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Healthy Chinese Stir-fry


by Marla Murphy February 02, 2015 8 Comments

We had a quite Superbowl in with me trying out recipes for the blog this week and Ryan attempting to help (he gets an A for effort)! Even though I am not much of a football fan I am a big sports fan and any sport I watch I can't help but to get invested... I thank my dad for this little personality trait! I was so very happy when Gisele's Tom Brady's team won for the fact that Tom hadn't won a Superbowl in ten years and it just made him feel like the underdog to me even though he is one of the best quarterbacks of all time!! Okay enough of me trying to talk football..... lets move on to what we ate during the game- that is MUCH more my area of expertise!! My husband loves Chinese food and so do I but I usually try to avoid Chinese food restaurants due to their less than healthy ingredients, over the top sodium content and fried everything. So after the popularity of the pesto chicken recipe from last week I wanted to give Chinese stir-fry try and on my second attempt with this recipe we hit it out of the park!!! This recipe was perfect for the superbowl yesterday I also made a pot of brown rice for my husband and he added rice to his bowl, I just had the beef and vegetables! You will love this dish because it feels like you are being over the top indulgent but really it fits perfectly into your lifestyle so go ahead and enough some healthy Chinese food!!  

Healthy Chinese Stir-Fry
Serves 4
Prep Time: 10 min 
Cook Time: 15 min 
Ingredients
  • 1 pound of lean sirloin steaks (thin), cubed into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 cup of broccoli
  • 1/2 small white onion, sliced into strips
  • 1 large carrot, sliced
  • 5 teaspoons of sesame seed oil
  • 6 teaspoons of cornstarch
  • 5 teaspoons of soy sauce (low sodium)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
Instructions
  1. In a sauté pan or a wok, heat up 1 teaspoon of sesame oil to medium - high heat. While the pan is heating up make the sauce, add the remaining sesame oil, cornstarch, soy sauce and minced garlic stir well and set aside. To the sauté pan, add in the cubed sirloin, and cook until the meat is browned. Then remove the meat from the pan and set aside. Add in the sliced vegetables and sauté until softened then add the meat back in and pour in the seasonings, sauté until well combine, remove from the stove and enjoy!
calories: 300
fat: 15g
protein: 32g
carbs: 10g

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Marla Murphy
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8 Responses

Marla
Marla

June 23, 2016

Great Suggestion! I actually have the amino’s in my pantry and I just forget to use them from time to time! I think that is a great alternative and I will have to try your way next time! Thanks for the suggestion!

Katelyn
Katelyn

June 23, 2016

I love this recipe! I usually substitute Coconut Aminos for Soy Sauce and that worked good with this recipe ….have you ever used this??? Curious what your thoughts would be on that versus soy sauce. I get it at whole foods near the soy sauce

Marla
Marla

June 23, 2016

Hi Gena- sorry to hear that! If that happens next time I would recommend tasting the sauce- if it tastes right then I would add an equal amounts of both sesame oil and the soy sauce and make it more liquified. You can always add a little bit of water as well! Hope this helps and thank you for trying my recipe – sorry it didn’t come out perfect!

Gena
Gena

June 23, 2016

Hi there! My mom and I tried this recipe and we had a little trouble with the sauce. It came out more as a paste. Should I have added more sesame seed oil and soy sauce? Let me know what you think, please?

Dustin
Dustin

June 23, 2016

Delicious! Made it last night, and it was a hit!!

Marla
Marla

June 23, 2016

Sad to hear that!! Mybe trying to add a little more oil? I am going to make this recipe again when i get home and double check the recipe :) thanks for letting me know!!

Ed
Ed

June 23, 2016

I too had trouble with the sauce. When I used the suggested amounts it resulted in a very thick sauce.

Marla
Marla

June 23, 2016

YAYA, glad to hear it! Thank you for trying my recipe!

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