You guys, I ate so much junk over the holiday break. Seriously. I cannot even believe what a sweet tooth, late night snacking minion I became. I’ve never had that happen before, but apparently I was really worn out this year and needed to eat my exhaustion away. Now that we are back into a schedule I’m ready to hunker down and get smart about meals again. A few of us bloggers figured you all might be feeling the same so we joined forces with Alexia to bring you some of our favorite lighter meals that are easy to prepare, taste incredible and will not make you feel like you need a wheelbarrow to haul you away from the table. And scroll to the bottom because there is also a giveaway worth over $600!!
So, here’s why we chose to use Alexia, other than we all are obsessed with their product, Smart Classics Fries and Potatoes are all 98% fat-free and have just 100 calories per serving. Boom! How’s that for healthy and easy since you don’t have to waste your time peeling, chopping, boiling etc? We knew exactly what recipe we wanted to share to help our readers eat a smarter dinner and that’s Cade’s steak hash. It’s awesome and appears on our table alllllll the time. Plus not only can you check out the entire party of recipes below, but we all are going to throw a twitter party with all of you! Here’s the details….
When: January 16th
Where: Twitter (just follow @ohsweetbasil @tasteandtell @sweettreatsmore and we will direct you to the other bloggers) and make sure all of your tweets include #getsmart for the hashtag
When: 8pm EST
And like I said, we’ve teamed up with your favorite bloggers to bring you a whole party of ideas. Everything is a little on the lighter side, but packed full of flavor. I am pinning every recipe to make this January and I can’t wait!
And on a side note, can we please talk about resolutions? I asked on facebook a few days ago what everyone thinks about resolutions and was surprised to find that I'm not alone in my not setting them. For me I've just found that resolutions really don't stick. Instead I've been setting small goals throughout the year and working towards those. It's actually been working great. One of my goals last year was to take better care of my body. I just wanted to make better decisions about what I'm eating, how much, drinking my water and keeping priorities in order. I can't even begin to tell you how happy, healthy and peaceful this last year has been. It's nice to feel more balanced. I'd love to hear what you all think about setting health goals versus dieting resolutions and more!
What Is Hash?
Hash is a dish made from cooked meat that is cut into small pieces and then cooked again.
Hash is usually made with potatoes.
What Is Cilantro?
Cilantro is a green plant known as coriander or Chinese parsley.
All parts of the plant are edible, but the fresh leaves and the dried seeds are the parts most traditionally used in cooking.
What Kind Of Potatoes Are Best For Hash?
Waxy potatoes are the ones that hold their shape the best after being cooked.
Yukon Gold, Red or new potatoes turn nice and creamy when cooked, but don't crisp up very well.
Russets develop the crispest, craggiest crusts and will stay crunchy.
5 Ingredient Steak Hash
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5 Ingredient Steak Hash
- 1 Bag Tri Cut [url:2]Alexia[/url]
- 3 teaspoons olive oil divided
- 3 bell peppers sliced, seeds and top removed
- 1 small onion sliced
- 4 teaspoons paprika
- 2 teaspoons garlic salt
- cilantro * optional for garnish
for the steak
- 1 Flank steak
- 2 teaspoons season salt
- Heat a grill pan over high heat and sprinkle each side of the steak with the season salt.
- Place the steak in the pan and turn down to medium heat.
- Cook for 6 to 8 minutes and turn over (longer for more well done, but it will get cooked more in the potato pan so don't over cook it), allowing it to finish cooking on the other side.
- Remove from pan and tent with foil on a plate for 10 minutes.
- In a large saute pan over medium heat, add the first teaspoon of olive oil and add the peppers and onion.
- Cook until tender about 3 minutes.
- Add the potatoes and remaining olive oil and cook until hot all the way through and golden on the outside.
- Meanwhile, chop the steak, and once the potatoes are cooked add the steak, toss and allow to cook an additional 2 minutes.
- Serve with fresh cilantro for a little freshness.