PALEO/LOW CARB/GLUTEN FREE/ DAIRY FREE/
10 WEEK CHALLENGE FRIENDLY/MEAL PREP FRIENDLY
Ever wondered what on earth a ‘sloppy joe’ is? I always remembered watching American programs growing up, and the kids would always be excited for sloppy joes for lunch in their cafeteria.
I never got around to making them in my bread eating days, but after being inspired by a Delish video recently – I thought I would put my own whole food twist on them.
This recipe contains liquid smoke because it can be pretty hard to find a smokey bbq sauce that’s whole food friendly. Not wanting to buy sauces loaded with sugar, I’m forever on the hunt for sauces I can use. I discovered Smugglers Cove in my local New World and now always have a bottle on hand just in case. For me, the perfect bbq sauce has that delicious smokey flavour, so I usually add a little liquid smoke to mine. I have found liquid smoke in the sauce aisle of my local supermarkets recently, but it is totally optional too. I just personally love the flavour!
These sloppy joes are definitely workplace friendly and reheatable the next day. You could definitely meal prep them, however if weight loss is your goal then I wouldn’t eat them more than 2-3 times a week. These are fab for that carb hit from the kumara and a much better source of carbohydrate than bread!
Don’t forget to tag me in your creations – @elorahh and #theshrinkingviolet – I LOVE seeing what you create!