My husband loves going out for Chinese food but since we are trying to eat a little more healthy, we rarely go to restaurants. Too many unknowns floating around on the plate! And since I like to recreate some of our favorite dishes using Whole 30 compliant foods so that we aren't AS tempted to jump off the wagon, I decided to make my own version of Cashew Chicken.
Despite its bland appearance, this dish was delicious.
A note about fresh ginger. I didn't think I liked it. But I was wrong! I actually do like the flavor, I just don't like biting into bits of it in my food, so I tried a trick I learned from Rachel Ray... Shave it on a Microplane! I went one step further to make it even easier to shave... Freeze it first! I buy a small hand of ginger, peel it, cut it into 1-inch chunks and freeze in an airtight container. This is so much easier than grating it fresh, but it retains all the flavor. Win/win!
Eating healthy does not mean eating bland, boring food anymore. It can get a little tedious, yes, but we never regret staying on plan. Not once!