Simple Stir Fry

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Simple Stir Fry

Dinner plans can be stressful when you don't know what to make each week. Fortunately, a recipe such as this is easy to fit in a weekly rotation. Stir fry with cabbage and carrots ...

Dinner plans can be stressful when you don’t know what to make each week. Fortunately, a recipe such as this is easy to fit in a weekly rotation. Stir fry with cabbage and carrots is a staple in my household. I make this recipe almost every week. Different seasonings can be used; the main ingredients are cabbage, carrots, onion, meat, otherwise it’s all you. This easy stir fry recipe is healthy, budget-friendly, and simple to make and adjust. This variation is my favorite. 

Easy Stir Fry Recipe

Easy Stir Fry Recipe

Ingredients can be adjusted in so many ways. Other vegetables can be added such as zucchini or green beans though cabbage and carrots are both cheap and healthy versatile vegetables.  Meat can be substituted for beans or another protein source. Flavors are easily changed from an Asian flavored dish to an Italian dish. Instead of the coconut amino blend, use marinara or basil and oregano. The possibilities are endless.

Benefits of Cabbage & Carrots

Cabbage has vitamin C, vitamin K and folate in large quantities. Vitamin C is great for healing tissues and vitamin K for clotting blood and strong bones. Folate is great for healthy cell division. Also to note is that it is typically 30 cents per pound when in season and if not, still is pretty darn cheap. 

Carrots have a large amount of Vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene. You already know this is great for visual health.  Keep in mind they must be eaten with a fat or this vitamin A will not be absorbed!  Even the organic varieties of carrots are usually just over 1 dollar for a regular sized bag. That’s not bad!

Both of these vegetables have potassium for good cell balance and decreasing blood pressure. They also both have fiber for digestion. 

 

Easy Stir Fry Recipe

What variation will you try? Let me know in the comments!


Fresh Flavors: Make an easy stir fry recipe a staple in your meal plan using a few healthy, cheap ingredients.

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Easy Stir Fry
This easy stir fry recipe is healthy & budget-friendly and will become a staple in your meal planning!
Cabbage and carrot stir fry
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Cabbage and carrot stir fry
Instructions
Cook Vegetables
  1. Heat coconut oil in a large pan over medium. Add sliced cabbage, onions, carrots. Season with salt and pepper. Cover the pan and add 1/4 cup water to help cook (this is not necessary, but I like to do it). Cook this for around 10 minutes or until cabbage is softened to your liking.
Cook Meat
  1. Heat oil in another pan (or use the same one once the cabbage is done). Add minced garlic for about 30 seconds, then add the meat. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until meat is cooked through.
Make Sauce & Stir Fry
  1. Mix the coconut aminos (soy sauce) with rice vinegar and sesame oil and optional gochujang sauce (or any spicier sauce if you wish). Whisk together. Feel free to add more if you need more flavor. Add the meat to the vegetables and top with sauce. Stir fry for about 1 minute at least. Serve!
Recipe Notes

Adjust seasonings and sauces with more or less to your taste. Use any type of stir fry sauce instead. Be creative!

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Comments ( 20 )

  1. ReplyGina
    I make a similar dish and use cole slaw mix to save time. I also like to add a little Korean chili paste for extra kick.
    • ReplyMindy Voet
      That's a great idea to use a mix to save time. I'll have to try some chili paste next time.
  2. ReplyDave
    That looks great, and the recipe is nice and simple. I love cabbage, but never think to add it into stir fry.
  3. ReplyElizabeth
    I love a good stir fry dish! I'll have to try this one out!
  4. ReplyCait Weingartner
    Easy and healthy are the best kind of recipes in my book! This Stir Fry dish looks delicious, and I'm definitely going to give it a try.
  5. ReplyMarian Mitchell
    I love your sauce for this recipe! I make something similar to this but just toss in a bunch of different spices. This looks like a great way to add variety!
  6. Replybianca
    Yuuuuum! I love a delicious and budget friendly recipe!
  7. ReplyGina
    I love how simple and healthy this is. I make a very similar recipe. I like to add in water chestnuts.
  8. ReplyCallie
    I love this! I'm trying to get my husband to eat more veggies, so maybe I can slide this one in once in a while. Looks super delish!
    • ReplyMindy Voet
      Thanks! Husbands are stubborn but this one is like the inside of an egg roll, so that counts right?
  9. ReplyShannon
    Sounds like a perfect time saving recipe now that I'm back to work full time and juggling an infant.
    • ReplyMindy Voet
      I know how that feels, it is difficult to do any cooking for sure. I like to prep during nap time and then cook!
  10. ReplyVicki @ Babies to Bookworms
    I love making stir fry. It is so easy to mix and match different flavors, textures and ingredients. This sounds like one I will have to try!
  11. ReplyJacqueline
    Oh I love this idea. I have my own version of stir fry that I like to do. Gonna try this out
  12. ReplyDominique | Perchance to Cook
    Yum! This looks like the inside of an eggroll... but way healthier! I can't wait to try it!
  13. ReplyAgness of Run Agness Run
    I love recipes I can prepare fast, Mindy! Plus, it seems like a flavorful recipe!
  14. ReplySofia
    This looks amazing! Bookmarking - I'm in a dinner rut :)
    • ReplyMindy Voet
      Thanks! I know how you feel, always in a rut with food yet there are so many out there!
  15. ReplyLaNeshe
    I love a good stir fry. I can even have just veggies if the seasoning is right.

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