Monday, October 8, 2012

Stir Fry with Ham and Peanuts, and Stats

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:

1064 calories
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!


Anonymous said...

You post the best recipes! I'll be doing this one (I already do something close, but have never added the egg and nuts) and I'll be making the cookies, too. (I'll be interested to see if eating gluten-free cookies leads to eating too many gluten-free cookies.)

Thanks, Lyn.


Anonymous said...

Lyn, what is your goal weight? Just asking. Maybe you have mentioned it sometimes but I can't remember.

Lyn said...


notice that the recipe only makes 2 cookies, just in case! I learned a long time ago not to make big batches of anything :)


somewhere in a normal BMI would be nice, which for me is 155 pounds. Although if I get to 165 and am comfortable there and able to maintain it, I wouldn't be unhappy with that! We'll see.

Lyn said...

Update to my stats: I got hungry and PMSy in the evening. I had half a serving of soy crisps and a slice of cheese. I was hungry again by bedtime and had a tablespoon of natural almond butter. New stats:

1335 cal
45 g carbs
88 g protein
90 g fat

Debbie in Texas said...

Lyn -

This recipe sounds similar (but different... hehe!) to your Crack Slaw recipe, which I looooove, by the way!

Interested in this variation with the peaches that you mentioned. How do I prepare that one?


Debbie in Texas

Lyn said...


just prepare this recipe, and at the very end add 1 small can (drained) of sliced peaches canned in juice. That version also used spanish peanuts which I love! But any peanuts work :)

Lyn said...


actually let me revise that!! A small can of peaches would be for a large (family sized) recipe, so for this one I'd only add a few peach slices... maybe 4-5.

Debbie in Texas said...

Got it!!