In England, Shepherds Pie is a staple dish for most families. I know my family has it on a regular basis. The English (maybe even the British) have become very defensive when it comes to the name of this dish. Shepherds pie contains minced lamb, with a mashed potato topping. Absolutely not to be confused with Cottage pie, which has beef mince, with that same potato topping. Be careful not to mix this up, or you will face the wrath of the English pride! I learned that one the hard way…..when I say learned, I mean, I have learned a few times….until I make the mistake again! Whoops!
- Veal is a tender, tasty form of meat, bringing a high dose of protein with a lower calorie content due to less fat in the meat. It also contains iron, which is crucial for the prevention of anemia
- Butternut squash is full of Vitamin C, to keep those pesky colds away during the winter months. It also brings fiber, and plenty of B vitamins to support the immune and nervous systems
- Sweet potatoes are also high in fiber, and a good serving of Vitamin E, which helps with repair, so you can bounce back from injuries quicker
- Peas contain leutein, which helps with eye function; important for those nighttime runs during the winter