I remember when I used to hate veggies. When I was a kid I would stuff my mouth full of onions and bell peppers then excuse myself to the bathroom and flush it all down the toilet. True story people!
Look at me now, I’m a completely different eater and I’m obsessed with veggies. My current favorites are spiralized zucchini and sautéed kale. Weird huh? I have no idea what happened but I do know it was a slow progression. I never forced myself or anything, but slowly I incorporated it more and more into my diet at my own pace. And now I try to add veggies every chance I get, in my frittata, in my spring rolls, and in my other stir fry recipe.
Veggie Stir Fry
1 Green Bell Pepper
2 cups Edamame (frozen from Trader Joes)
2 cups Broccoli Carrot Slaw (from Trader Joes)
1 Zucchini, spiralized (with this spiralizer)
2 cups Broccoli, steamed or fresh
1 cup Snap Peas
1/2 Red Onion, sliced
2-3 tbsp Olive Oil
Brown Rice (directions here)
Peanut Sauce (recipe below)
Topping: Peanuts & Sesame Seeds
1. Prepare brown rice. This takes a total of 60 minutes. Begin step 2 when there’s only 30 minutes left until the rice is ready.
2. Prep all the veggies. Chop bell pepper and red onion. Spiralize zucchini. Steam edamame and broccoli, if necessary.
3. In a large skillet heat 2-3 tbsp of olive oil. Saute bell peppers for few minutes, then add snap peas and broccoli carrot slaw, few minutes later add red onion. Once all veggies are softened/sautéed add spiralized zucchini, steamed broccoli and edamame. Continue to mix while finishing last steps.
4. Meanwhile, make peanut sauce.
To assemble: brown rice, veggie stir fry, peanut sauce drizzled on top, peanuts and sesame seeds for garnish
- 2 large spoonfuls of Peanut Butter
3-4 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
1/8-1/4 cup warm water
1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
Red Pepper Chili Flakes
1. In a small bowl mix peanut butter, soy sauce, and warm water until liquified.
2. Add remaining ingredients: ginger, garlic, red pepper flakes.
3. Add more water or spices until you reach the desired consistency and spiciness.