We know that America and the UK are the fattest in the world now – that’s not in debate. For the first time in history, our children are actually facing an earlier death than our generation is enjoying. That’s shocking, and we need to do something about it. This is not a point for debate – the facts are there. We need to move on from discussion, to action.
Many people associate “healthy” food with tasteless, bland vegetables – and this isn’t the case at all. We have been deceived by the health freaks and diet scammers. The simple answer to healthy living is to prepare and cook your own food. Don’t buy ready meals, and don’t eat from fast food chains under any circumstances.
But most of us claim we can’t cook, which presents a little bit of a problem when you’re tasked with making your own meals. Well, here’s news for you – anyone can cook. Maybe not everyone is capable of preparing various delicious meals for 50 people in one night, but then you don’t need to – you only need to make one decent meal a day, for your family. In times past, we used to value skills like that ambitiousfoodie.com, but somewhere along the way that got lost.
So I’m going to do my bit today, and teach you how to make an incredibly easy meal that’s both filling, delicious, and healthy.
Let’s make a quick and easy, and most importantly healthy, chicken stir fry to serve 4. Here’s what you’ll need. You may need to go shopping if you don’t generally cook, but don’t worry as everything in this should be in a typical supermarket.
– 375g egg noodles
– 2 carrots, peeled
– 1 red, 1 green pepper
– 200g bean sprouts
– 4 tbsp vegetable oil
– 3 tbsp sesame oil
– 1 clove garlic
– 2tbsp soy sauce
– 2 boneless chicken breasts
– 3 tbsp oyster sauce
– 1tbsp roasted sesame seeds
– Start by boiling a pan of water to soften the noodles. Once boiling, put the noodles in for about 2-3 minutes.
– While the noodles are boiling, cut the carrots, chicken and peppers into thin slices. The chicken should be about 1cm wide, bite-size pieces. Chop the garlic up into tiny pieces.
– When the noodles are done, drain them and return to the pan. Toss them with 1tbsp of vegetable oil and cover the pan to keep them warm.
– Heat your wok until it’s really hot, then add 2tbsp of vegetable and 2 tbsp sesame oil. After 30 seconds, add the chopped garlic. After another 30 seconds, add the vegetables and stir fry the whole lot for about a minute. Add a dash of soy sauce, then set the vegetables aside on a separate plate. Leave them for now.
– Add another tablespoon of vegetable and sesame oil to the pan, and stir fry the chicken. Cook for about 3 minutes until you can see any red bits anymore. When that’s done, add the vegetables and noodles in too, along with the toasted sesame seeds. Stir in the remaining soy sauce and oyster sauce.