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 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
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.
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.