Easiest Healthful Meal Ever

chicken stir fryThis meal was so easy I had to take a minute to share it with you! I’ve made chicken stir fry many times in the past but somehow this was faster and easier and tastier. I had lots of colorful vegetables on hand and a leftover bone-in chicken breast. I also had some millet already cooked so I used that too. You can use whatever favorite vegetables you have. Of course it’s more fun to eat when you use a rainbow of colors. This meal received a 9 out of a possible 10 points from the judge ( Andrew)!

Feeds two people

Ingredients

1 cooked bone-in chicken breast, meat removed from bone and cut into strips

1-2 Tablespoons coconut oil

1 bunch baby bok choy, roughly chopped

1 cup julianned carrots (I bought a bag of them at TJ’s)

1 bunch baby broccoli, cut into 1-inch pieces

1 yellow pepper cut into 1/4-inch strips

1/4 cup low-sodium tamari

1/2 Tablespoon arrowroot or corn starch

1/4  teaspoon each garlic powder, ground ginger, onion powder

1 cup cooked millet or brown rice

Optional: chopped green onions or almonds

Heat the oil in a large cast iron skillet. Par boil the broccoli in a pan or microwave to soften it just a little. Sauté peppers, carrots, and broccoli in oil for about 2 minutes.  Add the bok choy and continue cooking over medium high heat, stirring often, until vegetables are still slightly crisp, about 4-5 minutes.

Combine tamari and arrowroot in a measuring cup and stir until smooth. Add chicken pieces to skillet along with garlic, ginger and onion powder. Stir to combine, then pour in the tamari mixture. Turn heat down to medium low and stir entire mixture until slightly thickened and chicken is warmed through.

Heat millet and divide onto plates. Top with stir fry mixture.  Sprinkle with chopped green onions or almonds if you desire.  That didn’t take long, right?

My kind of healthful meal!

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Eating A Clean Breakfast

Have you decided to take the Clean It Up Challenge? The very first step in making a change is deciding that you will do it. Decide that you want to feel and look your absolute best!

To do that you have to give it your all. Don’t do things just half way; don’t give yourself the chance to wonder what could have been. Decide you’re worth it– then go after it!

Okay, down to the business of starting the day with a clean breakfast. Get rid of the boxes of cereal with “fortified” ingredients. That just means the food manufacturers pounded all the nutrients out, added a bunch of chemicals that we can’t pronounce and our bodies don’t recognize, and attempted to put some nutrients back in.

Why not just eat food the way it’s supposed to be? Eggs are a complete protein; nothing’s been added in or taken out. Now add the best kind of food from the earth in the form of vegetables. They have no labels and no other weird ingredients. Have you ever seen a commercial for someone trying to get you to buy onions?

Here’s a simple, clean, whole foods way to start your day. This recipe feeds two people:

Ingredients

4 eggs (cage free), slightly beaten

Coconut or olive oil

1 bell pepper — I like red but all colors are good

1/2 cup chopped red onion

1 medium tomato, chopped

2-3 large kale leaves chopped, thick stems removed (spinach is ok too)

Garlic sea salt if you have it

Freshly ground black pepper

Heat enough oil just to cover the bottom of the skillet. Sauté chopped onions and peppers for a few minutes, then add kale and tomatoes and cook for another minute.

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Pour the slightly beaten eggs over the vegetables. Add about 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few turns of the pepper mill. Cook, stirring often, until eggs are done to your desired consistency.

Lay a few large leaves of your favorite lettuce on a plate and top with the egg mixture.

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What better way to start your clean eating day? Besides exercise, of course!