Forcing Myself to do the No Carb Lunch

A no carb lunch! What a thing is this?! Recently, I have just started out with my healthy eating20170708_180649Β journey, and it is my ultimate goal to be able to shed serious weight before the end of 2017. Late start to the goal, but a late start is better than no start!

With this I wanted to show you what one of my typical lunches have been looking like. What I have in my plate are the following:

  • Harissia Seasoned Chicken (PC Brand Seasoning)
  • Vegetable Stir-fry (Onions, Broccoli, Mushrooms, Bean Sprouts)

So far its been super healthy but I do miss my bread and pastas. You can make healthy look and taste good, but you have to be ready to make the change.

Follow me on my healthy eating journey as I continue.

Rainbow Corn Salad

IMG_2161This picture does not do this salad justice. After finding the original recipe on Pinterest, I decided to try it for myself (with some substitutions of course).

What’s unique about this simple recipe is the fact that the corn gives it its sweet taste while the red (or purple) onion gives it a spicy kick.

Overall, I have really enjoyed eating the colourful summer salad for lunch and I am excited to share this recipe with you.

 

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups of Corn (canned or frozen are good)
  • Half of a red (or purple) onion diced
  • 1 sweet bell pepper (green, red, orange or yellow) diced
  • 1/4 of a Cucumber diced
  • A slice of a hot pepper (scotch bonnet or jalapeno)
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of oil (olive or vegetable oil)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Lemon or Lime Juice

Instructions

  • Combine the diced onions, bell pepper, cucumber together
  • Heat a pan up with the oil, slice of hot pepper, lemon/lime juice and the black pepper
  • Add corn into pan and stir for 2-4 minutes
  • Combine seasoned corn into bowl with the other ingredients
  • Chill in the fridge and serve!

 

I hope that you try this simple and tasty recipe this summer and that it is as good for you as it was for me!

Quick Kale Stirfry

This is one of my favourite go to recipes for dinner. I am not a vegan or a health nut, but I do believe that it is so important to have vegetables in your diet. This recipe is so easy and tasty too.

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Ingredients:

  • Chopped Kale
  • Sliced sweet peppers
  • a slice of a fresh hot pepper (jalapeno or scotch bonnet are my faves)
  • mushrooms
  • Sliced carrots
  • 2 tbsp oil (olive or vegetable)
  • 1 tsp black-pepper
  • half an Onion sliced

Steps:

  1. put pan on stove. set heat to a medium temperature
  2. add oil to pan.
  3. Add onions, black pepper, and slice of hot pepper. Let it start to Simmer.
  4. Once the pan is at a simmer, add the kale, sweet peppers, carrots to the pan. Cover and let steam for 5-7 minutes.
  5. Add sliced mushrooms to the pan. Cover and let simmer for 3-5 min
  6. Check for completion.

If you like your vegetables hard, then 10 minutes total cooking time should do the trick. If you like them a tad softer, then let them simmer for a bit longer!

Hope you try this out for one of your dinners! Its quick and tasty and super duper easy to do!