To some this probably seems like an odd post as “healthy food” is deemed to be unappetising and only consistent of salad. However one of my favourite things to do in the kitchen is to take a classic dish and alter it slightly with some healthier ingredients.
It is very important when buying to meat to never compromise on the quality. I only ever eat grass fed beef due to it having 10 times more beta-carotene, three times more Vitamin E and three-times more omega-3 fatty acids than regular beef. Animals are designed to eat grass not corn but due to the agricultural revolution corn is much cheaper to produce and fattens up the animals faster. Grass fed animals are also beneficial for our environment as rotating the animals through various pastures through the seasons, we preserve native biodiversity, improve soil fertility and eliminate the waste-management issues associated with confined animal feedlots.
These wonderful sweet potatoe chips which are a great source of Vitamin C, D and iron. Vitamin D is especially important as Vitamin D it plays an essential role in our energy levels, moods, and helps to build healthy bones, heart, nerves, skin, and teeth, and it supports the thyroid gland.
Add a side of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant rich homemade ketchup that is free of sugar and nasty E numbers to make the meal complete.
6 large sweet potatoes
4tbs coconut oil
A handful of rosemary
A large pinch of Himalayan crystal salt or celtic sea salt
Preheat the oven to 120º C. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into chip like shapes.
Poor melted coconut oil on top, covering evenly, sprinkle salt and rosemary. Bake for 25 minutes or until desired crispness.
While that is cooking you can start making the ketchup
8 large ripe tomatoes
1 white oinion
2 tbs coconut oil
2 Tbsp organic sugar free tomatoe paste
A pinch of Himalayan or Celtic sea salt
A handful of fresh basil
Finley chop then Sauté the onion in the coconut oil until lightly bronzed. Cut the tomatoes into small pieces and add it into the pan with the onion, let this cook on a medium heat for a few minutes then add the tomotoe paste, salt and basil.
Stir until the tomatoes are really soft. Place all the mixture in the blender and blend, then place in a serving bowl to cool.