Happy Friday Eve all! Since we are off celebrating The Husband’s Birthday, I thought it would be fun to pop in and share two of my favorite healthy Chinese Food Recipes that also work for the Simply Filling Technique. Both recipes were inspired 110% by TJ’s Chinese Fake Out guest post awhile back and honestly took me maybe 20 minutes max to make (translation ~ faster than I could drive to get take out!)
Next time you are craving Chinese, maximize your points+ by making hosting your own Chinese Take Out Night at home.
“FRIED” CREAM CHEESE WON TONS (print it!)
- 10 Thin Won Ton Wrappers ~ I LOVE these New Hong Kong b/c you get 10 for 3 points+
- 2 2/3 ounce Reduced Fat or Fat Free Cream Cheese
- 2 Tbsp fresh chives, chopped
- 2 Tbsp water chestnuts, finely diced
- Sea Salt and Black Pepper to taste
- Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes (if you want some heat!)
1. Mix cream cheese, onions, water chestnuts in a small bowl. Season to taste with sea salt, black pepper and crushed red pepper flakes
2. Lay out 10 wrappers on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Spoon cheese mixture evenly (about 1 tsp on each) among all 10 won tons-place in the center of wrapper.
3. Using your finger or a pastry brush, dip into a bowl of water and wet 2 edges of the square. Fold over won ton and press with your fingers.
4. Spray each won ton with nonstick cooking spray and bake at 400 degrees for 7-8 minutes- Keep an eye on these! They go from not ready to burnt FAST!
5. Serve with sweet and sour sauce.
Makes 2 servings (5 Won Tons), 4 points+ each, Simply Filling + 2 WPA for the Won Ton Wrappers
NOTE: you can cut the points+ in half making each serving 2 points+ if you use Fat Free Cream Cheese. (SF+2 WPA)
Nutritional Information Per Serving calculated at caloriecount.com
I absolutely love making fried rice using Trader Joe’s Frozen Organic Brown Rice. You could the bag in the microwave for 3 minutes and it turns out tasting better than making your own rice, the hard way. Combine any fresh or frozen veggies, leftover chicken, a little egg and a little sauce for this quick fried rice fix. Use regular oil for the sesame oil to make this recipe 100% Simply Filling.
VEGETARIAN FRIED RICE (print it!)
- 2 tsp. dark sesame oil
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2 cups cooked brown rice, I use Trader Joe’s Frozen Brown Rice that cooks in 3 minutes
- 1 1/2 cups thawed Frozen Vegetables, any type works ~ I used a combination of what I had on hand
- 1/2 cup egg beaters
- 1 Tbsp. Soy Sauce
- 1 Tbsp. Teriyaki Sauce
- 1/2 Tbsp. Rice Wine Vinegar
- 1 tsp. Sriracha Chili Sauce for some heat!
- 2 green onions, diced
1. Heat a large skillet or wok over medium heat. Add oil and garlic cooking for 30 seconds. Add in rice and toss /stir to mix & coat rice with oil/garlic. Add veggies and cook until heated through.
2. Make a hole in middle of pan; add egg beaters and scramble until cooked. Stir entire pan, mixing egg into rice.
3. Add soy sauce through sriracha, cooking for 1-2 minutes until the sauce is absorbed. Remove from heat and stir in green onions.
Makes 2 HUGE servings for 8 points+, Simply Filling + 1 WPA for the sesame oil
Nutritional information per serving calculated at calorie count.com
Round out your meal with some Steamed Green Beans sprinkled garlic salt and pepper
Plus a little crunch ~ Mini Organic Sweet Peppers
Believe it or not this totally cures my Chinese Food cravings every single time. Thanks so much for the idea TJ – you are awesome!
What is your all time favorite Chinese food?
I am definitely an appetizer girl ~ I LOVE Pot Stickers, Won Tons, Beef Sata Sticks and just about everything on the Appetizer platter. Next up would be the NOODLES ~ Chow Fun and Chow Mein….then, well anything spicy….My list goes on. I LOVE Chinese food.
FUN FACT ~ I actually worked in a Chinese Food restaurant while in college because I got FREE unlimited Chinese Food anytime I wanted it. It made my mouth happy, but, it wasn’t so great for my bootie and thighs LOL