Sunday, January 8, 2012

Thai Chicken Salad

Tonight's dinner was from a cookbook I use called "Eating for Energy".
Because I favour really easy meals over anything extravagant, I thought that this one was on the medium side in terms of prep-work (only b/c you mix 2 separate sauces: this is big for me)... Other than that it was really easy and very tasty!

1. Slice chicken breast and tofu into strips; saute in oil with garlic, ginger, soy sauce and teriyaki sauce. Set aside.

2 Chicken Breasts (skinless/boneless)
1/2 Package of Extra Firm Tofu
2 tsp ginger crushed
2 Tbsp soy sauce
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp teriyaki sauce

2. Add dressing ingredients to pan, heat and stir.

2Tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp organic brown rice syrup (can use brown sugar here too)
2 Tbsp organic almond butter
2 tsp sesame oil
2 Tbsp soy sauce
2 Tbsp teriyaki Sauce
Sprinkle chili powder
Fresh squeezed juice from 1/2 a lime

3. Place 1 cup of noodles on a plate and top with spinach, green onions, sliced peppers, nuts and chicken. Add dressing and sprinkle with fresh cilantro.

1 bag baby spinach
2 green onions
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
1/4 cup toasted peanuts
1 red bell pepper thinly sliced
1 package of brown rice noodles (You could also use whole wheat pasta here)

Friday, January 6, 2012

NYC 2012 Marathon

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If you have ever thought about running a marathon, here is your chance to join us in New York next November for this World Famous event!

A lot of people might look at this race and immediately talk themselves out of it, list all the reasons that they can't do it, or just think it is impossible....
Consider that anything is possible....
That your decision to even say the words "I can't" has already set you up for failure...
Imagine if you just said "I can"...
Dwell in the possibility of "CAN"

Monday, January 2, 2012

January 30 Day Challenge

One of my goals for 2012 is to come up with a 30 Day Challenge every month to keep me on track with my health, and to remove some of the pressure that can sometimes be associated with New Years' Resolutions.
For January I have decided to cut out sugar from my diet, which at the moment doesn't seem too hard considering I have been indulging in pretty much whatever dessert I have wanted over the last month without guilt.
The rules are simple, no cookies, cakes, candies, etc- as well as no sugar in my coffee and a limit of 1-2 servings of fruit per day (sugar is sugar kids)... I'll let you know how it goes.

What are you willing to do for 30 days?