You’ve probably have heard millions of times over again through the media that we need to cut down on our sugar, eat less processed foods, red meat, and refine carbohydrates. Instead, we should consume more fresh vegetables preferably in their raw state, along with beans such as legumes and lentils. The problem is most of us are time challenged. It’s easier to grab a quick burger for lunch or a coffee with a scone for breakfast. However, almost all of these contain high fat or sugar content which does nothing to help our brain stay focused. The lack of focus means we cannot operate at peak efficiency at work. This lack of sustained energy means we cannot put our best effort forward in building the best life we can possibly live.
Eating well is a big part of the equation for creating lifelong excellence in your life. You will not only live longer but you will also feel alive and happier. This energy will greatly impact your career, relationships, and health in a positive way for many years.
Some believe eating healthy meals means bland tasteless salads or time consuming meal planning. This is far from the truth and I am going to share with you a great recipe that not only tastes great but can be prepared in minutes. Chicken bowls are easy to prepare, and the mouth watering flavors comes from the sauce you add to it. One of my favorites is my homemade Peanut Sauce, which is sweet and savory. You can add whatever protein you like to this bowl, chicken, turkey, or if you are vegetarian just beans will do. I like to add chicken, cucumber, carrots, brown rice, black beans, and red cabbage.
This peanut sauce is a healthy gluten free version. I also use maple syrup instead of honey or sugar. Maple sugar is healthier as it has less sugar and fructose. The other item I use is apple cider vinegar instead of rice vinegar or white vinegar. Apple cider vinegar has many great healthy benefits as it alkalinizes the body whereas regular vinegar makes the body more acidic. There is growing evidence that diseases such as cancer and heart disease thrive in acidic environments, therefore it is considered beneficial for one to eat foods that will maintain the proper PH balance in our bodies.
Raz’s Gluten Free Peanut Sauce
3/4 cup Organic Creamy Peanut Butter
1/4 cup Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
1/4 Filtered Water
1/3 cup Organic Low Sodium Gluten Free Soy Tamari Sauce
3 tablespoons Organic Maple Syrup
1.5 teaspoons of Organic freshly grated ginger
3 cloves of Garlic
1/4 teaspoon Red pepper flakes
Put all the ingredients into a food processor or mixing bowl. Blend on high until smooth. If sauce is to thick add a little water and re-blend.
Serve over chicken bowl and enjoy!