Stir-Fry

Sautéed Bell Peppers Win at the Numbers Game

  Do you know why attending Weight Watchers meetings is vital to your long-term weight loss success? A Consumer Reports survey found that people who went to WW meetings were more satisfied with the program and lost more weight than people who used only online tools. Bottom line: online apps are convenient and popular, but they aren’t sustainable. In […]

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Shrimp and Ginger Stir-Fry with Cauliflower Rice

I’m a food-trendy kind of gal.  I’ve “spiralized” zucchini into noodles (aka “zoodles”) and used them in place of regular pasta. I’ve also joined the farro fan club. (Don’t know what farro is? Click on the link.) Last night I added cauliflower rice to my cooking resume. Trader Joe’s sells pre-made bagged cauliflower rice, but it has […]

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Pineapple Fried Brown Rice

Fried rice is not typically considered to be an appropriate choice for those of us looking to lose weight. A mainstay of Chinese restaurants, it’s fried in a wok with a good quantity of peanut oil. OK, “good quantity” is a euphemism…it’s downright greasy. Again, not a dish for dieters. Here’s an alternative, made with brown rice (don’t fret […]

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Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

Every week at Weight Watchers meetings, members receive a small magazine that outlines that week’s topic. A recipe is also included — last week’s was Garlicky Chicken and Broccoli. It immediately caught my attention because of the authentic Chinese cooking method for the chicken. The chicken is “velveted,” which means that it is briefly marinated […]

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Fried Brown Rice with Veggies

  We ordered take-out Chinese food several nights ago from a great little restaurant called “Rainbow China” on State Line Road. They offer a selection of “Diet” entrees consisting of steamed vegetables with either shrimp or chicken. They also serve either white or brown rice, so this is Chinese food you can enjoy without having […]

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