THE BEST TIPS FOR FEELING GOOD INSIDE AND OUT

Updated: Jan 2

It’s easy for life to get the best of you! Sometimes some things are out of our control but there are always ways to give yourself a little boost. Henry Van Dyke said "Happiness is inside us, not outside. It does not depend on what we have but on who we are.” So instead of taking that shopping trip next time you’re feeling down, make it a goal to prioritize things that make you feel good. There’s no magical formula but we’ve got some easy tips that will have you feeling stronger inside and out in no time.



Find your passion

From art, music, sports, or even work, love what you do! You’ll feel way better and you’ll be surprised at how easily you can achieve your goals. Plus, identifying your passions will help you build a better you.


Be uniquely you

Instagram may be a great source of inspiration but don’t let it sway who you are. We’re all different and that’s okay. Focus your energy on being the best possible version of you.



Surround yourself with the best people

By the best, we mean the people who bring out the best in you. Surround yourself with love and the people who encourage you to be uniquely you! Life’s too short for anything but good vibes.


Feed on feel-good fuel

Literally and figuratively. From reading that amazing new book to enjoy a delicious feel-good meal, take time for yourself to enjoy things that have you feeling warm and fuzzy! We all know how great it is to enjoy activities that rejuvenate and we can’t stress enough how important it is to fuel yourself with wholesome and balanced meals. It’s a proven fact that eating better will give you more energy! Our trick to save time and money? Prepare your meals in advance! Taking a few hours on Sunday to cook your weekly meals will do the world of good.


We even have a HelloFresh recipe to share with you that’s as simple as it is delicious! Plus, it’s easy to pack up and enjoy at the office or your next MUDGIRL race.


Avocado and tomatillo pair perfectly with tender chicken in this colourful Mexican-style bowl.




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Grilled Chicken Tomatillo Bowl with Confetti Rice

Serves 2


Ingredients:

2 chicken breasts

113g tomatillo

1 Avocado

1 lime

2 radishes

1 tbsp of mexican seasoning

7g of cilantro

3/4 cup of basmati rice

56g of corn kernels

2 tbsp of oil

1/2 tsp sugar

1/4 tsp salt and pepper


Instructions:


Preparation

Wash and dry all produce. In a medium pot, add 1 1/4 cups water (double for four people). Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Thinly slice the radish, then cut into matchsticks. Cut the tomatillos into 1/2-inch cubes. Peel, pit, then cut avocado into 1/2-inch pieces. Roughly chop the cilantro. Zest, then juice half the lime. Cut remaining lime into wedges.


Marinate chicken.


To the medium pot with boiling water, add rice. Reduce heat to low. Cook, still covered, until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, 12-14 min. Meanwhile, pat chicken dry with paper towel. In a medium bowl, toss chicken with Mexican seasoning and a drizzle of oil. Season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat.


Cook chicken

Heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. When hot, add chicken to the dry pan. Sear, until golden-brown, 1-2 min per side. Remove pan from the heat and transfer chicken to a baking sheet. Bake in middle of oven, until cooked through, 8-10 min. (TIP: Cook to a minimal internal temperature of 74°C/165°F, as size may vary.)


Char corn

Heat the same pan over medium-high heat. When pan is hot, add corn, 1 tbsp oil (double for four people) and 1 tbsp water (double for four people) to the pan. Cover with a lid. Cook, carefully swirling pan often, until corn kernels are dark golden-brown, 4-6 min.


Make salsa

In a medium bowl combine, avocado, tomatillos, lime zest, half the cilantro, 1 tbsp lime juice (double for four people), ½ tsp sugar (double for four people) and 1 tbsp oil (double for four people). Season with salt and pepper. Toss to combine. Set aside. Fluff rice with a fork, then season with salt. Stir in corn and radish.


Finish and serve

Slice chicken. Divide rice between bowls, then top with chicken and salsa. Sprinkle with remaining cilantro and squeeze over a lime wedge, if desired.


Bon appétit!


- Marie-Pier, for Hellofresh