Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be all heavy starches and fatty dishes. This recipe is packed with good for you greens and fiber rich farro, tied together with just enough dairy to make it feel like a celebration. Greens like kale, chard, and spinach are rich in folic acid, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, and antioxidants that lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and even help to slow your absorption of carbohydrates into your bloodstream after meals, preventing that energy crash and burn, or “food coma” feeling. They also boost your immune system and help fight off those pesky colds. Make this dish as a vegetarian side for your Thanksgiving feast, and as cozy hearty recipe all winter long.
This hearty fall dish riffs off the classic British steak and chips, working in some healthier ingredients and amplifying the flavor. Porcini mushrooms add a rich, savory element, and creamy cannellini beans add fiber and extra protein to the mash. Sirloin steak is relatively low in fat, and contains all the essential amino acids necessary for immune function, cellular repair, and muscle growth. Steak also offers a bounty of B vitamins, as well as selenium and zinc. This protein packed dish will keep you satiated and satisfied, and comes together quickly for an easy weeknight meal option. Serve it with a fresh green salad for a well-rounded and delicious meal.