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ALL. IN. ONE.
That should be the term we use for stir fry!
I think stir fries are one of the easiest ways to keep a proper balanced diet no matter what is happening in life, and it's a great way to keep things simple when transitioning to a vegan diet, which, being completely honest, at the beginning can be overwhelming.
There are so many different ways to make a good stir fry, you can make it as simple or as complicated as you like, or as life allows, may I say. And since life can catch up with us in a regular basis, it is essential to have a wide range of options where you can just throw everything on a pan and be set!
Stir fries are the most versatile meal you'll ever find; they'll allow you to experiment with many different ingredients, flavours and textures. You can either use your kitchen staples or incorporate those "what am I supposed to do with that" ingredients that you often find at the market.
I can probably keep talking of the benefits of stir fries but I rather show you, so let's talk about this orange stir fry with pumpkin, greens beans and sweet pepper.
I am very happy with the way this recipe turned out, and by my family's reaction whenever I make it, I know they are happy too, so if your out to impress someone or just treat yourself, this recipe is definitely for you!
First of all, this is what I meant by "All in one", this dish includes a great amount of vegetables that combined are a little powerhouse of nutrients that add many different benefits to your diet, here are some to give you an idea:
Ginger: Improves absorption of essential nutrients.
Garlic: Powerful antioxidant.
Onion: Anti inflammatory.
Green beans: Help maintain cholesterol and sugar levels.
Pumpkin : Protects the skin from harmful UV rays.
Red bell pepper: Promotes eye health.
When I came up with this recipe It was orange season and I had way to many sitting in a fruit bowl so I decided to create this simple sauce that adds a tangy flavour to the veggie mix and another layer of nutrients, particularly the oranges and coconut milk. Oranges have many vitamins and minerals but are well known for being a good source of vitamin C and coconut milk is a good source of plant-based fats.
To finish it off, we have quinoa as a side which adds a good amount of Omega-3 and all the essential amino acids your body needs. And lets not forget that quinoa is a great way to get your daily dose of healthy carbs, the ones that keep you full for a while and give you a boost of energy.
So there it is, absolutely everything you might want in a meal served in a single bowl!
For more quick and easy, healthy and delicious stir fry goodness head over and check out the Lo Mein Stir Fry recipe.
For the stir fry
For the topping
For the sauce
For the quinoa
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 459||From Fat 150|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 17g||25.69%|
|Saturated Fat 8g||40.62%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 68g||22.75%|
|Dietry Fiber 10g||38.79%|
|Vitamin K2 (menaquinone-4) 0.62µg||0.69%|
|Vitamin A 3561.27IU||71.23%|
|Vitamin B-12 0µg||0%|
|Vitamin B-6 0.81mg||40.39%|
|Vitamin C 123.86mg||206.43%|
|Vitamin D 0IU||0%|
|Vitamin E 4.6mg||15.34%|
|Vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) 54.08µg||67.6%|
|Pantothenic acid 1.23mg||12.26%|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4
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