Another week ahead! Our exams this last week were really rough, so I’m hoping this next week isn’t any worse! Not so much the content, just the timing. I’m not used to taking an exam and not be able to take a day off afterwards. In med school, you always have to be studying! Luckily after the week we got to take Friday off to relax. However, we finished lecture at noon and I worked on my lecture notes until 4… so I guess I didn’t really take the day totally off! I ordered this super cute sign that I plan to hang above my desk, but I just put it on an extra nail in the wall today because I wanted to display it! I like that its a constant reminded that it will all be worth it one day!
I went for a nice run in the evening to relax and clear my mind and it was so amazing. I usually run right after we are out of lecture for the day (around 2 or 3) and its always pretty hot and sunny, so it was so nice to have a run that was shaded and breezy! I need to run in the early evenings every day!
After my run, I went to get groceries to make dinner! I’ve been craving Chinese food all week but I did not give in to the un-healthiness! I was so proud of myself! I found a few good recipes so I combined them to make one phenomenal dish, that doesn’t involve frying anything – finally!
Healthy No-fry Orange Chicken
- 2 chicken breasts, cubed
- 1 Tbs. coconut oil
- 1/2 cup of frozen edamame
- 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
- zest of one orange
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 cup honey ( I added a little extra)
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 2 Tbsp of corn starch (more, if needed)
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- Sesame seeds (for topping)
Cube up your chicken and put it into the pan with the oil, cook thoroughly. Add in edamame and cook until they are warm. Place the chicken and edamame in a bowl and set aside.
For the sauce, mix everything together! Its super easy. I also recommend adding the corn starch last, and whisking it in so it doesn’t clump up! Once your sauce is completed, add the chicken and edamame back to the pan and stir it together.
I served this over sprouted quinoa that I cooked in chicken broth and it was so good! You could also use jasmine rice, basmati rice, brown rice, whatever you’d like!