Food is my biggest area of ongoing struggle. Growing up with an amazing mom who cooked like a champ, my palette was spoilt with yumminess and carbs. Yip, rice and potatoes in the same meal – smother that with gravy and BAM… heart attack on a plate
Truthfully she made me eat my vegetables too, when she was looking. Some nights they were strategically smuggled out under some innocent grains of rice.
Before my nutritional education from Steve and his team, I was hell bent on the fact that I would rather run until I puked before I would eat things like broccoli and oats. I was under the impression that “healthy food” was code for ‘gross food’ and that all things green came served with a sloppy consistency that made me mock charge. So I decided to eat them raw!
Chopped finely and dressed with olive oil and white vinegar – this made everything taste better. I am now at a point where I enjoy the crunch and the clean feeling you get after eating them. I even went as far as to ‘eat up’ by swapping out the lettuce for things like kale or baby spinach leaves. If you told me that I would ever eat stuff like this, there was a chance that I may have mock charged simply at the thought.
So since healthy food certainly doesn’t need to be gross food, here’s a little recipe I found that is amazingly healthy and super tasty.
2/3 cup of soya sauce
½ cup of chicken stock
¼ tbs raw honey
2 tbs rice wine vinegar
2 tsp of brown sugar
3 minced garlic cloves
1 tbs of corn starch
1 tsp sriracha
1 tsp ginger
¼ tsp pepper flakes
1 tbs olive oil
500g flank steak thinly sliced
1 head of broccoli
1 tbsseasame oil
Mix the soya sauce, chicken stock, honey, vinegar, sugar, garlic, sesame oil, corn starch, sriracha, ginger, peppers and ¼ cup of water. Set this aside.
Then heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add steak and cook, flipping once after 3-4 min. Stir in the broccoli and soya mix. Stir until slightly thickened. About 3-4 min.
Most importantly, know that you’re feeding your body with good fuel.