Skinny Quinoa Stir-Fry

 This stir-fry is as easy to whip up as it is healthy. Easy-prep veggies like broccolini and bok choy offer fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, while quinoa boosts this dish’s fiber content and adds a whopping dose of protein. And with the combined flavors of garlic and soy sauce, you can enjoy the delicious taste of this healthy, vegetarian meal.

Skinny Quinoa Stir-Fry is a one-pot meal that can easily be made ahead. Prepare the quinoa the night before, refrigerate, and the remaining work will take less than 10 minutes. This recipe has 10 grams of protein and complex carbohydrates that provide long lasting energy. We recommend having this dish for dinner, lunch, or as a pre-workout food. This skinny recipe is low-calorie with less 300 calories per serving, and has low Weight Watchers Points.

 Yields: 6 servings | Serving Size: 1 cup | Calories: 269 | Total Fat: 10 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 134 mg | Carbohydrates: 37 g | Dietary Fiber: 7 g | Sugars: 2 g | Protein: 10 g | SmartPoints: 8

 INGREDIENTS

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons sesame seed oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 stalks Bok Choy, leaves removed, sliced into 1/2-inch pieces
6 Broccolini or 1 cup broccoli florets
2 tablespoons (low-sodium) soy sauce, more to taste (optional, Tamari)
4 cups cooked and chilled white quinoa (cook according to package instructions)
1/4 cup toasted sesame seed

 DIRECTIONS

1.In a large skillet add oils, turn to medium-low heat, sauté garlic until fragrant, about one minute. Add Bok Choy and Broccoli, cover and continue cooking approximately 5 minutes, or until slightly tender.
2.Remove broccolini and set aside.
3.Add soy sauce and cooked quinoa. Stir and cook just until quinoa is heated through. Turn off heat, place broccolini on top of quinoa, sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds. Cover and let rest 5 minutes. Serve immediately.