Veggie Stir Fry – Cheap, Easy & Healthy!

This recipe is very easy and can be changed into a semi-’raw’ dish if you only stir-fry the noodles and put the raw veggies on top. This is the perfect recipe if you are transitioning to a raw food (or whole food) lifestyle.

I have caught my son picking out the Broccoli, but if I take the time to chop it up a little smaller – he eats it without knowing it!  This is weird, because he will drink broccoli willingly in the ‘Dirty Juice’ (see the related video on how to make this).

I used to dread mealtimes, because I never knew what to make… I wanted recipes that would be cheap, healthy, AND easy to make. This seemed impossible, but I forced myself to sit down and write out a realistic Meal Plan – Although we aren’t 100% raw, I also wanted recipes that would satisfy our body, health and budget – but it had to taste good too!

All of my recipes, meals and shopping lists are organized in my Living Cookbook software. If you don’t already have Living Cookbook, I encourage you to check out what this Software is capable of!

Here is the ingredient list… or if you have the Living Cookbook software, you can download the free .fdx recipe file and import it:

Living Cookbook .fdx Recipe File:
Veggie Stir Fry (To Download: Right mouse click on the recipe and select ‘save file as’ – Save to your computer and then you can import it into your Living Cookbook program.

Veggie Stir Fry Recipe:

Ingredients

Vegetables
2 stalks Celery (chopped)
1/3 head Onion (chopped)
1 head Broccoli (approx. 10-15 florets)
1 each Carrot (sliced)
1/4 head Green and/or Red Cabbage (chopped)

Noodles
3 packages Thai Kitchen Rice Noodle Packet (flavors vary)

Seasonings & Oil
1 1/2 packets Seasoning (Packet that comes in the Rice Noodles) or Season to taste.
1 1/2 packets Sesame Oil (Packet that comes in the Rice Noodles)
2 Tbs Soy Vay’s Veri, Veri, Teriyaki Sauce (or to taste)
2 Tbs Olive Oil
3 Tbs Water (if mixture seems dry or as needed)

Procedure

  1. Open Rice Noodle packages and break noodles in half, then place in bowl.  Fill with just enough water to cover the noodles.  Let sit for no more than 5 minutes – otherwise the noodles will become mushy.  You want the noodles to be pliable, but still very chewy.
  2. Clean & Chop all veggies.  Feel free to add in whatever veggies you think will be tasty and hold up during the stir-fry process.  If you want more Raw veggies, you can also hold all of the veggies until the end and just stir-fry the noodles.
  3. Place Olive Oil in Large Skillet over Medium Heat.
  4. Once skillet is heated, put all of the veggies in and mix well.
  5. Add the Noodles, then stir in the Teriyaki, Seasoning and Sesame Oil packets.
  6. Let mixture sit in skillet and stir well every 1-2 minutes until noodles start to turn golden brown and get a little ‘crunchy’.

Servings: 3
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Feel free to send me any questions or comments you may have!  :-)

Comments

    • admin says

      Hi Gina! Thanks for stopping by… I’m sure you’ll love this recipe – Feel free to mix-it up and make it your own! :-) More videos and posts are coming soon, so stay tuned! God Bless! ~ Erika

    • says

      Hi Kelly! Yes, the noodles are gluten free… However, if you’re using a teriyaki sauce be sure to check the ingredients – a lot of them do have wheat gluten in them. If you want a 100% raw soy sauce, you can try Namu Shoyu. Enjoy! :-)

      ~ Erika

  1. leela says

    Made this with my 10 yr old daughter last night and it was such a hit! My son liked it too!

    Thanks so much for posting and your blog really inspires me to keep trying for more vegetarian (and even raw) meals with my family.

    Please post more!

  2. Keri says

    My 12 year old daughter found your website one day & we ended up watching all your videos in one sitting! Thank you for all of your detailed information it makes it so much easier for a health food newbie like myself (& family).

    Today we made the banana muffins which my husband loved & the stir-fry for dinner – YUMMY!!! We added so many veggies & the noodles were great!

    I am looking forward to trying all your other recipes. I even have my food slicer on order ;-)

    Keri

    • says

      Thanks for the awesome comment Keri! It made me smile! You sound like a wonderful momma! And I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipes… hopefully your whole family will too!

      Can’t wait to hear about your adventures in cooking once the food slicer arrives… just watch your fingers!

      Have a great day!

      God Bless!
      ~Erika

  3. Alice says

    Erika,
    i love the way you think… about God being romantic… i never though of that before! i wonder why? but I certainly agree. Thank-you for the website and all the lovely recipies! It is so difficult for me to see how to make things healtier sometimes and i’m so tired of the unhealty choices that are available commercially. I just found your website and i’m watching all the videos!! wow! I alrealy have the vitamix and just still learning how to use it. I love the excalibur dehidrator and thnk that is next!! Anyways Thank-you thank-you THANK-YOU! :D

    • says

      Hi Alice!

      Somebody once told me about God being romantic and I had the same reaction as you did… it’s such a lovely thought to know God does things just for us because He loves us so much! =)

      I’m so glad you found me here online – hopefully we can encourage each other to keep eating better.

      God Bless & Thank you for the sweet & encouraging comment! =)

      ~ Erika

  4. Teresa says

    Hi Erika,
    Love, love your blog..you are so inspiring to listen to. Even though we have been whole food low fat vegans for several years, I love reading your blog and watching your videos. New idea’s are always welcome. Have you ever incorporated quinoa or freekeh in your diet?

    My husband is making a very healthy vegetable soup now while I am laid up with a neck problem. I love to hear him cooking in our kitchen. We have just started dehydrating food and are having a good time finding new things to try. Your site is very helpful, as you feel the same as I do. Not to dry at too high a temperature to preserve the enzymes. I do wonder why my heavy duty Cabela dehydrator seems to take longer to dry than what you suggest. My kitchen is cold in the winter so would that be a problem? About 68 degrees maybe. Also is it safe to have my apples and mushrooms not at the real crunchy stage, or should I dry them longer. I put them in mason jars but need to buy a food saver to seal the jars. Not sure what kind would be best. I also just purchased the food slicer you suggested from Amazon..

    You are such a beautiful person, as I said in another comment, a breath of spring air..god bless you for all the wonderful, caring and generous life you lead. You could be an inspiration to all. Family and friends are the most important things in life. Now, in our elder years, we try to see our children and grandchildren as much as possible. The wonderful part of that is, they enjoy being with us also. Makes us proud we raised two beautiful loving human beings…

    Thank you for all your time and energy put into your site..I will be on it daily to see what’s new..

    Teresa

    • says

      Thank you Teresa for the additional kind words of encouragement! Comments like yours remind me that there are others in the world who continue to value the importance of good, whole food when feeding their families!

      Like I mentioned before, I do think your cold kitchen could be contributing to the long dry times. Try increasing the temp to 125 degrees and see how that works. You will not experience any extra nutrient loss since the moisture in the food keeps the food cool. In fact many respected raw food & dehydrator enthusiasts start their temps off at 135 degrees for the first 1-2 hours and then decrease the temp to 115 -125 for the remainder of the drying time – with no nutrient loss. Plus, if you dehydrate too low for your environment, you risk spoiling the food.

      Hope that helps!
      God Bless!
      ~Erika

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