Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Healthy Chinese Food

We had Chinese for dinner twice last week...
I have to say that one of the advantages of living in the middle of nowhere is the lack of access to fast food particularly; Chinese.  Chinese food was a twice a week thing for me a couple of years ago, I sometimes would have it for dinner and have the left overs for breakfast (same with Pizza.)
Yep, we have come a long, long way since those days haven't we!!  Feeeewww...


Anyway, we woke up the other day craving Chinese food, so we made Chinese food..

We had "fried rice"...
Ingredients:
1/2 cup of cooked brown rice
1/4 cup of egg beaters
1 tbsp. of Braggs liquid aminos
1/4 tbsp. of MCT oil or coconut oil

Directions:
Oil and preheat a small skillet.  Add in your egg beaters.  Once the eggs are done on one side add in the rice and start mixing it with a spatula until well combined.  Add in your liquid aminos and toss the rice around a bit more.  Turn off burner and serve.  

Shrimp and Veggies Stir Fry
Ingredients:
1 tbsp. of minced garlic
1/2 tbsp. of MCT or coconut oil
1 1/2 cups of cut cabbage
1 red bell pepper cut in long pieces
1 cup of diced zucchini
3 small mushrooms diced
10 medium size shrimp (in shell)
1/4 t. of ground ginger
Siracha to taste (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
1 1/2 tbsp. of liquid Aminos
1 oz. water

Directions:
Clean and devein shrimp.  In a large skillet add in your oil, garlic, and mushrooms and cook at medium heat.  Once the mushrooms are cooked add in your cabbage.  Season with salt, pepper and ginger to taste.  Add in a couple of tablespoons of water and continue to sir the veggies around.  Add in the rest of your veggies, season a little more and add a little bit more water.  Once the veggies are about 3/4 of the way done, add in your shrimp and continue to stir.  Add in your liquid aminos and continue to stir until shrimp is fully cooked (about 4 minutes or so.)

 Don't forget to season every layer you add to the skillet with salt, pepper and a pinch of ginger to taste.

This recipe is 1 serving: 427 calories/ 38 g. carbs/ 9 g. fat / 37g. of protein

This meal definitely did the trick for me.  It was a hit with the rest of the family as well, we decided to make Saturday our Stir Fry night!

I hope you are all having a happy, healthy Tuesday!
ttys ;o)

2 comments:

  1. I love making my own fried rice. I know what's in it, and don't have to feel guilty eating it!

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    1. Exactly Alysia...homemade is always better....Thanks for stopping by ;o)

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