Chef Meg's Orange Chicken

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Tonight I made my first recipe from the Sparkpeople Cookbook.

FRIGGIN YUMMY!!! I can't believe it was only 210 calories, it was SO delicious! I served it up with some Forbidden Black Rice and a big serving of my favorite squash dish - caramelized onions, basil with the squash thrown in at the last second and heated through for a few minutes, with a sprinkling of goat cheese when on the plate. It was an awesome dinner and even the boys liked it -- the trick with them is to not tell them it's healthy for them emoticon

Randy is asking me about portion sizes and calorie counts. We figured out his calorie range last night, he wants to lose 20 pounds (although I think he's pretty perfect, but hey, it's his hot body, he does what he wants!). He's been texting me all day asking me about calorie counts, it's so cute.

It kind of reminds me of something I learned in AA -- "If you want to keep it, you have to give it away." Me helping him has kept me on track today, too. It's kind of nice having someone on board with me at home. He's never been one to try to tempt me off track, but if I tell him I want to bang down some Cadbury Dairy Milk bars, he's right there with me. Hopefully we'll both be making healthier choices together for a long time.

For the first time in days, I haven't eaten enough calories -- I think I'm going to make some toast with peanut butter, that should get me right in the zone. Now, if I could only find it in me to get up on time to get a real workout in!!!
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    It's becoming less cute as he texts me questions all day, "How many calories in three eggs?" - I said, "JOIN SPARKPEOPLE ALREADY!" emoticon
    2119 days ago
    You guys are cute!! That's awesome that you roll together like that.

    2119 days ago
    Awww, thats great that he's joining you in the journey! When my hubby cares about calories, it's cute to me also. He's like "What do you think I should eat, baby?" or "Is this good for you? What's bad about it?" haha I love to pass on the knowledge!

    I wanted to try that Orange Chicken! Thanks for the review! :) YAY!
    2120 days ago
    I never seem to be able to write anything else apart from how well you're doing.....but, hey, that makes me happy because you ARE!! Your mentality is awesome so for now I'll just give a kick in the butt to go exercise emoticon There!! Consider yourself kicked!! emoticon emoticon
    2120 days ago
    YAY!!!! That was on my weekly meal plan I just haven't made it yet WOOHOO!!! Yay for having support in the house!!! It's SOOOO cute that he's asking you about calorie counts and everything. I'm so happy for you that you have a great support like that :) You got this rock on! I see vintage dresses and kitten heels in your near future!
    2120 days ago
  • JUSTME444
    sounds like a good meal - I'm gonna need to check it out!
    2120 days ago
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