I love cooking for my family, but sometimes it can be a challenge. I have to constantly think of food that’s healthy and delicious at the same time with this, it definitely makes it harder to live a healthy lifestyle. It is even harder when you know you’re responsible for your family’s well-being especially if you’re the cook in the household. My family & I are slowly transitioning to products that are more suitable in achieving a healthy lifestyle. We don’t want to drastically change because we know how difficult that can be. But what we do know is that, we can start by getting products that can help us eat healthily.
Let me just share a little trivia about these basic pantry products. Himalayan Pink Salt is a pure form of whole salt there is and is packed with about 10 or more minerals, which was formed through ancient sea salt deposits. Minola Premium Coconut Oil contains about 50% lauric acid. Lauric oil has the same substance found in mother’s milk which is the medium chain fatty acid. The presence of lauric in coconut oil has the ability to fight viruses and bacteria, thus providing an immunity-boosting benefit to those who use it.
These healthy basic pantry products combined with other fresh ingredients will surely make a healthy dish. And because I vow to try being healthy for 2014, I’m sharing with you all my family’s all time favourite stir fried noodle dish.
1/2 cup carrots, cut into strips; 1/2 cup string beans, cut diagonally
1/2 cup lean ground pork
1 pack of egg noodles, cook according to instructions. But basically, I just boiled about 5 cups of water and cooked it for about 8 minutes while stirring it occasionally. Turned off the heat and let it sit for about 2 minutes before draining and washing with cold water.
Step 3: Add the egg noodles and pinch some Himalayan pink salt according to taste. Stir fry for a few minutes until the vegetables and lean ground pork blend well with the egg noodles.
You can actually add whatever vegetables you want. You can add sayote, use shrimp instead of ground pork, use button mushroom instead of Shiitake, top with spring onions instead of shallots and even add onion if you want. It’s a matter of what your family prefers.
Don’t be discourage to use coconut oil as it is one of the “coco wonders” from the tree of life (coconut tree). Not all oily food are unhealthy, sometimes all you need to do is pick the right cooking oil and ingredients to go with it and you’re on your way to a healthy eating lifestyle.
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