….Just kidding 😀 It is Monday and I am going to talk about a meal but I’m actually going to skip the meal plans this week because it’s going to be a short week filled with leftovers. Next week will be similar then maybe while I’m at training I’ll pick up some tips and tricks about eating healthy while I’m living out a suitcase (I’m also open to suggestions on that topic).
I worked late tonight. I arrived home at 5:30 then remembered I needed an onion and garlic for the recipe I wanted to make. Ugh! I thought maybe I’ll just skip dinner or I’ll make something else or I’ll order something….finally I decided I would take 10 minutes and walk to the store.
I dug up some motivation because I was close to my step goal for the day and I knew this meal was healthier than any of the other options. I didn’t even allow myself to sit down when I got home because I knew since I’d been on the go since about 6AM if I sat down all my motivation would disappear. I began to chop up the onion and garlic because that was really the only prep then it was time to start cooking.
At one point I began to worry. What if I’m putting all this effort and time into this dish and I end up hating it? Also, I know I’m not the greatest cook in the world and began to worry that I’d taken on a dish that was too complicated.
I decided to forge ahead because the dish had ingredients I enjoy so I figured I wouldn’t hate them all mixed together and I was right. Plus the recipe was not that complicated.
This is the recipe I used: Braised coconut spinach & chickpeas with lemon
I served it over some brown rice but can see how it would be delicious on it’s own or as they suggest serving it, with a baked sweet potato. Yum! I’ll definitely make this again and it’s one I would recommend. It’s a relatively inexpensive dish too. I think the sun dried tomatoes and spinach were the most expensive components but I could find them cheaper if I shopped around a bit.
This whole eating healthy and walking more is starting to pay off as I’ve seen a little bit of weight loss plus just feeling better. I know this next month is going to be super busy but I’m going to do everything I can to stay on track and also to keep writing.
That’s all I’ve got for today. I should have another post on Wednesday.
Hope Monday treated you well!! I’m just happy to have survived the day! On the bright side I was so busy the day flew by….now it’s on to my favorite weekday, Trivia Tuesday!