I hear Chinese food and dessert and instantly think of things I shouldn’t be eating. But last night I was craving some Chinese food so got searching on how to make a clean eating, gluten free, meal. It was delicious! Now, keep in mind, it does still involve soy sauce (i.e. salt) and rice so, not a meal for if you’re in a cutting phase. I’m having to guess on some of the measurements because I honestly eye-balled it but didn’t think splash and/or pinch would do well for a whole recipe 😉
- Brown Rice
- 1/4 GF Soy Sauce **Low Sodium (Kikkoman has started making a GF low sodium option, has have a number of other companies, but PLEASE always double check the bottles)
- 1/4 C water
- 2 tsp white vinegar
- 2 tsp red wine vinegar (or rice wine vinegar if you have it)
- 1 tbsp diced chili peppers
- 1 small onion
- 1 red pepper
- ginger (or ginger powder if you don’t have fresh)
- 2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 3 cloves garlic
- 2 chicken breasts
- Combine soy sauce, white vinegar, and water in medium bowl. Dice the garlic and approx. 2 tbsp ginger and stir both, along with the peppers, into sauce. Chop the chicken and marinate in sauce.
- Prepare the rice according to the directions and set aside.
- Add a splash (sorry) of soy sauce and 2 tsp wine vinegar into a large skillet. Sautee onion, red pepper, and about 1 tbsp ginger (here you can also add in ginger powder if you prefer) until the onion begins to soften.
- Pour chicken and sauce into the skillet, add cayenne pepper, and continue to cook on Med-High until chicken is done
- Add in rice and cook approx. 3-5 more min while stirring to coat rice
I tasted as I went to add in more ginger and spices so, I apologize if the measurements aren’t exact. But it made plenty for hubby and I each to have a large dinner and about 1-2 portions left over.
Then for dessert hubby had found a avocado chocolate pudding recipe that (surprisingly) tasted just like chocolate pudding! I Googled it today and apparently I’m behind the curve because there were a ton of recipes but here’s what we used to make 2 servings:
- 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 avocado
- 1/4 C milk
- 1/4 C sugar (the recipe actually called for Agave and you could easily substitute Truvia)
- 1/4 C cocoa powder
Blend the avo, sweetener, oil, and milk until smooth. Add in the cocoa and blend until fully mixed. Garnish with crushed walnuts. Because avocado is high in fat and it does have sweetener it’s still an occasional treat but just a healthier option 🙂 **When I looked for it there are a ton of ways to make this including without milk so if you have other dietary restrictions I’d still suggest trying it but do a quick search for a different recipe
Off to the gym for leg day!