You will want to add these Thai Beef Cups to the top of your list of things to make!
Last Saturday after WW and Orange Theory, I stopped by Meijer grocery store to pick up some Certified Angus Beef ® brand beef. I had a taste for beef lettuce cups for some reason. I was REALLY hungry by the time I ate lunch – it was nearly 12:30 and that was after a hard hour long workout at OT.
I found these veggie noodles – how cute are they?!
And yes, I’ve found the veggie discount bin at Meijer – I know – it’s a gift! 😀 You can go to their website and find where they sell them near you. It’s a company based out of Austin.
For $3, I’ll pay for someone to make me butternut squash noodles.
This dish could also be called “use up all the veggies in your fridge before it goes bad” lettuce cups.
I started out by browning up 1/2 a pound of Certified Angus Beef ® brand 90/10 beef. I always rinse my ground beef under hot water after it cooks to rinse off as much fat as possible.
I have no affiliation with this company, other than that I love all their sauces. They are all about 10 calories a tablespoon, super flavorful, a bit spicy and perfect to marinate meat or add to ground beef, like I did here.
I find Marion’s Kitchen products at my local Walmart in the Asian aisle and also at The Dollar Tree, which is a score because then they are only $1 a bottle.
I had mushrooms and a red pepper that needed to be used up. I picked up a $1 bag of bean sprouts and chopped up the butternut squash noodles and then added 3 ounces of the ground beef back in. I added 2 tablespoons of the Marion’s Kitchen Thai Pepper & Garlic sauce, then divided the filling between three bibb lettuce cups.
I added some chopped cilantro, 2 points worth of peanuts, so all three cups came in at only 5 smart points. I don’t count 20 calories of sauce as a point. I am a WW rebel that way. 😀
These were so good! Filling, but super light and delicious. This hit the spot after a busy morning. And the best part too is that these came together in less than 10 minutes – perfect for a weeknight dinner. Maybe pair with some rice or air fry a veggie egg roll to round out the meal?
Chia pudding has been on repeat all week. I love how creamy and delicious it is. Yesterday I had 1/2 cup chia pudding (3), blueberries, banana, Greek yogurt and a drizzle of the Chocolate Safe + Fair granola. It’s the perfect amount of sweetness for this otherwise not overly sweet breakfast.
Best news though is that Safe + Fair has given me a discount code for 25% off for the month of April + free shipping! Their prices are so reasonable and you won’t find a lower calorie granola out there for the 1/3 cup serving size. Yes, it’s 5 smart points for 1/3 cup, but only 130 calories.
That granola is gluten free, peanut and tree nut free and vegan!
Work was so busy – Jenn had lunch meetings and well, I have just too much to do right now. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, just have to ride it out for now.
Luckily there was a lunch meeting that had leftover food and well leftover free food is the best food! Taco salad with fresh fruit.
I had to let our fans of the Biz & Jenn show know that we would not be on the air yesterday – so sad!
I worked late and didn’t get home until around 8. I had a chicken breast I needed to use up, so pulled out my Simple Living Products air fryer to get dinner going.
Guys, this is so easy to make. I cut up my chicken in bite sized pieces.
In one bowl I whisked one egg, about 2 tablespoons almond milk, a splash of Frank’s hot sauce and Dak’s butt kicking buffalo seasoning.
In a second bowl I mixed 1/3 cup self-rising flour with more of the butt kicking buffalo seasoning, salt and pepper. I dipped the chicken in the egg mixture, back to the flour mixture and repeat – you need a double dip to get a nice crust.
I brushed with grape seed oil and baked in the air fryer for 15 minutes.
I decided not to dip them in the buffalo sauce to keep the crispiness of the chicken. I do need to get an oil mister though – that will help with the browning, but these were delicious after a long day of work.
If you are looking for more beef recipes, check out my Beef Stew recipe!
Happy Thursday friends! Make it a great day, Love, Biz