I know we’re all working on our “new year new you” journey! Which is fine and encouraging but I want you to know that you can change your diet, lifestyle, career at anytime. You don’t have to wait for the clock to strike midnight to start making changes.
With that being said here’s a teriyaki chicken bowl recipe to add to your meal plan and it’s perfect for meal prep. You can swap out that white rice for brown rice, quinoa or riced cauliflower!
2 cup of coarsely chopped colored peppers & zucchini
1/2 cup medium coarsely chopped onions
Your favorite veggies spices
2-3 cups of rice or other substitute mentioned above. Follow the provided instructions for rice etc.
Coat a large pan with olive oil and sautée the veggies and onion in a large pan. Add spices and cook uncovered for about 10 minutes being sure to toss your veggies every so often. Once your veggies are done set aside and remove from heat. You’re going use the same pan to prepare the chicken.
1/2 tsp of salt and pepper or to taste (you don’t need to add a lot of seasoning because there’s plenty of flavor in the sauce).
8 boneless skinless chicken thighs.
1 cup of vegetable oil or your preferred oil.
Pour oil in pan. Season chicken and pan sear each side for 10 minutes on medium to high heat until it’s nice and brown.
Teriyaki Sauce Ingredients:
1 cup of water
1 tsp fresh ginger
2-3 garlic cloves
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 tbsp of corn starch
1/2 tsp garlic & onion powder, and pepper. A dare you to add a few red peppers flakes!
Mix all over your wet ingredient first including including the ginger and garlic. Add cornstarch after 2-3 minutes.Cook on medium heat -high for 5-7minutes while stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and pour over chicken and allow to to cook another 10 minutes on medium heat. You can cook longer to allow the sauce to thicken.
It’s ok to spend time alone. In fact I think it’s healthy to enjoy your own company and have things that you do for yourself.
I need my downtime because my mind is always busy and sometimes I want to dummy down and watch some of my favorite shows. However, you must be mindful of what you entertain yourself with. The goal is to be a better version of yourself and not get boggled down by the waywardness of the world.
Don’t be afraid and don’t live in fear. Take a chance to do something that you find difficult but will empower you in the end!
I had a chance to sit down and catch up with Melonie of Fit Diva and she had a lot to say about balancing all the many roles that she plays.
“How do I manage being a wife, mom, work and enturpurnuership? Honestly this was a very hard question to unpack because, like most women majority of the time I feel like I’m failing at them all. As I grow im learning to celebrate myself more and that includes really digging deep to aknowlage I’m actually winning NOT failing at all of the hats I wear.
The best words I can use to say HOW are “FOUNDATION” AND SEASONS. I have lived to learn how to KEEP my FAITH & FAMILIES as the FOUNDATION of my roles and let everything else become important or priority over the other in its own season. I have learned how to make every role in my life work for each other in the right season. In this seasons I need my 9 to 5 to fund the vision that drives my business.
This KEEPS me super focused and determined to soak up as many tools and skills and foster good relationships from corporate America to apply to Fit Diva. Now don’t get me wrong things do fall through the cracks and some things go in lack from time to time but those times have taught me how to step back and take breaks so that I can re- assess my priorities.
When I feel like I am spinning out of control I pause and plug into my life sources. I ask for clarity from GOD and comfort from my husband and kids. These are some of the tools and concepts I apply to change the naritve of NOT being a FAILURE but a consistant SUCCESS at all of the things I have been called to do IN THEIR RIGHTFUL SEASONS”!
I can totally relate to Melonie’s message about seasons and finding balance to pursue the things God has predestined you to do!