Veggie Crammin’ Okra
Want to get your family to eat more veggies?
Even the weird sounding veggies like okra? Sounds like Oprah, but it’s okra.
Don’t feel bad, I didn’t know what okra was either.
Then I did some research and realized that okra is super good for you – Like Oprah and her inspirational work. 😉
Okra, commonly known as lady’s fingers, is used in various recipes. This vegetable is of high medicinal and nutritional value. It can be eaten raw, cooked, or steamed depending on the diet plan. It helps in normalizing blood sugar levels, relieves constipation acts as a respiratory soother. – 22 Okra (Ladies’ Finger) Benefits That Are Good For Your Health
I tried eating steamed okra and I didn’t care for it at all. 🙁
But, I really wanted the health benefits of okra for me and my family with allergies and asthma.
So, I decided to mix, actually “cram”, okra into a family favorite dinner recipe so that the kids would eat it up!
I also added sweet potatoes, to help sweeten the taste of the okra in a sugar-free way.
Sweet potatoes are packed with potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin B6 which supports energy. They are an excellent gluten-free option for those who are looking to replace carbohydrates in their diet. – Sweet Potato Nutrition Facts and Benefits
Sneak in MORE Veggies
When you know your family needs to eat more veggies, sneak them into great tasting dishes (like this one) so your family won’t even realize they’re eating them.
Okra can be a little hard to find, so I used frozen okra from Whole Foods Market 365 store brand.
This picture above may not look like a ton of vegetables, but when you are trying to cram veggies into your dishes, start slow and then add a little more every time you cook.
You want to sneak in the veggies so that the kid’s taste buds can adapt tand even crave more veggies.
This CAN happen because our taste buds regenerate every 10-14 days.
I double the vegetables in this recipe and the kids don’t even realize it now.
Use organic beef to get the most vitamin and nutrients from this dish and to avoid toxins from hormones and antibiotics used to fatten the cow.
You can buy and have your organic, grass fed beef delivered to you from here.
Slow cooker recipes are a lifesaver when you don’t have time to cook or you just don’t feel like cooking.
That’s why we give you one NEW slow cooker recipe in our Healthy Family Meal Plans system every week.
Just like not knowing what okra was, before I cooked this recipe, I also didn’t know what biodynamic wine was.
Again, I did some research and we were SO excited to learn about biodynamic wine that we put an expert video interview together for you.
Not only is this Frey wine biodynamic, but it’s organic too.
Here is the expert video interview thanks to Nancy Milby, owner of LCA Wine in Costa Mesa, CA, Certified Sommelier Instructor:
Isn’t the biodynamic wine process SO COOL??!!!
Will you try using biodynamic wine in your naturally healthy slow cooker “Veggie Crammin’ Pot Roast”?
Wil you try okra and biodynamic wine in a pot roast that cooks itself? Sounds too good to be true, but I can tell you it’s truly delicious and good for you!
I’m addicted to cooking real foods and shopping locally at Farmer’s Markets.I am a health revolutionary who is writing this blog with a desire to “pay it forward in health”.This desire stems from love and my pursuit to make a difference in people’s health and wellbeing”.
I am a certified Transformational Nutrition Coach that helps women discover their healthy lifestyle that finally works so that they can transform into the healthy sexy and confident woman they want, and are meant to be.
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