Chinese Food!

Okay. I’ve rarely attempted to make Chinese food myself, but my love for the cuisine and the desperate need to control what goes into my body has forced me to try my own hand at it.. and you know what? It was pretty freaking good!

Pan fried rice. 2 cups of cooked brown rice (healthier option!), 1/2 bag of frozen peas & carrots & 2 eggs w 1tbs vegetable oil + 1 healthy dash of chili oil.

approx. 200 calories per 6oz serving (a small coffee cup) with 3g of fiber. Nutritionally sound and uber tasty: Not too shabby.

Stir Fry vegetables: Broccoli, Red Bell Pepper, Onion, Mushroom, garlic and some other kind of unnamed pepper to be tossed with Lo Mein Noodles.

around 6oz of Lo Mein & vegetables lands you about 350calories, condiments (used with care) included. Plus you get another 3g of fiber, knocking almost 30% off your daily required in just these two dishes alone.

Real Life Comparison: 350 calories is equal to 2 cans of regular soda.

I also attempted to make egg drop soup, and while it wasn’t a complete failure, it wasn’t really successful, either. 2c water, some green onions, garlic powder, onion powder, chinese 5 spice, 1tbs cornstarch and 1egg. It was fair for only 34 calories & 3g of protein. (yay for eggs!)

And because we have been so good this week, I made a pineapple upside down cake. A little goes a long way and i’m considering a serving 1/8 of the 8″ round cake. Besides, it’s only 150 calories and we earned that already in our conscientiousness.

I should note that my pineapple upside down cake is lower in calories because I withhold a good portion of the brown sugar and butter. Since the cherries are already super sweet and the pineapple is naturally sweet, the two fruits automatically caramelize on their own. I only put in a little brown sugar and butter to help the process along and to get a taste of the bubbled over brown sugar crispiness along the edges.

Super Duper!

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