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Nutrition for Women

Easy Vegetable Stir-Fry Recipe

Stick to your diet and avoid unhealthy restaurant stir-fry with this delicious, vegetarian alternative.

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Best-Ever Veggie Stir-Fry

Makes: 2 servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • ½ pound fresh asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 large yellow onion, sliced
  • 2 cups mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce (or to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil (optional)

DIRECTIONS

Heat peanut oil in wok or large skillet until very hot. Add veggies, ginger and garlic and stir-fry until veggies are tender but still crisp, about five minutes. Add soy sauce and stir for a minute. Remove from heat and add sesame seeds and sesame oil, if desired. Serve over rice with chicken, shrimp, scallops or beef.

Nutrition Facts (per serving, without sesame oil): calories 245, fat 17 g, saturated fat 3 g, sodium 290 mg, carbs 22 g, fiber 7 g, sugar 9 g, protein 8 g

With sesame oil: add 20 calories, 2 grams of fat (0.3 grams of saturated fat) per serving.