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Easy crock pot meal with all essential vitamins and minerals

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Created May 12, 2011 at 3:03 PM

For those of us who work long hours and still manage to get in a workout every day, making the effort to get enough micronutrients without supplementation is often a real pain.

So, here's a challenge for the Paleohacks community:

Try to come up with one easy paleo meal that one can quickly throw together in a tupperware container and take to work, that contains all the essential vitamins and minerals that a paleo-dieting athlete would need to thrive.

Feel free to get as weird as you want with this one, so long as the meal takes little effort to prep. And keep in mind that this challenge is primarily concerned with micronutrients. Looking forward to your responses.

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25467 · May 13, 2011 at 2:04 AM

i'll be in NOLA next week giving a lecture.......I will be in Martins Wine cellar with Andy and Cedric. I keep a cellar in the city with the best food in the world. Emeril happens to be one of my best friends for the last twenty yrs.

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386 · May 12, 2011 at 5:06 PM

Sounds pretty tasty to me, Dr. K. I'm sold. :)

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25467 · May 12, 2011 at 4:28 PM

Go to martins wine cellar ask for Andy and get a bottle of cheap malbec put half the bottle in the crock pot. Go to whole foods on vets and buy grass fed beef about four lbs. Put it in ......add trinity and some beef stock to cover meat. Cook for ten hours while you work. Add some bones too. Then come home make some spinach in butter and eat your meat the rest of the malbec. Stay out of the daiquiri shops. Enjoy the top cats once in a while for your cortisol levels!

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5136 · May 12, 2011 at 4:00 PM

Golabki! my Mom used to make this. Yum. I will absolutely have to make this soon... thanks for the reminder.

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1416 · May 12, 2011 at 3:43 PM

Good question. I will follow.

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15395 · May 12, 2011 at 3:52 PM

Assuming that meat, cabbage, tomato and bone broth are all ok with your version of Paleo, I think that these are very nutritious and meet your requirements.

Halupki is a traditional Slovak dish which is cabbage leaves wrapped around meatballs and cooked in a tomato broth. There is some prep time in the traditional dish (a faster way to do it is to just cut the cabbage and mix it all together rather than blanche the cabbage and wrap), but it takes a long time to cook (crock pot is perfect), and also keeps for a long time, is easy to make in large quantities, and freezes well. You can see how this is a staple for the Slovak peasants (my heritage).

Traditionally the meat is a mix of pork and beef, but this is a great place to put liver, heart, or whatever other meats you have around. I have made it with beef, beef liver, pork, veal, etc. The broth is also a good place for bone marrow.

You can Google up recipes, but basically you boil a head of cabbage until slightly soft, separate it from the core, make large meatballs of oblong shape, wrap the meat in the cabbage, stack these all up in a large pot, cover with a mixture of beef broth and tomatoes, then cook covered for 2-3 hours (longer at low temp in a crock pot). The faster version is to just layer cabbage and meat instead of the wrapping.

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5136 · May 12, 2011 at 4:00 PM

Golabki! my Mom used to make this. Yum. I will absolutely have to make this soon... thanks for the reminder.

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39841 · May 12, 2011 at 4:01 PM

I'd probably make a stew of some sort with .25lb of liver, 1 lb of stew meat, 1 large cubed potato, small amount of kelp, bone broth, and a couple of oysters and sardines. This doesn't have to taste good, right?

A red pepper on the side for vitamin C.

I think that would cover most everything.

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883 · May 12, 2011 at 5:19 PM

beef stew with beef heart, marrow bones and tongue, carrots, spinach, onion, mushroom and parsnips. have a glass of orange juice as a drink.

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