Wednesday, August 06, 2014

CLCA Days 25-26 and a Quick and Easy Stir Fry Idea

"Cyd's Low-Carb Adventure," Day 25
Breakfast: Tart Cherry Smoothie with Almond Milk and Chia Seeds
Lunch: Scotch Eggs
Dinner: Grilled Chicken Breasts with BBQ Sauce, Corn on the Cob
Dessert: Gluten-Free/Low-Sugar Tart Cherry Almond Crisp

CLCA, Day 26
Breakfast: Nada. (Someone forgot her Scotch Eggs.)
Lunch: Salad in a Jar
Dinner: Chicken Stir Fry with Broccoli, Sugar Snap Peas, Carrots, Red Peppers, Green Beans, Mushrooms, and Onions in a Ginger-Mandarin Sauce--pictured
Dessert: Gluten-Free/Low-Sugar Tart Cherry Almond Crisp

I was running off to play pub trivia earlier this evening, but I wanted Cyd to have something to eat for dinner (besides her beloved cherry crisp). So I made an extremely quick and easy stir fry. I used a big bag of frozen Asian style vegetables and cooked them in a couple of tablespoons of vegetable oil along with a slivered onion and a couple of cloves of minced garlic. When the vegetables were tender-crisp, I threw in a leftover grilled chicken breast from the fridge that I had sliced up, and a couple of tablespoons of Brianna's Ginger-Mandarin Dressing, and garnished the finished dish with a sprinkling of white sesame seeds.

I gotta say it again: One of the best tips when you're trying to make healthier (but fast and easy) meals is to buy big packages of boneless/skinless chicken breasts, slice them all in half, marinate them as you see fit, and then grill them up all at once, stashing the leftovers in the fridge for the week. Then you can make salads, sandwiches, and stir-fries like this at the drop of a hat. 

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