By Coach Lindsay Zemba Leigh
One of the top reasons people fall off healthy eating is because of boredom. And now that we eating out less or not at all, it’s very easy to get bored with the same “go to” meals or foods day in and day out.
So, let’s set the goal of eating a greater variety of foods, and starting the practice of trying a new recipe and/or new food every week to help avoid healthy eating boredom and burnout.
Try a new smoothie recipe this week using mangos instead of strawberries, or try making your own granola, which is super easy and a good alternative to the sugar laden store bought options.
Try some recipes using produce that is in season right now, like asparagus, strawberries, swiss chard or arugula.
Sesame Peanut Noodle – Recipe
I tried this super easy pantry recipe for Sesame peanut noodles for the first time this week and it was pretty tasty. From TODAY.com:
1/2 cup peanut butter (or any nut or seed butter)
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup vegetable broth
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 box whole grain pasta, cooked and drained
Optional extras: Squirt of Sriracha or any favorite hot sauce, sliced scallions and toasted sesame seeds for garnish
In a medium bowl, mix together peanut butter, water, broth and soy sauce until everything is well combined and smooth. Add an optional squirt of Sriracha or hot sauce if you like some heat. Toss some of the sauce with your cooked pasta (I recommend 2 tablespoons for every 1 cup cooked noodles) and enjoy warm or cold. Garnish with optional sliced scallions and toasted sesame seeds and enjoy! Note: You’ll likely have leftover sauce, which will last for up to a week in the fridge; simply give it a good stir and warm in microwave to soften and thin it out. If it’s too thick, simply add extra broth, water or rice vinegar when reheating.
What are some of your favorite recipes? Let’s share so that all of us can find new recipes to try and shake up the routine!
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