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tHE nUTRITION eDITION – dIETS [part 1]

Posted Nov 01 2010 12:00am
dAILY vITAMIN f[OOD] - sATURDAY

After my run, I decided to make dinner tonight. My poor man was home with the little man by himself for about 4 1/2 hours...that’s a long time for him. And the little man is teething, so he isn’t exactly pleasant!
I always want something delicious and healthy after I workout...so tonight I made this:
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Peanut Chicken Stir-Fry
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter (I used crunchy because that’s all we have!)
  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tbsp veggie oil
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cubed
  • 3 cups fresh broccoli florest
  • cooked rice or noodles
In a small bowl, combine water, PB, soy sauce, & brown sugar until smooth. In skillet/wok, fry garlic in oil for 30 seconds. Add the chicken, fry for 5 min or until cooked. Add the broccoli, fry for 5 min. Stir in PB mixture, cook/stir for 2-3 min or until smooth & broccoli is crisp/tender. Serve with rice. Yield 4 servings.
Ok...so there is the recipe, but I’ll be honest with you, I don’t follow recipes that well. I followed it mostly...BUT...I did not use oil or garlic cloves. Instead I cooked the chicken in a frying pan with the PB mixture! Basically I boiled the chicken in that mixture. And instead of the cloves of garlic, I used garlic powder (we don’t have cloves). Then, once the chicken was done, I threw in the broccoli and boiled it some more until the broccoli was tender. We ate it with white rice (all we have right now).

The man and I ate it all! Yes, it serves 4 but I didn’t use a whole lb of chicken or 3 cups of broccoli. And I just got done running 6 miles, so don’t judge! Soooo good. And really, besides the natural fat of the PB, it isn’t that bad for you (if you make it the way I do!)

According to my calculations (give or take a few)
  • Recipe = 213 cal/serving 15.5g fat/serving
  • My way = 148 cal/serving 8.5g fat/serving

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