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A simple stir fry!

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

When I'm trying to eat healthily, I find myself extremely reliant on the humble stir-fry. It's a great way to get loads of vegetables into you, and also manages to be full of flavour whilst scrimping on the fat content.

If you've never made a stir-fry before, it's the easiest meal. My method is...

1 - Cook some chicken. I normally toss a little bit of water into the pan to stop it sticking, rather than use oil. You can always drain this if it doesn't all evaporate. I also sometimes add a little Thai Five Spice for flavouring, and Soy Sauce.
2 - Once chicken is cooked, throw in chopped onions and mushrooms.
3 - Throw in any vegetables you want al dente - aka a little bit crunchy - peppers, mange tout, baby corns, beansprouts.
4 - Once everything is cooked to your liking, chuck in a sachet of sauce. The Amoy ones are my favourite, particularly their Chow Mein. Yum.
5 - Add straight-to-wok noodles. I adore udon ones.
6 - Eat! And if, like me, you're incapable of making a single portion, take to work for lunch tomorrow, too!


  1. This is my favourite meal to cook too purely because it doesn't take too long, you can practically add anything too it, it doesn't cost much to make and it is a good low fat meal : )
    Gathering the Daisies

  2. Nommm! I love those udon straight to wok noodles. I always use Quorn pieces in my stir fries as I think they soak up flavour better and it's so easy to just keep a pack in the freezer and then toss 'em in!

  3. Can't beat a good old stir fry x

  4. That looks so delicious! I bet it's much healthier than the take out stir fries, too.

  5. i made a chickenless stir-fry tonight..the chicken smelt too bad to dare to cook it..but it was lovely! i love stir frys :)
    nicola xxx

  6. I'm such a sucker for a stir fry! x

  7. I've just re discovered stir frys! They are so quick and easy!

  8. I love stir frys, so quick and easy and filling!

  9. I feel like such a stalker for reading blogs when I don't even have an account :p another way to be even healthier is to scrap the sauce and just add a few drops of light soya sauce - tis delish!!

    Jenny x

  10. Stir frys are one of the greatest meals ever :)

    I tend not to bother with sauce and just fry some 'lazy chilli' (the jarred stuff from Asda) & garlic before I add the chicken in, only good if you like chilli I guess. Or just some Sweet Chilli dipping sauce at the last minute. Scrummy.


  11. Had this for dinner last night, love <3
    Much Love
    Roisin Elizabeth

  12. those noodles are so easy and tasty. looks lovely :). love this concept girls. keep up the good work and the best of luck to all of you :).

    Helen, X