This is one of my favorites! Ingredients for this are:
2-3 sweet potatoes peeled and chopped
2 parsnips, peeled and chopped
1 small turnip, peeled and chopped
(lots of room to play with options here: carrots instead of parsnips, etc)
1 lb ground beef
1 ½ tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon paprika
4 cups sauteed chopped green cabbage
1 package grape tomatoes, chopped
¼ cup cilantro, minced (optional)
shredded raw cheddar cheese
Boil veggies for mash until soft. Mash together and add salt and pepper to taste. Meanwhile, ground beef on stove top with added seasonings until cooked through. Set aside, while sauteing chopped green cabbage with a small amount of coconut oil (my choice!) and a touch of salt until slightly soft. Chop tomatoes and have shredded cheese prepared.
To make plates, divide veggie smash evenly among plates. Top with ground beef, then cabbage, tomatoes, and finally cheese.
Terri Wentzell is a registered nurse with more than 20 years of experience. She is also a certified personal trainer, wellness coach, fitness nutrition coach, and sport yoga instructor.