Dinner Made Easy: 10 Simple Stir Fry Recipes

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healthy beef and broccoli stir fry over rice

With the winter months upon us and the sun setting so early, finding the motivation to cook healthy meals is hard to come by. Simplicity is truly the key to success. Healthy and simple stir fry recipes will make cooking easier and less daunting as you fight against the early darkness and lack of motivation. If you’re feeling up to it, you can go the extra mile and use low-sodium and low-carb substitutions with your ingredients. Stir fries also offer versatility and a quick and easy cleanup! We’ve come up with a list of 10 healthy and South Beach Diet-approved stir fry recipes that anyone can make.

1. One-Pan Middle Eastern Stir Fry >

one-pan middle eastern stir fry

Seafood stir fry is a great low-carb, high-protein option. Whether you use prawns, shrimp, scallops or even all three, this recipe is packed with flavor and protein. Garnish this with fresh herbs or green onions for some added taste to this blend of classic middle eastern flavors!

2. One-Pan Thai Prawn and Vegetable Stir Fry Recipe >

one-pan Thai prawn and vegetable stir fry recipe

If the phrase “one-pan” doesn’t immediately pique your interest, we’re not sure what will! Easy steps and easy cleanup are serious sellers on this one—not to even mention the amazing flavors at play. This stir fry mixes prawns, onions, mushrooms, peppers and kale with garlic, ginger and coconut aminos to create a delicious blend of flavors and colors.

3. Low-Carb Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry >

low carb chicken and broccoli stir fry

This age-old classic mixes lean protein and healthy veggies to create a delectable entrée of goodness! It strays away from the take-out version of the meal to reduce the sodium intake and improve the caloric and carb intake, making it much healthier.

4. Healthy Mexican Stir Fry >

healthy Mexican stir fry

This unique recipe combines a Chinese cooking technique with Mexican flavors to create a perfect, one-pan meal for the whole family. With onions, mushrooms, garlic, zucchini, bell peppers, prawns or shrimp in a taco seasoning, you really cannot go wrong! Top it with a Mexican cheese blend and you are ready to serve.

5. Healthy Low- Carb Ginger Shrimp and Vegetable Stir Fry >

healthy low carb ginger shrimp and vegetable stir fry

This savory shrimp stir fry is packed with flavor, color and protein! You can really choose any lean protein to make this dish and then top with veggies. You can shorten the cook time by meal-prepping your vegetables in advance!

6. Easy Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry >

beef and broccoli stir fry

This, again, takes a takeout classic and freshens it up for a healthier alternative. With a three-ingredient homemade marinade, you are sure to pack your stir fry with flavor without all the additives. You can liven up this or any stir fry by adding any non-starchy vegetables that you would like.

7. Greek Prawn Stir Fry >

Greek prawn stir fry

This dish combines all the convenience of a classic stir fry with delicious Greek flavors, such as kalamata olives and creamy feta cheese. Again, this recipe calls for prawns but you can really choose any lean protein substitute of your choice. It’s the perfect versatile meal that caters to anyone in your family.

8. Spicy Thai Vegetable Stir Fry >

spicy Thai vegetable stir fry

Thai food tends to be the perfect blend of sweet and spicy flavors. This recipe really blends those delicious combinations with a vibrant blend of veggies and spices, as well as crushed peanuts. Although this recipe does not call for any meat (with these flavors you, certainly won’t miss it), you can add in any type that you want.

9. Big Easy Low Carb Shrimp Stir Fry >

big easy low carb shrimp stir fry

Shrimp takes the spotlight in this dish. It is paired with bacon and a whole slew of delicious veggies. You can eat this alone or served over cauliflower rice for a super filling, healthy dinner for all.

10. Healthy Italian Shrimp Stir Fry >

healthy Italian shrimp stir fry

This is a unique twist on a stir fry meal. With fresh basil, balsamic vinegar, pine nuts and parmesan cheese, this stir fry gets an Italian transformation that’s sure to please anyone. With healthy fats and protein, this colorful and delicious dish is the perfect addition to your weekly dinners.