I try a lot of stir-fry recipes at home. I add noodles, make different sauces and experiment with a variety of colorful veggies. Sometimes they turn out well and other times….not so much. This is the best sweet and spicy cauliflower stir-fry with shrimp and peanuts featuring glazed veggies, crunchy garnish and a nice balance of carbohydrate, protein and healthy fat. One of my favorite things about this dish is the addition of fragrant fresh ginger and garlic. Assembled piece by piece then combined at the end, it is a relatively simple recipe and good to have in your repertoire for easy weeknight dinners.Sweet and Spicy Cauliflower Stir-fry with Shrimp and Peanuts. Simple and delicious weeknight dinner for your family Click To Tweet
Cauliflower is trending as a food trend right now for good reason. A member of the cruciferous veggie family, cauliflower is packed with B-vitamins in addition to plentiful C and K. It is rich in fiber and sulfur-containing compounds called glucosinolates which are compounds unique to this family of veggies (think broccoli, kale, cabbage, Brussels sprouts) that have ties to cardiovascular, digestive, immune, inflammatory, and detoxification system support. With my background in oncology nutrition, I always recommend my patients increase intake of this family of veggies because of some of the great research available on their benefit. I especially tell my breast cancer folks to be sure to eat these veggies daily. Don’t let the white color of cauliflower fool you; it is packed with antioxidants. So versatile, this is a great veggie to include several times a week in the diet.
If you need some other simple stir-fry or Asian-inspired recipes, check out my Tofu Zoodle Stir-Fry with Peanut Sauce and Spicy Vegetarian Mango Curry. What are some of your favorite ingredients to whip up on busy evenings?
Ginger Hultin,MS, RD, CSO
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