Saturday, February 01, 2014

Healthy Version of Shepherd's Pie

Jason's been in the mood for some comfort food and he specifically asked for Shepherd's pie. But Shepherd's pie isn't really on the super healthy side of things and so I tried to come up with a healthier yet yummy version....and I did. And now I'm going to share it with you.
 Potato topping was a combo of cauliflower and potatoes, instead of whipping cream, butter, cheese, whatever, I used fat free greek yogurt

 Lots of sauteed vegetables
 Combination of lean beef and turkey

 and I used vegetable broth to deglaze the pan and tomato sauce and worcestershire sauce for flavoring (and some pepper and parsley)
 One for us, one to give a way and one for the freezer

  And dinner was a hit for everyone...even hubby, who didn't look very convinced when I was putting it all together.

The Recipe:

3 pounds 93%/ lean ground beef
1 pound 93% lean ground turkey
1 cup of chopped up carrots
1 cup of chopped up celery
2 cups chopped up mushrooms (Isaac didn't even know they were in there)
1-2 tablespoons of garlic
1 package of frozen peas
1/4 cup of worcestershire sauce
1 15 oz can of tomato sauce
2 cups of vegetable broth
3 pounds of potatoes
1 head of cauliflower
1 cup of fat free Fage greek yogurt
pepper and parsley to taste (I didn't add salt because of the worcestershire sauce and vegetable broth)

boil potatoes w/ skin and steam cauliflower, whip with yogurt and set aside.
while boiling and steaming, saute vegetables
set aside
brown mean
mix with vegetables
deglaze pan with vegetable broth and pour into meat mixture
add peas, tomato sauce, pepper & worcestershire sauce

Divide evenly between 3 8x8 pans and top with potato mixture
sprinkle pepper and parsley on top

freeze two and bake one at 350, covered for 45 minutes and uncovered for 5 minutes.


each 8x8 serves 10
calories 162, fat 4.5, carbohydrates 15, protein 15, sodium 247, fiber 2g

Update on no spend February

well bought a new fancy lock for the front door -- the premise was to save energy on using the garage door to get in and out and to hopefully save the garage door opener which has been acting up lately for another month.  It's a key pad lock because the kids always lose their keys.

also totally spaced the no spend thing and ended up on the toll road...but we remembered and took the more scenic less expensive way home.

did remember no spend February started today and did NOT partake in my post watched my kid play basket ball Latte at Starbucks (and by the way my kid scored more than half the points -- they still lost, but Jake did great :D)

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