Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A Health Related Post and Recipe

Why is it that I can't get my kids to eat a piece of fruit to save their lives, but as soon as I start to eat healthy everyone else jumps on board? (I'm not complaining, I just find it ironic.) For example: I made some healthy chicken salad sandwiches for dinner. Everyone else was having chips with their sandwiches, so I thought I'd make me some kale chips (since potato chips are not a diet option). The kids all asked if they could try one and before I knew it half the pan was gone. I also had stocked up the fridge with fresh fruit since the only things I can really have with this diet are fruit, veggies, and meat. In an attempt to get the rest of the family eating healthier, I told them they could eat fruit whenever they wanted without asking...my stocked fridge lasted about two days.

One of the best things about me attempting to live a healthier lifestyle is that fact that the kids want to join in. I'm not alone in this and that makes me happy. We eat healthy together and exercise together. Even the three-year-old gets into it. We congratulate each other and high five when we hit our workout goals. It's a lot of fun. (I have to tell you that I never persuaded my kids to get involved, they just wanted to.)

(Luke doing sit-ups)

Here is what our Ab Monthly Challenge looks like:


Last night we had a very yummy broccoli and beef stir fry, here is the recipe (modified to what I had on hand):

Ingredients:
1 1/2 lbs of sirloin steak sliced thin
coconut aminos
dry sherry
2 cloves of garlic (minced)
minced ginger
coconut oil
chicken or veggie broth
sesame oil
honey
broccoli (chopped)
carrots (sliced thin)
sesame seeds
water

Directions:
Put the steak, 1 tbsp of coconut aminos, and 1 tbsp of dry sherry in a bowl.
Let marinate for a couple of hours or over night.
In a large skillet or wok heat up 2 tbsps of coconut oil.
Once oil is completely melted, add in steak.
Place steak evenly in skillet, let brown on one side then put into a clean bowl.
Next, add in your veggies and 2 tbsps of water.
Cover with a lid or foil for a couple of minutes.
While your veggies are steaming, 
put garlic, 1 tbsp of ginger, 3 tbsps dry sherry, 3 tbsp chicken/veggie broth,
3 tbsps coconut aminos, 1/2 teaspoon of sesame oil, and 1 tbsp of honey
into a bowl and wisk together.
Remove foil or lid from skillet, make a ring in the middle of your skillet
with your veggies and add in your garlic mixture.
Then add your steak back in.
Cook until meat is your desired doneness. 
Spoon onto plates and sprinkle on sesame seeds.

You can add arrowroot flour to add thickness to your sauce, but we didn't have any.
I just spooned the liquid over the stir fry on our plates.


The only bad part of this recipe was that I didn't make enough, so next time I will make triple the amount! We have loved every single healthy recipe that I've made, with exception to the fajitas I tried cooking in our dutch oven. DO NOT TRY AT HOME! Fajita meat and peppers should be fried not cooked in the oven...EVER. Live and learn.

Rebecca Havener, My Little Devils With Wings

PS. In my defense the fajitas were a frozen crockpot recipe that was still frozen when I got home from work (because someone forgot to defrost it). So, in an attempt to hurry and get dinner done, I threw it in the dutch oven and let it cook for an hour. Never again.

2 comments:

  1. Aw that's how you do it mama! Trick them into eating their veggies! When summer hits I'm all about the diet...nevermind the workout which there is NO substitution for, just gotta grin and bear it, it's the nutritional intake that's high on my list of priorities! This beef and broc looks AMAZE!!! I can eat this for bfast lunch and din!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

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