As part of eating healthier, I need to regularly remind myself that there is a value to making a healthy choice.
This is why I like chicken. Tonight I made some garlic lemon chicken fajitas for dinner with my wife.
- Take 750g of boneless skinless chicken breasts sliced into strips and put it into a frying pan
- Add 3 tablespoons of lemon juice
- Add 1 tablespoon of orange juice
- Add 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil
- Add 1/2 tablespoon of garlic powder (or more if you’re like me)
- Add just a pinch of salt and pepper for flavour
- Add in sliced peppers and onions to taste
- Cook for approximately 10 minutes (may differ depending on oven)
It’s a healthy meal, and one that tastes delicious. Now, how do I persuade myself to eat healthy meals like this instead of unhealthy snacks?
My new strategy is comparison. In this photo, both the chocolate serving and the fajita have approximately identical calories. I can add some peppers and lettuce on top of the fajita to top it off (I left them off so you could see the crazy amount of chicken that I can have).
What do you think will fill me up more – 7 squares of chocolate or a fajita with 2 ounces of chicken in a fajita wrap topped with spinach, sauce and peppers? Let’s be honest, if I open the chocolate bar, I’ll finish it at some point. If not tonight, then tomorrow. Skipping the chocolate and going for the healthy food is a big win on so many levels.