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Spicy Chicken and Angel-Hair Pasta Stir Fry with a home made Lemon-Ginger Tea drink.
Whether you live alone or just eating alone for the moment, your meals should be special. I hear so many people talk about cornflakes in bed, chips, a pint of ice cream, etc., whenever it's just them. Yet when feeding others, they go all out.
After getting back on my workout regimen this morning I was ready for lunch. Now I could have grabbed something from the back of the fridge or pantry, but I decided to treat myself better than that. After all, I do it for everyone else so why shouldn't I have the pleasure of my own inspired creation? The added bonus is that with no one else to consider I can make it just the way I like it.
My motivation was one of my favorite things--some leftover angel hair pasta, ready to go. This got my mind to working so I came up with a hot and spicy stir fry with a side of avocado.
- 1 Individually Frozen Chicken Breast-Defrosted and sliced length-wise
- (I love having these on hand for just such a moment)
- Sweet Peppers
- Red Onion
- Fresh Tomato
- Fresh Ginger
- Fresh Garlic
- Olive Oil
- Favorite Seasonings:
- Organic No-Salt Seasoning
- Black Pepper
- Hot Pepper Flakes
- Angel Hair Pasta (cooked)
- Mr. Yoshido's Sauce (sweet and thick) or any soy of your choosing.
Have you noticed that I leave out salt when something else I am using already contains salt (like the soy sauce)? I try to always be conscious of this. I took the salt out, but looked over at the Mr. Yoshido's Sauce and left it alone. Why add salt unnecessarily? This is one of the problems with prepared foods, especially soups or eating out in general. The sodium content of your food will almost always contain an astronomical amount of sodium. Check some of the nutritional values on your labels or restaurant websites and you will see what I mean.
"A diet high in sodium increases the risk of increased blood pressure, a major cause for heart disease and stroke, which are the first- and third-leading causes of death in the United States." From About.com: Heavy on the Salt? You May Be Eating Too Much Sodium