Staying fit is mostly about being prepared, for example, preparing good and healthy food. Seventy percent of your results have to do with what you put into your body. Choose good nutritious foods or make them. You don't have to spend all day cooking! Get kitchen accessories that save you time, an instapot and/or a chopper can cut your prep and cooking time in half. I'm Latina, so I love delicious Mexican food. I spend most nights remaking comfort foods, and with this Seattle weather, I've been into soups. Growing up, we didn't eat much meat but the food was still delicious! During fitness competition seasons, we over did it in the protein department. Now my focus is somewhere in the middle, with more veggies! They are not just fillers! They have so micronutrients the boost our health. For instance, peppers help improve digestion and they contain a natural compound called capsaicin, which helps alleviate pain because of the amount of neuropeptides released. Any kind of peppers, bell or hot peppers, fight inflammation and increase your metabolism and circulation. Bring on the peppers! The challenging part can be sticking to the serving size- just remind yourself that you will eat again in a couple hours.
This hearty guiso is one of my favorites on a cozy day.
Makes 8 servings
2 tbsp olive oil
1 yellow onion
4 garlic clove
14.5 oz can organic diced tomatoes
1 cup of cherry tomatoes
1 yellow pepper
1 red pepper
7 oz can salsa verde
5 small Yukon papas (not the baby ones but bigger you a also measure 5 cups)
1 cup of green beans chopped and cleaned
Salt pepper to taste
1 lb of turkey or lean beef (My favorite is bison as well)
1 cup of chicken broth
1. Satay chopped onion to translucence. Add garlic for 1 min, then add papas. Let cook while you chop other veggies.
2. Add veggies to the pan along with green salsa. Add meat then cook for 5 min.
3. Add broth and let cook for another 15 min… so good! Enjoy!
Carbs: 34 grams
Protein: 17.8 grams
Fat: 5.2 grams
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