Carrot Noodle Stir-Fry

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Carrot noodles are quick, easy and they're a great alternative to using wheat pasta.  This stir-fry is made for someone who loves spice however, it's very easy to remove the hot peppers and keep it at a more neutral taste. 

If your looking at reducing your grain intake or looking to increase your vegetable intake,  grating and cutting your vegetables into different shapes will help keep them exciting and enjoyable.  I find it even changes the taste and texture when you change the way you cut the vegetables.  

When your making these noodles, I suggest using the same tool you use to peel the outside of the carrot.  Once you've cleaned away all the outside, just continue shaving the carrot with long strokes and you will end up with lots of beautiful carrot noodles. 

Bon Appétit 

Carrot Noodle Stir-Fry

Serves: 4

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prep time: cook time: total time:

ingredients:

  • 1 cup sliced red onion
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 4 cups carrot noodles
  • 2 cups broccoli
  • 2 cups kale
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 lime (1/4 cup juice)
  • 1/2 hot pepper (chopped very small)
  • dash of salt and pepper 
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons hemp hearts
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Grate your carrot noodles, cut all your other vegetables, set aside and use as needed. 
  2. Mix onion, 1 tablespoon olive oil and garlic in a large frying pan or wok and sauté on medium heat for 5 minutes.
  3. Add all remaining ingredients (except hemp hearts and cashews).
  4. Continue cooking on medium to low heat and stirring occasionally until noodles are cooked (but not mushy).  This should take from 10-15 minutes.
  5. Taste test and if it's not spicy enough for your taste buds, add more. 
  6. Once it's cooked, stir in hemp hearts and cashews, serve and enjoy! 

notes

*Nutritional values are per serving.
*Caution of hot peppers, they can be dangerously hot.  Add a few little pieces at a time and continue to add until you have your desired heat.

calories

234

fat (grams)

14.3

carbs (grams)

23.2

protein (grams)

7.3

sugar (grams)

8.2
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Quinoa Stir-Fry

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Stir-fry's are an easy meal.  Add all your items in a pan or wok; heat to cook and in minutes you will have a satisfying, warm dish. This combination is another favourite of mine.  Although I don't generally like ginger, I tried it in this recipe and was pleasantly surprised.  It tastes delicious! 

Ginger is a helpful ingredient for treating various stomach problems such as nausea, motion sickness, morning sickness and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). If you experience any of these symptoms, including ginger in your cooking or even drinking some in a warm tea may help. 

This stir-fry also includes lots of swiss chard and kale which should be a staple in everyone's daily routine.  Go Greens!!  

Quinoa Stir-Fry

Serves: 4

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ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups leeks chopped
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 3-4 cups swiss chard chopped (I prefer the white stalks)
  • 2 cups curly kale chopped
  • 2 cups carrot grated
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a large frying pan sauté the first three ingredients on medium for 3-5 minutes.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients (except the quinoa) and continue cooking for another 5-10 minutes or until veggies are cooked.
  3. Stir in the quinoa, remove from the heat and serve. 

notes

*Nutritional values are per 1 serving.

calories

142

fat (grams)

4.7

carbs (grams)

22.4

protein (grams)

4.1

sugar (grams)

5
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