I know we’re all working on our “new year new you” journey! Which is fine and encouraging but I want you to know that you can change your diet, lifestyle, career at anytime. You don’t have to wait for the clock to strike midnight to start making changes.
With that being said here’s a teriyaki chicken bowl recipe to add to your meal plan and it’s perfect for meal prep. You can swap out that white rice for brown rice, quinoa or riced cauliflower!
2 cup of coarsely chopped colored peppers & zucchini
1/2 cup medium coarsely chopped onions
Your favorite veggies spices
2-3 cups of rice or other substitute mentioned above. Follow the provided instructions for rice etc.
Coat a large pan with olive oil and sautée the veggies and onion in a large pan. Add spices and cook uncovered for about 10 minutes being sure to toss your veggies every so often. Once your veggies are done set aside and remove from heat. You’re going use the same pan to prepare the chicken.
1/2 tsp of salt and pepper or to taste (you don’t need to add a lot of seasoning because there’s plenty of flavor in the sauce).
8 boneless skinless chicken thighs.
1 cup of vegetable oil or your preferred oil.
Pour oil in pan. Season chicken and pan sear each side for 10 minutes on medium to high heat until it’s nice and brown.
Teriyaki Sauce Ingredients:
1 cup of water
1 tsp fresh ginger
2-3 garlic cloves
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 tbsp of corn starch
1/2 tsp garlic & onion powder, and pepper. A dare you to add a few red peppers flakes!
Mix all over your wet ingredient first including including the ginger and garlic. Add cornstarch after 2-3 minutes.Cook on medium heat -high for 5-7minutes while stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and pour over chicken and allow to to cook another 10 minutes on medium heat. You can cook longer to allow the sauce to thicken.
It’s ok to spend time alone. In fact I think it’s healthy to enjoy your own company and have things that you do for yourself.
I need my downtime because my mind is always busy and sometimes I want to dummy down and watch some of my favorite shows. However, you must be mindful of what you entertain yourself with. The goal is to be a better version of yourself and not get boggled down by the waywardness of the world.
Don’t be afraid and don’t live in fear. Take a chance to do something that you find difficult but will empower you in the end!
Since I’ve been gone I’ve done a lot of reflecting. More importantly I survived corona. I was diagnosed at the end of June and it was tough for a couple weeks but I’m back to myself and more motivated than before. The worst thing about being sick is the possibility of infecting others and I passed the virus to my 15 year old son and his symptoms were a little different from mine. We’re both fine now 🙏🏾
Between corona, the BLM movement, the economy, and white Nationalist spewing hate the world is running amuck right now. So for those us who pray and are believers we need to be praying more than ever.
We’re in a crisis and no political party will save us. Be blessed.