Sunday, February 6, 2011

4 day protein pancake streak

This is me making dinner. More on that after.

Back to pancakes. I think I'll be having these for the next few days. I'm so excited at dinner to go to bed so that breakfast can come sooner. I've been getting used to not-so-sweet pancakes, so I don't put anything on top of them, just blueberries. I'm sure you're sick of hearing about these pancakes, so I'll move on. But if you haven't made them yet, make them now :)

I found a recipe in Clean Eating magazine (my new fav) for curried chicken with green peas. The original recipe had 37 grams of carbs, and 32 grams of protein. Since their calculations included 1/2 cup of rice, I figured I could make this into a low carb, and more healthful meal by subbing in veggies for grains.

Update: I just checked, cutting out the 1/2 cup of rice takes out 23 grams of carbs from the recipe.

This recipe turned out super delicious. It was very spicy, had lots of flavour, and went perfectly with the vegetables.

Here is the recipe that I adapted from Clean Eating:

Curried chicken with vegetables:
Keep in mind this is more of a Thai curry, not Indian curry

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup minced scallions (or green onions for people like me who had no idea what these were)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed, and preferably organic, free-run
  • 2 tbsp curry paste, I used red
  • 1 cup veg broth or chicken broth, I used veg
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • S&P to taste
  • 10 asparagus spears, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 red onion, chopped
  • 2 cups broccoli, chopped

Saute your vegetables, minus the peas, garlic, and scallions, in a pan with 1 tbsp oil. Add some salt and pepper. Salt and pepper your chicken cubes. In a separate pan, saute your scallions and garlic. After two minutes, add in your chicken and saute till' golden (about 5-7 minutes). Whisk together your curry paste and broth, and then add to your chicken mixture. Cook for 2 minutes, simmer, and then add your sauteed veggies from the other pan. Cook for a few more minutes, or until desired tenderness is reached. Salt and pepper everything and enjoy with a huge glass of water, you'll need it.

My back is aching typing this post, because I have posture like Quasi Modo. I have to lay down to straighten it out, I'll see you guys tomorrow after I stuff my face with protein pancakes.

Yep, that's me sitting at the computer.


  1. Your chicken dish look really good and me to i look like Quasi Modo i have to remind my self all the time !!!Love Mom xxx

  2. Hey mar...this looks delicious! I'm not eating I'd leave the rice and sub the chicken for veggies. Is it the curry that makes it super spicy? How spicy is it? I like a little bit of spice, but not too much so if I cut a bit of the curry would it just take some of the spice out? Thanks!