, I’ve experimented with cooking all of my vegetables, including radishes! I never had thought of cooking my radishes because they’re usually only had raw in salads or as radish chips. I just boiled some water, threw some radishes in there for about 10-15 minutes, drained the water and put some avocado oil and salt on them and they were surprisingly similar to red bliss potatoes! Of course, their texture was different but it was more of a tender radish rather than a mushy radish. They were really good! Such an easy, quick side of vegetables to add to any dish.
I’ve been eating a lot of sweet potato lately for its rich source of vitamin A and healthy complex carbs. I’ve been working on trying to gain my cycle back and haven’t had luck for a while now but studies have shown that having a portion of sweet potato before bed bed can help to increase serotonin, improve sleep and help to provide the nutrients and fuel it takes for women to ovulate. It takes a lot of work! So I’m trying to have some sweet potato more often but not over indulging since they are also energy dense along with being nutrient dense. I simply peeled the skin off the sweet potatoes and boiled them for 15-20 mins, drained the water and put some ghee and cinnamon right on top.
The kale chips were the easiest to make and I posted about how I made them in my previous blog post!
Ingredients for my Bison and Boiled Radish Bowl:
6 ounces organic grass fed ground bison
1 cup mushrooms
1 tablespoon avocado oil
1/4 sweet potato
2-3 large radishes
Handful of kale chips
Sautéed bison in avocado oil with salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder in medium skillet
Throw mushrooms into skillet with the sautéed bison
Cover and cook for 15 minutes on medium/high heat or until meat is tender to liking
Bring water to a boil and add radishes
Cook 10-15 mins
Remove from heat and drain
Remove skin boil sweet potato with fresh boiled water
Cook 15-20 mins
Create kale chips
Add all the cooked ingredients together and enjoy!
If you make this recipe, let me know how you like it and if you are a fan of bison and boiled radishes! If you come up with some cool and different flavorings I would love to hear about it!
Happy Friday friends!