Monday, November 28, 2011

Turn Around

As you now know (assuming you are a faithful reader of said blog), the hubs has an aversion to vegetables. I usually try to force Meatless Monday on him, however, because our weeks are kind of screwed up for the next few months due to schedules, Meatless Monday isn't always going to happen. However, vegetables will continue to happen.

It is because of this weird issue with veggies that the hubs decided long ago that he did not like Chinese food of any kind, except for a random egg roll or fried rice. Which probs doesn't really count. He thinks that all Chinese food has way too many veggies for his liking. However, since I embarked on my clean eating adventure a few years back, I have discovered many stir-fry-type recipes that he has now embraced. One might even say that he no longer despises Chinese food. And while we won't be frequenting a Chinese restaurant anytime soon (the sodium!), I do take full credit for this turn around.

Oh - and that's not the only turn around happening here. How 'bout my Buckeyes and our new coach? Our sub par season will surely be a distant memory come next year. (You knew I'd weave in Ohio State somehow, right?)

Hoisin Pork Stir-Fry
Source: Weight Watchers Make It In Minutes, 2001

  • Rice
  • 3/4 lbs boneless pork loin, cut into strips
  • 2 tbsp dry sherry
  • 1 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 c. broccoli florets
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 c. orange juice
  • 1/4 c. hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • Cook rice.
  • Combine the pork, sherry, soy sauce and cornstarch in a bowl.
  • Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over med-high heat until nearly smoking. Add the broccoli and red pepper and stir-fry for 2 mins. Add the pork and stir-fry for 4 mins. Add the oj, hoisin sauce and honey, and cook until pork is cooked through. Serve over rice.
Yield: 4 servings (1 c. pork mixture, 1/2 c. rice)
Per serving: 313 cals; 6g total fat (2g sat); 54mg chols; 453mg sodium; 43g carbs; 22g protein

I thought this was a little sweet for my taste - and although the recipe says that it is under 500mg sodium/serving, I kind of feel all sodium-bloaty right now. In case you are wondering, I also feel pretty tired right now too. Anywho, I did like how the broccoli and red pepper turned out. The boys both enjoyed it - the kid finished pretty much his entire serving, and there are plenty of leftovers.

Two Forks (sodium bloat!)

Will sweat out the sodium at spinning tomorrow 5:30a!

1 comment:

  1. Too many veggies = ewwww...

    This was pretty good ratio tonight!