Seafood

Shrimp Stir-fry

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.

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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.

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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?

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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 πŸ˜›  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!  

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  • MaryBe
    April 18, 2017 at 6:52 am

    Are you just moving offices in the same building? I can’t remember. Moving is a pain!
    Those noodles are gross no matter what ?

    • Biz
      April 18, 2017 at 9:16 pm

      Nope – moving six blocks away – but now even closer to my sister! I know it will calm down in a bit, but it’s just been crazy for the past few weeks. πŸ˜›

      Ha, yep those noodles are kind of like cilantro – either you love or hate them πŸ˜€

  • Kym
    April 18, 2017 at 9:26 am

    Noodles that taste like your eating worms, no thanks. I even took a minute to write them down the second you posted this meal on Instagram. I guess I’ll just use a rice noodle. I haven’t seen the ginger sriracha sauce, I guess I’ll have to make the dreaded Walmart run. I’m willing to guess that 80% of the condiments in the work fridge are yours πŸ™‚

    • Biz
      April 18, 2017 at 9:18 pm

      Rice noodles will work just as well. Considering I’ve only been at this firm for 5 months, I am proud to say I only had five total condiments πŸ˜€

  • kathicooks
    April 18, 2017 at 9:44 am

    The shiratake noodles are definitely a little rubbery, but if you dry them out in a dry non-stick frying pan over medium heat, the texture gets a lot better. And maybe the kids won’t ever love them, but that means more for you! I think they are definitely better in an Asian sauce than with a marinara – they remind me a little of glass noodles – similar texture.

    • Biz
      April 18, 2017 at 9:19 pm

      I agree – definitely better going the Asian route vs. the pasta route. And yes, that means the last two packages are all mine! πŸ˜€

  • Emily @ Pizza & Pull-ups
    April 18, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    How are those noodles pan fried? I have only ever had them boiled and they were pretty ugh. Good luck with the office move!

    • Biz
      April 18, 2017 at 9:20 pm

      I just put them in a skillet with a bit of grape seed oil – after rinsing them for a couple minutes, then drying them out on paper towels before adding them to the hot oiled pan – totally changes the consistency. πŸ˜€