Hello and welcome to the Living Revolution 🙂
I receive more than a few questions about nutrition from members of Crossfit PE. Mostly, people are looking for that imaginative scenario where they can eat whatever they want, and accomplish their fitness goals simultaneously. Mostly, they tell me how challenging it is to “eat enough protien” or “avoid eating a pint of ice cream before bed”. This lack of discipline, the inability to consciously control what goes in to your mouth, has created an epidemic of negative health effects that are plaguing modern humans. As a species, we are figuring out how to kill ourselves using the means meant to nourish ourselves.
You don’t want to die like that, do you? I didn’t think so. Here is an easy solution, when it comes to thinking about the food you consume. Use the KISS method, which we all know stands for Keep It Super Simple! We’ll talk more about this idea later, but here are a few tidbits to get your mind working…variety….whole foods….self-prepared….flavorful.
There are many methods for how to eat “right”. Finding what works best for you takes practice and patience. Sometimes you even need to experiment and fail. To start you off on this new journey, I’ll provide some simple recipes that taste great and will make you feel good. Because I am clever, and because it sounds catchy, I’m going to call these meals “One Pan Wonders”. Here we go…
Beef, Asparagus, Snap Peas (serves 4)
Ingredient: 1 lb ground beef, 6 oz asparagus, 6 oz sugar snap peas, 1 large head of garlic, 1/2 cup slivered almonds, 2 tbsp Braggs Aminos, 2 tbsp Teriyaki Sauce, 1 tbsp sesame oil, 1 tbsp sambal olek
Equipment: 1 large skillet, 1 rubber spatula, 1 chefs knife, 1 cutting board
- Toast almonds in skillet, for 5-7 minutes on medium-low heat. remove almonds from pan and set aside to cool.
- Wash asparagus and snow peas. Cut asparagus to 3 in pieces.
- Remove garlic husk, break apart individual cloves, and dice whole head of garlic.
- Add sesame oil to skillet, increase heat to medium. Add asparagus and snap peas to skillet. Saute for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from pan and set aside.
- Add ground beef to skillet. Add Teriyaki sauce. Add diced garlic. Add Sambal Olek. Cook thoroughly, until all “pink’ meat is gone.
- Add veggies and almonds back to pan and combine all ingredients. Continue cooking for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
BOOM! That’s it. Delicious, nutritious, and if you can find decent lighting, it looks pretty too! Give this yummy dish a try and let me know what you think. Go leave a comment on Instagram, email me, or leave a comment here! Eating well is the first step toward a happy, healthy life, now go do it! As always, thank you for reading my words, and for participating in the Living Revolution! Until next time…