This Healthy Shepherd's Pie Is the Perfect Meal for Cold Wintry Nights

Updated 06/20/19

Los Angeles–based certified holistic nutritionist, wellness expert, and health coach Kelly LeVeque of Be Well by Kelly shares a quick and easy #FabFourin15 meal to turn off hunger hormones, squelch inflammation, and provide the body with the perfect complete meal of essential nutrients. The Fab Four is a protein to up collagen, muscle tone, and metabolism; fat to benefit hormones, skin, and cellular health; fiber for gut microbiome and detoxification; and greens for phytonutrients.

shephard's pie recipe—Kelly LeVeque
Kelly LeVeque

Shepherd’s pie reminds me of home and is my favorite comfort food. I swap beef for bison because it’s always grass-fed and contains high omega-3 content. Lower in calories, fat, and cholesterol than chicken and higher in protein than beef, bison is becoming a new popular substitute. Pasture raised, it’s loaded with iron for healthy cell development. It delivers omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E to keep skin glowing and is a nutrient-dense lean protein that keeps my clients satiated post-workout.

Substitute potatoes for cauliflower or fiber for a creamy, healthy mash, then top it off with sliced carrots to get your beta-carotene fix.

Below, learn how to make this recipe that contains all of your essential nutrients—and tastes great to boot.

Ingredients:
1/4 cup onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp. algae oil
1 lb. ground bison or beef
1/2 cup vegetable or bone broth
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp. organic tomato paste
1 tbsp. fresh thyme
1 tbsp. oregano
1/2 tbsp. rosemary
4 cups steamed cauliflower
1 tbsp. Kerrygold Garlic and Herb Butter

Directions:
Sauté onion and garlic in algae oil on medium-low heat until translucent. Add bison to pan, break up, and sauté until cooked through. Add bone broth, Worcestershire sauce, and tomato paste, and mix completely. Add fresh herbs: thyme, oregano, and rosemary. Lightly sauté on medium-low heat for 3–5 minutes, until liquid thickens. Steam cauliflower until soft, and then blend with olive oil and butter. In a glass baking dish or pan, layer the cauliflower mash, and top with bison, veggies, and thyme.

Make enough for leftovers because you are definitely going to want more!

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This post was originally published on September 11, 2016, and has since been updated.

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