Easy Weeknight Vegetable Stir-Fry
Weeknights are tough. Whether you’re a mom, a career gal, or both… It’s hard to live an active lifestyle and still find the energy to cook a healthy meal for yourself or for your family every night.
I get it. I don’t have kids yet, but my boyfriend eats a LOT. There are no such thing as leftovers in my house.
BUT if you make it with rice, this is a great recipe to make in large batches to ensure leftovers!
Ginger Powder (or fresh if you have it)
Bragg’s Liquid Aminos or Soy Sauce
Oil: Sesame Oil or Olive Oil
Optional Grains: Brown Rice or Quinoa
Optional Vegetables: Onions, Garlic, Broccoli, Peanuts, Mushrooms, Zucchini, Squash
Optional Meat: Shrimp, Chicken, Steak
(Note: I don’t specifiy the amount of vegetables, because it’s really up to you and your preferences. The best part about this recipe is that you can use it to clean out the fridge! Throw in whatever you’ve got! I’ve added some helpful suggestions below).
If you haven’t heard of Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, you should check it out here. It’s by the same company that makes the crazy popular brand of Apple Cider Vinegar. The liquid aminos tastes just like soy sauce, but it doesn’t actually have soy in it. Soy, along with corn, is one of the most genetically modified foods on the planet and should be avoided when possible. Liquid Aminos is a GREAT alternative!
If you’re making rice or meat with this dish, you’ll want to cook it separately and start it now before you chop the vegetables. Then chop up the carrots, baby carrots, peppers, green beans, and whatever other veggies you’re using. I recommend using a julienne peeler on the carrots (this one from Amazon even comes with a free e-book!). The thinner the carrots are, the faster they cook.
Heat a couple tablespoons of oil in a wok or large saucepan and then add all of your veggies. Add the ginger, cajun seasoning, and a few tablespoons of liquid aminos to the mix. Cooking time ranges depending on how large of a batch you’re making, but it should take at least 10 minutes or so. Stir frequently.
Serve by itself or with rice or meat if desired! Hope you love it!