We’re thrilled to kick off our Healthy Eating series featuring our HealthTap Influencers. Every week, we’ll be featuring a different delicious, healthy, and easy-to-follow recipe from one our community of Diet and Nutrition Experts.
This week’s recipe is courtesy of Marianne Bloudoff, a registered dietitian, foodie, and blogger living in British Columbia, Canada. She works with families to make healthy lifestyle changes. She is also a HealthTap Founding Influencer and blogs at French Fries to Flax Seeds.
Sweet, sour, crunchy, and delicious! This family pleasing stir fry uses ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen to create a bright, fresh, and healthy dinner in a snap. Pair it with brown rice or quinoa for a satisfying meal. Serves 4.
- 3/4 cup blanched whole almonds
- 1 tbsp avocado oil (or other oil with high smoke point)
- 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
- 3 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
- 4 celery stalks, thinly sliced
- 1 can mandarin oranges packed in juice, drained and juice reserved
- 2 tbsp soy sauce or tamari
- 2 tbsp white vinegar
- 2 tbsp corn starch
- 2 tsp chicken or vegetable bouillon
- 1 – 2 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- sesame seeds, for garnish
- Heat a wok or large skillet over medium heat. Add the almonds, and toast until golden brown. Remove from pan. Turn heat up to medium high.
- Add oil to wok, and then add onion and garlic. Stir fry for 1 – 2 minute, then add chicken. Stir fry for 2-3 minutes.
- Add carrots and celery to wok, and stir fry for 2-3 minutes, until chicken is cooked and vegetables are cooked but crisp. Add the almonds back to the pan. Turn heat down to medium low.
- In a small bowl, whisk together reserved mandarin orange juice, soy sauce, vinegar, corn starch, bouillon, sugar, and sesame oil. Add to wok, and cook until thickened.
- To serve, top with mandarin orange slices, and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Note: Don’t add the mandarin oranges until serving, otherwise they tend to fall apart in the stir fry.
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