Take out food gets a bad reputation as a classic “unhealthy” choice but I think stir fries are not only delicious and easy to make healthy, they’re also the perfect example of food that tastes great and just happens to be good for you! Of course you do have to watch out for sodium but like any part of healthy living it’s about moderation not deprivation.
The key, in all of the stir fry recipes, is to use really high heat. The high heat gives the dish a sear and caramelizes the soy sauce making it absolutely fantastic. To keep it from sticking use water 1-2 Tbsp. at a time and use the best nonstick pan you have!
In any of these recipes feel free to swap whatever veggies you personally love and if you’re vegetarian try swapping out meat for LightLife Lean Grounds (I like the sausage best).
dark chocolate pistachio cookies with sea salt: recipe here
In Mexico chia seeds are often stirred into fruity drinks where they turn gelatinous and add a nice texture to the beverage. Chia was a prized “superfood” for the Aztecs who took advantage of the seed which contains protein, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids including high amounts of alpha-linolenic acid. Chia can be used in breads and baked goods as well, but I find that making Chia Fresca is the quickest, easiest and most delicious way to get some chia seeds into your diet.
When the seeds absorb enough liquid, the outer layer creates a gelatinous film around the seed, so you can drink it effortlessly. The seeds themselves have a grassy flavor if you crunch them open, but the gelatinous layer keeps the seed intact so the hydrated seeds impart zero flavor to your beverage. When the seeds outer layer has absorbed enough liquid, it reminds me of a tomato seed with that slippery, outer covering, but on a much smaller scale. Chia seeds are tiny, about a millimeter long and they are a mottled brown and gray.
Top polenta with sun-ripened tomatoes, garlic, sage, pine nuts, and goat cheese in a cast iron skillet for a simple, comforting meal.
Smoked Cheddar Cheese and Asparagus Quiche