For the first time in this blogs very young history I am posting a recipe that a) isn’t a desert *shock* and b) is an original recipe. Making an original recipe is so much easier with cooking because you can substitute easier and wing it a bit and things won’t explode in a gooey, doughy mess! So here’s my recipe for Low Calorie Beef Stir Fry.
So the low cal secret to this recipe is the sauce. And it goes a little something like this:
- 1/2 cup Water
- 4 tbsp Cornstarch
- 3 tbsp Light Soy Sauce
- 1 tbsp White Vinegar
- 1 clove or Garlic (minced)
- 2 tsp White Sugar
- Ginger powder to taste
Alright, now here’s the really complicated part. You take all those ingredients, mix them in a bowl, then pour into your frying pan with your cooked meat and simmer to desired consistency. OH, I was super fibbing about the difficult part 🙂 Makes four saucy servings at 47 calories a serving.
The other thing I did to keep my calories way down with this recipe was to substitute noodles for cooked cabbage and bean sprouts. I cooked the cabbage in boiling water for about 4 minutes first then threw in the bean sprouts for another minute then drained it all. This made the cabbage soft and the bean sprouts cooked but still a bit crisp. Using no noodles took out TONS of calories so I was able to use beef and feta and not feel guilty.
My stir fry made 4 servings at approx. 216 calories a serving. Of course if you’d like to cut the calories even further, don’t put any cheese on or use a leaner meat like chicken (or no meat at all).
I hope you enjoy the recipe, I’m off for a second plate!