I am starting to think that I am all talk. It has dawned on me that every few weeks I start feeling horrible about my eating habits and whether or not I am truly living a healthy lifestyle. Each time this motivation to eat clean and get in shape lasts only a day or two, if that, and then I shove my face with Reese's Peanut Buttercups. Why am I am unable to stick with it is beyond comprehension, perhaps it is because I try to go cold turkey every time? No sugar. No coffee. No dairy. Let's face it, there is no way that I am setting myself up for success by going about things this way.
It's all about the baby steps. I've replaced regular milk with almond milk. (Weeding out cheese and ice cream is not going to be a pleasant experience.) Sure, there are things that I shouldn't be eating but it's all about moderation. Frozen pizza every night is not good. But you cannot completely deny yourself all pleasures. I've gone to magazines like Men's Health for a few healthier meal options to try to keep my on track during the week. Best part of all? They actually taste good!
| Creamy Peanut Noodles with Shredded Chicken |
Recipe from Men's Health
3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 teaspoon sriracha
1 teaspoon dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
4 oz whole wheat spaghetti, cooked (reserve ¼ cup cooking water)
2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
4 scallions, thinly sliced
In a large bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, soy sauce, lime juice, sriracha, sugar, sesame oil, and at least 2 tablespoons cooking water.
Add the noodles and toss until well coated.
Toss in the chicken and half the scallions.
Divide between 2 bowls and top with the remaining scallions and some red-pepper flakes if you want.