budget meals, Musings

Sweet potatoes Stir Fry with Veggies.

Fiber and Veggies who can resist and on a budget?

Everything in this plate can be achieved for $5!or less.

Okay how many of you don’t eat sweet potatoes 🍠? Raise your hand πŸ–

Well I am here to tell you that if it’s not for health reasons, then you should rethink your decision and include this power vegetable into your meals here in out πŸ’ͺ🏾.

Sweet potatoes are high in fibre and contain a good array of vitamins and minerals including iron, calcium, selenium. They are a great source of B vitamins and vitamin C. One of the key nutritional benefits of sweet potato is that they’re high in an antioxidant known as beta-carotene, which converts to vitamin A once consumed.

This recipe is pretty easy, quick and direct.

What you’ll need :-

~ Sweet potatoes 🍠 1 medium size for single serving and you can keep adding to fit your requirements.

~ I large onion or 2 halves of two different kinds like I did (red and sweet onion)

~ scallions / green onions ( I used 2)

~ 1 medium sized green pepper

~ cauliflower

~ peas

~ a handful of green beans

~ seasoning of choice

~ I added mint leaves 🍁

~ chicken cuts

~ beef cuts

~ beef and chicken stock (home made )

~ garlic fresh and crushed

~ Ginger powder

And anything else you want. I was tempted to add broccoli πŸ₯¦ to the mix but my pan was getting full lol.

What to do….

~~~~ Peel and chop up the sweet potatoes (rinse first) and keep this aside.

~ chop up all your veggies (after cleaning them of course)

~ cut your beef and chicken to desirable size.

~ Add veggies to pan with little oil and fry / caramelize the onions, add meat the mix and let cook.

~ When cooked add your veggies and when they start to soften

~ add in your sweet potatoes because it doesn’t take much to cook them.

~ don’t forget to season it πŸ˜‰

You can make this totally vegan 🌱 by eliminating the meats

Serve as desired and Bon appetite πŸ˜‹

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Musings

Are Your Resolutions Working?

 

March is the 3rd month in the year and most of us started 2018 with a resolution or 100 of them if my guess is right. If you’ve kept even one of the resolutions you made at the start of the year, then Bravo! And kudos to you. Because as it turns out, a lot of us don’t even make it pass the first couple days of making them. As it turns out, new year resolutions became popular after the great depression and though a lot of people make them, not everyone keeps them.
Actually, more than half of the people who make resolutions fail in keeping the resolutions they make within the first couple of months in the new year. It’s not because they were not resolute enough or that they didn’t believe in their resolutions, it’s mainly because some resolutions are unrealistic, made as a self motivation tactic or totally not well thought out. Most people lose the feeling they had at the start of the year that prompted the resolution in the first place. The motivation might be gone, they might be feeling defeated due to lack of visible results, impossible goals were set or they totally forgot and abandoned said resolutions before February the 28th.

So to make your resolutions work, you need to change your mentality. Rewire your brain of sorts. Change your resolutions to goals and make them achievable.

Work on them one at a time and not several at a time.

For example:-
Weightless
Exercise
Stop smoking
Debt management
Better money management
Relationship improvement or dissolving
Diet Etc.

Even though its March, you can still work at achieving your goals and making them work. its never to late.

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Healthy living

My 15days.

Hey everyone, I have been a bit busy this month and a tad bit lazy I am sure. But I have also been doing something I should have done a long time ago!

I started working out! 

Yes I said it! I am working out “again” but this time it’s for real.

I started this earlier in the year before my wedding. Trying to be fit and not get bigger than my dress measurements lol, but I got distracted, I got lazy and eventually I quit!

And I regret that decision. I wonder where I would be on my goal scale or even how far I would have gone.

But there is no point crying over spilled milk. The most important thing is that on the first of this month I started again and boy I’m I seeing results! It’s been painful, challenging, exhausting and rewarding too. The people I workout with challenge me and make it worth every agonizing second and I love it!

The change I have seen in 15days is mind blowing for me. Because its not just a physical thing, it’s also a mind thing and it’s been an eye opening 15days.

I am still keeping at it and I will definitely post results when the time comes. For now I just want to work for the healthier me that I know I can be.

Keep fit and eat clean guys it’s worth it!