The suggested meal plan for your fig box can be found here.
Callaloo Jamaican Style Mustard Greens
This recipe combines a traditional southern style dish with Jamaican influence. Mustard greens are a great detox for the liver because of their antioxidants and fiber. They can also help lower cholesterol. If you grew up hating greens, I encourage you to try this modern take on the dish.
Slow Cooker Beef and Squash Stew
This is the perfect meal to throw in the crockpot before work (or even prep the night before) and come home to a warm dinner already prepared. Any kind of squash contains beta-carotene which give the squash its orange color. Beta-carotene is converted into vitamin A in the body, which is essential for maintaining immunity, perfect for flu season! You can use Kabocha squash, butternut squash, acorn squash, or any combination of the three for this recipe.
Roasted purple sweet potatoes, carrots, and kale make up this vibrant dish. Purple sweet potatoes contain higher levels of antioxidants than regular sweet potatoes. The antioxidants are what gives the potatoes their purple color, similar to blueberries or pomegranate. Combined with the carrots and kale, this nutrient-dense side dish is the perfect addition to any meal.
Spicy Roasted Broccoli
If you’ve never had roasted broccoli before, be prepared for it to become your new favorite! Broccoli is an alkaline food which means it keeps the body from being too acidic. It’s high in fiber which keeps you feeling full longer. Broccoli also contains many essential minerals. This hearty side dish has a kick to it, but it can definitely be adjusted depending on personal preference.
Enjoy your Fig box this week!