Since the 21 day fix I am really careful about my carb consumption. More than anything I find that keeping my calorie count for the day helps and when I am doubtful of portion size I resort back to 21 Day Fix. I also try and do the counts of all the food categories on 21 Day Fix! Pasta irritates me so badly because one round of it in a day and screws with my calorie intake all day long. So I just decided unless I really need it, I ain’t having pasta.
Well today I had a shakeology so my calorie count is down for the day. I also have limited supply of food at this point because it is grocery day. So I knew the time had arrived to make Dragon Noodles. A recipe I had been eyeballing before 21. I had heard and seen so many raving reviews about it I almost felt left out since I had not tried it.
Well enter the perfect storm today of all of the above and it came time. I still was missing a few of the ingredients but not anything I felt would leave me not liking it. I also had to clean it up. I am very purposeful with everything I eat now, so if I am consuming it then it has to have a purpose that is good for me.
The original recipe is from budgetbytes, a site solely dedicated to eating good and not spending a lot of money to do it. The original ingredient list is as follows:
- 4 oz. lo mein noodles $1.13
- 2 Tbsp butter $0.20
- ¼ tsp crushed red pepper $0.02
- 1 large egg $0.25
- 1 Tbsp brown sugar $0.02
- 1 Tbsp soy sauce $0.02
- 1 Tbsp sriracha (rooster sauce) $0.08
- 1 handful fresh cilantro $0.22
- 1 sliced green onion $0.06
Here is mine:
- Whole wheat pasta (I made one cup that I intend to use in portions)
- 1 tbsp of coconut oil
- Omitted crushed red pepper (didn’t have any)
- Organic Egg (I believe an egg is an egg…I just buy organic)
- 1 tbsp of raw honey (you could also use agave)
- 1 tbsp of low sodium soy sauce
- 1 tbsp of sriracha
- No cilantro or green onion (but they would be amazing and add an awesome freshness to pasta)
Follow the rest of the recipe and I used the coconut oil for the scrambled egg. I should say I don’t stray from butter. Butter is much healthier for you than margarine. However, I prefer my eggs with coconut oil.
I did measure it out with my yellow container because on my carbs I need to. This is probably my hardest weakness. I mean pasta in general. I love pasta and I realized just how much I was eating and it was alarming. So it is something that rarely happens. It was definitely worth it this go around and if I want the leftovers I am gonna have to do the work.
It was amazingly yummy and I will be making again!