After a relaxed weekend of some window shopping, House of Cards binging, and not much else, I’m ready to get to work this week and feel productive. I think it’s that springtime energy that’s starting to bubble under the surface. I’m ready to come out of hibernation, make plans, set goals, take on a new project, and tackle it. So, Kevin and I came up with a new workout plan that we’re going to follow (3 cardio/run days, 2 strength training days, 1 spin day) and we’re going to try to give up alcohol and sweets for the month of March. I know it sounds crazy and I’m not usually one to support depriving yourself of any one thing, but we’re looking at it more as a test of willpower that will hopefully motivate us to take on other nagging projects and tasks. Of course, any physical benefits will be an added bonus, too. I’m also hoping that by sharing this on the blog, it will help keep us accountable throughout the next 4 weeks. So to kick off the month, today’s Steak with Roasted Pepper Salsa is not only healthy, but super flavorful and only takes about 10 minutes to make. It’s foolproof recipes like this one that will help you stick to whatever your healthy eating goals may be.
Steak with Roasted Pepper Salsa
2 tbsp + 1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp capers, drained
3 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
1 12 oz. jar roasted red & yellow peppers, sliced
2 sirloin steaks
1. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Season the steaks with salt & pepper. When the oil is hot, add the steaks and brown on both sides, about 4-5 minutes per side.
2. Meanwhile, whisk together remaining olive oil, vinegar, capers, and parley. Toss in the peppers and season with salt & pepper.
3. Let the steaks rest for 5 minutes before slicing against the grain. Top the steaks with salsa and serve alongside couscous, rice, potatoes, or on their own!