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Crock Pot Recipes: Grass-fed Pot Roast with Shallots, Baby Carrots, and Potatoes

Monday, August 15th, 2016
Ingredients
  • 2-3 lb Grass-fed Chuck Roast
  • 16 Organic Baby Carrots, peeled (or 5-6 large carrots cut into thirds)
  • 6 Shallots, peeled
  • 4 Organic Potatoes
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Herbs de Provence
  • Garlic powder
  • ½ cup Grass-fed Beef Broth
  • ¼ cup Red Wine (optional, for richer flavor)
  • Pastured Butter, Ghee or Organic Coconut Oil
Instructions
  1. Season grass-fed chuck roast with garlic powder, sea salt, pepper,  and herbs de Provence
  2. Heat a pan on med/high heat, then coat the bottom of the pan with pastured butter, ghee or coconut oil
  3. Place grass-fed chuck roast in pan and brown the first side, then turn over and brown the second side (roughly 4-5 minutes per side)
  4. Put the meat in a crock pot/slow cooker and add grass-fed beef broth and wine
  5. Add shallots, carrots and potatoes to crock pot, then sprinkle with sea salt, freshly ground pepper and herbs de Provence
  6. Place lid on crock pot and cook for 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low
  7. Enjoy a delicious grass-fed meal with loved ones

Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Guest Post from Flourish Nutrition Centre:

Here are some simple substitutions to make your Thanksgiving meal even more delicious – and a little bit more nutritious:

  • Eat the protein, veggies, and healthy fats first to fill up your stomach, then go for the sweet and carb-ridden items
  • Choose organic wherever possible – especially with turkey, apples, potatoes, and other fruits and veggies that don’t have a protective skin. This is the best way to ensure higher nutrient content without the added dangers of antibiotics and fillers, pesticides, GMOs and chemicals
  • Substitute white sugar with raw honey and enjoy the anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial benefits along with delicious taste
  • Skip the runny, flat, tasteless factory eggs and try a plump, nutrient-rich pastured egg instead – more flavor, more filling, and naturally rich in omega 3 fatty acids, beta carotene, vitamin A, E, D, B12, and folic acid, and is lower in saturated fat
  • Opt for grass-fed butter in your mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, pies, and more – it’s chock full of CLA, rich flavor, and the right ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6 fatty acids
  • Stomach hurting after indulging in that 3rd piece of pie? Try some sauerkraut or another probiotic-rich fermented food to promote healthy digestion and restore gut health.
Bonus tip:
Wheat and refined sugars wreak havoc on the body, throwing off your gut health, ph levels, appetite, and even mood and cognition.
How can you bounce back faster after a post-holiday food hangover?
Instead of reaching for a helping of leftover pumpkin pie or going on a drastic starvation diet, try these simple solutions to restore balance in the body:
  • Eat lots of greens to rebalance ph levels and minimize sugar cravings
  • Eat fermented foods to restore gut health – and mood
  • Eat healthy fats like avocado, pastured butter, and coconut oil to keep your hunger satiated