Deck the Halls! And the Best 2 Point Stir Fry Sauce

When my alarm went off at 6:30 yesterday morning, Tony was already awake and watching the morning news.  Every ounce of my being wanted to just stay in bed and snuggle, but I knew I had planned to get a workout done before work.  So up I got. 😀

30 Day Shred is no longer on demand, and I am so not techinical enough to figure out how to work the dvd player in the back room, so I picked something called “Athletic Agility.”  I basically picked it because it was a perfect 35 minute routine.  Other than the fact that instructor kept saying “Boom, there it is!” after showing you what to do, it was really hard and non-stop.  I was sweaty and our heat hadn’t even kicked on yet for our day time setting. 😀

I prepped my meals on Sunday pretty much for the week – well, at least breakfast and lunches.  Tony is still just eating bread, applesauce, etc. – his appetite has not come back as of yet, even though I try expanding his requests with more fruit!

Breakfast was 3.75 baked potato, chopped, 1 egg, 2 ounces deli ham and baby spinach with a side of fresh fruit – it comes in at only 5 WW points.

Work was so busy – I was pulled in lots of different directions, so before I knew it, it was 1:15!  I was hungry, so I was more than ready for lunch – an Italian stuffed pepper for one.

  • 1 large green pepper
  • 3/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 ounces raw Italian sausage
  • 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/3 ounce cheddar cheese

Microwave the pepper whole on the “fresh vegetable” setting.  Meanwhile, brown the Italian sausage in a medium pot – once almost cooked, pour out any grease and add remaining ingredients except for the cheese.

Once the pepper is cool enough to touch, cut off the top, and stuff the tomato sausage mixture into the pepper, topping it with the cheddar cheese.  You can bake at 350 for 15 minutes, and then finish it off under the broiler for a couple minutes.  Since I knew I was going to reheat this at work, I skipped that step and nuked it for 3 minutes.

Once at my desk I cut it all up and while it looks like dog food, it was spicy and delicious! 😀  The pepper is 9 WW points and the 1 oz. of bread makes lunch 11 points.

Since it was just me for dinner, I decided to make myself a stir fry – its been ages since I’ve had one!  Only problem is I was out of stir fry sauce 😦   So being the Queen of condiments, I came up with my own sauce.

Spicy basil lime stirfry sauce for one:  2 WW points

  • 1 tsp. lime juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp. oyster sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Thai Kitchen Red Chile paste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey

Mix it all together and set aside.  Heat a wok on high.  When it starts to smoke, add 1 tsp. coconut oil (or oil of choice – just not olive oil!) and add meat.  I had 3 ounces of super thin sliced pork.  Cook for barely a minute and remove.  Add in 3 cups of mixed veggies – I had broccoli, broccoli slaw, carrots and bean sprouts.  Add to the wok, add 1/4 cup of water or chicken broth and put the lid on for 2 minutes.

Stir the veggies, then add the stir fry sauce and pork back in.  Cook for 1 additional minute – on this high heat it doesn’t take long and I like tender crisp veggies.  Garnish with 1 tablespoon chopped peanuts and fresh cilantro.  All together this big bowl comes in at 11 WW points.

Ha – love that the cord to my coffee maker was trying to get in the picture!  I loved this sauce – just enough heat, brightness of the lime juice and just a hint of sweetness from the honey.

Stats for Monday (they are back!)

  • 27 WW points
  • 35 minute kickboxing
  • no walk at lunch – too busy 😦
  • average blood sugar 147

Tony is still having a hard time getting around – I feel so bad for him. 😦  I probably should have stayed home with him yesterday – but I only have today and tomorrow and then doctor day with him on Thursday, then I am off for the long holiday weekend.

I don’t have any awkward family Christmas photo today, but this video makes me smile and feel the Christmas spirit!  My SIL posted it on her FB page – thanks Laura!

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12 thoughts on “Deck the Halls! And the Best 2 Point Stir Fry Sauce

  1. Good for you for getting out of bed- whoop! Haha…as an instructor, I know I totally get stuck on saying certain things. I know I need to break a few of my word/phrase habits asap! I don’t think lunch looks like dog food- I think it looks like yum!

  2. Every single one of the senseis at our dojo has some phrase or another they use. It’s so funny because I can almost tell when they’re going to say it too.

    I know you’ll be glad for the long weekend to get here. You need some R&R!!

  3. I think the On Demand workouts are a such a great option when you can’t make it outside or to the gym. Way to go Biz!

    I laughed at your post yesterday, but I’m sure you are a wonderful nurse! I hope Tony starts feeling better soon. I’m sure he is thrilled to be home.

  4. When I make stuffed peppers I like to make them look like dog food before I eat them too. lol 🙂

    I love stir fry….easy & fast meal! 🙂

  5. Roz@weightingfor50

    I love the flash mob, and laughed out loud at “boom, there it is”. Damn…now I’ve got that “Whoop, there it is” song going through my mind. Not the whole song, just that part. Oh dear! 🙂 Have a great day Vat. Still sending healing hugs to Tony and caregiver hugs to you!!! WHOOP there it is! sigh. Make it stop….

  6. Stir fry and stuffed peppers?! That’s my kind of day!!!

  7. Sorry Tony isn’t feeling so well. But, every day means a little bit better, right?

  8. Great video! I would love to see a flash mob one day. The stuffed pepper looks delish, if only I can get my crew to like them. I will have to make them for just me. Hopefully Tony will feel better soon, it takes lots of rest! I’t almost Christmas- ahhh! I am totally not ready. Have a great Tuesday Biz

  9. Just wanted to say Hi Biz. I’ve been reading but beyond busy for commenting but tonight taking the time to say hi, glad Tony is home and doing well. Love the food you are fixing and sharing and I like when you add the calories along with the WW points. Plus can you get your MIL to send me some of that bread? It looked awesome.
    Take care my friend. Merry Chrismas. God Bless you and Tony and Hannah and the rest of you and yours.

  10. Yea for getting out of bed!!! 🙂 Hope Tony feels better soon, he’s gone through so much! He’s so lucky to have you as a nurse!!!!! Take care, and take time for yourself too!

  11. Glad to hear Tony is back home. It makes for a nice Holiday present to have him out of the hospital. Great looking stir-fry!

  12. That singing is absolutely amazing, what voices!!! It’s so funny that you cut up your stuffed pepper. I see them and think they look so pretty but in reality I would cut it all up too so I never stuff them in the first place.

    It’s so funny what fitness instructors say. I usually put my workout videos on mute and listen to music.

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