When your health isn’t a big concern, and taste is all that matters, it’s not hard to come up with an impressive meal. I mean, what wouldn’t taste good with a ton of butter or salt or sugar? The trick is to create meals packed with flavour AND nutrients. Take this dish, for example, which can be super healthy, or just the opposite. Smart ingredient choices and preparation methods are the two big factors deciding whether or not your meal will be a healthy one.
- Organic Brown Rice
- Snow Peas, Cabbage, Chick Peas, Onions – Organic Where Possible, I’ve never seen organic snow peas 😉
- Eggs – Organic/Local Highly Suggested – Hard Boiled Suggested
- Coconut or Grapeseed Oil
- Organic Citrus Infused Soy Sauce
- Homemade Chicken Stock (I just happen to have some, not a necessity for the dish)
- Cook rice – I eat rice most days so I usually have a container in the fridge already cooked
- Sweat onions with oil 2-3 minutes med-high heat
- Cook eggs – can be done in same pan with eggs off to the side – I prefer a large soup pot or a wok for most my cooking for this reason
- Add rice and rest of veggies and liquids
- Cook high heat for just 1-2 minutes (veggies should still be crisp minus the onions)
I often find “random” food items in my fridge; like this chicken stock for example. I do my best to integrate healthy food choices into my diet wherever I can. I don’t particularly enjoy avocados, yet I eat them almost daily by adding them to my smoothie and masking them. I saw an opportunity to add this amazing food into my diet and I took it. I did the same with the chicken stock.
It’s all about the ingredients and the way you cook em.