One of the most effective natural ways to manage fibromyalgia – and chronic pain in general – is by following an anti-inflammatory diet. An anti-inflammatory meal plan should include foods that are high in fiber, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, and copious servings of fruits and vegetables, like this potato hash recipe. Vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower are also known as “crucifiers.” They are especially important to a fibromyalgia diet as they contain numerous antioxidants.
Cabbage, beet, and potato hash recipe (serves 2-4)
Cabbage and potatoes are a classic combination, however, the addition of beets in this recipe makes it extra special. The beets also turn the hash pink for a little bit of flair. This dish is excellent on its own, or served as a side to accompany a piece of fish (another important ingredient in an anti-inflammatory diet), or other lean protein.
- 2 medium-large red beets
- 1 tablespoon olive oil + more for roasting
- 4 waxy potatoes, such as Red or Yukon Gold, chopped
- 1/4 cup vegetable stock
- 2 cups thinly sliced green cabbage
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Scrub the beets under cold water to remove any excess dirt. Pat dry. Place the beets on a large sheet of aluminum foil. Drizzle with olive oil. Fold the foil to cover, forming a packet around them. Roast in the oven for approximately 45 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Once cool, remove and discard the skins. Reserve any cooking liquid that has accumulated. Chop the beets and set aside.
- Heat the olive oil in a large skillet, set over medium heat. Add the potatoes, and cook, stirring for approximately 5 minutes. Add the vegetable stock to the skillet, and cover. Cook for an additional 5 minutes.
- Remove the cover from the pan and stir in the chopped beets (with the reserved cooking liquid), cabbage and dill. Cook for approximately 5-8 minutes, until the cabbage is wilted and the potatoes are tender. Add salt & pepper to taste. Serve with additional chopped dill, if desired.
Would you try this potato hash recipe?