I cooked the chicken (cut into small pieces) in a stir fry pan with about 1 tsp of teriyaki sauce. Remove the chicken and set aside. Stir fry you veggies in the same pan and let the chicken flavorings cook into the veggies. I added about 1/4 cup water and another 1 tsp of teriyaki to cook the veggies until tender. Add the chicken back in until heated through.
Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry- 3 blocks
3 oz chicken (3 blocks protein)
1 1/2 cups broccoli cut up (1/2 block carbs)
2 cups broccoli slaw (1/2 block carbs)
1/2 cup snow peas (1/2 block carbs)
slivered almonds to top (3 blocks fat)
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This is a little off post, but the discussion of Omega 3's started me thinking about supplements in general. What do people take and why ? Is there a Zone recommended supplement list ?
Michele and Arturo, thanks so much for your replies yesterday. I am now on day 2 of my attempt to get off the "crack". I know that my blocking is not going to be perfect, but I am realizing that at least in the beginning, I don't need to be accurate to 11 decimal places.
In fact, when trying to weigh some of my food out, I noticed my scale's reading differed from what was on the can (tuna). Off by an ounce--under. I didn't want to open another can so figured the 3.5 oz was enough...
What I am finding tough is cooking for my kids and me at the same time. Last night I made them the turkey meatballs and veggies, but I'm not sure if I can make them totally Zoned up meals because they are always asking for all of the "bad" things like mac and cheese.
Oh well, that's enough commenting for now. It is only day 2. I hope to make it off to bed which will rocket me into day 3.
Thanks for hosting this blog.
Good to hear back from you! A couple points...
As far as being exact with your blocks goes. The zone is not an exact science and you can drive yourself crazy trying to find foods that will measure out exactly. If you find a label that reads 8g of protein, just count it as 1 block of protein.
Cooking for kids can be tough and was one of the motivators in starting this site. I have tried to make the recipes pretty basic and easy to make. I have two school aged kids so I know how hard that can be. Try integrating the main protein into a meal they will eat and you can Zone. For example: I will make turkey taco meat and make my kids tacos and I will have a taco salad or taco pockets or a tostada. There are quite a few meals that you can try that with!
Hope that helps and keep me posted!
My feeling is that most people on the Zone are getting enough vitamins in the healthy food they are eating that they do not need supplements. Omega-3 are the one exception to that because of their multiple roles in decreasing inflammation and increasing overall health.
this is a great site, i love the different meal plans, i tried the broccoli slaw recently, how many cups is 1 block?
Anonymous- The broccoli slaw I use is 1/4 block for 1 1/2 cups!!! You can have lots! Check your label to make sure, but it should be pretty close to that.
How many ounces is the package of broccoli slaw you use? I bought mine from whole foods...its an 8oz package.
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