Everyday Show: Meal Inspiration Everyday Show: Meal InspirationAugust 5, 2016 in Media, TravelShare ThisFacebookPinterestTwitterPrintemailThe Healthy Home Cook Immersion is my 6-week private coaching program teaching you the essential foundational cooking techniques while also tackling behavior modifications to make your new healthy cooking lifestyle stick. This program is for anyone that needs to change their diet but doesn’t know their way around the kitchen and wants a systematic approach to the practices and accountability that is essential for success. And I’m offering $100 off to the first 5 people who sign up. Check out more information HERE! Today’s Everyday Show segment dives into a step-by-step approach to throwing together meals on-the-fly. When inspiration is low and energy is dismal, this is a great go-to method to creating a delicious and nutritious meal without resorting to processed foods. This is just one of the various techniques I’ll give you during our time together during the program. Check out the segment below! Step1: Start with veggies. Veggies are the star of the show in any healthy kitchen. Buy whatever produce is on sale, grab what is in your garden, or use any veggies on their last leg in your fridge. Today I’m using sweet potato, cilantro, and cabbage. Step 2: Choose a Meal Format. This can be pizza, pasta, wraps, casseroles, salads, smoothies etc. ‘Tis the season for tacos so let’s make these! You can buy taco shells or use lettuce shells or jicama shells. I use organic sprouted corn tortillas from Food is Life. Step: 3 Choose a Cooking and Prep Method. You want to choose the cooking method based on the textures you’re looking for. I want to use my sweet potatoes as the main filling so I’m choosing the cube and roast them with cumin and oregano so they give nice savory and meaty bite to them. I’d like to use the cabbage complement the meaty sweet potatoes with a nice crunch so I’ll make a slaw out of it. Step 4: Add Sauces and Seasonings. You get to decide what kind of sauces/herbs/spices to add and it really brings out the character of the dish. You could give it an asian twist using sesame oil and tamari for a savory sauce or mediterranean tacos featuring an olive caper and sundried tomato mix. Today we’re sticking with Mexican inspired ingredients which we’ve already included on the potatoes so I think I’ll add some avocado to create a creaminess. Step 5: Add supporting players. You want well-rounded nutrition so ask yourself if all of your nutrients are there. I have carbs from the corn tortillas and sweet potato and healthy fat from the cashews. I’m going to add some black beans and hemps seeds for a nice hit of protein. We’re also looking for color here. A variety of colors means a variety of vitamins and minerals so I think I’ll sprinkle on some cherry tomatoes for a bright pop of red, Salsa works well here too! Step 6: Final details. This is where you can add any extra garnishes.I added some beautiful cilantro from the garden and some hot sauce for some extra heat. Now you have yourself a quick, easy and nutritious meal without the headache of trying to find a recipe! Click HERE to learn more about the 6-week Healthy Home Cook Immersion!