Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Operation: New Years Resolutions

Like a lot of people, one of my New Year's resolutions was to eat better and exercise more. Also like a lot of people, that didn't happen. In fact, this has been my laziest and unhealthiest year in a long time. But hey, 2014 ain't over yet! There are six weeks left in this year and I plan to finish it at least a little ahead of where I started (from a health/weight perspective).

We all know that cooking at home is one of the best ways to eat healthier, so I pulled out my beloved copy of Appetite for Reduction and picked two recipes to make and portion out. First up: Miso Udon Stir-Fry with Greens and Beans. Almost all of the recipes in that book are supermarket friendly, but this one might have benefited from a trip to the health food store. I substituted black beans for azuki beans and brown rice stir fry noodles for brown rice udon noodles. The regular grocery store did have udon noodles, but in the spirit of healthy eating, I thought brown rice was a better choice. I also didn't have the full amount of miso the recipe called for.

My camera didn't want to focus on this, but here's what it looked like:

This is perhaps the first recipe from AFR that I haven't loved. I liked it enough to eat it and I'll eat the leftovers, but it was a bit bland and mushy. I take full responsibility for that, though. I think if I had used the right beans and noodles, and proper amounts of miso and sriracha, it would have been better. It still has a ton of veggies and was a huge pile of food for 410 calories, so I might try making it again.

1 comment:

  1. It looks really healthy anyway. Good luck on the last weeks of 2014! You can do it! :-)