It’s been a while since I wandered the produce aisle to find inspiration for some meals this week. Grabbed my favorite variety of veggies to fill up the fridge. Then I found a Miso Jalapeno marinade that inspired this meal.
I love to mix and match plants with unique blends of seasoning and marinades. Lunch turned out fabulously!
This one’s a good one with some added
Loss and grief bring about emotional and physical manifestations that add stress to your body. How it affects your body probably differs between people. Still, I experienced a month of shortness of breath and fatigue that led to sadness and avoidance. Some days were more challenging than others, but I think it’s good to allow emotions to run their course.
For me not to run off the rails, there were a few practices I attempted to complete at regular intervals. And, of course, there were days that I just wanted to stay in bed or sit and stare off into nature.
Meditation, prayer, yoga, strength training, and running were all stress relievers for me. Although I don’t absolutely love cooking, I love eating tasty meals. Planning and making nutritious meals also provided me with an added layer of distraction and stress relief. And a good meal can help you cope with grief.
I decided to walk around the produce aisle with no particular plan. I just loved looking at the fresh fruits and vegetables. Stir-fry is always an easy and fun meal to prepare. My kids love to help me chop and stir foods in the kitchen, so today’s lunch was a bonus bonding moment.
The following stir-fry is just a mix of some of my favorite veggies. Instead of using a Teriyaki marinade, I decided to try a Miso Jalapeno marinade to excite my palette with a new flavor! And as part of adopting the 2B Mindset as my diet guide this summer, I’m focusing on adding ‘veggies most’ to most of my meals. The purpose is to feel full and satisfied throughout the day.
- sesame oil
- sesame seed
- onion powder
- garlic powder
- Heat and toast sesame seeds in sesame oil.
- Add garlic, carrots, and edamame to stir and fry.
- Stir in mushrooms and zucchini noodles.
- Season to taste with onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
- Add Miso Jalepeno marinade to taste.