Staying the course with nutrition is often the hardest part of a healthy lifestyle change. And with nearly 80% of weight loss success being tied into proper nutrition, it’s quite possibly the most important part of the equation. One thing that makes it incredibly difficult is a lack of knowledge when it comes to recipes and the thought that it just isn’t going to taste very good. That’s why we like to provide healthy, balanced recipes once a month to help you get new food into your rotation. Healthy can be delicious and these recipes will prove it!

By lunchtime, your body will need a solid combination of protein, vegetables and carbohydrates to get over the mid-day hump and allow you to keep your energy up. This month’s recipe is not only easy to make, but is perfectly balanced to get you through the day. Enjoy!

Ginger Basil Chicken and Rice


6 oz. Chicken Breast, thinly sliced

1 Red Bell Pepper, thinly sliced

1 Carrot, thinly sliced (optional)

1 cup broccoli, broken into small florets

1.5 tbsp olive oil

2 cloves minced garlic

1 tbsp grated ginger or ginger paste

5 large basil leaves, chopped

Coconut Aminos or Soy Sauce to taste

2/3 cup cooked brown rice


  1. Cook peppers, carrots and broccoli in olive oil until desired doneness.
  2. Once veggies are cooked, add chicken breast slices and cook until chicken is just about done.
  3. Add garlic, ginger and soy sauce.
  4. Remove from heat and mix in chopped basil leaves.
  5. Mix with rice
  6. If desired, add cilantro, green onions and/or lime juice.
  7. Enjoy!

Healthy can be delicious if you find the right recipe! Start a rotating list of your favorites so you’re never left without a plan. If you are looking for new ways to improve your nutrition, please contact us. We’re here to help!

Here’s some additional nutrition tools & resources:

Are you using ProCoach, our online nutrition curriculum ProCoach by Precision Nutrition, and 1-on-1 coaching with an assigned Actualize Coach?

Actualize Nutrition Revelation

Actualize Nutrition Program, Steps to Success & Principles

50 Recommended Recipes

Meal Plans & Other Resources

Enjoy your February Food for Thought!

Coach Blaine

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