Asian Green Bean Stir Fry

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

I am so happy today! I finally hit the 40 lb loss mark. My weight loss seems to be taking forever these days, but it finally got there. Slowly, but surely I know the weight will come off if you follow the plan. I am only 5 lbs away from the weight my husband first met me at so this will be a wonderful surprise when he gets home! Now for the recipe...

I have quite a few low carb cookbooks and this one in particular had a lot of great recipes that needed a little bit of tweaking to make it Medifast friendly. I absolutely love, love, love stir frys. I love most Asian foods, which could probably be because of my up-bringing. Yummy! This dish is a side dish, but you can easily make it into a complete lean and green meal by adding your fave meat. I chose to add 7 oz shrimp that was marinated in 1 tsp soy sauce and threw it in the last few minutes just to heat it up since the shrimp was already cooked. It was soooooo good! Then again, I am a shrimp lover! I could have added the additional tsp of sesame oil and be done with my healthy fats for the day, but I decided to save it so I can have some laughing cow cheese with my Medifast crackers as my midnight snack. This dish is so simple and flavorful! It only requires a matter of minutes to prepare! Enjoy!


Asian Green Bean Stir Fry
Slightly adapted from The Ultimate Low-Carb Diet Cookbook

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cup fresh green beans, cooked (3 Greens)
2 tbsp Low Sodium Chicken Broth (.125 Condiments)
1 tsp Sesame Oil (1 Healthy Fat)
1 tsp Soy sauce (1 Condiments)
1/8 tsp garlic powder (.50 Condiment)
1/8 tsp ground ginger (.25 Condiment)

Directions:
Microwave green beans in a dish that has a cover with 1/2 cup water for 4 to 5 minutes. Drain.
Heat a skillet over medium-high heat for 1 minute. Add the sesame oil and swirl the pan to coat the bottom evenly. Add the green beans and stir fry for 5 minutes. Add the chicken stock, soy sauce, garlic powder, and ginger. Stir fry for 1 minute. Cover the skillet and cook for 2 minutes.

*Note: You can have this as a side dish or to make this a complete lean and green meal, throw in your fave meat that was marinated in 1 tsp soy sauce. I added 7 oz cooked shrimp at the end just until it got hot because it is already cooked. If you use use a meat from the leanest group, then you will need 1 additional healthy fat.


1 Serving with 3 Greens, 2 Condiments and 1 Healthy Fat


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