Garlic Beef Stir Fry with Quinoa and Peas

Garlic beef stir fry with quinoa and peas.

Garlic beef stir fry with quinoa and peas.

It’s not always easy to find a relatively simple, delicious, and healthy meal prep ideas. Though I have some go-to recipes, it’s always nice to switch it up with something new, especially when you’re eating the dish all week!

This stir fry doubles up the protein with using quinoa as its grain. It also adds spinach for an extra serving of greens, and the best part is you can use any veggies you have in your kitchen—go crazy! The tamari and garlic also create a great mix for your tastebuds, and will keep this meal prep exciting all week long!

Let me know if you try it! You won’t regret it!

SERVINGS: 4

COOK TIME: 20 Minutes

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1/4 lbs Beef Tenderloin (sliced into strips)

  • 1 tsp Sea Salt

  • 2 tbsp Tamari

  • 3 Garlic (cloves, minced)

  • 2 cups Baby Spinach

  • 1 cup Quinoa (dry)

  • 2 cups Water

  • 1/4 cup Green Onion (thinly sliced)

  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • 1 cup Frozen Peas (thawed)

HOW TO:

  1. In a bowl, toss beef strips with half the olive oil, garlic, half the tamarin, and salt. Set aside.

  2. Combine the quinoa and water together in a pot. Place over high heat and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer and cover. Let simmer for 12 to 15 minutes, or until all water is absorbed. Remove lid, fluff with a fork and stir in the remaining tamari, green onion, and spinach.

  3. Heat the remaining olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Cook the garlic beef until it reaches your desired doneness.

  4. Divide the quinoa, beef, and peas into storage containers and refrigerate. Reheat in a microwave or pan over the stove before serving.

NOTES:

No Beef?

Use diced chicken breast, cooked chickpeas, or tofu instead.

No Peas?

Use snap peas, green beans, broccoli, mushrooms, peppers, or any vegetables you have on hand.

NUTRITION:

Amount per serving:

Calories 559

Fat 22g

Carbs 35g

Fiber 5g

Sugar 2g

Protein 53g

Cholesterol 132mg

Sodium 1220mg

Vitamin A 2524IU

Vitamin C 10mg

Calcium 84mg

Iron 8mg

Did you try the recipe? Did you like it? Let me know! I’d love to hear from you by email at Ashley@AshleyBrownFitnessNutrition.com OR on Instagram at @ashleybrownfitnessnutrition.

Enjoy!

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