Perhaps you’ve heard of Shakshuka? Maybe you have seen it on a menu or picked up the frozen version at Trader Joe’s. This flavorful, healthy recipe is easy to make, and is a favorite of ours here at Gennev. We’ve even had Gennev Registered Dietitian, Monika Jacobson guide us through making shakshuka from our own kitchens via a virtual zoom cooking class. We all loved it and now many of us make this dish on repeat!
Shakshuka is a traditional dish from Northern Africa or the Middle East, made by poaching eggs in a flavorful tomato stew full of spices. It is loaded with vegetarian protein (eggs and cheese), anti-inflammatory spices, vegetables (microgreens, tomatoes, onions) and healthy fat (avocado, olive oil).
Shakshuka beautifully aligns with the nutrition concepts our Registered Dietitian Nutritionists teach, as it fits within a Mediterranean-style diet. It’s typical to enjoy shakshuka as a breakfast meal, but it can also be a lovely holiday brunch food or an easy weeknight dinner any time of year.
This ethnic comfort food offers delectable flavor, superb nutrition and is easy to make! Give it a try this month or save it as a healthy meal for another time.
Adapted from Love and Lemons
Proper nutrition is key to warding off disease as we age. If you need guidance on how to incorporate healthy recipes like Shakshuka and others into your diet on a regular basis, consider working with our integrated care team who are experts in supporting women in menopause. They can create a personalized plan that will optimize your nutrition and other lifestyle factors, plus provide the support to create healthy habits for the long-term.