Looking for some healthy dinner ideas for kids? Check out this Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry recipe, one of the best nutritious meals.
This healthy food recipe is for all Chinese cuisine lovers: Healthy Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry. It is one of the easy food recipes, prepared for over 20 minutes in one pan. If you are looking for a tangy, delicious, flavorful, and low-calorie dish, then you need to add this meal to your bucket list. Whether you like it with noodles, zoodles, or rice, you will end up having a nutrition-packed meal for lunch or dinner.
Beef and broccoli stir fry is a traditional Chinese dish that involves cooking thin pieces of meat with broccoli florets along with a flavorful sauce. It is considered one of the healthy Chinese dishes due to the load of vitamins and minerals that both meat and broccoli contain.
Stir-fry beef is thin and uniformly chopped strips of meat cooked in an open pan with a combination of oyster sauce, soy sauce, and seasonings.
Both. I love it with noodles. I go as well for zoodles (zucchini base) for a lighter version of this plate.
However, this dish pairs well with rice. Whether it is steamed rice or fried rice, both options make a great combination. If you are a rice lover, you can go for steamed basmati rice or cauliflower rice for a healthier meal.
For a perfect beef and broccoli stir fry, make sure you are using thinly sliced meat strips. If you are getting them pre-sliced from the butchery, it’s great. If not, do not worry. Though slicing meat thinly at home is not that easy, try putting them in the freezer for half to an hour and then start slicing. You can thank me later for this trick.
Adding salt to this recipe should be mild. Remember that this recipe calls for the use of soy and oyster sauces that contain salt. If you are using store-bought broth, you will end up as well with an additional amount of salt. Therefore, use a small amount of salt to season the meat slices while stir-frying them, and add any required amount of salt to taste at the end.
Beef and Broccoli stir fry is a relatively healthy dish for several reasons.
Both meat and broccoli are great sources of healthy nutrients. Consequently, this dish is high in protein, vitamins, and minerals.
Though the original dish calls for using fatty beef slices, I usually opt for low-fat meat to preserve the healthy aspect of this dish.
Stir-frying required a small amount of oil, unlike deep frying. This contributes as well to monitoring the level of fat content in the dish.
In addition, the process of stir-frying helps in retaining the nutrients in the meat and broccoli, unlike the boiling process.
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It is an easy meal, prepared over 20 minutes in one pan. If you are looking for a tangy, delicious, flavorful, and low-calorie dish, then you need to add this meal to your bucket list. Whether you like it with noodles, zoodles, or rice, you will end up having a nutrition-packed meal for lunch or dinner.
Beef & Broccoli:
Stir Fry Sauce:
Calories: 391 kcal per serving | Serving size: 1 bowl | Number of servings: 4
Total Fat 19 g | Saturated Fat 5 g | Cholesterol 83 mg | Sodium 1589 mg | Potassium 447 mg | Total Carbohydrate 21 g | Dietary Fiber 4 g | Sugars 11 g | Protein 33 g | Vitamin A: 39% | Vitamin C: 112% | Calcium: 61% | Iron: 12%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet