Every year, it is customary to celebrate Mother’s Day by giving gifts that include chocolates and sweet-things that usually contain unhealthy ingredients, but 2018 has already seen an incline of people starting to take control of their health. According to iol.co.za, “Healthy food in general has seen a surge in popularity. There are many elements to this, such as the nutrient content of foods, how foods are grown, and the health benefits of specific foods.”
This year, why not spoil mom by giving her a break out of the kitchen and cook her a carb-conscious meal that is sure to be a treat in itself. If your mom is vegetarian, there are a number of alternatives that can be substituted to make this extra special for her.
Try this simple steak and broccoli stir fry dish which is simple, quick and easy to cook and instead of breakfast in bed, give mom a healthy lunch that you can enjoy together.
- Fillet Steak x 200g
- Red Onion x 20g
- Ginger x 10g
- Garlic x 10g
- Chilli x 5g
- Soy Sauce x 15ml
- Coriander x 10g
- Broccoli x 80g
- Coconut Oil x 5ml
- Sundried tomatoes x 30g
Put a pot of water on the stove to boil.
Drop your broccoli in the water to be blanched for 2 minutes and then remove them from the hot water and place in an ice bath to stop the cooking process. Once cool, remove from the ice water and allow to drain off the access liquid.
Then, slice your onions and chilli thinly and grate your garlic and ginger.
Slice your beef into strips and set aside.
Get a wok or shallow frying pan on high heat as this will prevent your meat from sticking to the pan and allow it to cook quickly and not stew in its own juices.
Once your pan is hot. Drop in the coconut oil and coat the pan properly.
Add your onion, garlic and ginger in at the same time and sauté, constantly mixing for about 1 minute. Next, add in your chilli, sundried tomatoes and steak and remember to mix constantly as this will prevent it from stewing and releasing too many natural juices from the meat.
Fry for about 1 to 2 minutes, then add in your soy sauce along with your broccoli. Mix for about a minute till the broccoli heats up and all the ingredients have been coated in soy sauce.
This is now ready to be served with brown rice, whole wheat couscous or cauliflower rice.
“The different glycaemic scores of white rice and regular couscous versus brown rice and whole-grain couscous reflect the amount of fibre they contain. Fibre helps keep blood sugar balanced by slowing down the absorption of sugar from carbohydrates. Brown rice and whole-grain couscous retain the natural fibre from the bran. With 3.5 grams of fibre in a 1-cup serving, brown rice has almost six times more fibre than white rice. The same portion of whole-grain couscous has 8 grams of fibre, compared to 2 grams in regular couscous”. (Source: http://healthyeating.sfgate.com)
Recipe supplied by Granny Mouse Country House & Spa Executive Culinary Artist Wayland Green.