Superfast Stir-FriesFew recipes are faster and easier to prepare than stir-fries. This quick-cooking method makes the most of lean proteins and lots of fresh vegetables, retaining both flavor and crispy texture. Because stir-frying is fast, it's best to have the ingredients prepped prior to cooking. The following recipes are both simple to create and healthy to enjoy. At under 300 calories per serving, stir-frying may just become your new favorite cooking technique.
Steak, Shiitake, and Bok Choy Stir-FryUse lean cuts of beef such as flank steak to cut back on extra fat and calories without sacrificing flavor. Shiitake mushrooms also add a meaty taste without adding fat, while bok choy, a Chinese variety of cabbage, is an excellent source of vitamin C. Serve over brown rice for a meal that's packed with flavor and fiber.
Stir-Fried Ginger ShrimpShrimp is rich in nutrients such as selenium, vitamin D, and vitamin B12 and is also low in calories. If fresh shrimp isn't an option for you, try the widely available pre-cooked and frozen varieties for a meal that cooks in minutes.
Beef and Broccoli Stir-fryLean flank steak and low-sodium soy sauce cut back on extra calories and sodium without sacrificing flavor. The broccoli adds an extra punch of vitamin C.
Pork and Stir-Fried Vegetables with Spicy Asian SauceWho can resist the combination of spicy, salty and sweet? This dish is the best of all three. Use whatever vegetables you have on hand–peppers, water chestnuts, snap peas, shredded carrots–to add crunch and extra nutrients.
Garlic Turkey-Broccoli Stir-FryTurkey tenderloin is a lean and flavorful protein choice that pairs well with the antioxidant-rich broccoli and red bell peppers. Water chestnuts add a terrific crunch.
Scallop and Sugar Snap Pea Stir-FryScallops are a slightly sweet variety of shellfish and a good source of vitamin B12 and omega-3 fatty acids - both of which contribute to heart health. They're in season from October through March; however, frozen scallops are available at most supermarkets year-round.
Stir-fried Eggplant and TofuFor this stir-fry dish, be sure to use low-sodium soy sauce and serve over brown rice for a hearty vegetarian meal that's bursting with flavor and nutrients.
Pork and Peanut Stir-FrySure to become a family favorite, this dish cooks in a flash and is perfect for busy nights when you're crunched for time. Try adding bell pepper strips or snow peas for extra fiber, nutrients and flavor.
Tofu, Asparagus, and Red Pepper Stir-Fry with QuinoaDark sesame oil adds depth of flavor to this vegetarian meal while quinoa contributes both protein and fiber.
Thai-Style Stir-Fried ChickenPacked with veggies and delicious flavors like coconut, lime and curry, this meal is a cinch to prepare and will surely become a family favorite. And at only 271 calories per serving, there's no better reason for staying in and enjoying a meal at home.