I was inspired to try a dish using red cabbage as the primary ingredient. Red cabbage is a low glycemic index food that is high in vitamin A and C. It also offers a good supply of iron and dietary fiber. This was very tasty!
1/2 head of red cabbage
1/2 white onion
2 cloves of garlic
4 small sweet peppers (mix)
3 handfuls of kale
1/4 cup of chicken broth
1/2 tbsp of oyster sauce
1/2 tbsp of olive oil
discretionary amount of seasonings (salt/pepper/garlic powder/paprika)
10 pre-cooked and cleaned shrimp
Slice and chop cabbage and set aside in a bowl. Slice and chop onion and peppers and set aside in a bowl. Chop garlic and add to a medium heated non-stick pan. Add olive oil and cabbage. Season lightly. Sauté for a few minutes then add chicken broth. Cover and cook until slightly tender for 5-7 minutes. Add kale and reduce heat to medium-low. Add onions and peppers. Season again and add oyster sauce. Cook until peppers are tender then remove from heat.
Remove tails from shrimp and add to non-stick skillet. Gently cook for about 3 minutes and serve with the sautéed veggies.
Knock knock! Whose there? Your fitness goals and It’s time to have a specific goal oriented fitness regimen. This way I’m not just working out sporadically or not at all. Currently, my goal is prepare for the Color Run 5K I researched some information to tailor a plan specifically for me.
One of my friends recommended that I train for my body type. Muscle & Strength website identifies three body types that make a huge difference in how one should train. Mine is predominately the endomorph. Basically this means that I gain muscle and fat very easily. The detailed description of the endomorph fits me to the tee.
Typical traits of an Endomorph:
- Soft and round body
- Gains muscle and fat very easily
- Is generally short
- “Stocky” build
- Round physique
- Finds it hard to lose fat
- Slow metabolism
- Muscles not so well defined
I’ve created a meal plan for optimal results. It’s recommended that I focus on shedding the extra pounds until I reached my normal healthy body weight. Of course since I am also transitioning to a vegan diet, my meal plan is completely plant based. The first two weeks focus on loosing the water weight due to high sodium and carbohydrate intake. So the meal plan reflects a reduced amount of simple carbs and complex carbs added where necessary. I’ll go into more details about this on my next post.
Another friend recommended a website called Couckto5k. Did I mention that being connected to the right people is essential? Anyways, I have added this training plan to my calendar. You can find my personalized plan here. If you’re also an endomorph and want to follow it yourself then add it to your Google calendar’s list.
That’s all for now, I’ll post details about my vegan nutrition plan in a couple of days.