I honestly don’t know how it has taken me 40 years to arrive at the conclusion that eating meat is bad for me, for the planet and well just plain GROSS. I mean I profess to love my rescue dogs and yet I am willing to sacrifice the lives of farm animals so I can serve them on a bun?! It just doesn’t make good sense ( whereas this Easy Vegetable Stir Fry makes all the sense but I digress). And the truth is every time I look at a package of slabs of beef saran wrapped at the grocery I just see faces–faces of all the poor animals who didn’t deserve to meet their deaths because I wanted a burger.
I know what you are thinking– I don’t really feel a kinship with animals so therefore I have no problem eating them. Well I will counter that argument with this report released by the World health organization– in which The WHO’s cancer research unit now classifies processed meat as “carcinogenic to humans” based on evidence from hundreds of studies, and linked it specifically to colon, or colorectal, cancer. Bottom line- it’s GOOD for your health to consider my Tips for Transitioning to a Plant-Based Diet so You Can Switch for Good or at least try doing a #MeatlessMonday!
I know many of you still want meat- you want protein that tastes like meat- and I get it- I do- I was a once a week steak girl back in the day and ate chicken like my plane was going down every single night. And while I have recently cut all meat from my diet AND MOST RECENTLY I HAVE GONE vegan–it’s a bit harder to convince my FRIENDS to follow suit- so I am always looking for alternatives to counter their arguments about “those Soy products don’t taste good”. And let me tell you- all you I CAN’T and I won’t GIVE UP MY BACON naysayers– after trying my Vegan recipes you might JUST have second thoughts about biting into that nitrate laden sausage. And this recipe for Easy Vegetable Stir Fry is a perfect Vegan side dish for the holidays and zero points on weight watchers!
Recipe: Easy Vegetable Stir Fry
Easy Vegetable Stir Fry Ingredients
Veggies of choice: I used carrots, snow peas, green beans, and mushrooms
Seasonings: I used crushed red pepper and garlic
Optional: 1/8 cup peanuts
Points Breakdown: This is a zero point recipe unless you add the optional peanuts. Peanuts are 3 points for 1/8 cup according to the Weight Watchers app ( if you add it to the recipe it makes each serving one point)
Easy Vegetable Stir Fry Directions
- Combine ingredients over medium heat and cook until they’re to your preferred tenderness.