Remember when I broke up with Food Babe? I got a lot of feedback and to my surprise it wasn't backlash with threats of throwing gluten at me. A lot of you are frustrated too! Ah, misery loves company. I don't want to sit around and hate on Food Babe or give up on eating healthy. I want to find REALISTIC meals and snacks that sometimes are maybe even prepackaged. GASP!
I got in touch with Angelina who runs the Instagram account healthy_fam. She shares my frustration of being healthy without going freakin' nuts and giving kids snacks on the go without spending all day Sunday packing mushy crap in mason jars. I've tried several of her recipes before we decided to collaborate and they are damn good - especially the shrimp and "grits".
Here's why you're gonna love her just like I do - She's a real chick. She has two kids so she understands needing good food quickly. She's f-i-t...wait 'til you see her guns...but not obnoxious about it. She's funny. She's down for a glass of wine or a beer or whatever. She's done the research and she knows what she's talking about. She's a cool chick and she's going to come here and give us the scoop on real food and real recipes for real families like all of us.
"After watching a couple documentaries about what exactly is in our food (pretty nasty), I totally freaked out and was convinced I was poisoning our whole family. I read a bunch of blogs and decided we were going to start eating clean. After several agonizing grocery trips and my picky kids having nothing to snack on, I quickly gave up on the whole eating clean thing. Everytime I ate or fed my kids I had guilt and anxiety about what we were eating. I finally found a realistic happy medium of healthy, minimally processed foods. I started the healthy_fam Instagram account to keep me motivated and share what I've learned.
This is one of my favorite go to recipes. It's quick, easy, and really flavorful. And my kids will eat it which is a huge bonus! I originally got the recipe from Pinterest but have made some changes. The vegetables listed below are my favorites in this dish, but you can easily add in whatever you have on hand.
- 1 tsp coconut oil, divided
- 2 tsp minced ginger
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 large red bell pepper, chopped
- 4 oz sliced mushrooms
- 1 medium zucchini, chopped
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 cup chopped green onions
- 1 tsp curry powder
- 2 tsp red curry paste
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp agave or sweetener of choice (honey, brown sugar)
- 1 (14oz) can light coconut milk
- 4 tilapia fillets
- sea salt and pepper
- 4 lime wedges
1. Preheat broiler to 500 degrees. Place tilapia in a broiler pan and brush with 1/2 tsp coconut oil and season with salt and pepper. Broil fish for 10 minutes or until cooked through and flaky
2. While the tilapia is cooking, heat 1/2 tsp oil in a pan. Add bell pepper and cook for 2 minutes. Add in mushrooms and zucchini and cook 2-3 minutes. Add in remaining vegetables - onion, garlic, ginger, and green onions. Continue cooking vegetables until they are tender and lightly browned.
3. Stir in curry powder, curry paste, cumin and cook 1 minute. Add soy sauce, agave, and coconut milk and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat.
4. Once fish is done, serve topped with sauce, vegetables and a lime wedge. I like to serve mine over brown rice.