The secret to a good stir-fry is to be prepared with all of the ingredients chopped and measured and at the ready when you begin heating the oil. This recipe uses pre-cooked chicken, so you don’t have to worry about timing the cooking of the raw meat. I like stir-frys because they are an easy way to incorporate beneficial spices that taste good. Plus, kids like it and it makes for great leftovers. Coconut aminos are a product made from the sap of the coconut tree. They are a sustainable, soy-free alternative to soy sauce for those who prefer to avoid soy. This recipe is packed full of turmeric, which is a potent anti-inflammatory. It has been used in Chinese and Indian medicine for centuries, and growing evidence demonstrates that turmeric offers protection against neurodegenerative diseases.
Sprouted rice or quinoa
2 cups shitake mushrooms
2 cups broccoli florets
3 large carrots
6 cloves garlic
1½ inch piece ginger
2 cups chicken, cooked
Cook quinoa or rice according to package directions, to make 2 cups cooked grains.
Finely chop shallots. Roughly chop mushrooms, and broccoli. Thinly slice carrots. Mince or finely chop garlic, grate ginger. Shred or roughly chop chicken meat. Slice lime into wedges.
2 tablespoons coconut oil
½ cup coconut aminos
½ teaspoon Himalayan salt
1 tablespoon turmeric
½ cup sugar snap peas
Heat coconut oil in a wok or large skillet. Add shallots and cook 1 minute, stirring frequently. Add mushrooms; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add garlic and ginger, then carrots and broccoli; cook 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in coconut aminos, salt and turmeric. Add peas and chicken; cook long enough to warm chicken.
Serve over rice or quinoa with lime wedges.
Preparation: 45 minutes
Francie Healey is the author of "Eat To Beat Alzheimer's and has a Master’s Degree in Counseling and is both a Certified Health Counselor and Licensed Mental Health Counselor.practitioner.
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