Thursday, August 14, 2008

Healthy dinner for those who LOVE to eat!

If you read my cooking blog, you'll see that I cook dinner each night and try to make it as healthy as possible. I also rarely repeat meals, but this one was so good, and so filling, I had to make it again, especially since I'm really pushing now to lose the last 25 lbs.
This is seriously one of the largest bowls of awesome food. I could eat like a horse, all day and night, and this is the perfect meal for me! It's very healthy, and large, because it's got tons of veggies stretched out with lots of cabbage and vermicelli rice noodles, skinny ones that really bulk up! Many of the veggies in this can be swapped out for similar calories, such as water chestnuts, bamboo shoots, bean sprouts, shredded cucumber, and broccolini.

This recipe is for 1 giant serving! Caloric breakdown below...

Rice Noodle Slaw Salad

2 cloves garlic, grated
1/4 red onion, sliced
1 tbsp. muscat orange champagne vinegar (trader joes, sub any vinegar)
2 tsp. honey
2 tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
juice of 1 lime
1 tsp. thai chilie paste
1 tsp. hot Chinese mustard
1 serving thin rice noodles
1/2 c. sugar snap peas
1 1/2 c. cole slaw cabbage mix or sliced cabbage
1/2 shredded red cabbage
1/2 can baby corn, chopped
1 small block of thai peanut baked tofu (trader joes, sub any tofu around the same calories)

Bring a pot of water to a boil, drop in rice noodles and let them cook for 3 minutes, add snap peas and boil for 1 minute, drain and set aside.
Pre pare the sauce in a large bowl by whisking together garlic, vinegar, honey, soy sauce, chilie paste, and mustard.
Add the onions and stir.
Add noodles and snap peas to the bowl with the sauce, toss to combine. Add cabbages, corn and tofu. Toss to combine, plate and eat at room temperature, or store in the refrigerator and eat cold.

Caloric Breakdown:
Garlic - 10 calories
Onion - 10 calories
Vinegar - 20 calories
Honey - 30 calories
Soy Sauce - 26 calories
Lime Juice - 5 calories
Chilie Paste - 0 calories
Mustard - 5 calories
Cabbage - 75 calories
Corn - 30 calories
Tofu - 160 calories
Snap Peas - 40 calories
Rice Noodles - 180 calories
TOTAL: 591 calories!
Fat - 5g (all in the tofu)

1 comment:

  1. Hi there! I'm a DC Nestie who mainly just lurks on the H&F board. I made this last night for dinner since I'm trying to get my eating habits controlled again, and I agree with you that this is great stuff! I couldn't even finish all of my serving. The Asian flavor of the sauce is great and coats everything very well. Thanks for posting, and congrats on your amazing weight loss and efforts!