Roasted Garlic Beef-and-Veggie Stir Fry + Book Giveaway!!!

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How often do you hear (sometimes from way across the house), “Mom! What’s for dinner?!” Or, here’s another favorite: You ask your kids (and even maybe your husband) what they want for dinner, and they say, “I don’t care.” Yeah. I’d like to invent “I don’t care.” I’d make a bazillion!

Anyway. Today I’m coming to your dinner time rescue with a Powell Pack favorite that’s quick, yummy, healthy, and soooo simple….AND it happens to be one of the delicious recipes featured in my man’s book, Choose More, Lose More For Life!!  Which, by the way, just released in paperback, and I’m happy to share that I will be giving away one signed copy to a lucky reader! Details at the bottom of this post.

So, back to the recipe…like I said, it is super versatile—besides steak, you can also use chicken or lean pork tenderloin, and if you have leftovers of any of these, you can throw them in for an even faster meal. Here’s another plus: If you’re carb cycling, this one does double duty—it can work for both low and high-carb meals. Check below for all the info, and let’s get cooking! Or stir frying, actually. 😉

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Roasted Garlic Beef-and-Veggie Stir Fry
Serves 4

What you’ll need:

12 oz. sirloin steak, boneless and lean, cut into ¼ inch strips
2 spritzes of olive oil
4 tsp. low sodium soy sauce
1 1/3 tsp. cornstarch
¼ tsp. ground ginger
2 tsp. roasted garlic and bell pepper seasoning
4 cups assorted veggies: broccoli florets, bell pepper strips, snow peas, etc.
2/3 cup water

What you’ll do:

1. In a small bowl, mix together soy sauce, cornstarch, ginger, roasted garlic and bell pepper seasoning, and water. Set aside.
2. Heat oil in a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Add sliced beef in small batches and cook until no longer pink (about 5 minutes). Remove from pan and repeat until all meat is cooked.
3. If needed, spritz the pan with a bit more oil. Add the veggies and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently.
4. Add the meat to the veggies and stir in soy sauce mixture. Continue stirring while the liquid comes to a boil. Simmer for about a minute more.
5. Serve immediately, or portion out and store in the fridge or freezer until you’re ready to reheat and enjoy.

What’s in it:

When made with steak, each serving has 150.8 calories, 20.6 g protein, 5.5 g carbs, 2.1 g fiber, 3.8 g fat, and 390 mg sodium.

When made with chicken, each serving has 130.5 calories, 18.7 g protein, 5.5 g carbs, 2.1 g fiber, 2.2 g fat, and 563.8 mg sodium.

When made with pork, each serving has 138.8 calories, 21.1 g protein, 5.5 g carbs, 2.1 g fiber, 2.3 g fat, and 507.5 mg sodium.

And here’s one thing you’ve been waiting for (be patient—the giveaway info you’ve REALLY been waiting for is up next): 🙂

  • To make this delicious dish a complete low-carb meal, add a portion of fat (like slivered almonds or avocado).
  • To make it a complete high-carb meal, add a portion of carbs (like brown rice).

Finally—how to win an autographed copy of my main man’s genius book ALL about carb cycling, and full of incredible recipes just like this one:

  1. Like and share my post on all social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest). Please use the hashtag #ChooseMoreLoseMore and tag me.
  2. Leave a comment below letting me know what kinds of recipes you’d like to see more of on my blog!
  3. Go give someone in your life a big hug! Why? Just because…makes us all happy. I can’t check up on this one, but I’ll trust you did it. 😉
  4. Enter by 11:59 pm PST on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, and a winner will be randomly chosen and announced on Wednesday, January 28, 2015.

Good luck…and Enjoy!

Xoxo,

Heidi

To snag a new, just-released paperback version of Choose More, Lose More For Life click here!


91 Comments

  1. Celina Harrington - January 27, 2015

    I would love snack recipes that are school accepted (no nuts). I also would love a copy of your book. I have been struggling with my weight for so long and am starting to feel like a failure. I have tried so many other diets that have cost me a fortune then the food cost. You are my last hope. I have 75 lbs to lose to get my life back.

  2. Monarcha - January 27, 2015

    I tried…not sure if I social media’d correctly though. Recipes for one – I live alone (happily). Thanks.

  3. Sarah Molsen - January 27, 2015

    I love quick and easy recipes that reheat well. I work as a home health nurse and need meals that can be eaten on the go. 🙂

  4. AJ Gonzalez - January 27, 2015

    My wife and I have been extremely motivated by the Powells! I have lost 60lbs over time and my wife and I both strive for better health and more fitness everyday in our lives.

    Love to see recipes with chicken, hi protein, and how to make veggies taste better!

    Trying to win the book as a gift for my wife who is a huge fan of the Powells!

    Thanks for all of the lives you reach each day!

  5. Maddy Edwards - January 27, 2015

    I updated all social medias! I would love to see some more snacks for low-carb options when you cannot have dairy, nuts, eggs, spice, or broccoli. I have a fussy baby who was getting really bad gas / throw up everywhere, until I changed my diet. I am having a hard time with snacks on low carb days

  6. Jennifer - January 27, 2015

    I already have a copy of both books. I would love a signed copy of #ChooseMore
    toLoseMore book. I’ve lost 93 lbs over the last two years on my own not sure how. But still have 82 to 112 lbs would still like to lose yet. Need some motivation to make it. Don’t really take time often to excerise any advice from low calorie meals or snacks for someone who works retail. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Love you both and have watched all Extreme Weight Loss shows so far shown on tv.
    Thanks for all you do!!

