Sunday, February 13, 2011

141.4 yesterday…Sweet and Sour Chicken

Want an easy recipe that you can make on a weeknight that’s healthy and full of veggies? I got one for you! Sweet and Sour Chicken!

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Fright night I tried this recipe from the recent issue of Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food magazine. It was a winner in this house! The flavors were spot on and there were a ton of veggies.

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Sweet and Sour Chicken (Serves 4)

Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food

Printable Recipe

1 cup long-grain white rice or brown rice

1 Tbsp cornstarch

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup soy sauce

1/4 cup white vinegar

1 Tbsp vegetable oil

1 lb chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces

2 bell peppers (any color) seeded and diced large

1 cup green beans, trimmed and halved

1 cup sugar snap peas

5 scallions, thinly sliced

2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced

3 garlic cloves, minced

1/4 cup chopped cilantro

1. Cook rice according to package instructions. Meanwhile, in a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together cornstarch, sugar, soy sauce, and vinegar. Set aside.

2. In a large skillet or wok, heat oil over medium high heat. Add chicken, bell peppers, green beans and sugar snap peas and cook, stirring frequently, until vegetables begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Add scallions, ginger and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender, about 4 minutes.

3. Whisk soy sauce mixture, and to skillet, and cook, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Fluff rice with a fork. To serve, spoon chicken mixture over rice and top with cilantro.

Per serving: 447 cal; 8 g fat (2 g sat fat); 36 g protein; 61 g carb; 5 g fiber

 

Saturday morning, I was up bright and early to meet Team in Training for our Saturday morning training. I grabbed some toast with peanut butter and coffee and was out the door.

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We met in Encinitas and learned a little about injury prevention before we set out. My group had to run 5 miles today.

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Longest distance to date. I’m proud of myself. I felt good and could have kept going. Who am I??

Mile 1 – 11:18

Mile 2 – 11:02

Mile 3 – 11:05

Mile 4 – 10:59

Mile 5 – 11:10

When we got back I stretched and grabbed some water and a bagel.

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I came home and showered and then the whole family hit the road to visit my mother in law in Orange County. When we arrived there was tons of pizza, macaroni and cheese and Chinese food. Not exactly healthy but I was famished so I dug in. :)

Later on, I had some of this:

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 What have you been up to this weekend? Cook/bake anything exciting?

5 comments:

Tracy Simmons said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

A pretty low key weekend. I did do some baking for a Valentines post tomorrow, cupcakes!

Mo said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I might have to try that sweet and sour chicken.
I am cooking a nice dinner tonight in celebration of Sunday and Valentine's Day. Having a very relaxing day today, which is nice.

Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I need to subscribe to Everyday Food... Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Veronica said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

OK, This is almost becoming frightening! First the toffee brownies, then the green rice...and now this! http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=8213754&l=395565eb11&id=541706479 We cook the same things--it's kinda freaky! haha. Oh, and I never told you this...but I also ran with TNT in 08. I'm not as hard core as you and only did a half marathon. Much props to you--what you're doing is wonderful!

jennaseverythingblog said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Haha, I also saw that Veronica had a really similar recipe up this morning. =) Anyway, your stir fry looks amazing.

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