Veggie Sauté with Garlic and Soy Sauce is one simple, fresh side dish made in just under 15 minutes and is customizable with your families favorite veggies!
When I call myself a food blogger I often feel like a fraud, mainly because I cook a lot of the same things each week [see my list for 50+ easy meal ideas] or I whip things together with my no-recipe recipe method of cooking. Oh, and for one more big reason: I rely a LOT on frozen store-bought meals. And by a lot I mean about once or twice a week because my kids love frozen nuggets and my husband loves frozen orange chicken. AND I’m trying to do something for MOM one night a week- hence the reliance on a frozen meal. But here’s the deal from a nutrition and/or registered dietitian nutritionist standpoint: whenever I make a main dish from something from the freezer section, I always pair it with something fresh. Like this veggie sauté with garlic and soy sauce.
To me it all makes perfect sense: frozen foods don’t have the healthiest reputation, so I negate that rep with the foods that are considered the gold standard. I.e. I just serve them together. To me that’s real-life, that’s balance, that’s heck, wanting to live on the edge in the food and culinary world!
Ok, don’t tell any chef or healthy living blogger the last line, but the reality is if I’m making mealtime easier for me, and serving foods my kids eat [frozen orange chicken], then this veggie sauté with garlic and soy sauce has a place. Not only is it colorful, flavorful, and ready in 15 minutes. It pairs SO well with orange chicken in your grocery store’s freezer entrée section. Just sayin’.
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ red bell pepper, sliced thin
- ½ yellow bell pepper, sliced thin
- ¼ yellow onion, sliced thin
- 1 cup green beans, washed and trimmed
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds [optional, not pictured]
- Combine soy sauce, honey, and garlic in one bowl.
- Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add peppers and onions and saute 5-7 minutes, or just until tender.
- Add soy sauce mixture. Cook an additional 5 minutes stirring consistently.
- Top with sesame seeds, if desired.
Tell me: When you take ONE store-bought short-cut, do you skip the others? What’s your family’s favorite store-bought frozen meal option?!