Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Chicken Stir Fry 2.0

I posted a similar recipe years ago but stir fry is still a solid player in my meal rotation.

I'm one of those weirdo's who has pretty much the same thing every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, etc.

Tuesday's are always different because I go out to dinner with dear friends & we take turns in choosing the restaurant. Eating out is less healthy than cooking at home but my Tuesday Crew & I have been friends for so long & they helped me out at the lowest point of my life, that the health-giving benefits of these meals is not measured in calories, sugar or fat - but in Love.

Never underestimate the health benefits of dining with treasured friends.

I digress.

I'm always banging on about easy, healthy, home cooked meals that don't take a lot of time to prepare.

If it takes longer than 20 minutes from pulling the ingredients from the fridge, to dinner on the table, I'm unlikely to get excited about that.

I'm a busy working mum, running my own business, so call it what you will, laziness*, Life-hacks, whatever - I call it Efficiency.

Before we start, here's a Top Tip:
- buy your chicken (or red meat) stir fry in bulk.
I generally get enough to make a week's worth of meals by checking the weight on the packet (200g/pp, half that for kids)

- take 15 minutes at home to portion it up, cut/slice to requirements & add whatever sauce or flavour you enjoy to the zip-lock back with a dash of olive oil & salt.

I like adding soy, oyster sauce, teriyaki sauce, hoi sin, chilli or sriacha

- freeze & defrost in fridge the night before, so dinner is good to go.

Preparation is key:
Having the veggies in the fridge means you don't even have to think about what to make, you use what's there & chopping veggies into similar sized pieces means everything cooks together.

Use these nutritional gems and/or add your own preferences.

* broccoli
* onion
* carrot
* green beans
* frozen peas

* capsicum
* cauliflower

* bok choy
* corn (cut off the cob)
* snow peas
* cabbage (thinly sliced)
* zucchini
* any vegetables you enjoy

Here's my easy-peasy stir-fry-not-greasy 6 Veggie Dinner in under 20 Minutes...

Cook the meat for about 5 minutes or until browned.
Remove from the pan.

Add the veggies & cook until almost soft.
Add the meat back in & mix well for another 5 minutes.

Serve this as is or with a small portion of rice or noodles.

Enjoy with family & friends.

*May I say, I don't actually know any lazy women.
I know women who work hard, are exhausted, raise amazing families, do what they need to do to make that work & may not always have time to bake or make fancy meals.

Me too, Honey. This is why I share what I do with you. 

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