Yes Ma’am ~ Simple Healthy Recipe: Green/Red Peppers with Pork and Rice, Mangos & Baby Spinach

So the other day I whipped up a tasty recipe. Usually I try to find some recipes online and cook them but lately I have just been makingthings from scratch recipes seeing if they taste good. Now this simple dish came up with came together perfectly and the most work I had to do was standing in the kitchen and cutting things up. I like to keep everything nice and simple while yet delicious and lately I have been trying to eat healthy…so far Im doing great :D.

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Ingredients:

– Jasmine Rice (Organic)

-1/2 Red bell pepper chopped (Not the hot kind)

-1/2 Green bell pepper chopped (Not the hot kind)

-1 Whole Onion chopped

-1 slab of pork chop chopped up

– Extra Virgin Olive Oil

– 1 Whole Mango

– A hand full of Organic Baby Spinach

– A pinch of Salt (optional)

-Pepper

Directions:

  • Chop the onion, red & green bell pepper and the pork chop. Season with salt & pepper. I only used a pinch of salt, (Im not a salt fan) and sprinkle a little pepper.
  • Next heat up your skillet on medium. Pour as much olive oil as you think you may need. Wait until the oil is hot then pour all of your ingredients into the skillet. After about 5 minutes or so stir the ingredients the put the cover over the food. (This was you make sure the pork chop is completely cooked and the vegetables don’t burn.)
  • Occasionally stir the food. After about 15 or 10 minutes it should all be ready.
  • While you’re waiting for the food to finish lets put on the rice. If you don’t know how to cook rice, don’t worry I’ll teach you :). (I don’t have a rice cooker..well I do but I don’t use it.)
  • Pour as much rice as you want but not a lot to the point where its too much or reaches the pots rim. If you want a lot then pour it to the middle of the pot. Then pour some cold water with the rice. At this time it doesn’t matter how much water you are pouring because the rice needs to be cleaned. Stir the rice up with your hand or a spoon then pour out as much water as you can without the rice falling out. Repeat this until the water is clear or you feel sure it is clean enough. Then pour enough water to where it is about a inch over the rice. Heat the stove on high and put the rice on.  MAKE SURE TO KEEP AN EYE ON THE RICE. When the rice water comes to a boil turn the heat down to its lowest and put the cover over the rice. In about 10 or 15 minutes the rice should be done.
  • If the food still isn’t ready then clean all those dirty dishes you made while you’re waiting. Wash your hands, get your plating ready and check the food.
  • If the food still isn’t ready then get out your mango. Make sure to rinse it off. Then begin to peel or cut your mango up. (I cut mine). Put as much mango as you want on your plate.
  • Afterward grab a handful of baby spinach, make sure that you rinse it off. Put on the plate.
  • After the food is done put as much rise as you want on your plate. Then add the pepper, onion and pork chop mix at the top and wah la! You have a simple meal for lunch breakfast or dinner…or all day! Theres about 4 or 5 servings worth for this dish.

-Jazzie

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Healthy Foods for You because They Contain Water!!!

600869_10151389330532202_177151893_nI read once that watermelon contain 90% water before I saw this photo. Therefore it will fill you up easily and it wouldn’t be harmful to you like eating a hamburger because of the simple fact that majority of it is made up of water. Ever since I read that I have ALWAYS purchased watermelon as my primary fruit. So when I saw this photo it came naturally to me for me to post it 😀

-Jazzie

Healthy Recipe: Cucumber, Watermelon & More

So heres a little recipe. I’ll be posting more recipes according to what I buy weekly. I am trying to eat healthy more so when I Juicy ripe watermelons, creamy avocado, annnnnddd lime + cilantrgo shopping I buy what I like then when I get home I just look up recipes I can try to match the food I bought and if that fails I can just eat the food by its self :D. Its better than following a list of items and then going shopping to find something that matches and it saves me money because I know what I like.

Avocado, Watermelon, & Cucumber Salad

2 avocados, pitted and sliced or cubed

1 seedless watermelon, cut into 1 inch cubes

2 cucumbers, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/3 cup freshly chopped cilantro

salt and pepper to taste

Directions

In a large bowl add avocado and drizzle with lime juice and olive oil and gently stir to coat. In a separate large bowl, toss watermelon and cucumber together. Add the avocado mixture on top of the watermelon and cucumbers. Sprinkle with cilantro and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Credit to: http://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/2012/04/avocado-watermelon-cucumber-salad/

-Jazzie

Healthy Dairies Week 1: Starting off Rough (Feb. 28 – Mar. 2)

February 28th

I have a tendency to walk into the kitchen just to look and see what’s there. Most of the time I don’t grab anything but if I do it is usually when I’m not hungry. So when I do begin to grab something or try to eat, I rub my stomach and ask myself if I’m really hungry.

I ate 2 pieces of watermelon before working out because I didn’t want to ruin my workout by eating afterwards.

My goal is to work out every night. Drink two bottles of water during my workout. Shower, prep my food for tomorrow of what im going to eat then go to bed.

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March 1st

Ate at 1am after workout. Went to sleep 1:45am. Woke up around 5:20am – 5:30am, had no dreams. Didn’t feel hungry. Began to finish mth hw for today and play a game on fb. Accidentally almost finished off a lemon drop piece of candy but caught myself and threw it away then gave the pack to my sister. Got dressed. Ate grapes on the way to school, 8:30am. Resisted the urge to buy snacks during class break. Left class a little after 10:55am. Resisted my mom’s offers to eat out (Wendy’s, Mcdonalds, Chinese, Red Lobster). Went to the dollar store. Got home around 12pm at chips with grapes and rotisserie chicken. Looked at houses in my area online. Ate m&ms and fruit snacks. Read tips about exercising while using the bathroom (helpful), Went to sleep around 2:50pm. Woke up 6pm. Began washing clothes. Read the bible while washing clothes and learned about Adam/Eve, god confusing the language, his gift to Noah. Ate some cantaloupe. Finished washing around 9:30pm. Started playing fb game until 10:30pm. Start BIO hw. Finished at 11:52pm. Feeling hungry but I think my tummy is used to over eating because I ate two hours ago so I will pass and drink water finish up my hair and exercise. Quick blog entry. Went to bed at 2am.

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March 2nd

Woke up around 5:50am to my niece crying. Was going to wake up 6am. Started braiding my hair then remembered to sew a button back on my coat. Finished that then finished up my grocery list  7:13. Made up bed. . Then Prepped meals for today. Made the oatmeal with grapes but I’m not familiar with making oatmeal and it came out watery so I only ate the grapes (8am). Did Oil pulling and drunk spoonful of apple cider vinegar. Showered. Did a small workout with squats, wall pushups and wind mills. Dressed Ate some of mom’s spaghetti with grapes (10am). Went grocery shopping for list of food on the side (12pm-12:47pm) Went to work (1pm). Ate peanut butter sandwich with whole wheat bread (3:50pm). Tried to call sears but no one answered. After work (5:30pm) went home and changed clothes. Ate some water melon with beef jerky. I attempted to make a yogurt granola parfait but failed, the plain yogurt I used was disgusting, tasted like sour cream. Tempted by my mom’s offer I ate a wendy’s jr bacon sandwich. Went to the casino with my mom, they don’t serve water so I had 2 small cup pepsi’s. Went home are 12am, had some beef jerky. Then had some French white bread and tea. Went to bed around 1am.

-Jazzie