Don’t you just cringe when the family says “Whats for dinner, Mom?” and you got nothing?? 🙂
Yes, it’s a common thing when we are as busy as we are. The issue lies in the fact when we are working on our own health goals and trying to create fun and healthy dishes that the whole family will love…
And not to mention it needs to be 20 minutes or so to make, right?
Now, I’m not the most creative cook but I need my food to taste good and not make me feel guilty afterward. The foods most of our families crave are the worst choices for both us…and them. Chicken nuggets? Yes, but I make my own and they are easy to bake. Pizza? yes, and I can make an awesome pan and still keep it good enough for ME to eat! 😉
Anyway, I want to share some of my favorites since I know how many of us need the tips. If you’re familiar with our 21 Day Fix meal plan; (and if not, you NEED to be!!) Autumn created a new cookbook called FIXATE. This not only helps US have variety, but now we can implement more for our families and they don’t know the difference!! 🙂
So tonight I made the easy and ever popular Beef and Broccoli stir fry dish. I just add a side of rice for my “guys” and I eat it alone with a salad. So good and filling!! (bonus if you are borderline anemic like I always tend to be with the iron in the red meat!)
So here you go and let me know how you like it! Now you have an idea what’s for dinner next!!
Serving size: 1 cup
- ¾ lbs sirloin beef, sliced thin, pepper to taste
- 1½ Tbsp cornstarch
- 2 Tbsp peanut oil
- 1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
- 2 Tbsp water
- ½ lb broccoli florets
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- ½ cup snow peas, ends off + deveined
- ¼ cup water chestnuts, drained
- 1 Tbsp garlic, minced
- ⅛ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
- juice from 1 large orange (about ½ cup)
- ½ tsp crushed red pepper
- Lightly season beef with pepper. Lightly coat cornstarch over beef on both sides.
- Heat peanut oil in a wok or a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef and ginger then stir-fry for 1-2 minutes. Transfer beef to a bowl, cover with foil or plastic wrap and set aside.
- Turn heat down to medium and add water to the hot wok. Add broccoli, bell pepper, snow peas, water chestnuts and garlic then carefully cover top with foil and steam for 2-3 minutes or until broccoli is tender. Stir.
- Pour soy sauce, orange juice, water and red pepper into the wok and bring to boil. Return the cooked beef and stir until sauce thickens, about 2-3 minutes.