Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Convenience = Consistency

I am constantly telling my patients to find healthy meals that are convenient.  I know, I know, there are TONS of healthy cookbooks out there with these amazing recipes that take hours to prepare.  And if you have time for that, even better!  But for most of us, we need something we can throw together after a busy day and feel confident that our family enjoys a homemade meal while being healthy at the same time! This is one of my hubby's favorites so I thought I would share.  Plus, it is SUPER easy!

Here are the ingredients!  I used pork chops, a sweet potato, a yellow onion, two apples (because they were so little, you could use one if you have a larger apple), a tomato,  and a packet of Roasters seasoning.  I like the classic herb flavor the best.  Go ahead and preheat your oven at 350 F.
The sweet potato bakes in the microwave! SCORE! So just pop this baby in the microwave for 7 minutes while you chop up the rest of the veggies.  Feel free to use whatever veggies are your favorite or just what you have laying around the house!  You could also use chicken instead of pork chops!
Now you have everything cut up (10 minutes tops)! Throw it all (pork chops, seasoning, veggies) into the roasting bag that comes with the seasoning.  It comes with a little zip tie that you will close it with and place it in a shallow baking pan. (Another plus, no pots and pans to clean up with this meal).

Your oven should be done preheating by now so put it in and in for 30 minutes you will have a nutritious, healthy, delicious (in our opinion), home cooked meal!

Convenience and consistency are two of the most important things when trying to change your lifestyle.  If something feels convenient, you will be more likely to do it consistently.  For those things that don't feel convenient, it is up to you to find a way to make it feel that way! Take a look at your priorities and find a way to fit in the essentials of a healthy lifestyle.  Remember, if you can't control the circumstances simply change your perspective!

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