RECIPE ROUND UP: Our Favorite Stir Frys
If you have 10 minutes you can absolutely whip up a healthy, filling and delicious dinner. All it takes is some pre-washed and chopped veggies that are ready to go in your fridge, and some lean protein- either organic chicken breast or wild shrimp- and you can quickly throw together a meal!
We often recommend stir-fry dishes to our clients who are craving a warm bowl for dinner, but are burnt out on soup or simple grilled chicken and steamed veggies. Plus they're easy to make for the whole family- you can serve them over salad, cauliflower rice, or if your family eats grains, some steamed white rice (which has a lower arsenic content than brown rice).
Stir fry dishes are easy to improvise! Simply follow this easy formula:
1) Sauté 4 oz of your favorite lean protein (chicken, fish or shrimp) in coconut or avocado oil.
2) Add coconut aminos, ginger and garlic, plus veggies of your choice! A little red pepper flakes or compliant (sugar-free) sriracha can take the heat up a notch, if you like it spicy.
But for those of you who like to follow a recipe here's a (non-exhaustive) list of some of the quick and easy stir fry dishes we love to whip up!
Our Favorite Paleo Stir Fry Recipes
Ginger Cashew Chicken Stir Fry with Coconut Cauliflower Rice- Ambitious Kitchen- This bowl full of cruciferous veggies gets a dash of flavor from creamy cashew butter sauce, and coconut aminos.
Easy Broccoli Stir Fry From Jessica Sepel- Sub coconut aminos for Tamari and you've got an easy, on-plan dinner
Healthy Shrimp Stir Fry from the Clean Eating Couple- One of our favorite bloggers provides a perfect on-plan pescatarian-friendly option that tastes like take out!
Chicken, Bok Choy and Basil Stir Fry from The Iron You- We love the addition of Bok Choy to this quick and tasty dish
Paleo Orange Chicken Stir Fry from Wicked Spatula- Nix the coconut sugar and sub a compliant sriracha like Blue Bird and this is an on-plan sweet dinner!
Paleo Chinese Cabbage Stir Fry- This Vegan option from I heart Umami packs delicious flavor thanks to the use of star anise.
Mostly Veggie Steak Stir Fry- This dish from Our Salty Kitchen has the great flavor of garlic and the crisp flavor of peppers and snap peas. Omit the honey- the orange makes it sweet enough!