I totally forgot to snap photos of my eats for my usual Monday in Meals post, so I documented what I ate yesterday (Tuesday) instead, which means you get a fun liverwurst recipe! For real. Ok, here we go. Get excited!
Decaf Marylou’s iced coffee with collagen hydrolyate
From my RD friend Nicole at Whole Health RD: Carrot salad is a simple hormone balancing tool. A medium-sized raw carrot eaten daily can lower anti-thyroid and inflammatory substances, reduce liver burden, and assist the GI tract and liver to detoxify endotoxin and estrogen. The recipe is 1 medium carrot (shredded), 1-2 tsp melted coconut oil, splash of your favorite vinegar, lemon, or lime juice, and a dash of salt. Super simple. The salad is best eaten on an empty stomach before a meal or snack, preferably before midday. If eaten with a meal, it can lead to hypoglycemia in some people as it will slow the absorption of nutrients from other foods (raw carrot fibers can inhibit the absorption of certain minerals if eaten with other foods).
Veggie casserole with liverwurst and blue cheese
I know”¦ you’re probably thinking WTF, but I promise it was quite tasty. And if you can’t stomach the idea of liverwurst, sliced sausage (or no meat) would work too. The recipe is basically layer your favorite sliced veggies in a baking pan. I used sweet potatoes, zucchini, and spinach, but anything you can slice would work. Then, layer blue cheese crumbles, ricotta, and your choice of meat in between. You can totally wing it. My layers from bottom to top: sweet potatoes, blue cheese, zucchini, liverwurst, ricotta, spinach, blue cheese, sweet potatoes, zucchini, and shredded Jarlsberg. Finally, cover the pan with tinfoil and bake at 375 degrees F for 30 minutes. Wicked good.
If you’re wondering why I am eating liverwurst all of a sudden, it’s because Nicole suggested it as a really great source of protein and nutrients. She actually suggested eating straight up liver, but I’m not quite ready for that, so she recommended liverwurst as an alternative. Liverwurst kind of looks and tastes like a flattened hot dog when sliced, and I actually like it much better than expected. You can find liverwurst at Whole Foods and other specialty health stores. (I bought the pork liverwurst from Wellshire Farms.) Nicole also recommended US Wellness Meats.
Mini milk chocolate peanut butter egg
Bananas sautÃ©ed in coconut oil mixed with Greek yogurt and cinnamon
Baked sweet potato with Greek yogurt, asparagus, and freshly grated Parmesan + a few slices of Quinn’s orange
Questions of the Day
Have you ever tried liver or liverwurst? If not, would you?