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Monday, October 18, 2010

In addition to the garden...

Ok, I love to cook.  Part of learning how to eat inevitably includes the aspect of providing food for yourself.  Do we really want to know, or even start to think about what is in the food that we consume when we go out to eat?  Not to mention how over processed most of it is.  Finally, if you do go to a restaurant that claims that they serve fresh produce etc. etc., how much does a meal cost?  So, I'd like to share the meals that I cook along with total calories, total fat, total carbs, and total protein in these meals.  Most of the figures are close estimates, and we can all go to one of those calorie counting websites that will help us calculate the calories in almost anything we eat.  If you buy something in a package from the supermarket, this info. will be printed right on the nutrition facts label.  Enough blah, blah.  Main point being, if you're looking at this page you are probably trying to eat less meat if any, more veggies, and most importantly the minimal amount of processed, refined, industry provided "foods" as possible right?  I'm not anywhere close to perfect, and I'd love to get to a point where I did not eat any meat whatsoever, but tonight was not that point.  All said, this was a cheap meal, and a super easy one to prepare, so here you go:
5 oz. top sirloin filet (my wife had about 4 oz.) pan seared and cooked in the oven in cast iron skillet.
1.5 cups steamed cauliflower with 1 oz. melted cheddar cheese (real cheese)
2 cups mixed organic baby greens w/ shredded carrots
2 tbsp. pickled beet vinegar, honey, olive oil, lemon juice dressing (homemade)

Alright, dinner grand totals: 719 calories, 53 grams of fat, 30 grams carbohydrates, 52 grams of protein - Just some basics.  More importantly, this meal contained no artificial preservatives, (and really no preservatives at all except whatever they do to the meat and the other things they don't have to tell us, but relatively speaking, none) a small or appropriate portion of meat, and a large portion of veggies...real veggies, and lastly the whole meal for 2 was under 10 bucks. 

Coming up....pics of the fall crops

1 comment:

  1. Rockin

    Soon you will have our grass fed heritage beef for your modest meat portions. I just took our first steer to the butcher today. Look up Dexter cattle. Small farms, small cows, small portions= health from field to fork. No more loosing touch. See you during the Holidays.

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