Adding some lean beef to your menu is a wise move for any dieter as it is rich in protein and high in iron, two important nutrients that you must take in. Many dieters are fast to cut beef from the menu as they think it’s far too high in fat and calories to be eating, but in doing so, they’re missing out.
If you aren’t taking in enough iron, you may find yourself fatiguing much more quickly throughout the day, failing to reach your exercise goals.
As long as you choose lean beef and prepare it correctly, it definitely can be added to your plan. Try this recipe to get started.
3/4 pound flank or sirloin, sliced into thin pieces
3 cups broccoli, cut into florets
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. soy sauce
1 tsp. Chinese rice wine
1/2 tsp. cornstarch
1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
2 tsp. oyster sauce
1 tsp. soy sauce
¼ tsp. ginger
¼ cup mandarin orange slices
1/4 cup chicken broth
2 cups cooked brown rice
Begin by marinating the beef by combining the soy sauce, rice wine, cornstarch, and freshly ground black pepper in a bowl. Add in the beef and then let it stand for around 10 minutes.
Next prepare the sauce by combining together the oyster’s sauce, soy sauce, ginger, and chicken broth.
Cook the broccoli in a small pot of boiling, salted water for about two minutes and then drain.
Meanwhile, heat a large frying pan over high heat and add the olive oil. Add the beef and stir-fry until no longer pink inside.
Add in the garlic and pour the sauce over top. Finally, add in the broccoli and allow to cook for 2-3 minutes to let the flavors to blend. Right before it’s finished, add in mandarin orange slices and then serve with brown rice.
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