Tara Hammett - Chickpea & Vegetable Red Thai Curry
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Chickpea & Vegetable Red Thai Curry
1 Diced onion
1 Pack baby corn
1 Sliced orange pepper
1 Sliced red pepper
2 Cups frozen sliced carrots
2 Cartons drained chickpeas
1 Tablespoon Red Thai Curry Paste
½ Carton of Koko coconut milk
Serve with: Brown rice and green vegetables
Add all the ingredients to your slowcooker. Cook on low for 4-5 hours.
Serve with 2-3 tablespoons cooked brown rice and your favourite green veggies. I used fine green beans.
‘Feel the fear - but do it anyway’
Our days are filled with habits.
Lots of different things that we do, often without thinking.
They're easy, we're used to them, yet some of them could seriously do with changing.
We have a good habit of brushing our teeth daily.
We make sure we put seatbelts on as soon as we get in the car.
Both great habits to have.
Do any of these resonate with you?
- Snack throughout the day
- Grab some goodies and wine to chill out in front of the TV at the end of a busy day
- Go to bed late
- Snooze alarms
All simple habits we can fall into, yet know, that if we changed them, it would make a significant difference to our health, energy and happiness.
With any habit, first of all there's a ‘cue’.
Then you follow your ‘routine’, which brings you to your ‘reward’.
Let’s say you're tired after a busy day (cue).
Your usual ‘routine’ may be pouring some wine and/or grabbing some chocolate and sitting in front of the TV.
The ‘reward’ is relaxation and chill time which you deserve after everything you have done that day!
As it mentions in the book I'm reading 'The Power of Habit':
'If you identify the cues and rewards, you can change the routine. At least, most of the time'.
So today, look at what triggers you in your day.
- When you grab a biscuit - what was the cue and reward?
- When you sit in front of the TV at night - what were you craving and what was your routine?
Having awareness and understanding of your cues and cravings is a great start to habit replacement. It may not make them suddenly disappear, but you'll at least be able to make a plan to change your routine, thus creating a better habit.
For example: To unwind and relax, create a lovely chill out night, where you have a bath and a face mask instead.
Or: Try swapping your wine and chocolate (let’s say a minimum of 450 calories) for an Options hot chocolate (this hug in a mug can be only 60 calories!) This alone could help you drop pounds even if you change nothing else.
These steps aren't guaranteed to work for everyone, but one thing is for sure: if you actually do something with what I have shared with you today, rather than just reading and moving on, you have a far better chance of making a change.
I hope I've given you something to think about. And please watch the video for this month’s ‘Ask Tara’ - it could possibly give you answers to questions that you may have.
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