Thursday, May 17, 2012

Healthy Delights

Hello Beautiful Ones,

Who said eating healthy has to be boring? You do not have to eat the same foods every week. Switch it up. Tap into your creative side and slim down by cooking delicious, healthy meals.
Recipe of the Week:
Tangerine Beef Stir-Fry
Prep: 20 Minutes       Cook: 15 Minutes    Makes: 4 Servings

  • 2 to 3 tangerines (1 1/2 pounds)
  • 1/4 cup dry sherry
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 beef flank steak (1 pound), trimmed of fat and cut crosswise into 1/8-inch-thick slices
  • 5 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 bag (12 ounces) broccoli florets
  • 1 medium red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger

    1. From 1 tangerine, with vegetable peeler, remove peel. With small knife, remove and white pith from from peel; slice peel very thinly and set aside. Squeeze 1/2 cup juice from tangerines. Combine juice sherry, and hoisin sauce in a small bowl; set aside. In medium bowl, stir to combine cornstarch and soy sauce. Add steak and stir to steak; set aside.
    2. In nonstick 12-inch skillet, heat 1 teaspoon oil over medium-high heat until very hot. Add broccoli, red pepper, ginger, and tangerine peel and cook, stirring, until vegetables are tender-crisp, 3 minutes. Transfer to large bowl.
    3. In same skillet, heat 2 teaspoons oil over medium-high heat; add half of beef and cook, stirring, until lightly browned, 2 minutes. Transfer to bowl with broccoli mixture. Repeat with remaining 2 teaspoons oil and remaining beef.
    4. Add juice mixture to skillet and heat to boiling; boil 1 minute. Return vegetables and beef to skillet; heat through.

Each serving: About 368 calories, 30 g protein, 31 g carbohydrate, 14 g total fat (4 g saturated), 3 g fiber, 48 mg cholesterol, 500 mg sodium.

Recipe: Good Housekeeping
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