Most of us take the reset of a New year as an opportunity to better care for our bodies so I thought I would share a few “go to” dinners in case you need some ideas.
I keep cooking meals simple so that it is sustainable.
The more detailed of a recipe I follow, the higher the chance I will never make it again and I will grow to hate being in the kitchen.
So, for the sake of keeping healthy living a priority, simple is the key.
Chicken, yam fries, beets, and salad
I typically love to cook my chicken in the instant pot as it keeps it from drying out, but ever since getting my air fryer, I have been using that as well.
I will generally dice or slice a big ole yam, dice up the beets, toss together in salt, pepper, and avocado oil and bake in the oven or throw them all in the air fryer.
I like to add a less starchy carb to most dinners in the form of vegetables so with this dinner, I will typically make a simple green salad. This looks like a romaine and spinach blend topped with cucumber, peppers, and carrots.
We love a good ole stir fry as a means to getting all the veggies at once. I will usually add chopped broccoli, cauliflower, pepper, onions, carrots, and chicken breast or ground turkey to the stir fry and we will eat it on top of jasmine rice!
I like to make my own stir fry sauce. I will use sesame oil, soy sauce, chicken broth (or water), dash of maple syrup, salt, pepper, minced garlic, minced ginger, and a bit of arrowroot starch in place of corn starch to thicken the sauce up!
I am tagging the recipe to this chili here.
This chili takes me 10 minutes to put together and I let it simmer for about an hour to an hour and a half. It makes for the best left-overs as well!
We love to top it with sour cream or Greek yogurt and crumble up some tortilla chips!
Turkey Sausage Spaghetti over spaghetti squash with broccoli and fresh sourdough
We love loading up on spaghetti squash as our noodles! Not only do we get to enjoy fresh sourdough as our starchy carb side, but we feel less bloated and gross after eating this form of spaghetti vs heavy noodles.
We also love using turkey sausage as the protein in our tomato basil spaghetti sauce because it adds such a delicious flavor.
Like I said above, I like to add a non-starchy green to most meals, and this is one I will usually pair with broccoli in the air fryer!