A Quick Trip To Thailand

by jenna on July 30, 2008

Good afternoon!

My salad was very yummy today at work and surprisingly held me over longer than I thought it would (all that protein + fiber!). Added to my snack of kashis and a string cheese later in the day, I had half a banana and a big bite of roast peach with thyme that Arlette, the pastry chef had just made. Love my fruit!

As promised, a new meal was made tonight from the August issue of Cooking Light. Well, actually I made this this morning when I had some more time on my hands with no workout. I made the Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps (found in the back of the magazine with the quick weeknight meals) minus the wraps because I didn’t feel like spending another five dollars at Whole Foods to buy cabbage to wrap it in it. This recipe was very very VERY simple and took about 10 minutes to prepare. I used 1/2 lb of lean white meat ground chicken in it so I could get two servings out of it. I also used my favorite frozen veggies ever:

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These are soooo yummy and they are very low in calories but each serving has 7 grams of protein due to the edamame. I love the crunch of water chestnuts and this mix is the perfect thing when you are having a quick Asian inspired meal.

So, I mixed half the chicken mixture (about 4 ounces chicken) with brown rice (1/4 cup dry) and about two cups of the veggies. I stir fried the whole thing for a second in my cast iron and the result was a HUGE healthy meal. A great spin on the typical chicken, brown rice, veggie deal. I’m glad I made enough for tomorrow!!

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Since my oatmeal snack worked so well last night, I’m packing more for tonight. I figure I can make it while my dough rises.

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Tonight SHOULD BE a pretty low-key night. I love making bread because it’s such a stress reliever for me. Kneading it in my hands and then watching it take life (okay corny I know). I’ll let you all know how it goes!

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Sydney July 30, 2008 at 9:33 pm

Jenna! Dinner looks yummy =]

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smjohnson30 July 30, 2008 at 9:40 pm

Jenna,
Curious if you add any other flavors to that vanilla kashi oatmeal. I’ve boughten it before, and it has a weird aftertaste to me. I just can’t figure out what it is?!

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Every Gym's Nightmare July 30, 2008 at 9:41 pm

im the opposite- baking and cooking stresses me out. im not very good at time management when it comes to food, so i feel like im running around the whole time trying to keep things from burning or getting cold.

and dont even get me started on the cleanup….

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jenna July 30, 2008 at 9:43 pm

smjohnson,
Hmmm…i’ve never noticed that before? No, I don’t add anything because to me its plenty sweet (since I’m used to having rolled oats not instant). Maybe add a squirt of honey or a tsp of brown sugar?

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smjohnson30 July 30, 2008 at 10:16 pm

thanks :) ya, it’s strange because i make plain oatmeal and add those things to it and it’s fine, maybe it’s just the particular brand; that or i have weird taste buds! lol

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ModelBehavior July 30, 2008 at 10:16 pm

Oatmeal packets are the best snack ever, I always keep a box at work and it even substitutes for when I forget my lunch! Perfect!

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Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) July 30, 2008 at 10:48 pm

A bag of mixed frozen veggies is always a good idea when you want to make a quick meal and not do all the prep work yourself :)

I love oatmeal as a snack…or even as dessert!

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C July 30, 2008 at 11:05 pm

Besides sushi, Thai is my favorite. I really need to look at my cooking light. It has been sitting on the coffee table for some time now.

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april July 31, 2008 at 1:45 am

Hi jenna! I was just wondering if you could share what size you wear in shirts, jeans, dresses, etc. I know you’ve said your height/weight, but muscle weighs more than fat and I’m aiming for a body like yours! :) Of course you don’t have to share this info if you dont want to!

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jenna July 31, 2008 at 2:24 am

April,

I don’t mind really. I mean you guys know my weight and height so what’s the difference? I’m a size 27 in jeans and a 2 in clothes. I’ve always been small and of course it depends on the brand but this is the typical size in the stores that I shop in.

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lizz July 31, 2008 at 2:35 am

you lettuce wrap filling looks so fresh and tasty…a lot of restaurants add so much oil it takes away from the fresh taste of the veggies. i also love making bread!! but im lazy and just throw all the ingredients in the breadmaker machine and let it do all the work…have fun working your arm muscles!!

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mi July 31, 2008 at 4:30 am

i love all the food you make for yourself, and i love that you are always so organised and save a sercving for later use! it’s great. that veg mix looks so good, how fantastic there are edamame beans in it! i’m in tokyo right now and because the beans are such good quality here compared to london, i’m inhaling the stuff :)

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caitlinbo (see bride run) July 31, 2008 at 12:01 pm

that traveling oatmeal idea is excellent! :)

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