Let's face it. The Mediterranean diet and traditional Japanese diet are said to be the healthiest food plans for heart health and overall well being. These healthy diets consist of fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, legumes, unrefined cereals, and fresh fish and seafood as daily staples. A high quality cooking oil is used, such as extra virgin olive oil. The Mediterranean diet and traditional Japanese diet eating plans are recommended by Dr. Andrew Weil, (see www.drweil.com), the Mayo Clinic, (see www.mayoclinic.com), and Dr. Oz, (see http://www.doctoroz.com).
You may think that it is difficult to switch to one of these food plans, but actually, it is very easy. Stir fry dishes are simple and nutritious to prepare. This easy shrimp stir fry fits into both of these food plans. You won't spend hours in the kitchen, and you will have a healthy meal that you can be proud to serve.
All of the ingredients can be purchased at your favorite grocery store or health food store. You can easily double or triple this recipe, and use a larger pot to cook your stir fry.
Easy shrimp stir fry (serves 2)
- 12 large pre-cooked frozen shrimp (remove the tail shells)
- 1 cup of chopped celery
- 1 cup of chopped red bell pepper
- 1/2 of a medium onion, chopped
- 1 large fuji apple, chopped
- Salt and garlic powder
- Cook frozen pre-cooked shrimp in microwave for about 3 minutes to thaw. Remove the tail shells.
- Use a teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil, coating entire bottom surface of the pan.
- Turn stove top to medium high heat, and add the chopped celery, red bell pepper, onion, apple, and shrimp.
- Cover the pan with the lid for 1 minute.
- Remove the lid and stir fry all of the ingredients together for about 4 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and serve with salt and garlic powder to taste.
That's all there is to it! Now you have a beautiful looking, satisfying, nutritious meal that will fit into the Mediterranean diet or traditional Japanese diet. If desired, you can substitute the shrimp for your favorite fish or seafood. Add a baked potato topped with olive oil as a side dish. This stir fry has it all; protein, vegetables, and fruits. It makes two hearty portions, and with a baked potato, you have your bread/starch group added.