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The boys were at camp a few weeks ago, which meant I got to make a few dinners that I love and that I know my little gal would eat. You see, my daughter and I like chicken. My son, he’s indifferent and my husband would prefer red meat. We all have our preferences and for me, it’s chicken and fish. Besides, with chicken I can quickly grill it, add it to a salad and have a well-rounded meal in just minutes – I love that!
Lately, I’ve been craving Chinese food because I’ve been having my smoothies and watching my weight and I’m pretty sure I’m going to turn into a rabbit soon if I consume one more carrot. Unfortunately, my favorite Chinese restaurant was replaced by a fast food restaurant (more on that later). Which leaves me to make my own Chinese food or at least try and like I said the boys were out of town and my daughter loves rice and chicken so I was in luck!
1 cup of cashews
2 cups of chicken
1 cup of celery, sliced
2 Tablespoons of low sodium soy sauce
1 cup of mushrooms, sliced
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of oil
2 teaspoons of cornstarch
Heat oil and salt in your skillet; add chicken and stir fry 3-4 minutes. Add soy sauce, celery, mushrooms, and 1 cup of boiling water. Mix cornstarch with small amount of cold water and add to skillet. Stir to thicken. Add cashews and serve over rice.
What I love about this recipe is that you can alter it and add fresh broccoli, carrots diced up, zucchini, squash, kale, spinach and the list goes on. So whatever your vegetable bounty is get chopping and add it to the stir fry mix. I can add vegetables my daughter likes and that I like and we’ll have a delicious and healthy meal that we’ll both enjoy. Serve with some fresh baked bread and a side of fruit and you’ll feel nourished, full and satisfied. Plus, there are always left overs which make for a great easy dinner two nights in row! Bonus!
I’m happy to share this yummy and healthy recipe with you on behalf of NatureRaised Farms® because they care about producing high quality meat using no hormones or steroids. The chickens are raised cage-free with a 100% vegetarian diet (no animal protein and no bakery by-products). In a day and age where farm to table conversation is heated and children aren’t sure where vegetables come from (not my kids mind you) and obesity rates are staggering – it’s important to do your best to choose healthy foods from companies that making responsible choices. It’s not easy to find brands you can trust but when you do, it’s good to support them and share them with others. I hope you agree and that you enjoy the cashew chicken dinner! I know I will!
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