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Yummy Stir fry

My current favourite meal is stir fry! It’s nutritious, low in weight watchers points and yummy in my tummy. I was especially proud of this meal because I didn’t have to go to the grocery store first. I simply browsed through my fridge and cooked up what I found was already there. The new me! I don’t remember a time before I lost got rid of these 60 pounds that I would have had this much variety in fresh veggies available in my fridge at the same time.  ♥

Here’s the recipe:

First add a splash of olive oil and then throw in your “hard” vegetables – the ones that take a bit longer to cook. For this meal, I found sweet red onion, red bell pepper (capsicum to you Aussies) & broccoli in my crisper.

Next, throw in your chopped “soft” vegetables. I had a zucchini & some button mushrooms lurking around, so in they went.

Next I threw in a couple of big handfuls of fresh spinach. Let it cook down a bit and then add your favourite sauce.

A couple of spoonfuls of any sauce will do – plum sauce, black bean sauce, even tamarind paste. However, current favourite is Thai sweet chilli sauce.  Beware: this is where you’ll get your excess calories if you aren’t careful!

If you feel you deserve a little extra splurge, throw in a spoonful or two of peanut butter. If it’s been in the fridge, be sure to warm it in the microwave first to get it softened.  

Last, add the fragile foods that won’t stand up to too much stirring. I added bean sprouts and shrimp right at the end just to heat through.

If you want a starch with it, Japaneese udon noodles are delicious.  I didn’t add any starch for this particular meal because I really wanted the extra bit of peanut butter and needed to think about my WW points.

Bon Apetite!

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Nita

I retired early and moved to a new community. I blog about my adventures as I explore a new lifestyle. I write about quilting, knitting and needlework, about learning to sew my own garments, adventures in the kitchen and in the garden, dancing, hiking, yoga...life is my playground!

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