Beef and Snow Pea Stir-Fry – Only 5 pts!

You wouldn’t believe how easy those points add up if you don’t embrace eating raw fruits and vegetables. By noon on my 1st day I only had 11 points left! This was largely due to the 10 Ruffle potato chips I had for lunch with my turkey and cheese sandwich (So worth it though!).

As I nervously looked through my Weight Watchers magazine for something my lil’ diva would eat but wouldn’t push me over my points, I found this deliciously satisfying dish. This Stir Fry served over 1 cup of brown whole grain rice (4 points) was an instant hit! Since my significant other had alternative dinner plans, I even had two servings left over for lunch on Thursday and Friday.  As for my daughter, it was love at first taste!  She even ate her snow peas (yea, for new veggies!).

For those of you that don’t speak “points” here is the nutritional low down for this recipe (stir-fry only):

Per Serving (about 2 cups); 249 cal, 7g fat, 2g sat fat, 0g trans fat, 10 g carbs, 3g fib, 36g protein


Prep 20 min                 Cook 5 min                  Serves 4

1 (1-lb) flank steak, trimmed, cut in half lengthwise, and thinly sliced against grain

3 Tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce

1 ½ tsp canola oil 3 garlic cloves, minced 2 tsp grated peeled fresh ginger ¼ tsp red pepper flakes

1 medium red onion, thinly sliced

½ lb crookneck squash or carrots cut into matchstick strips

½ lbs fresh snow peas, trimmed

2 Tbsp water

½ fresh basil leaves, torn

  1. Toss steak and 1 Tbsp soy sauce in medium bowl.
  2. Heat large nonstick skillet or wok over high heat until drop of water sizzles on it. Pour in 1/2 tsp oil and swirl to coat pan; then add half of steak. Stir-fry until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Transfer to plate. Repeat with 1/2 tsp oil and remaining steak.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-high. Pour in remaining 1/2 tsp oil and swirl to coat pan.
  4. Then add garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes. Stir-fry for about 30 seconds then add onion and squash;stir fry for 1 minute.
  5. Add snow peas and water; Stir fry for 1 minute.
  6. Stir in steak and remaining 2 Tbsp soy sauce; cook for about 1 minute until steak is hot and veggies are tender.
  7. Sprinkle with basil (Aaah, nice flavor!)

I hope you enjoy this as much as we did!  And don’t forget to have the left overs for lunch the next day.

Have you tried this recipe? Do you think your family would enjoy it? Let me know!

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