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3. March 2013 15:51
by jennifer
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What's a good Irish girl to do?

3. March 2013 15:51 by jennifer | 5 Comments

I am Irish. Love my Irish (and Scottish) heritage. Every year I look forward to St. Paddy's Day because I LOVE Corned Beef and Cabbage. But throughout the past few years, my love of the stuff has been hindered by the thought of the amount of fat in the dish, and it's made from cow. And I haven't been eating mammals this past year. While Corned Beef is high in fat, is is also loaded with B Vitamins, Thiamin, Zinc, and of course, protein. But a little 3oz serving packs a whopping 210 calories, and my kids and husband don't really like it so you know what that means? I eat nearly all of it. But not this year! I'm not buying a corned beef! I have been tweaking and researching and I've decided I'm going to make a Irish Stew Smile I have no idea how it will turn out, but here is the recipe:

Jenny's Cross Your Fingers Chicken Stew

2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast cubed
2 large onions, chopped
4-5 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tablespoon coconut oil
a lot of carrots, peeled and roughly chopped (we love carrots!!)
a package of mushrooms, sliced

1 head of cabbage, sliced
1 cup chopped asparagus, in 1/4-inch pieces
4 cups chicken broth
1 cup water
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves (and more for optional garnish)
salt and pepper to taste

I am going to throw it all in a crockpot, cross my fingers,  put on low and let simmer all day since Ella and I are heading off to run in the Citrus Trail Marathon Series.

High in protein, zinc, B-vitamins and thiamin, a 3-oz. serving of corned beef has 210 calories. Like any beef, it's high in fat, so limit your portion and enjoy every bite! - See more at: http://www.shape.com/latest-news-trends/health-benefits-corned-beef-and-cabbage#sthash.nniTawms.dpuf
High in protein, zinc, B-vitamins and thiamin, a 3-oz. serving of corned beef has 210 calor - See more at: http://www.shape.com/latest-news-trends/health-benefits-corned-beef-and-cabbage#sthash.nniTawms.dpuf
High in protein, zinc, B-vitamins and thiamin, a 3-oz. serving of corned beef has 210 calor - See more at: http://www.shape.com/latest-news-trends/health-benefits-corned-beef-and-cabbage#sthash.nniTawms.dpuf

What about you?? How do you celebrate St. Paddy's Day?? Do you make Corned Beef and Cabbage??

Comments (5) -

Run DMT

Sounds great!  Corned Beef is our splurge since we rarely eat beef.  I'm already salivating just thinking about it! :-D

Kelly Wade

Love the name. In my experience, throwing some meat, veggies and awesome spices into the crockpot for a couple of hours can never really go too wrong. Good idea to forego the calorie-laden corned beef for something that I'm sure will be just as delicious!

Chrissy

I'm also Irish and love corned beef and cabbage!! Yes, I'll be having it this year.  Either I'll make it or my mom will.  I won't mind the calories because I'm running a half marathon that morning and we eat it so infrequent.  Now my mouth is watering for it.  Smile

Martha

I always do "bangers and mash" - last year I healthified it with turkey sausage and mashed sweet potato.  Saint Patty's is definitely a hard holiday to exhibit self control I must say!!!

Jenny

Martha, that sounds awesome!! YUM!!!

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