Easy dinner recipe: Bacon coleslaw stir-fry17
If you follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, you might have seen some teasers showing that I’ve been busy working on an eBook called “We Can ALL Scream for Ice Cream” with my co-author (and past guest blogger) Jennifer Robins of Predominantly Paleo. Let me just say that I never knew how much work went into putting together a “small” book. Small is in quotation marks because this book was meant to be a quick project, but the book itself is 57 pages, contains 24 recipes and even includes an introduction that outlines a basic ‘why’ of the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP). Why does it have an AIP introduction? Because, if you’re like me and you follow an AIP diet that is devoid of all grains, dairy, eggs, nuts, seeds and nightshades, you may have thought you’d never eat ice cream again. After all, the best ice creams are made of, well, cream. And they usually involve eggs, and sweetener. Well, I’m happy to say that the recipes that Jennifer and I have in this book are completely AIP-compliant. And while, some might argue that the autoimmune diet shouldn’t include treats because it’s recommended that you keep your daily fructose intake to less than 20g, our eBook allows you to make an informed decision about whether or not you can indulge in one of these recipes. How? We’ve included the amount of fructose per serving for each treat :) So yes, you can have your
cake ice cream and eat it too!
What does all of that have to do with this recipe though? Honestly – nothing. It’s just a little back-story as to why I’ve been a little pre-occupied lately and my family’s meals have been very basic (although on the plus side, there have been more frozen treats than usual). I wanted to share with you the most basic of convenience meals that we have around here when we don’t really have a lot of time: Baked chicken legs & this stir-fried bacon coleslaw. I know that I can’t be the only one who gets too busy, or feels too pooped to do anything fancy for dinner.
The chicken legs are pretty hands off, as the oven does all the work. This stupidly easy veggie side dish is made stupidly easy because there’s minimal prep when using pre-bagged, pre-washed coleslaw mix. There are actually healthy, convenience foods – and I for one, love the convenience of the ‘just open up the bag’ of slaw.
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
- 5-6 strips of pasture-raised bacon, chopped
- 1 bag of coleslaw mix (pre-washed and ready to eat)
- In a large wok or skillet on medium heat, melt your coconut oil to coat the pan. Then add your garlic, onion and bacon and cook the bacon to your preferred crispiness.
- Add in your bag of coleslaw mix, and stir to coat it well in with the bacon fat. Stir-fry until the coleslaw is softened and slightly translucent, about 10 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy!