i made this stir-fry for lunch yesterday (Tuesday, 1/24):
I decided to bring my lunch to work this week. We do have a cafeteria at the office, but it’s not that healthy. This stirfry is made up of:
- broccoli + broccoli stalk (you don’t have to throw that part out – it’s great sauteed)
- red pepper
- can of tuna
- frozen corn
- fresh cilantro
- garlic + chili powder
- cooked in bacon fat (I save this each time I make bacon)
I had a sesame bagel alongside the stirfry.
I also vowed to bring breakfast. I normally shy away from drinking my calories, but I have found several drinks to be quite delicious as of late, in particular:
This is Siggi’s probiotic drinkable non-fat yogurt in plain (it also comes in strawberry). I don’t like siggi’s greek yogurt (too thick) but I did find this drinkable yogurt to have a good consistency (not too thick, not too thin — just right!) and flavor. I added some cinnamon to mine before drinking up. Only 45 calories in this small bottle which leaves plenty of room for other breakfast goodies like no-sugar scones.
16 Replies to “Simple Lunch Stirfry Recipe and Siggi’s Probiotic Breakfast Review”
I drink and chew my calories….most of the time together! I’m getting into wine and alcoholic beverages, though I still chug down my diet soda. They are expensive though. I’m trying to cut down because of the price.
@sophia: yeah, I’m getting a little bit into white wine. red wine gives me a headache though and I don’t like beer. But Bobby and I did find this AMAZING hard apple cider that I’m now really into. It’s good to be picky about them. Yes, I agree that the diet sodas are expensive. Blah. I need to find my SodaStream soda maker. I think my dad has it.
I like sprouts and tahini in stir fries, I rarely make it lately because my mom cooks!
I don’t like drink “food”, the only non water drink I like is tea and coffee.
@coco: Mmm tahini! I had forgotten all about it.
The only calories I drink are from almond milk (with tea) and wine, otherwise I drink plenty of tea and water. Since I currently work at home mostly, I don’t have to pack food, but I’ll do that when I start working away from home regularly, in a couple of months probably.
@Kath: I used to work part time and got to eat mostly at home. It was so nice!
I make a huge effort not to drink my calories, I prefer to eat them 😉
From time to time though, I will have a coconut water or a seltzer with some flavoring. Otherwise, I stick to teas and H20 to hydrate.
@Jenn: I just found a couple delicious low-calorie drinks you might enjoy too – this raw coconut water I found at whole foods (Harmless Harvest 100% Raw Coconut Water) and KeVita (a probiotic drink – the Strawberry Acai Coconut is the one I like I think).
I love eggs & sweet potatoes in my stirfrys. Yum. Also always top them with Brewer’s yeast. I don’t like to drink my calories either – that’s why my peppermint mochas are always ordered skinny. 🙂
@Heather: I’ve been meaning to ask, what is Brewer’s yeast? Is it the same as nooch? And I will have to try one of those peppermint mochas 🙂
Found this info on the Internet: Brewers yeast is a one-celled fungus, and used in brewing of beer. Brewers yeast is actually a by-product of the brewing process. Nutritional yeast is grown on molasses as a nutritional supplement. Neither are the same types of yeast as you use baking bread for example. Brewers yeast and nutritional yeast are not alive; they are deactivated. Brewers yeast has a more bitter taste than nutritional yeast. Many people say that nutritional yeast has a cheese flavor and like to add it to popcorn and pasta sauces…Brewers yeast has always been a good source of the very important B vitamins and chromium. If your main interest is the chromium, you should choose brewers yeast as a good source of chromium. If your main interest is B vitamins, you could choose either, but it does appear that the nutritional yeast has more of the B vitamins. Both of these yeast’s will give you a good source of non-animal protein.
Personally, I prefer the taste of Brewer’s yeast – it’s more nutty, and it has a better texture – not so “dusty”. Love sprinkling it on bowls of oats (both savory and sweet), and it’s amazing atop eggs or veggies!
@Heather – awesome, thank you! I did some quick googling but got confused. I will have to try brewers.
Oh diet soda. If I don’t buy it I don’t drink it but everyday I find myself thinking “a diet coke would really hit the spot” 🙁 I buy it occasionally but normally stick to seltzer. We always do broccoli and carrots in our stir fry. Definitely sesame oil too.
@Kristen: I kind of forgot about sesame oil! I used to use it a lot and then started trying other things and now it tends to slip my mind 🙂 Thanks for the reminder, I will definitely use it again soon.
mmmmmmmmmmm that stir fry looks great! I never think of adding canned tuna into stir fries but I should try that!
and YES to bacon fat. so much flavor!! 😀
in addition, I am a huge broccoli trunk fan! 😀
@GC: YES definitely try adding canned tuna! My sister also like to add beans (canned chickpeas) to her stirfrys. I must try that too. Hooray for broccoli trunk lovers 😀
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