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By taking the time to plan and prepare food ahead of time, and always having something healthy in your car, purse, desk drawer, lunch box, etc., your ability to make healthy food choices greatly increases. Healthy snacks like a baggie full of unsalted nuts are great to keep in the car because they won't melt. Fresh fruits, plain yogurt, string cheese, hummus and cut up veggies make great snacks to keep in the frig at home or the office. Stock your pantry with canned beans, ca...nned salmon or tuna, and keep cooked grains and frozen vegetables in the freezer to pull out for quick easy meals.
Plan which meals and snacks you want to have each week, then set aside some time to prep a few things to that you are not starting from zero each day in the kitchen. Ask yourself what you can do on the weekend, or in the morning, or in a free five- or ten-minute block of time in the afternoon or while you're on the phone that will help you get ahead of the cooking curve for the week. Maybe it's cooking up a pot of brown rice or quinoa to use in several meals throughout the week or to freeze for future meals. You can wash and dry a pile of salad greens, chop an onion, or just set out all the spices you'll need. Fill up individual containers with all the ingredients for making your daily smoothies and keep them in the frig or freezer. This makes daily smoothies a snap to make---just plop the ingredients into your blender, add the liquids, snap on the cover, turn on the blender and go!
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Easy Chana Masala
30 minute, 1-pot chana masala with green chili, cilantro, and garam masala. Easy to make, extremely flavorful, and satisfying. A healthy, plant-based meal.
3 Tbsp virgin coconut oil
1 white or yellow onion, finely diced
1 Tbsp ground cumin
3/4 tsp sea salt, divided, plus more to taste
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp fresh ginger, minced
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
2-3 fresh green chilies, sliced and seeded (I used serrano peppers)
1 Tbsp ground coriander
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp ground turmeric
1 28-oz can pureed or finely diced tomatoes (if unsalted, you’ll add more sea salt to the dish)
2 15-ounce cans chickpeas, slightly drained
1 tsp garam masala
2-3 tsp coconut sugar
2 Tbsp lemon juice, plus more to taste
1.Heat a large pot over medium heat. Once hot, add oil, onion, cumin, and 1/4 tsp sea salt.
2.Add garlic, ginger, cilantro, and green chilies to a mortar and pestle and grind into a rough paste (or use a small food processor to pulse into a paste. Alternatively, just finely mince.) Then, add to the pan with the onions.
3.Next add ground coriander, chili powder, and turmeric and stir to coat. Add a little more oil at this point if the pan is looking dry.
4.Next add pureed tomatoes, chickpeas, remaining 1/2 tsp sea salt and coconut sugar. If the mixture looks a little too thick, add up to 1 cup water (I added ~1/2 cup (120 ml)). You’re looking for a semi-thick soup consistency at this point, as it will cook down into more of a stew.
5.Increase heat to medium high until it reaches a rolling simmer, then reduce heat to low or medium-low and maintain a simmer (uncovered) for 15-20 minutes, or until thick and stew-like. Stir occasionally.
6.In the meantime, if you don’t have garam masala seasoning, make your own by adding 2 small dried red chilies, 1 tsp black peppercorns (or 1/2 tsp ground black pepper), 1 tsp cumin seeds (or 1/2 tsp ground cumin), 1 tsp cardamom pods (or 1/2 tsp ground cardamom), 1/2 tsp cloves (or 1/4 tsp ground cloves), and 1/8 tsp nutmeg to a mortar and pestle or spice grinder and grind/mix into a powder. Set aside.
7.When the chana masala is thickened and bubbly, taste and adjust seasonings as needed, adding more sea salt for saltiness, chili powder for heat, or a bit of coconut sugar for sweetness and to offset the heat of the chilies.
8.Remove from heat and add lemon juice and garam masala. Stir to mix, then let cool slightly before serving. Fresh cilantro and lemon juice make an excellent garnish. Chana masala can be enjoyed as a stew on its own, or it can be delicious with brown rice , or cauliflower rice. Lastly, my favorite is over roasted sweet potatoes and broccoli.
9.Leftovers will keep covered in the refrigerator up to 4 days, or in the freezer up to 1 month.