Friday, March 20, 2009

Stir Fried Rice...without the Rice!

Howdy Bloggees! :) Things have been going pretty well food-wise. I feel better, and I am enjoying eating the apples, veggies, and chicken again. And I have eaten a lot of Stir Fry this week. "Why?", you may ask. Well, I will tell you.

About two weeks ago, my MIL made some delicious Shrimp Fried Rice. It was sooooo good. She stir fried chopped snap peas, mushrooms, carrots, onions, and rice in some olive oil, then added a scrambled egg. Her only seasonings were S&P and soy sauce. It was truly delicious! I found myself craving it this week. So I decided to make something similar. I chopped up a ton of veggies, all different kinds, and stir fried them in a small amt of olive oil. Added the egg, but skipped the rice. Also put in some diced chicken. S&P and soy sauce as well. It was great! I have been eating it all week. And still like it! Truly I don't miss the rice that much, and this makes it all healthy, though a bit high in sodium. It has helped me to stay on track this week.

I have decided that I am still not weighing in tomorrow though. I don't know how Angie will deal with that....if she has to take me out of the challenge, I understand. I emailed her to explain what I was doing at the start of this month by not weighing. It has truly helped me to feel better about where I am in this journey right now, to not have to look at that scale! I am going to wait until April 1st to weigh myself. I surely hope it is at least even. Maybe even lower. That would be awesome. But either way, it has been a gift to just not worry about it.


  1. Oooh, this sounds very good. You know what might be a good substitute for rice? Bulgur. Its some sort of a wheat. I read about it first on Roni's site ( Nutrition information: for 1/4 cup 115 calories, 1 gr fat, 3 gr fiber, 10 g protein. It is excellente...I will definitely try your stirfry. Thanks!

  2. I'm glad ditching the scale has been a relief for you! I avoided mine this week, but I'll weigh in today. When the challenge is over, I'm hoping to just concentrate on eating right instead of constantly worrying about the scale!