Suitcase Kitchen, Ep 8: Peanut Sauce

If there’s one thing you change about your eating behaviors, consider consistency as being at the top of that list.  The problem with consistency is boredom.  Enter sauces: the savior of boring meals.  Caution:  Sauces have calories.  Did I really need to write this? Anyway, my suggestion is substitute in the leanest meats you can find and add in fat-rich sauces.  Why?  Because peanut sauce, in my honest opinion, tastes better than beef or chicken fat.

The approach is pretty straightforward.  See below:

How many times have you seen this:


Applause to the creator of these meals because they are consistent.  I wager than whoever is eating this will be bored by meal 4.  I couldn’t tell a client (if I had any) with a straight face that this should be your approach for every lunch and/or dinner.  You could combat this by creating 2 or 3 different sauces to make each dish a little different.

Consistency of behaviors is the probably the strongest predictor of success.  So, why don’t you give yourself the best chance to succeed?

All the best in 2018!


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We are busy. We are overbooked. We are traveling. We are unmotivated. We are tired. We are agitated. We are unproductive. We are overweight. We are unhappy. We are why. I'm a pharmacist, I travel regionally for work and have been all of these things. What elevates me from these emotional ditches? Good health. My nearly 100 year-old Italian grandmother "Nana" said a long time ago: "If you don't have your health, you don't have nothing." Considering she still rakes leaves and gives me hell for, well, just about everything, I think she's pretty damn sharp and fit. On the other end of the spectrum: My dad died at 65 from a heart attack. He was a diabetic, a previous smoker, a recovered drug addict, a food addict, hypertensive, arthritic, immobile nearing amputation and, simply, wasn't living. For all intensive purposes, I'm fit and healthy. Armed with degrees in biology and pharmacy (read: loans) and these two family stories, you'd think staying on track is easy. Newsflash: it's not. Traveling / Working / Fathering / Mothering / fill-in-the-blanking are obstacles we all have to overcome. So, how do we do it? Suitcase Fitness was born from the hope that by sharing my small health and fitness victories while traveling, others may be inspired to find new ways to stay engaged with their health. My vision is that others will use this venue to share their "baggage" and small steps taken to overcome health challenges. I get by with a little help from my friends. - The Beetles The things that last, never happen overnight. - Slaves

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