Un-chicken fried rice

The hunger monster struck before lunch time today so I reached in my lunch bag and grabbed this pear.  I know I was hungry because this went way beyond the “apple test” – I like apples way more than pears. 😉

When you don’t have a pretty place mat, a pretty notepad will do.

Lunch was my un-chicken fried rice.  It’s kind of like having an un-birthday.  Just like when it’s your un-birthday it isn’t your birthday, in un-chicken fried rice, there is no chicken, no rice, and it isn’t fried.

Then what’s in it?

– 1/2 cup cooked quinoa (cooked in 1 cup veggie broth)

– roasted sliced carrot and 1/2 cup edamame

– 1 egg white, chopped

– couple of splashes of Bragg’s amino acids

So, why is it un-chicken fried rice?  Because it incorporates all the things I love about chicken fried rice, except it definitely takes it up a few notches on the nutrition scale.

I added a small plate of honey dew that a coworker brought in.  The universe was looking out for me since I ate my pear intended for lunch around 9:30 am.

Snack time was enjoyed (sans earrings) with cottage cheese and Kashi crackers.  I love these earrings but they’re just too heavy for long-wear.  They always end up on my desk by the end of the day.

The weather for tonight’s run isn’t looking so hot.  😦  Boo thunderstorms.  They’re messing up my training.



Filed under Dinner, Snacks

4 responses to “Un-chicken fried rice

  1. Hmm, that un-chicken fried rice looks interesting … does it taste at all similar?? I love some fried rice, and I always make mine healthier with brown rice, less oil, more veggies, tofu, etc. … but I may have to try this recipe!

    Thanks for checking out my blog, BTW. I love yours!

  2. Jess

    I couldn’t find if you’d already wrote about this on your site…so I googled it and still have questions. Bragg’s Amino Acids…what exactly is it? Is it like a supplement, kinda like adding flax seed? do tell do tell 🙂

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