Calories: 1106 kcal (or 720 kcal smaller portion)
Macros: 107g Protein, 128g Carb & 23g Fat
The beauty of stir fry and much of the Chinese cuisine, is that you can knock up an incredibly tasty meal in minutes, and with relative ease. This plate absolutely packs a punch, with sweet, salt, umami, spice, meatiness, braised greens and the starchy feel good vibes. The sweet chilli beef is just delicious, and whilst unassuming, the braised Pack Choi balances out the richness perfectly. Oh, and then you have the extra thick Udon Noodles which from a texture perspective are unusual, yet totally moreish. A gut healthy meal, assuming you can handle gluten well. If you like Chinese flavours – you’ll love this meal! 😍
For a smaller portion, reduce to halve the Beef Strips, Soy Sauce, Umami paste and Sweet Chilli Sauce, and drop to one packet (150g) of Udon Noodles. That would save you 386 calories without sacrificing the flavour or experience whatsoever.
Cooking Time: 15mins
- Stir Fry Beef Strips – 357g
- Avocado Oil – 1x teaspoon
- Red Onions – ½ x onion
- Garlic – 1x teaspoon
- Ginger – ½ x teaspoon
- Mushrooms – 6x medium
- Green Beans – 50g
- Soy Sauce – 1x tablespoon
- Sweet Chilli Sauce – 16g
- Umami Paste – ½ x teaspoon
- Dried Coriander Leaf – ¼ x teaspoon
- Water – 30ml
- Thick Udon Noodles – 225g (1.5 packs)
- Soy Sauce – 1x tablespoon
- Pak Choi – 250g
- To Taste – Sea Salt & Black Pepper
- Grass-fed Beef is one of the most nutritious foods you can eat, and is a great source of protein, Creatine and Carnosine, both very supportive to having developing and maintaining a lean physique and brain function. It is loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and various other nutrients that can have profound effects on health, such as Niacin, B12, B6, Iron, Zinc and Selenium. Grass-fed beef is even more nutritious than grain-fed, containing plenty of heart healthy Omega-3s, the fatty acid CLA, along with more Vitamins A and E.
- Onions & Garlic are great sources of indigestible fibre (inulin) and have prebiotic benefits for your guts microbiome.
- Ginger is cited to be an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, Antinausea and weight loss aid.
- Garlic being consumed on a daily basis (in food or raw) helps to lower cholesterol levels because of the anti-oxidant properties of Allicin. It is also immensely beneficial to regulate blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
- White Mushrooms are being touted as nature’s nutritional supplement as they are loaded with the nutrients our bodies need to generate energy and repair cells — including digestive enzymes, a spectrum of B vitamins, protein, and vitamin D2.
- Coriander is known all over the world for its medicinal properties. It is a great source of potassium, iron, vitamins A, K, and C, folic acid, magnesium, and calcium. Coriander Seeds have antiseptic properties, can help regulate blood sugar levels and have antioxidant properties and dietary fiber to support better digestion.
- Green Beans are a good source of fibre, potassium, and folate, as well as being a source of protein, iron, and zinc. They also contain vitamins A, C & K. They contain anti-oxidants similar to those found in green tea, also known as catechins, which can improve heart health and help prevent cancer and manage/prevent diabetes.
- Pak Choi deserves its reputation as a powerhouse among vegetables as it contains a wealth of vitamins C, A, K and B6, and excellent sources of calcium, magnesium, potassium, manganese, and iron.
- Avocado Oil is rich in fatty acids, specifically the heart health Oleic Acid. Like Olive Oil, over 70% of the fatty acid composition is monounsaturated, in addition to 13% Polyunsaturated fat. What sets Avocado Oil apart is that unlike Olive Oil, it has a high smoking point of 271°C, meaning you can fry food without risk of turning the oil potentially carcinogenic.
- Udon Noodles do contain Gluten and are high in calories (like most other wheat-based pastas and noodles).As such, people with Gluten sensitivity should switch for non-gluten noodle varieties.
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