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Day 5 of the 21 day support detox! Like my new wording for it?!
I woke up again feeling less then stellar, but got up anyway. I had some fresh juice for breakfast and wasn’t feeling much else. For lunch I was craving bread like no other, but did NOT want to give in to that craving. I had a tortilla on Day 4 so really wanted to do full on this day. I found a great recipe for some “paleo” bread, using almond meal, coconut flour, and flax-seed. I just happened to have all those ingredients on hand. So what else to make? We just got our bountiful basket on Saturday and I was actually in the mood for veggies. This detox must be doing something right.
I made up an oldie but man it hit the spot! I had to take out the potatoes since that is not part of this detox, but I added in some small cubes of butternut squash in its place and YUM-O!
The Recipe originally from Courtney was made for the slow cooker, so I tweeked it to work for me.
Slow Cooker Lean Vegetable Beef Soup
- 1 pound lean ground beef (I used the rest of the taco meat and some turkey I had left over)
- 1 tablespoon garlic grape-seed oil (or EVOO and add garlic to taste)
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 teaspoon pepper
- 3 cups water (with some bf bullion cubes)
- 1 can of tomato sauce
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1 cup chopped carrots
- 1/2 cup cubed butternut squash
- 1 tablespoon parsley( I used fresh, because I had it on hand. Dried would be fine as well)
- 2 teaspoons dried basil
In a nonstick skillet, cook beef. Transfer to another plate and put the grapeseed oil in the pan with the onions and celery. Cut carrots and add carrots. Let cook until onions are soft. Add in butternut squash and cook for 2 minutes. Next add in your water, tomato soup, and put the meat back in. Next season to taste with ingredients above. Bring to a boil. Once it’s at a rolling boil turn the temp. down to low and let simmer for 1/2 hour. **No pics, but in honesty I totally spaced taking them**
Serve with a side of paleo bread! I followed this recipe almost exactly. I did omit 1 egg and did not use honey. It turned out not so shabby. The kids weren’t HUGE fans of it, but the baby LOVED it! She ate an entire piece. It has the texture of banana bread without the banana’s. I would like to try this with some sort of nut butter and honey, but not until the end of the detox! All in all, not a bad bread and not one I would personally choose over regular homemade bread, but for this it will do.
Supper was of course left overs!
Let me know if you try either of these recipes! Let me know what you think!