I find it is the simplest way to make sure I eat well in a pinch (or a panic of raging hunger). Recipes like this take less time than a frozen pizza or a trip to the burger joint and there is no guilt or self hate when I’m done: instead just a full belly and happy cells from all those nutrients.
The entire process of washing, slicing and cooking really takes about less than 10 minutes if you have decent knife skills. Bonus time saver if you prep your veggies in advance and all you have to do is cook them.
I use simple foods that you can get at almost any supermarket. For the miso paste and Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, you might have to check the natural foods section. If you can’t find the liquid aminos, you can use soy sauce or tamari.
Miso Magical Meal - Serves approximately 2
o 1 summer squash
o 1 zucchini
o 1 carrot
o 1 celery stalk
o 1 green bell pepper
o 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
o 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
Wash and cut all veggies. I like to cut the zucchini, summer squash and carrots into thin rounds. Cut the bell pepper open and remove the seeds and ribs. Cut into lengthwise slices. Cut the celery into thin slices. Really, just cut all the veggies the way you like them.
In a sauté pan over medium heat, melt the coconut oil and then add the carrots and sauté for about 1 min. Add in the rest of the veggies and sauté for about another 3-4 minutes, turning occasionally. Add in the sunflower seeds for 1 minute, again still turning to avoid burning.
Tip: Don’t overcook your vegetables. You risk killing all the beautiful nutrients, plus your food will be soggy. Think of them like pasta and cook your vegetables until they are al dente.
o 1 Tablespoon Miso Paste
o 1 Tablespoon Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
o 2 Tablespoons Warm Water
Mix together with a whisk until well blended. Do NOT use boiling water, it will kill the nutrients in the Miso paste. Pour over the cooked veggies.
This dressing can be used for all kinds of vegetable dishes. Consider adding ginger or garlic for a little more pep.
Fun Food Fact
Miso is a powerhouse for a healthy body. I’m sure by now you’ve heard all about the benefits of probiotics for a healthy digestive system. Well, miso paste is a great way to get some probiotics. This is a super duper option if you don’t eat yogurt. It’s also high in Zinc, Manganese and Copper. It’s miso healthy. (Remember how funny I believe that I am?)
By Jessica Wyman
Jessica Wyman is a Certified Nutrition Coach and Yoga Teacher at Jessica-Wyman.com. She has authored two books available on Amazon, Finding Your Foxy and Girlfriends Organic Kitchen.
She believes that women are created by everything they eat, drink, breathe and believe and that concept is the cornerstone of the Wildly Nourished programs she co-created. As a clean eating foodie and wellness maven, she teaches healthy living without the complicated rituals by focusing on simple ingredients to create your ideal life (and meals).
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