Top 3 Delicious 20-Minute Stir-Fry Recipes

April 5, 2017

I am always in a hurry. I drive fast, talk fast, and cook fast. This pretty much sums up everyone I know and have ever talked to in America. So I wanted to talk about fast food, and not the McDonald’s type. I’m talking food that is healthy, nutritious, and fast to prepare.

 

Stir-fries are some of my weeknight go-to’s when I’m feeling busy, tired, or lazy (so most nights!) They are quick, easy, and do not require much patience. Here are my 3 favorite 20-minute stir fry recipes that I do several times a month. Best part is that these recipes store well for lunch the next day, make life even easier!

 

 

Grass-fed ground beef, asparagus, and sweet potatoes

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb grass-fed ground beef

  • 15-20 asparagus sprigs – cut into 1 inch pieces

  • 1 medium sweet potato – cubed into 1 inch pieces

  • 1 cup broth (organic chicken or bone broth)

  • 4 garlic cloves

  • 1-2 tbsp coconut oil or avocado oil

  • Salt & Pepper

Directions:

  • Heat skillet to medium heat and add oil and garlic until garlic becomes fragrant (10-20 seconds)

  • Add grass-fed beef and cook until browned, remove and set aside.

  • Stir-fry cubed sweet potatoes and asparagus for about 2 minutes, then add in the broth and continue to stir-fry until the sweet potatoes are soft (roughly 8-10 minutes).

  • Add the meat back, add in salt and pepper to taste, and stir fry for another minute. Serve

 

 

 

 Sausage, shrimp, zucchini, onions, and (optional) bell peppers

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 4 Sausages (I like the Teton Waters Grass-Fed variety from Costco) – cut

  • 1-2 cups medium frozen shrimp (tail removed)

  • 2 Zucchini – cut

  • 1 white onion – cut

  • 1 red bell pepper – cut (optional)

  • 4 garlic cloves - diced

  • 1-2 tbsp coconut oil or avocado oil (can sustain a higher heat)

  • Salt & Pepper

Directions:

  • Heat skillet to medium heat and add oil and garlic until garlic becomes fragrant (10-20 seconds)

  • Add in vegetables and stir-fry until tender (5-7 minutes)

  • Remove and add to a bowl on the side.

  • Add in Sausage and shrimp and stir-fry until cooked well (5-7 minutes)

  • Add back the vegetables to the sausage and shrimp. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  • Stir fry for another minute. Serve.

 

 

Chicken, Brussels Sprouts, and sweet potatoes


Ingredients:

  • 2 large chicken breast - cubed

  • 3-4 cups of Brussels Sprouts – stems cut off and sprouts halved

  • 1 Sweet Potato – cubed (1 inch)

  • 1 cup broth (organic chicken or bone broth)

  • Onion - diced

  • 3-4 strips of bacon – cut into 1 inch sections

  • 1-2 tbsp coconut oil or avocado oil

  • Salt & Pepper

Directions:

  • Heat skillet to medium heat and add oil & bacon. Cook bacon until it is ½ way done and then add in chicken breast. Cook until there is no pink in the middle (8-12 minutes). Set aside

  • Stir-fry cubed sweet potatoes and Brussels Sprouts and stir-fry with 1 tbsp oil for about 2 minutes. Then add in broth and continue to stir-fry until the sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts are soft (roughly 8-10 minutes).

  • Add the chicken and bacon back and salt and pepper to taste. Stir fry for another minute. Serve.

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    Aimee Paladino-Senior

    The Functional RD

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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