Hi there! HAPPY Monday!! How was your weekend? Did you have a good one?! My weekend was great, but it was SOOO busy that I didn't even have time to wash my hair :D I got out my dry shampoo and used that baby like a kid with spray paint...lol!
It's Monday and at the moment I'm blogging with clean wet hair (lol) and trying to stay cool as I watch the weather continue to get HOT! Isn't it September?! :D Despite the heat, lets have a healthy and productive week! If you feel frustrated, remember that we're a work in progress!! You got this!!!
Eating healthy and exercising go hand-in-hand, so today I'm posting a recipe! The recipe is fast, easy, healthy, and slimming, so you'll still have time to get in a sweat session!! This veggie dish is loaded with healthy plant-based carbs for steady, long-lasting energy. Thanks to the edamame, it's also packed with protein to keep you feeling full and satisfied ;)
RECIPE BY REBECCA MILLER FRENCH / PHOTOGRAPHS BY TED CAVANAUGH
Edamame Stir-Fry With Miso
8 ounces buckwheat noodles
1/2 small purple cabbage
2 large carrots
1 yellow pepper
8 large radishes
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon white or yellow miso paste
2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1 cup frozen shelled edamame, defrosted
1/4 cup cilantro leaves
1. Cook noodles according to package directions; drain well and rinse with cool water. Set aside.
2. While water for noodles is heating, prep the vegetables. Thinly slice cabbage. With a vegetable peeler, shave carrots into long ribbons. Cut yellow pepper into 2-inch matchsticks, and thinly slice radishes and scallions, including the green parts.
3. Prepare the dressing. In a small cup, stir together vinegar, soy sauce, miso, 1 teaspoon sesame oil, garlic, and ginger.
4. In a large skillet or wok, heat remaining 2 tablespoons sesame oil over high heat. Add cabbage and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 1/2 minutes. Add carrot and pepper, and continue to stir-fry for another minute. Add edamame, radishes, and scallions, and continue to stir fry for 1 minute more. Turn off heat, pour the soy-miso mixture over vegetables, and using tongs, gently toss to combine. Sprinkle dish with cilantro and serve over noodles.
Nutrition facts per serving: 380 calories, 12 g fat (1.5 g saturated), 57 g carbs, 14 g protein, 6 g fiber, 625 mg sodium.
If you have ANY questions, leave a message in the comments section and I'll get back to you!
Have a FITastic week!!
I'll be posting again on Thursday, so be sure to check back in :D
Pamela Stewart, NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Weight Loss Specialist