Simple Lunch Stirfry Recipe and Siggi’s Probiotic Breakfast Review

i made this stir-fry for lunch yesterday (Tuesday, 1/24):

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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:

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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.

What do you put in stirfrys? Do you drink your calories or save them for chewing?

16 Comments on Simple Lunch Stirfry Recipe and Siggi’s Probiotic Breakfast Review

  1. sophia
    26 January, 2012 at 3:29 am (3 years ago)

    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.

    • Maggie
      29 January, 2012 at 5:57 pm (3 years ago)

      @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.

  2. coco
    26 January, 2012 at 6:24 am (3 years ago)

    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.

    • Maggie
      29 January, 2012 at 5:57 pm (3 years ago)

      @coco: Mmm tahini! I had forgotten all about it.

  3. Kath (My Funny Little Life)
    26 January, 2012 at 7:56 am (3 years ago)

    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.

    • Maggie
      29 January, 2012 at 5:58 pm (3 years ago)

      @Kath: I used to work part time and got to eat mostly at home. It was so nice!

  4. Jenn
    26 January, 2012 at 9:50 am (3 years ago)

    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.

    • Maggie
      29 January, 2012 at 6:00 pm (3 years ago)

      @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).

  5. Heather Eats Almond Butter
    26 January, 2012 at 12:32 pm (3 years ago)

    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. :)

    • Maggie
      29 January, 2012 at 6:02 pm (3 years ago)

      @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 :)

      • Heather Eats Almond Butter
        29 January, 2012 at 6:33 pm (3 years ago)

        Maggie,
        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!

        • Maggie
          29 January, 2012 at 6:49 pm (3 years ago)

          @Heather – awesome, thank you! I did some quick googling but got confused. I will have to try brewers.

  6. Kristen@Change of Pace
    26 January, 2012 at 3:41 pm (3 years ago)

    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.

    • Maggie
      29 January, 2012 at 6:03 pm (3 years ago)

      @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.

  7. glidingcalm
    28 January, 2012 at 11:45 pm (3 years ago)

    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!! :D

    in addition, I am a huge broccoli trunk fan! :D

    • Maggie
      29 January, 2012 at 6:03 pm (3 years ago)

      @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 :D