Life is busy and eating healthy can sometimes be challenging when trying to multitask with getting the kids off to school, completing your daily work tasks, running those endless errands and making sure you get to that workout class your body is absolutely dying for. What’s my solution? PREPARE IN ADVANCE, so you don’t succumb to take out and fast food while spending unnecessary money!
One of my favourites is preparing a large batch of ground meat for the week. I typically make about 2-3lbs of ground meat on Sunday to have me fuelled for the week. I can either quickly warm this up in the oven or package in a to-go container as a healthy meal on the go.
The beautiful thing about this recipe is that it can be used for any ground meat, such as lamb, beef, turkey or chicken.
Naturally Nora Tips
- The ingredients listed below are my staples for sautéing meat (the cinnamon is delicious, you can omit if you don’t like it, but its really nice in the winter time and I find it tastes best on the beef or lamb)
- I recommend using Organic spices as much as possible, conventional spices are irradiated, leaving them nutritionally void – Simply Organic is my favorite brand
- Get creative and play around with the ingredients listed below in different combinations – also check out the Cape Herb & Spices line, they have a variety of wonderful meat and fish seasonings!
Check out my YouTube channel for different ways to use your ground meat!
- 2lbs ground meat
- 5 tbsp coconut or grapeseed oil
- 1 tsp organic cinnamon
- 1 tsp organic chili powder
- 1 tsp organic cumin powder
- 1 tsp organic curry powder
- 4 tbsp tamari or Braggs liquid soy
- A few dashes of organic Dulse Granules (this has a lot of iodine, and I like to add a few dashes to help promote thyroid function)
- OPTIONAL: Cape Herb & Spice (brand)
Lemon Pepper seasoning to taste
Oak Smoked Sea Salt to taste
- Add coconut or grapeseed oil to a large saucepan over medium heat
- While it’s melting, add dulse, cinnamon, chili, cumin, curry powder and Lemon Pepper seasoning to a small bowl. Mix well.
- Once oil is melted, add your ground meat to the large saucepan and begin to mash well with a wooden spoon
- You will be mixing the saucepan contents until the meat is ready , so be prepared to stay at the stove top for at least 7-10 minutes (depending on your stovetop) – leave stove on medium heat to avoid overcooking and burning.
- After about 1-2 minutes of mashing, begin to sprinkle spice mix over the meat and continue to mix saucepan contents
- After about 3-4 minutes of mixing, add your tamari or Braggs liquid
- Continue mixing until meat is fully cooked (about 7-10 minutes)