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How To Make Healthy Pad Thai

Ugh, I am obsessed with eating things that taste amazing, leave me feeling good, are actually filling and still help me reach my goals...that is a #WIN.

I mean really, pad thai and feeling confident in my clothes. YES. 

Enough with the excitement, I just get really jazzed when people can see that you don't have to eat tree bark with a side of lemon slices to be healthy and reach your goals.

 

The Recipe

It's actually insanely easy. I'm about to blow your mind.

What You Need:

  • 1.5lbs of chicken
  • 1 red pepper (any color is fine)
  • 1 whole onion
  • 2-3 cups green beans (broccoli would be awesome too)
  • 2 eggs
  • Annies Pad Thai sauce
  • Pad Thai Rice Noodles
  • Olive oil for cooking

 

How To:

  1. Heat a pan to medium and add 1tbsp of olive oil
  2. Chop all veggies and add to pan. 
  3. Sautee veggies for 4-7 min
  4. Meanwhile heat another pan to medium and add 1tbsp of olive oil
  5. Add cleaned chicken to the pan and cook 3-4 min each side (season with salt and pepper)
  6. While the chicken is cooking, follow the directions on the rice noddle package and cook them. When they are done, set them aside.
  7. Take chicken and chop it. 
  8. Crack two eggs and scramble them into your veggies
  9. Now put your cooked chicken and drained noodles into your veggie pan
  10. Add 4tbsp of the Pad Thai sauce to the mixture and stir
  11. Now eat and enjoy :)

 

 

 

Why You Keep Falling Off "The Wagon"

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"It's just not for me." Have you told yourself that when it comes to a diet or workout program? I know I have time and time again and after being sick this week and feeling a bit discouraged a lightbulb went off in my head.

I think 80% of the time it's not that the program or diet isn't for you, it's that it becomes hard and you want to stop.

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There are times when programs really aren't for you, this is true. You must be honest with yourself though and ask "is this just hard?". If it's just hard, well good. It should be! The body you want will never come from half assing ANY program.

A memory that comes to my mind is when I was going to do the 21 Day Sugar Detox with a friend. I didn't get through one day, and a few days later my friend and I both agreed it just wasn't for us.

The thing is, it would have changed our lives for the better! We couldn't let go of sugar, we needed sugar in our lives so instead of making a change and doing hard work we went for the easy way out.

Next time you want to say "this isn't for me" , remember to ask yourself if it's just hard. You know you can do hard things. You may not always want to, but if you want something you've never had you've got to do something you've never done.

Xo Rach