Tonight’s dinner came together sort of randomly, but it was DELICIOUS and a different combination that I’ve ever tried before! But first…
Afternoon snacks included unpictured popcorn (1 pt) and 2 wasa crackers (1 pt) with a babybel cheese (1 pt). I also had a Quaker Chocolate Peanut Butter Chewy Granola Bar (2 pts) that was leftover in my goodie bag from the wedding right before going on an awesome bike ride.
I’ve started waiting a little bit before working out to let the night cool off a bit since the days have been too hot. It’s nice because I don’t rush home and take my time having a snack and relaxing a bit before heading out. It was wayyy too hot for a run, so I was contemplating going swimming or going for a bike ride, and I just decided to go with a ride because it takes less prep. I am still a bit sore from yesterday’s run (my left knee is hurting a bit) so I didn’t want to push it, but wanted to get in some more exercise to balance out the indulgences from the weekend. Stats:
Distance: 10.17 miles
Avg. Speed: 13.1 mph
Avg. Pace: 4:35 min/mile
It was a great ride and my knee didn’t hurt one bit. It was a little breezy too, which made for a nice break from the heat. As soon as I got back, I was hungry and didn’t have a smoothie waiting for me like yesterday – sad story.
Dinner ended up coming together kind of by accident, but turned out AWESOME. I have two heads of cabbage left so I wanted to use some of that, and for some reason I was craving summer rolls, so my plan was to make rolls using the cabbage. But then I was thinking about it and didn’t want to use the cabbage raw in the rolls, so I cut it up and then cooked it in a pan with some veggie stock, a little water, and a splash of apple cider vinegar.
Since I was so hungry, I didn’t want to wait for the cabbage to cook and then cool, so I tried to figure out what else I could put in the summer rolls. I had some cilantro from the other night as well as cooked shrimp, but that wasn’t enough. I looked around and realized peaches might work in the rolls, so I went with it.
I put a handful of cilantro, 4 little shrimp, and 1/3 of a sliced peach in each of three rice wrappers. You have to soak the wrappers in warm water for 20 seconds so they become pliable, and then you put everything in there and wrap it up. You have to move way too quickly to take pictures of the process, and it’s definitely a little difficult, but each one gets easier. I ended up making 3 and they turned out pretty good though a little looser than ideal.
I served them with this Sweet Chili Sauce that I had in my house, which is an awesome condiment to have on hand.
2 tablespoons has 70 calories (1 pt), so I put a serving in a ramekin and served it with the three summer rolls.
And also had a bowl of the cooked cabbage for an extra veggie kick.
The cabbage was 0 points, and the summer rolls broke down to 2 points for the shrimp, 1 for the sauce, 1 for the peach, and 2 for the rice paper rolls, so 6 total for the meal. It was AWESOME. The peach, shrimp, and cilantro combo worked so well even though it came together pretty unexpectedly!
I’m off to play some Scrabble with Wil! What’s your favorite board game??