Thai Lettuce Wraps + Happiness & Wellbeing

Happy Monday, y'all!

As I'm typing out this blog, I'm mentally preparing myself for the day ahead. We have 12 fresh-out-of-college new hires starting at my office today -- it's gonna be loud! I work for a small company, so that's a huge increase and will definitely affect the overall office feel. I hope I can get a seat in the kitchen at lunch!! haha

I have a super simple recipe (2 ways) for you guys. The first time I tried this thai recipe, I made it in wrap form. It was great this way, but pretty dang messy. So the second time, I made it into a salad, which was much less messy but felt less fun and fancy. 

Ingredients:

  • Lettuce leaves
  • Bean sprouts
  • Red or orange bell pepper
  • Carrots
  • Snap peas
  • Shelled sunflower seeds
  • Toasted sesame oil
  • Low sodium tamari sauce
  • Lime juice

Directions:

  1. Chop the pepper, carrots, and snap peas into long strips
  2. Fill lettuce leaves with veggies and seeds
  3. Mix 1 Tbsp sesame oil with 1 Tbsp tamari and 1 Tbsp lime juice (for the dipping sauce)

If you follow my social media pages, you probably saw me freaking out on Saturday about the articles I wrote for Happiness & Wellbeing Magazine. H&W is a digital wellness mag based in Australia. I am so honored that Cass (the editor-in-cheif at H&W) is letting me participate in this way! 

I first found out about this mag when my favorite international yoga teacher, Kathryn Budig, was their cover girl. I've been hooked ever since. The magazine makes me really happy because of the overall positive vibe it has. The contributors are very healthy and very optimistic about life. I love it!

The two articles I wrote were:

  1. Does Your Body Really Need Dairy?
  2. How to Stay Fit When You Are Working Full-Time

You can download a copy for 2 bucks here, read my stuff, and support this awesome publication!