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When you are cooking meals on WW, the best recipes are often the easiest to put together. This leaves you room to be creative, add in zero point foods and adapt as needed. Stir fry recipes are a scrumptious way to start and broccoli can be a versatile vegetable for you to fall in love with. This is definitely one of those easy recipes you should incorporate into your weekly rotation, so bookmark it for later!
Simple Ways To Make Broccoli Stir Fry on WW
What is the best way to wash broccoli?
Let's start with preparing the broccoli before you start cooking. While many will not take the time to wash their produce before cooking, it does make them safer to consume if you do. Broccoli, in particular, can have “cabbage worms”, which wouldn't be pleasant to find in your stir fry. A simple rinse in saltwater or a vinegar solution will cleanse the broccoli of any leftover dirt, pesticides or worms that may be clinging on.
How do you cut broccoli for stir fry?
The best way to cut broccoli for stir fry is into florets. After you lay out your cutting board and a sharp knife, cut away the leaves from the main stalk. Then, cut away the florets as they branch off, slicing them into halves or quarters if needed.
Should I cook broccoli before stir fry?
In order to make this meal as easy to complete as possible, blanching denser vegetables like broccoli will greatly decrease your cooking time. Start by bringing 4 quarts of water to a boil with two teaspoons of salt. Add the broccoli florets into the boiling water and cook for 2 to 3 minutes before draining the water. Immediately add the broccoli to ice water to stop the cooking process. Set it aside until you're ready to start cooking your meal.
How can I tell if my broccoli is bad?
The easiest way to see if your broccoli is bad is by looking at the color. You will notice that the bright green florets will change to a yellow tone and the firm stalks will soften. It's about the same time as it will develop an odor, so you can tell quickly if it's something to eat or toss.
What substitutions can I make in this recipe?
With a wide variety of zero-point foods, there are a number of additions you can add to this recipe to change it up. If you are looking for more meat, you can add in sliced skinless chicken breast. For a vegetarian option, a serving of beans would be a delicious addition. As always, the addition of extra vegetables like zucchini would certainly bulk up your stir fry bowl.
Can I add a teriyaki sauce to my stir fry?
We are taught to be wary of sauces for adding an extra source of calories, fat and sugar. However, I know from my personal tastes that I like a sauce to go with my veggies and meats! That being said, remember that making your own teriyaki sauce can help you keep your points low, if not zero.
Teriyaki sauce is essentially soy sauce, rice wine or vinegar, sugar, and ginger. When I was following Keto, I discovered another blog, KetoinPearls. She has a dynamite sugar free teriyaki recipe that I would recommend.
Another alternative for a quick fix is to use G Hughes Sugar-Free Teriyaki sauce which you can purchase in many grocery stores or on Amazon.
Recipe: Zero Point Broccoli Stir Fry
- Coconut oil spray
- 1 cup Sliced onions
- 1 cup sliced bell peppers
- 1 cup snap peas
- Chopped garlic (3 tbsp)
- Salt (2 tsp)
- 1 head broccoli (chopped into smaller florets)
- Cinnamon powder (1/2 tsp)
- Chili powder (1/2 tsp)
- Spray coconut oil in pan and heat.
- Add in onions and stir fry till onions turn golden brown.
- Add garlic and stir for a minute or two. Keep heat on low.
- Add cinnamon powder, salt, chili powder and veggies into pan and stir fry on high heat.
- Once you see veggies are tender, turn off heat and add to a bowl and it’s ready to serve!
If you want to bulk this up, you can always add grilled boneless, skinless chicken breasts or serve it with my herb-rubbed pork chops!
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