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Weeknight Vegetable Stir Fry


(Makes enough for about 4 people)


Ingredients:

  • Brown rice or any whole grain blends, cooked (frozen/microwaveable packets will save time)

  • S&p


For the sauce:

  • 1 cup vegetable broth

  • 2 tbsp of soy sauce

  • 1 tbsp jarred tomato sauce

  • 1 tsp of freshly grated ginger or ground ginger

  • 1 tsp of minced garlic (pre-minced in a jar to save time)

  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or date syrup (more to taste if necessary)

  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar (or swap for apple cider vinegar)


Optional toppings:

  • Cashews, roughly chopped

  • 1 package of firm Tofu (add 30 min of oven cook time)

  • Non-stick spray (I like avocado oil spray)

Instructions:


If making tofu, pre-heat oven to 450F. Drain and press out excess water from tofu and cut into rough cubes. Spray baking sheet and tofu with oil and add s&p, gently tossing. Pop in the oven for 30 min or so until slightly browned and firm.


In a small saucepan bring broth to a boil and whisk in all ingredients besides syrup for a few minutes turning heat to low. Mix in maple syrup, adding more to taste if you like sweeter. Turn heat off and set aside.


Sauté frozen vegetables on a good frying pan for 5-10 min (they are pre-cooked so just need to be re-heated). If you are trying to avoid teflon pans, a little water will help prevent sticking on a stainless steel pan. Flavor with a little salt & pepper. Once finished, pile on top of your cooked rice in a large bowl or on a plate.


Top with optional cooked tofu and chopped cashews.


Pour desired sauce amount over entire bowl and enjoy!



Food is Medicine:



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Fertility?

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One of my favorites? Frozen pre-cut vegetables.


Did you know that frozen vegetables lose zero nutritional value? After being frozen they still contain the same amount of phytochemicals and antioxidants as fresh vegetables.


A simple dish of frozen stir fry veggies, brown rice, and a yummy sauce is a perfect healthy easy weeknight meal after a long day. This one is packed with nutrients and plenty of plant protein even if you skip the tofu and cashews. So fill up on as much as you want and enjoy!




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