Dieting - Whining and Dining
Updated: Apr 17
The day began with a crab cake and cocktail sauce, because they are not frozen and have a short shelf life in the refrigerator. Alas, the crab cake was laden with sodium. So was the cocktail sauce
Lunch was not chili, either. It began with an omelet that contained chili. It also contained a smattering of pepper jack cheese and was quite good. Cheese, of course, is another ingredient laden with sodium. Some things must be endured.
That should bring us to dinner. Toting up my dietary excesses to this point (there was an Atkins chocolate bar or two), revealed that I was in danger of exceeding my 1,500-milligram limit of the aforementioned sodium. Heart condition, y'know.
I made a quick trip to my FNFL.
I returned home with chicken thighs (boneless and skinless), the sole New York Strip steak left on the shelves, and a pair of boneless pork chops. I still had one chop left from earlier in the week, and pork is higher in sodium than beef or chicken. I weighed the beef, sighed, and prepared the chicken. It was another variation on a theme. I forget the recipe number, but baked chicken thighs will always be a classic in what passes for my chicken. Here's what I used:
Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs - 736g (The whole package, which was marked 1.75lb. (793.8g) I never trust the store's labels. They lie a lot.
green beans - 133g after draining. The water weighed 94g, if the "227g" label was accurate.
Whole kernel Corn - 167g after draining. Yes, another 8-oz can.
sliced onion - 313g Sweet onions come in whatever size they are.
minced garlic - 12g I could have added more, but oh well.
carrots - 88g The handy little packets are supposed to weigh 85g. :)
serrano peppers - 28g Just one, sliced up
pineapple chunks - 227g A can of Dole chunks with the juice, too.
Mongolian Fire Oil - 5g/mL I splashed a bunch in the pan, first thing, but it barely registered on the scales, so I made up the difference with chili oil.