As the holidays come to an end, we are now all faced with the task of “getting back on track” when it comes to eating healthier. Let's face it: the holidays are a time to unwind, relax, let go of some of your routines and just be present in the moment. Does that mean you throw all care to the wind and don't pay attention to what you eat/drink? No. But I do think it's an opportunity for you to give yourself a break. I don't know about you, but I'm one for routines. I have a morning routine, a nighttime routine and a workout routine. One area I find I lack with routine is incorporating veggies into my boys’ meals on a regular basis.
There are many times I choose to pick my battles and the “veggie fight” is one of them. As I ease back into the reality of 2019, I promised myself(again) that I would involve my boys in meal prep and menu decisions that could help encourage healthier eating. One fun idea I have come up with is creating a stir fry bar at home. On Sundays when you are doing meal prep for the week this is a perfect fit. Here is how we do it at our house…
Choose your own vegetables: bok choy, celery, carrots, spinach, green beans, bean sprouts, water chestnuts, mushrooms.
Choose your own protein: from chicken, turkey, tofu, flank steak, scallops, or shrimp.
Choose your own starch: Noodles, brown or white rice.
Remember to invest in a set of small bowls, a rice cooker, a wok of your choice (electric, skillet, etc.) and a wok spatula. All these items help in making the perfect stir fry much easier.