happy hump day and happy 7 days til Christmas!? whoa.
had another check up 1st thing this morning and all is well in this tummy of mine, thank God. baby’s heartbeat is a strong 150 and by the next visit we’ll be able to determine its sex. i don’t wanna know though!!! i would love to be surprised in the delivery room, but Mr. Egwuatu says he would like to know as soon as we can find out. so if he knows i must know too, jeez. my OB just popped out her 4th and final kiddo a few months ago and after i told her my symptoms are super similar from my first pregnancy, she said that didn’t mean a thing. i feel like it’s another boy though and the chinese gender predictor agrees :lol:
i had a pregnancy-brain moment and ruined 36 perfectly good eggs by leaving them in my truck for 2 days. the cartons were on the floor of the passenger seat, still in the grocery bag and everything. ugh. sooo, we made a pit stop at Whole Foods (yes i had an alterior motive) to get some more and see what they had cooking for lunch. i let my ‘cravings’ (post coming soon) get the best of me again and got a few scoops of their vegetable fried rice and mac n cheese. to my surprise, the stats for both were available on www.myfitnesspal.com, and i didn’t even do too bad! just when i think a food item won’t be there after performing a search, it pops right up. LOVE THAT SITE.
ok, this was the real reason for the WF trip. confession: i completely forgot i was pregnant on Thanksgiving eve while i was up cooking and pretty much licked an entire bowl of leftover raw brownie batter. CLEAN. who does that? apparently pregnancy brain is real, my goodness. i did freak out afterwards but calmed down…. eventually. i asked Sonny to bring me some of this addicting vegan cookie dough so that if i ate some raw it would totally be ok. dairy / egg- free and tastes like the Nestle Toll House recipe batter i grew up eating. it’s incredible. incredibly dangerous. 2 tubs later…….
ok let’s talk about healthy stuff! swai fish was the same price as tilapia fillets at Walmart this week so i chose them to give our taste buds something different. here’s how they stack up:
i made a Swai Po’ Boy sammich with it cause the texture and taste is like that of catfish to me. tilapia is definitely flakier though.
i coated the fillets in my homemade whole wheat breadcrumbs mixture (no parmesan cheese and swapped the Italian seasoning for salt-free Caribbean Jerk), and pan-fried them in 2 tsp of coconut oil for 5-7 minutes on each side.
i threw the fillet on a ciabatta loaf over shredded lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, and topped it with some homemade sriracha ‘mayo’!
for the mayo, it’s:
- 2 heaping tbsp of greek yogurt
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 2 tsp sriracha
- few shakes of seasoned pepper (by Mc Cormick)
- squeeze of fresh lemon juice (optional)
have you tried swai? what’s your favorite white fish?