Publix had shrimp on sale last weekend for $4.99/lb, so I bought some, brought them home, and split them up into small portions and froze them. I grabbed one of the bags out of the freezer last night and threw it in the frig, so it'd be thawed by the time I got home tonight. I didn't really want to make another stir fry because I've had my fill of peppers this week....so feeling less than inspired, I made an on-the-fly version of a mini shrimp po boy....actually, I made 2 of them, to take to lunch tomorrow. I had about 4-5 oz of shrimp, which is about 120-150 calories. I sauteed them in a little olive oil and seasoned them with white pepper, creole seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder and a dash of Adobo. I spread less than a Tbsp of lite mayo and a little mustard on a whole wheat hot dog bun (120 cals) and voila! A scaled back version of a shrimp po boy....
I plan on making these again soon, maybe this Saturday, because it's something that Dwayne would like. However, I'll probably make them bigger and on different bread with some Boar's Head remoulade sauce and shredded lettuce. Whenever I do it, I'll be sure to take some pics. :)
I also thawed some split chicken breasts last night that I got on sale a couple of weeks ago. I threw them in my roaster pan tonight with mostly the same spices I used on the shrimp. Then I threw in a bag of frozen broccoli, a bag of California mix veggies, some fresh mushrooms and a handful of small red potatoes. Nothing too exciting, but my goal was to eat as many veggies as possible...and if I cook them, I'll eat them.
About the crab alfredo I've been craving....I got a couple of really good recipes today from people telling me how to make a lite alfredo sauce. I'm definitely going to try it one of these days, but for my current craving...if it persists...then I'll probably get the half order from Red Lobster and work it into my calories. I'm just too lazy to drive to the grocery store after a long work day, buy the crab legs, steam them, and pry the meat out of them to make this dish during the week. The chicken and veggies I made tonight will last 2-3 days for lunch/dinners....so if I still want the crab alfredo by Friday, I might order it for lunch. I finally looked up the nutrition menu to see just how many calories it is. A full order is 1500+....the half order was 770 cals. I allow myself 1800 calories/day, so working it in is doable. And I appreciate all the tips today on how you handle your cravings. It's always good to hear what works for other people...so thank you. :)
One of these days I'm going to post about how my weekend eating and Dwayne are clashing in a serious way...but that's another post for another day. I've got it simmering on the back burner for now.. :)