I can usually get so much done at work in an hour before my actual start time without any distractions. Yesterday I had plans of taking the early train in, but even though I had 5 minutes to spare (which is cutting it close for me!) the train that was supposed to come at 6:58, came at 6:53. And sat for 5 minutes and then left. But I was behind the gate, so there was nothing I could due. Luckily because it’s the morning rush, I only had to wait 15 minutes for the next train, but since I live in the “sticks” it’s usually an hour between trains.
It was a gorgeous morning, so I didn’t mind sipping my coffee looking at this beautiful sky.
I hit the ground running when I got to work. The movers are already starting to move stuff, and while I really like my boss and told him my strategy for getting his office packed up, he said “can we just concentrate on the work first?” Um, okay, but I don’t know what moving fairies he thinks are going to pack up his office.
Before I knew it, I looked up and it was nearly 2 and I hadn’t eaten lunch yet. This may seem like a weird combo, but it was really good. We were told to remove our condiments and take them home sooner rather than later, and I forgot I had this wasabi sauce in there. Those are leftover ham roll ups in butter lettuce, cucumbers with light goddess dressing, 1/2 ounce of cheese and two tangerines. Lunch was 5 smart points.
When I was cleaning out the downstairs fridge, I saw that I had a package of Nasoya Shiritaki noodles (I found them at Walmart) that were about to expire. I bought them when Hannah and Jacob started their keto diet, since there aren’t any carbs in them. The each took one bite and spit them out – they said it felt like they were eating worms. I wondered if I pan fried if that would help with the taste?
Such a quick and easy dinner - the texture of the shiritaki noodles pan fried is so much better than boiled.
Even though the shiritaki noodles are two servings per package, it's still only 1 point for the whole bag and 30 calories.
2 minPrep Time
8 minCook Time
10 minTotal Time
- 1 teaspoon grapeseed oil
- 1.5 cups broccoli slaw (or any mixed veggies)
- 3 ounces raw shrimp
- 2 tablespoons ginger sriracha sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon black sesame seeds
- 1 package shiritaki noodles*
- Heat a cast iron skillet, or non-stick skillet and heat the oil over medium heat. Rinse the shiritaki noodles for a couple mintes, and squeeze dry. Add the noodles to the oil and cook for about 3 minutes a side. The noodles will start to brown a bit on the edges. I also sprayed a little bit of Pam too so they wouldn't burn.
- Remove noodles to your plate. Add the shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes depending on the size of your shrimp. Remove to your plate. Add about 1/8 cup of water to the pan, and add the veggies, and cook for 2 minutes. Add the shrimp and noodles back in and toss in the 2 tablespoons of the ginger sriracha sauce and cook for 30 seconds on hight, then plate.
That’s a dinner plate of food for only 4 smart points!
I didn’t figure out my points for the day yesterday until this morning, and I only ate 12 points yesterday. But I think my body was okay with that after all I ate on Easter! Too many chips, cheese, crackers, wine. I think it was my body’s way of detoxing from the overeating 😛 But I was full, I got home late so didn’t eat dinner until nearly 8:15, so didn’t feel hungry before going to bed.
I did decide that it’s worth it to get lunch out a couple times this week to get some healthy food during my crazy work days. I think Roti will be on tap for today – lots of veggies and chicken. Yum!
Make it a great day!