Looking for a tasty and well-balanced meal? Look no further, for this High Protein Quinoa Stir Fry will fill you up and won’t affect your healthy diet! If you have weight-loss goals, this makes a wonderful diet-friendly recipe to add to your repertoire. This High Protein Quinoa Stir Fry is full of delicious vegetables, and is an amazing superfood! Make this dish the night before and spend less than 10-minutes on dinner.
Skinny Quinoa Stir-Fry Recipe by Skinny Ms.
Quinoa Vegetable Stir Fry is a delicious and flavorful dish with an Asian flair. The combination of vegetables, eggs, and quinoa not only tastes delectable. But also provides a huge source of protein and fiber. By substituting the rice usually found in a stir-fry with quinoa, we turn a popular side dish into a nutritional powerhouse with an even better taste.
High Protein Quinoa Stir Fry: A Tasty and Well- Balanced Meal
It contains easy-to-prep vegetables that offer fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants while the quinoa contains filling fiber and a ton of protein. Add in the combined flavors of garlic and soy sauce, and the result is a vegetarian stir-fry dish that certainly doesn’t disappoint in the taste department!
Most stir-fry recipes add bulk by using white or brown rice or noodles. This savory recipe, however, shines the spotlight on a nutrient-packed alternative that’s just as delicious. Quinoa is undoubtedly our carb of choice, and it makes a wonderful addition to any weight-loss program. This superfood carries more protein than most grains, and its nutty texture makes it quite unique.
Above everything, quinoa’s fiber content sets it apart from the competition. The powerful grain carries a whopping 5 grams of fiber per cup. That not only fills you up and boosts digestion, but it can also help reduce cholesterol levels. In addition to using it for this Skinny Quinoa Stir-Fry, we also love using quinoa as a wonderful accompaniment to chili, power bowls, protein dishes, and more!
High Protein Quinoa Stir-Fry
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoons sesame seed oil
- 2 cloves garlic , minced
- 4 stalks Bok Choy , leaves removed, sliced into 1/2-inch pieces
- 6 Broccolini or 1 cup broccoli florets
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce (low-sodium) , more to taste (optional, Tamari)
- 4 cups cooked and chilled white quinoa (cook according to package instructions)
- 1/4 cup toasted sesame seed
- In a large skillet add oils, turn to medium-low heat, sauté garlic until fragrant, about one minute. Add Bok Choy and Broccoli, cover and continue cooking approximately 5 minutes, or until slightly tender.
- Remove broccolini and set aside.
- Add soy sauce and cooked quinoa. Stir and cook just until quinoa is heated through. Turn off heat, place broccolini on top of quinoa, sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds. Cover and let rest 5 minutes. Serve immediately.
Nutrition FactsServing Size: 1 cup | Calories: 269 | Total Fat: 10 g Saturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 134 mg | Carbohydrates: 37 g | Dietary Fiber: 7 g Sugars: 2 g | Protein: 10 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 8