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Beef Stir-Fry with Avocado Salad

Photo from FitnessMagazine.Com

Since it’s January, and thinking about a healthier lifestyle, I Googled a few new ideas for low-calorie dinners. I found a cool one at FitnessMagazine.Com. What grabbed my attention to this recipe is the chili powder. I thought it would be an interesting addition to the stir-fry, and it was. The dish certainly has a bite to it. Nom Nom.

The avocado salad also calls for chili powder, along with cilantro, black beans and cojita cheese. The Boy even liked it, and he is not much of a beaner.  I did think that the bean vs. avocado ratio was a little off; with it being heavier on the black beans. I think the next time I make it, I’m going to add an extra avocado.

The recipe is for four servings; which equals about one heaping scoop. That’s cool for a side dish, but I’m thinking that I would want to make this for weekday lunches. It’s very lite tasting and I think it’s perfect for a midday snack.

I did do two things different. I didn’t use a poblano in the stir-fry and cojita cheese in the salad. Instead of a poblano, I used a small jalapeño simply because I couldn’t find one at the grocer. For the replacement of the cojita cheese, I used feta. Again, I couldn’t find any.  Cojita cheese has a mild taste like Greek feta, so I don’t think it takes away from the flavor. However, poblanos and jalapeños are different; poblanos are mild compared to the jalapeño’s heat. That’s probably why my stir-fry was spicy.

I’m recommending this as a must try. You can find the recipe at the above link. Remember, this is a healthy choice, therefore, the serving sizes are small. If you want bigger portions, doubling the recipe would be optimal.

Do you have any cool recipes I might enjoy cooking? Please send me your ideas.


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