One of the hardest things about being an insulin dependent diabetic is Chinese food. You have no idea usually how its cooked so here is how I deconstruct mine!
So I weighed everything that went on my plate:
- 3 ounces cooked shrimp
- 4 ounces shrimp fried rice
- 3 ounces steamed broccoli
- 4 ounces beef broth
- 2 ounces cooked Chinese noodles
- 2 ounces cooked chicken thigh
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
The soup was something new I tried called: Shrimp Yat Gat Mein – I google imaged it – although I didn’t even get any shrimp in it because the shrimp sunk to the bottom – so mine was just broth and noodles.
Since I typically take all my food out of the sauces I order, I simply add 1 teaspoon of oil to the “plate” for stir frying, etc. Then I just added everything into www.calorieking.com. While I am sure this is not a perfect way (or completely accurate) to figure out the exact calories, I think its pretty close! What are your thoughts??
Stats for the day:
- 1430 calories
- 36 fat
- 203 carbs (kinda high for me!)
- 79 protein
- 20 fiber
22% of calories from fat, 22% calories from protein and 56% of calories from carbs
I am still coughing a bit, and cannot wait for the cough to go away so I can get back to exercise! At least I am maintaining my weight, so I guess I’ll have to be content with that for a while!
So my friend at work and I critiqued my BSI soup recipe and have decided to morph it into a Reuben Soup! That’s in store tomorrow for lunch so be sure to check back in. Even the few extra hours in the crock pot made a HUGE difference in the texture and taste of the kale – not bitter at all!
Great t.v. night ahead, plus we never watched Top Chef from last night! And I need to clean the kitchen floor tonight too. See you tomorrow!