Spicy Cabbage Stir Fry

I am obsessed with this recipe.

If you read my resolution post, you noticed that one of my 2018 intentions is to re-commit to healthy eating. But that doesn’t just mean keeping the bad things out — it means putting good things in, like vegetables, protein and whole grains.

We first found this recipe from Budget Bytes a few months back, and with a few adaptations, it’s turned into one of our weeknights favorites.

The best part? It’s literally ready in 20 minutes.

That’s a requirement for dinner these days, which makes it really hard to eat healthy. In fact, I feel like that’s our number one barrier. Unless we have a clear action plan for dinner right when we get home, we just end up ordering out. Sigh.

Our version uses pre-packaged coleslaw mix so there is literally zero prep. You add ingredients to the pan one-by-one, and before you know, voila! It’s donezo.

Annnnddd the second best part? It’s full of veggies and protein — 21 Day Fix and diet-friendly. 

Dig in. 

Spicy Cabbage Stir Fry

Serves 4


1 tablespoon sesame oil

1 lb ground turkey or ground beef (chef’s choice)

1 tablespoon minced garlic

2 cups coleslaw mix (found in the produce section — I love the version with cabbage, carrots, kale and broccoli)

1 cup dry white rice

1/2 cup soy sauce

1/8 cup agave (can also use honey)

1 1/2 tablespoons sriracha*

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

Ground black pepper, to taste

1-2 chopped green onion stalks for topping

White sesame seeds for topping


Cook white rice according to package.

Heat sesame oil over medium-high heat. Add ground meat and saute until browned. Add garlic and saute until fragrant, 2-3 minutes. Then add coleslaw mix and saute until wilted.

Mix sauce ingredients (soy, agave, sriracha and ginger) in a separate small bowl using a whisk. Add a sprinkle of freshly ground black pepper. 

Add sauce to skillet and mix until combined and hot. Remove from heat.

Plate by putting down a ~half cup of white rice, followed by cabbage stir fry. Sprinkle with chopped green onions and white sesame seeds. Enjoy!

*If you wanted to make this less spicy, try a 1/2 tablespoon sriracha.



You Might Also Like

No Comments

Leave a Reply