Lifestyle coach: Are you eating swim suit ready?! We ate so good and clean yesterday! Sweet Potato 🍠, Greens, Millet, asparagus salad, beef ribs, Kobe Burgers (no buns) 🌽 corn, and white food cake with strawberries 🍓 blueberries, and all natural whipped cream! This is how you eat clean & make it taste good on holidays!
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Tip: Look at the list: Anything on the the list able to be made healthier?
Tip: Look at the list: Anything on the list super unhealthy
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Tip: Plan to eat early so you have longer to digest it!
Try this new dish with me!
So I'm reading a beautiful new book on eating healthy and trying new foods and I stumble across this new food called Millet.
Although millet is most often associated as the main ingredient in bird seed, it is not just "for the birds." Creamy like mashed potatoes or fluffy like rice, millet is a delicious grain that can accompany many types of food. As with most grains, millet is available in markets throughout the year. (Wiki on Millet)
The short of it is it's super healthy and high in protein and low fat and tastes great!
I had never heard of it but I thought, the next time I'm in Sprouts in going for it! And there it was, my new relationship had begun. I looked at it- my dreamy new recipe add and it looked back at me. It had dreamy eyes of "on sale" and I thought it MUST be love at first sight!
I quickly pinned a great new recipe! I thought I was hot stuff! But the recipe called for Asparagus and let me tell you- I don't come from a long line of women that cooked with asparagus! Try greens and shaved bacon! So Pinterest was my new great grandma, destined to show me the new way around my kitchen.
Just as it has to happen to me, I think, "hey, I'm gonna try a new healthy grain! My kids are in the car with daddy and I have this cart all to myself! And Hey, I'm able to find a recipie that I can actually do! What?! I'm amazing at this point and the recipie that calls for asparagus must have been in everyone else's inbox this weekend because the asparagus was all gone!! Aaaaahhggghh!!!!" No fear, I look to my left and there is one last bushel left. But the guy in my peripheral is gaining in on me! I kindly speed up and SWIPE! Crazy lady takes the bushel! At least I'm sure that's what he was thinking!
All is well but when I actually got home to make the recipie my taste buds and my kids' voices started to have a fist fight in my head. I thought there is no way I'm going to get them to eat this! And since I forgot I was making a broccoli salad - and actually cooked my entire broccoli bush then - I now had a ton of extra salad material to play with.
My New Salad Recipe
1 bushel of Asparagus( don't go there) (boiled, cooled with ice quickly then dried and chopped in 4ths
1 red pepper (originally for broccoli salad) chopped
1 yellow pepper (also originally for broccoli salad) chopped
1 pear (decided agains cranberries but needed a sweet but mild fruit) chopped
1 bush of parsley (I thought this was in the photo above on Pinterest as a decor. Needless to say it got added for flavor) diced
1/2 yellow onion package ( I decided I'd try not crying and not not being able to see my 2 year old when she comes in the kitchen asking randomly for water) pre -chopped (don't judge me)
3 lemons ( Hubby squeezed them for me) he really felt like he was doing a good deed for our family meal ;). We've got 15 years - this is how you do it! Squeezed
MILLET!! My star!! 1 cooked cup. Prepared exactly like rice but healthier and yummier.
I stirred my salad and placed it on top of the millet. It was amazing!
Kids did not partake and that's ok! More for me and daddy. Added shredded chicken with it for lunch and made a full meal again!
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