This Mushroom Chicken with Sugar Snap Peas is low carb, gluten-free and Paleo friendly! It’s a delicious and healthy weeknight dinner that takes little effort to make, but everyone in your family will want you to prepare it again.
There are two hot mess moms.
The first just doesn’t care. She never cared. She wouldn’t look better than she does today even if she had the time or inclination to do something more with her appearance. This is just how she looks, and she’s comfortable with it.
The second has been on a slow and steady decline. She put up a valiant effort to look put together for years after having that first baby. And not for other people – for herself. She likes to be showered and in clean, ironed clothes. A pony tail is not something she typically feels comfortable wearing. It’s just not her. But then she had kids. And today, she is a mess.
I am the second mom.
I wrote this on FB today because IT’S TRUE. I’m such a mess today. My days have been hot mess mom days more often than not lately, if I’m going to be honest.
There’s nothing wrong with admitting you’re a hot mess as a mom. Maybe you’re not a hot mess every day, but today you definitely look like you either can’t or won’t try anymore. And you say it.
Good for you!!
It’s ok to be honest. We don’t need to feel like we have it together all the time. And you know what? Having an insecure day, or an “I feel like I look gross” day, or an “I can’t return your texts” day doesn’t mean that you aren’t a secure, comfortable in yourself, confident, mature person. If you didn’t have those days, that would just make you a liar, because we all know you’re having them just like we are. You know what I’m saying? You’re not perfect. I’m not perfect. We should not be striving for perfection, because we can’t achieve it. Better to be REAL.
And I don’t even mind admitting when I’m weak. When I’m not enough. When I’m operating on my own strength and it’s not working. Because that just reminds me of what I need to do, what I KNOW works.
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”
2 Corinthians 12:9
My weaknesses just make room for Christ’s strength, grace and love to shine through. I’m not perfect, but He is. I don’t have it all together, but He does. I don’t want people to think that I can do it all without getting a hair out of place, because I can’t. I want everyone to know that anything I do, any good I accomplish, the love I express and the amazing little humans we are raising – it’s because of Him.
So, I will continue to be honest about the areas I struggle in, and I will be bold about Christ who gives me strength to move on to the next thing, the next battle with my children, then next morning that I’m wishing I could do anything else other than what I have to do that day. I honestly don’t know how or why anyone does it without Him. He is my rock, my firm foundation.
And speaking of hot mess mom days – I have the perfect one pan recipe that is easy, healthy, and pleasing to all the taste buds in your family, which is music to our mom ears even on days we have it all together – Mushroom Chicken with Sugar Snap Peas!
My girls love sugar snap peas because they are sweet, and you can pick the peas out with your fingers which is just so much fun for kids! Yes, I let them play with their food if it means they’ll just eat it and not complain 😉
Mushroom Chicken is a Chinese food classic, but mine is lightened up a bit, and I’ve made the sauce ingredients Paleo friendly.
If you don’t have or want to get coconut aminos, you can just use soy sauce; and if you don’t have honey, use brown sugar.
Sugar snap peas are a favorite in our house, but if you don’t like them you can always use green beans, broccoli or even thinly sliced carrots.
I like to serve this Mushroom Chicken with Sugar Snap Peas over cauliflower rice to keep it grain free and low carb. If I were going to use rice, I would do brown rice to keep the whole foods in there.
Is Mushroom Chicken your go-to fake away? If not, what Chinese food favorite do you like to make at home? Let me know in the comments!