Beef and Broccoli
Loaded with protein, vitamins, minerals and healthy fats, beef is the perfect food for the female athlete
1 tbsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic chopped
2 tsp ginger, chopped
1/2 cup yellow onion, thinly sliced
1 small bunch broccoli florets in small pieces
12 oz flank or skirt steak, thinly sliced
1 lime, juiced
1/2 tsp sesame oil
2 tsp low sodium soy sauce
2 tsp cornstarch
1. Heat a large saute pan or wok to medium heat. Add olive oil and beef and cook for 6-8 minutes or until golden brown. Scoop meat out of the pan and keep warm.
2. Add garlic and ginger to pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Add yellow onion, broccoli, 14 cup of water, sesame oil, soy sauce. Cook 6-8 minutes or until broccoli is bright green.
3. Add cooked beef back to pan and season with soy sauce.
4. Mix 1/2 cup of water with cornstarch and add to pan. Bring to a boil. Add lime juice. Serve with brown rice and hot sauce if desired.
Nutrition Facts (per serving): 385 calories, 38 g protein, 10 g carbs, 20 g fat, 4 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 250 mg sodium
Certain saturated fats do increase levels of LDL (bad) cholersterol, but research confirms that the type of saturated fat found in beef does not raise LDL cholersterol levels.