Dude Vittles: Stop Eating Leftovers!

eMeals-SweetbobMy diet consists of what Kevin McCallister bought when he went to the grocery store in ‘Home Alone’. Yes, I even use a toothbrush approved by the American Dental Association.

As a bachelor, I found it much easier to just buy a box of cereal and eat as many McRibs as I can while they are available. It’s difficult to cook a meal without a ton of leftovers. I’m stuck eating the same meal for days. Not only that, I have ingredients left over that I’ll never use again (I’m looking at you, half jar of vodka spaghetti sauce in my fridge).

Well, I’ve found the solution to my problem, eMeals. I’m sent a meal plan every week and a grocery list that saves wasted food. I’m even sent coupons that can be redeemed at my local grocery store.

I can hook you up with a cheap subscription. All you need to do is use the code CYBER35 and you will get 35% off the plan!

I cooked a chicken stir fry recipe from my meal plan and shared it with you below.

The recipe I decided to fix was a chicken stir fry recipe that was sent to me by eMeals. The ingredients were inexpensive, since the meals coincide with items on sale at your local grocery store. Also, many of the ingredients are used in other dishes in the week, so it saves you money…maybe even enough to go out and pay for a few beers with the guys.

Here are the ingredients I used for the chicken stir fry:

  • 1lb. of chicken
  • a stalk of broccoli
  • a few cups of chicken broth
  • soy sauce
  • ginger
  • garlic powder 
  • corn starch
  • rice

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The meal I cooked was actually for four people, since I made enough for a few friends tonight. They have meal plans for 1-2 people or a family. You can also get special meal plans/recipes for a specific diet. The options are gluten-free, paleo, low carb and even slow cooker meals, just to name a few. The chicken stir fry meal I prepared is from the ‘classic’ meal plan.

The pictures below show the step-by-step progress. Including prep time, it took me less than 30 minutes. I had enough time to watch the Pacers beat the Knicks tonight.

I first browned the chicken (which is easy enough for me to do). I then removed the chicken and added chicken broth and broccoli. I cooked and covered that mixture for a few minutes.

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While the chicken and broccoli were cooking. I made the sauce that consisted of chicken broth, soy sauce, corn starch, garlic powder and ginger. It is healthier than other stir fry sauces that are overloaded with MSG and high fructose corn syrup.

I then added the chicken to the broccoli and combined it with the sauce. I cooked it for a few more minutes until the sauce was thick.

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…and here’s the finished product with rice I cooked separately.

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Looks good, right?

Like I said at the beginning of this post, if you go to eMeals and use the code CYBER35, you will get 35% off a meal plan of your choice. On average, consumers save $1,000 in a year…that’s a lot of beer money, guys. Sign up now, the sooner the better.

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sweetbob-author-picAbout the Author…

Bobby Roberts (otherwise known as Sweetbob) is the creator of ‘America’s White Boy’ and contributor at Project Shanks. His writing has been featured on ESPN’s ‘SportsNation’, Sports Illustrated’s Hot ClicksGuyspeed, and various other sites. You can follow him on Twitter at @Sweetbob.

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