Hello 2022! For the month of January I plan to share 5 of my favorite healthy recipes as I know many of us are looking to eat healthier this year. The biggest complaint I've heard and personally experienced is the Covid 15. Between being stuck indoors all day long, working out with a mask, and eating out of boredom, we've all had our share of a few pounds. While I can't control covid and what happens with Omicron, I can offer some exciting recipes for you to try at home. Being a chef, nothing excites me more than tasting delicious food. And believe it or not, healthy food can be DELICIOUS! If you gain anything from the next 4 posts coming to you every week for the month of January, it should be a few easy recipes that will help you reach your new year's resolution of eating healthier!! So let's begin!
Recipe #1 - Fab Abs 5-Minute Lentil Salad
Why call it Fab Abs? Because this salad packs a big punch of prebiotic fiber, nutrients and protein. Prebiotic fiber makes our stomach happy by making our gut healthier. It's a healthy carbohydrate you can incorporate into your diet to help you stay full for longer periods of time. I eat this salad in replacement of heavier meals that contain starchy carbs such as white rice, bread, pasta, or potatoes. It's a perfect side to pair with lean protein such as grilled fish, sautéed prawns, roasted chicken, tofu or even sliced deli turkey meat. Healthy swaps such as eating lentils in replacement of your usual rice, bread or pasta can make those fab abs you are wishing for a reality! How do I ensure you can keep this up?
Make it SUPER DUPER EASY to prepare!
Make it DELICIOUS so you can eat this ALL THE TIME!
Make it VERSATILE so you can enjoy it in different ways to keep it interesting!
Fab Abs 5 Minute Lentil Salad
2 cups lentils (precooked)
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1 roma tomato, diced
1/2 tsp minced garlic (use the ones in the tubes to save time)
1/2 tsp minced ginger (use the ones in the tubes to save time)
1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
2 tbsp braggs soy sauce or any soy sauce of your choice
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp sriracha
1 tsp red chili flake (if you like it spicy)
1. Add everything into a bowl and toss!
Yes it’s literally that easy! And it tastes incredible. You can also adjust the seasonings to your liking. If you are more of a tart/citrusy person, then add more lemon juice. If you like to boost up the umami, add a little more soy sauce. If you like heat, then go crazy with the sriracha! Love the smell of toasted sesame oil, add another tablespoon to get your tastebuds excited. This recipe is for one but if you want to make a big batch and keep it in the fridge for multiple servings or need to serve a family, then double up or triple up the recipe.
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