I had a really good and easy dinner tonight: stir fry with ham and peanuts.
When I was a teen, I had a version of this that gave me this idea; that version had canned peaches added at the end which sounds gross but is really delicious! I think pineapple would be good, too.
Stir Fry with Ham and Peanuts
In a nonstick pan, heat 1/2 Tbsp toasted sesame oil. Add 3 cups of shredded cabbage, 2 Tbsp chopped onions, 1 clove of minced garlic, and 2 slices of lean ham, cut or torn into pieces (I used Kirkland). Cook and stir until the cabbage is wilted. Add 2 tsp lite soy sauce and a few shakes of black pepper and ginger. Cook and stir a little longer and scoot the cabbage mixture over to the side of the pan. Crack a raw egg into the empty half of the pan and scramble it. When the egg is cooked, mix it into the rest of the stir fry. Add 1 ounce of dry roasted peanuts, toss, and serve. Makes one large serving.
This entire recipe contains 430 calories, 10 g carbs, 28 g protein, and 25 g fat. If you want to lower the fat and calories, you can cut back or omit the oil, use Egg Beaters in place of the egg, and use less nuts. You can also substitute chicken for the ham, cashews or sliced almonds for the peanuts, or add other veggies like sliced carrots, celery, and broccoli. It's all good!
And here are my stats for today:
34 g carbs (13%)
73 g protein (28%)
70 g fat (59%)
Looks good to me! I will probably have something before I go to bed, but will keep it low carb and under 100 calories. I need to get on the scale soon. Good night!
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