If you are anything like me, one of the first things you start to crave when you start a "life style change" is Chinese Food. When you go to one of the little fast food Chinese places the calorie intake for one meal can wipe out two days worth of fat grams and all of that days calories. But do not fear, you can get all of that flavor you crave and none of the guilt by making stir fry at home.
Also, if you have a Panda Express near you, they have some very lowfat, calorie friendly options.
Here's what you'll need:
2 chicken breasts or 12 oz. of top round sirloin steak
ground ginger (I use powdered spice for this, you can use fresh if you like)
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
3 Tbsp Soy Sauce
1 Tbsp Corn Starch
Beef or chicken stock depending on your choice of meat
1 Red Bell Pepper
1 12-16 oz bag of frozen stir vegetables of your choice
Crushed red pepper flakes to taste (optional)
Directions: Slice the chicken or steak thinly on the bias against the grain. Liberally cover with ginger. Probably 3-4 Tablespoons. Add the soy sauce. Let marinate for 20 minutes. In a large skillet, heat to medium high and add olive oil to pan. Add marinated meat mixture. Let meat brown. Should take 5-7 minutes until cooked through. Add crushed red pepper flakes for a little spice. Add sliced onions and red peppers, stir well. Add the bag of frozen vegetables and cover. Reduce heat to medium-low and let the vegetables warm through. Mix the tablespoon of corn starch and 1 cup of beef/chicken stock. Add to the pot. Sauce will thicken quickly. Remove from heat and serve.
This is great over brown rice. If you have the calories to spare you can certainly use jasmine rice or chow mein noodles.
Without rice this has roughly 190 calories and 2.5 grams of fat. This serves my whole family. So basically 3 adult portions and 3 child portions.
Enjoy! Have a Happy Memorial Day Weekend.
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