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Broccolini Mushroom Stir Fry

One of my favorite foods in the winter months is sautéed mushrooms. I know, it sounds gross. But if you let those babies sit for at least a half hour, you’re looking at whole new mushrooms. They’re savory, salty and melt-in-your-mouth delicious.

Mushrooms are very watery, so you only need a little bit of olive oil to coat them in the beginning. Once they start to release their water, you can lower the heat and let them sit. They will also shrink a lot, so don’t be alarmed if you start off with a frying pan overflowing in sliced mushrooms.

Ingredients:

  • 10z baby bella mushrooms (standard carton size) sliced
  • 1 bunch broccolini, stems trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

Steps:

  1. Combine olive oil, soy sauce, ground ginger and minced garlic in a stove pan over medium heat.
  2. Add mushrooms, crank up the heat, and stir until mushrooms begin to sizzle and release their water.
  3. Turn the heat down to low, stirring occasionally for 20 minutes. But mostly, just let them sit and sizzle.
  4. Then add broccolini, bring heat back up to medium, and stir occasionally for 8 minutes. (Until broccolini turns a deep, rich shade of green.)
  5. Stir in one tablespoon of rice vinegar, and let cook for one more minute.
  6. Serve as a side dish, or with rice or pasta for a main meal!

Note: This recipe leaves the broccolini cooked, but still firm. If you want a softer broccoli, I recommend using regular broccoli florets instead of broccolini stems.

Healthy grocery list Inspired by Alexis Ren (Part One)

Grains
-brown rice
-quinoa
-Ezekiel bread
-100% whole grain bread
-whole grain/ gluten free pasta
-whole grain tortilla
-oats
-portobello mushrooms (their not grains but can be used as burger buns highly recommend this)

Dairy
- almond milk
-Non fat Greek yogurt
-low fat/low carb cheese
-laughing cow light cream cheese
-eggs

Meat
-turkey bacon
-chicken/ chicken breast
-shrimp
-crab
-salmon (or any type of fish)
-lean beef
-tofu/Tempe (if you’re vegan)

Fruits (buy fruits in season they’ll be cheaper, but if not in season get them in the frozen aisle)
-avocados
-watermelon
-strawberry
-kiwi
-bananas
-grapes
-mango
-pineapple
-apples
-oranges/tangerines
-cucumber
-raspberry
-black berries
-blue berries
-lemon
-pears

Vegetables (buy vegetables that are in season, they’ll be cheaper)
-carrots
-Asparagus
-broccoli
-celery
-cauli flour
-green onion
-peas
-romaine lettuce
-ice berg lettuce
-spinach
- corn
-mushroom
-potatoes/ sweet potatos
-beans


Other
-hummus
-spinache dip
-almond butter
-organic peanut butter
-organic pop corn
-protein powder
-perfect bars/ quest bars/ clif bars/kind bars
-dark chocolate
-butter (reduced calories/fat)
-kale chips (or any chips that are made out of organic ingredients)
-low sodium soy sauce
-mustard
-harvest crunch cereal (similar cereals work as well)
-trail mix
-almonds

This is a very generic idea of what you should be putting in your grocery cart. We’re all teens so I’ll be posting a healthy snacks to buy at a grocery store next because… WE ALL LOVE SNACKS. You may think this list is bland but honestly their is so much you can do with all the food I just mentioned!!! If you want ideas of what you can do with fruits and veggies let me know, I’ll be glad to do them and stay updated, For I WILL be posting a snack idea list realllllll soon! Leave requests in the ask box or send dms to @alexisrensarmy 😋😋😋