Easiest fried rice

rice.jpgThis is a great dish to make when you’re not really in the mood to cook but still want something healthy, filling and tasty.

This is how I was feeling last night…really not in the mood to cook.

When I’m feeling this way I often turn to dishes that I consider to be “semi-homemade.” I’ll use the base of something pre-made such as canned soup, chili or something yummy from the frozen section, and then add veggies and maybe some extra beans or meat to it.

Making food this way is almost always cheaper than getting take out or going to a restaurant and I can keep the ingredients on hand in the pantry or freezer, which is nice and convenient.

For last night’s dinner I heated up a bag of pre-made chicken fried rice in the microwave. Then I fried up 3 eggs for some extra protein (and they were really delicious!). For the veggies I boiled up some green beans and sliced a tomato. It was a fast, easy, delicious and super inexpensive dinner!!

 

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Lunch and dinner today

Today was a good day, I got a lot of errands done and also met up with a friend for coffee. And best of all I didn’t overeat or binge! Woohoo!!

I ate when I was hungry and I think the meals were well-balanced. A day without a binge is a great day, I take nothing for granted.

Lunch and dinner:

  • Lunch: Salad with greens, tomato, cucumber, feta cheese and turkey
  • Not shown: Italian dressing and ranch dressing
  • Dinner: Brown rice, greens beans and turkey meatballs
  • Not shown: Ketchup and butter

Lunch: Veggie burger, salad & rice

I was super hungry for lunch today! I found a few packs of veggie burgers on sale this weekend so I’ve been having those for lunch. Veggies burgers are great because they’re easy to cook, tasty and are still pretty healthy.

Today’s veggie burger was black bean chipotle flavored, which gave it a nice bit of spiciness. Hopefully this lunch will hold me until my afternoon snack around 5.

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Today’s lunch:

  • Veggie burger, black bean chipotle flavored
  • Salad with cucumber with balsamic vinaigrette (I put dressing on after I took the photo)
  • Brown rice with vegan butter
  • Not shown: mustard, ketchup for veggie burger

Today’s lunch: Salad and rice

Today’s lunch was pretty good, I had a salad, some rice and an apple. I’m traveling for the week visiting family and friends so sticking to a healthy diet is extra important.

Traveling is great but it’s often pretty stressful for me because I’m out of my comfort zone and my routine, which can also easily kick up my anxiety. So I’m trying to do the best I can by making a routine and buying healthy food.

I’m also trying to be especially careful because I’m still early into my journey to heal my binge eating disorder. I haven’t binged yet on this trip which is pretty awesome and so far things have been going better than expected. Yay! 🙂

I honestly just take everything meal by meal, day by day. I probably will for the rest of my life. My goal is to slowly but surely manage my eating disorder better and binge less and hopefully eat more and more like a normal person.

Today’s lunch:

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  • Salad with tomato and Italian dressing
  • Long grain and wild rice with vegan butter (not shown: 1 tablespoon ketchup)
  • Not shown: 1/2 apple

Lunch: Salad, Rice & Garbanzo Beans

This was a really good lunch today! It felt healthy but was also filling with a mix of veggies, carbs, protein and fat. I also included some pieces of orange in the salad which gave it a nice bit of sweetness. This is the kind of lunch I definitely feel good about. It should keep me going until I have my afternoon snack.

Today’s lunch:

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  • Salad: Romaine lettuce with orange, cherry tomatoes, Italian dressing and feta cheese
  • Brown rice with vegan butter
  • Garbanzo beans

Dinner: Veggies with pasta sauce and rice

Thank goodness for easy to use foods like frozen vegetables and jarred pasta sauce! They made tonight’s dinner tasty and quick. I was really hungry tonight because I didn’t have quite enough calories today. I’m feeling better now 🙂

Today ended up being much busier than I expected. Normally this would have stressed me out a lot and often ended in a binge. However, luckily today I didn’t binge. I was even able to eat just *just one* cookie. Amazing! However tomorrow is a new day and I have to stay vigilant with my eating disorder, each meal and snack, every day of my life.

Dinner tonight:

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  • Pasta sauce and mixed vegetables in a butter sauce with feta cheese on top
  • Brown rice with vegan butter
  • Not shown: 8 corn chips

My snacks today were a banana, 3 small slices of watermelon, 1 serving of cashew nuts

Dinner: Chicken chili

Tonight’s dinner was easy and simple- my favorite kind. I feel a bit full but overall I think it was pretty well-balanced and fulfilling which is what I’m going for. I want to feel like I’ve had enough and am satisfied, body and soul. That is very important with an eating disorder and definitely an art to get right.

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Tonight’s dinner:

  • 1/2 can of chicken chili
  • 2/3 cup brown rice with vegan butter
  • 1 cup (or so) mixed vegetables
  • Also not shown – 1.5 ounces swiss cheese

I also want to recap my snacks for the day. Around 5:30 I had a serving of trail mix (with nuts, dried fruit and chocolate) and one serving of cashew nuts. I’m not sure yet if that was too much, but I was somewhat hungry at the time. It’s a daily process to figure out what I need to eat and what I don’t.