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Ginger-Citrus Stir Fry

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  Broccoli 1 Bunch (100 gm)
  Bok choy 1 Bunch (100 gm)
  Chard 2 Medium (only leaf)
  Lettuce 1 Bunch (100 gm), chop
  Leek 1 Medium, chop
  Carrot 1 Medium, cube
  Orange 2 Medium
  Lemon 1 Small
  Ginger 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Red pepper flakes 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Honey 1 Teaspoon
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Soy sauce 1⁄8 Cup (2 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Canola oil 3 Teaspoon

1.Chop veggies.
2.Whisk together cornstarch, orange and lemon juices, water, soy sauce, honey, seasonings.

3.Heat pan (a large frying pan, or wok would be best) over medium-high heat, add canola oil.
4.When it’s hot, add carrots, leeks, and broccoli.
5.Toss often, using tongs, cooking for a few minutes (veggies should retain their bright colors).
6.Add bok choy, meche, and chard to pan.
7.Toss to combine.
8.Cook a few minutes more.
9.Veggies should be hot, but still tender-crisp.
10.Add sauce to pan.
11.Stir to combine.
12.Return to heat and cook about 1 minute, or until sauce is thickened.
13.Remove from heat.

14.Serve with rice (or whatever sides you’ve chosen) and enjoy!

I went vegetarian and simple for this meal. But, chicken (maybe pan seared kinda crispy, with some sesame seeds), beef, pork, or tofu would be a delicious addition. You can also use tons of other veggies: snap peas, green beans, celery, cauliflower, squash, garlic… use what’s in season, and what you have!

Sesame seeds would be a nice addition. I just forgot to add them. You could also top with chives, peanuts, almonds, or crunchy noodles.

I didn’t add any salt. I tasted it (it didn’t make it into the show) and for me, it didn’t need any.

Cook time doesn’t include sides. Serves 2 with leftovers.

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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Stir Fried
Low Cholesterol
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Citrus meets veggies in a stir fry. This recipe features carrots, bok choy, broccoli, leeks, and chard. The sauce is citrusy with a hint of ginger. A quick, healthy, easy meal. Great for lunch or dinner!

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 622 Calories from Fat 158

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 18 g27.8%

Saturated Fat 1.5 g7.5%

Trans Fat 0.1 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 4146.9 mg172.8%

Total Carbohydrates 114 g38%

Dietary Fiber 24.8 g99.2%

Sugars 57.2 g

Protein 17 g34.3%

Vitamin A 707.9% Vitamin C 691.6%

Calcium 60.5% Iron 63.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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