This is one of my favorite go to ideas for meal prep - it is easy to prepare, all tastes great together, and a good balance between meat, veggies, and healthy carbs. Also maybe it's because I love teriyaki chicken ... but who doesn't?! I prepped this exactly as below and brought it to work for 5 days of lunches and it was good until day 5 (made on Sunday - last ate on Friday)! If you make this exactly as I did I would recommend starting with the quinoa so you can allow it to cool (per instructions) while you work on the chicken for best use of your time! I hope y'all enjoy this easy meal prep as much as I do!
Okay, total moment of honesty here. I broke down from my clean eating this past Sunday and ordered Chinese food takeout. Why? It sounded damn delicious, that's why. It tasted damn delicious too, not even going to try to skirt around that. The only part that wasn't awesome was how full & lethargic I felt after. It's amazing how much more "bad" food effects you when you've been on a health kick! Anyway, one of my favorite things to do in the kitchen is create healthier alternatives to some of my favorite foods. I'm a total junk food lover at heart, clean eating decisions don't always come easy so I feel a lot of inspiration to find ways to eat what I love without feeling all the guilt... because I love food, but I also love feeling good about myself. Ya feel me? This quinoa fried rice was absolutely delicious and left me feeling a whole lot better after eating it. Score! I hope y'all enjoy!
Hi y'all! After a weekend full of wine-tasting, brunch, bottomless mimosas, and pizza it was time to get a healthy meal on the table and load up on some veggies. Don't get me wrong this weekend was totally worth every calorie, but now it's time to get back into the swing of things as we roll into another week. My friends and I were tossing some teriyaki chicken on the grill tonight with my job being to fry up some rice and prepare the vegetables for a good ol' well balanced meal. Since the grill was fired up anyway I figured why not do a "stir-fry" on the grill and I'm happy to report the balance between stir-fry sauce & veggies and the taste of being cooked on the grill was perfect! I hope y'all enjoy as much as we did!
Tomorrow is national shrimp day, I don't know who comes up with all these food holidays, but I am more than happy to celebrate them! The honey walnut shrimp from Panda Express is one of my favorite quick Chinese dishes, while this recipe isn't exactly the same it tastes so similar and is so sweet and yummy!
Hi! I couldn't wait to share another slow cooked chinese food dish with you guys after the slow cooker teriyaki chicken I posted became the most shared and viewed post to date, after only one week! Slow cooked meat is hard to beat with how tender and flavor packed it becomes so I guess it's not so surprising that is a favorite. I also posted a how to on the sesame oil fried rice I paired with this - the combo was delicious! If you want a really simple effort free meal you could also easily pair this with a plain white or brown rice.
Hi, happy Monday everyone! Last night on the menu was this yummy fried rice, fried in sesame oil (and butter) to go with slow cooked Mongolian beef. I absolutely love making Chinese food dishes at home because I feel so much healthier, even if it's "comfort food" because I can control all the sodium and oils and things going into it. If you haven't made fried rice before, it's a lot easier than you might think. The sesame oil and butter gives such a nice flavor and then soy sauce for the yummy fried rice taste and color. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
You guys. This was SO good - I know teriyaki sauce is easy to buy, but it is so worth making your own. I'm also a big fan of any meat slow cooked.... the more tender the better in my opinion. I made this for date night tonight and it didn't last long on the table, we both enjoyed it so much! My favorite part of slow cooker meals is there's so little work to do. You just toss it in during the day and get to relax that night while having a delish home cooked meal. Today while I had this cooking we were able to get our vegetable garden going for the season so I'll be using the freshest of ingredients on Simply Delish Eats this year which I am so excited about!
Lettuce wraps are great for a healthier or lighter meal. They're easy to make, fun because everyone can make their own, and leave you feeling less guilt than other alternatives. I also particularly like them because you can match just about any meat or sauce in a lettuce wrap that wouldn't always taste good in a taco shell / bread bun / pasta / etc...
I made the shrimp tempura shrimp and then tossed in the sauce for the above meal, which was delicious, but you could easily just saute fresh shrimp in the kung pao sauce for an even healthier alternative to this meal. The below recipe is for about 1 pound of shrimp which will make lettuce wraps for 2-3 people. This recipe is easy to double or play with the quantity for a larger group! Also as you see pictured above, I served these with a few pot stickers as a side which was a great combo!