Each year I join in with a food based challenge at our gym. This year it is quite tailored for each individual participating. It is a great way to refocus on my diet, the macronutrient ratios I a consuming and the mix of foods I prepare.
I love it as it always inspires me to try new ways to prepare standard foods. Last week I shared the slow cooker chicken which has been a fab way to have protein on hand for snacks and this week it is a veggie mix I have been making in the slow cooker.
This slow cooker ratatouille is quite basic and other than apple cider vinegar and some herbs, it is just veggies. It makes a huge amount and is a recipe I can put together at night before I go to bed and have some veggies ready for breakfast.
It can be had as a side with sausages and eggs and the like.
Or it goes well as a filling for omelettes.
- 1 medium eggplant
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1 onion
- 3 zucchini
- 5 tomatoes
- 1 red capsicum
- 1 green capsicum
- 1 tsp basil
- 1 tsp oregano
- 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- Prepare veggies by slicing eggplant thinly (I cut some of the bigger pieces in half), peeling garlic, cut onion into wedges, slice zucchini (I use food processor), roughly chop tomatoes and slice capsicums.
- Sprinkle salt on to eggplant, leave it for a few minutes and then pat dry with paper towel.
- Add coconut oil to a large frying pan, add onion and fry for a couple of minutes.
- Crush garlic into the pan, stir for a minute then add the eggplant and cook for a further few minutes.
- Pour the eggplant mixture into the slow cooker, then add the rest of the ingredients to the slow cooker and cook for 8 - 9 hours on low or 4 - 5 hours on high.
How do you make your ratatouille?
Our family menu plan for the week
Week Commencing 27th July
|Mon||Slow cooker roast beef|
|Tue||Slow cooker pulled pork
|Thu||Dukkah crusted salmon with crunchy potatoes and garlic spinach|
|Fri||Home made hamburgers and salad|
|Sat||Sweet chilli chicken wraps|
|Sun||Sausages, veg and crispy mashed potato mounds|