  7. Nicole Devine - January 27, 2015

    Lunch recipes please for teachers like me who only have a short time to eat. 🙂
    #choosemorelosemore

  8. Nadine - January 27, 2015

    Would love to try this but I don’t know if my ten year old would eat it or not, guess it depends on the veggies I put in. With him being autistic there is just some food textures he dislikes on feel alone. I have been making huge leaps and bounds with him however. I got him ok with onions, and even green bell peppers hidden in things, so long as they are chopped up thin like. Still there is not much room to hide the veggies here. Maybe if I laid the mixture over some steamed rice and mixed the veggies in the rice that would do the trick? I just wish I could use tomatoes and mushrooms. Seems because my son’s father does not like the two, my son does not like them. Never the less I think I will give this meal a try with the added bit of rice. That can’t add on to many more calories right?

    As for your contest I would love to try out for it but, I don’t do all those social media platforms. It’s hard enough to keep up with Facebook, but I will share and post it there because I truly do like this blog of yours. 🙂

    The types of recipes I would like to see you add here is some ones for Slow Cookers. Right now I live in a place with no stove/oven, (I use a hotplate to cook on, microwave, and slow cooker) it makes cooking a extra challenge but am dead set on losing weight so I can be more active in my son’s life. Being over 500lbs, its always been his father to take him places, his father in the pictures with him, because mommy is just to big for whatever reason. I’m doing a lot to changes t my life, and trying to cook healthier should differently be making the list, so thanks for the help on this!

  9. Carla Peterson - January 27, 2015

    would love to see fast and easy, healthy, chicken or fish, veggie recipes. i work out when i get home and i want something quick to fix after that isn’t bad for me before i go to bed. You guys are an inspiration. I have lost 150 lbs. and am struggling to keep it off. Would love one of Chris’ books to help me stay motivated and heatlhy…it is so easy to fall off the wagon and so hard to get back on.

  10. Michelle - January 27, 2015

    would love to see some chicken dishes. Always looking for new chicken recipe

  11. Deborah - January 27, 2015

    I have lost 28 lbs with your help, love u both! would love quick and easy 30 mins dinners for a mommy on the go please

  12. Jeanette Benge - January 27, 2015

    Heidi, this is the book that Chris recommended to me last week. I would love to win your signed copy to see for myself how I can incorporate some tasty and hopefully (some) low carb recipes into my daily cooking. I need to cook more instead of relying on good old Marks & Spencer ( England) Count on Us ready meals. Thank you.

  13. Peggy Masek - January 26, 2015

    Anything yummy for someone with a sweet tooth =)

  14. Debbie Sexton - January 26, 2015

    I would love to see crockpot recipes! Thank you!! 🙂

  15. Kristina Odermann - January 26, 2015

    I’d like to see kid friendly, yet fit for a carnivorous husband with a big appetite 🙂

  16. Jill - January 26, 2015

    recipes for foods you can take with you on the go would be great!!

  17. Virginia P - January 26, 2015

    Slow cooker recipes, and recipes that re-heat well for lunch the next day.

  18. Nicole Campbell - January 26, 2015

    I would love to also see some healthy ideas for snacks and lunch ideas. But truly anything that is healthy…love you guys! Would love the chance to win the book.

  19. Jude - January 26, 2015

    I would like more recipes that are high in protein low in carbs… for dinners thanks

  20. Chrys Garcia-Martin - January 26, 2015

    This dish looks delicious. Definitely going to try it. I’m looking for more recipes for non-carb meals. Thank you for sharing.

  21. Deena D - January 26, 2015

    Love you guys 🙂 As a student who has to eat on the run I’d love easy things that can be thrown together in less than five minutes – blender bottle smoothies, wraps, etc. Fingers crossed for the book <3

  22. Lindsay Smith - January 26, 2015

    Well I must say more for the sweet tooth people like myself would be great 🙂 that is my weakness. I love you guys I would love to get your book and read and apply to my life 🙂

  23. Debbie Lewis - January 26, 2015

    I have lost over 30lbs using Chris’ book, but I only have the Kindle version and it is a pain to use, I have printed things off by screen shots, but would love to have a hard copy..love his book, you both are awesome..I have 20 more to lose, and this could be the push I need.

  24. Mary Miller - January 26, 2015

    I can’t wait to try this recipe this week. We have many of the recipes that we use from your site but my personal favorite is your Protein Pancakes. Those are a staple in our house.
    We started carb cycling the beginning of December and it has changed our lives! We love the turbo cycle and my husband and I can’t wait for our low carb days to start after slingshot week.
    Thank you for all of your inspiration!

  25. Kimberly Kicklighter - January 26, 2015

    Side items for main meals and snacks for in between. Thank you for the chance to enter! You guys ROCK!!

  26. Allison - January 26, 2015

    I love yogurt smoothies, but get bored with the few I know. I’d love more smoothie recipes and SAFE detox smoothies.

  27. Kathy - January 26, 2015

    i love meals that you fix in under 30 minutes, especially during the week?

  28. Kimberly - January 26, 2015

    I’ve lost over 30 lbs with Choose More. I’m at a plateau right now & need some motivation to make it past this slump. I love how great I feel when I eat this way. I would love more fast, healthy supper recipes for both variety & convenience.
    Thank you!!!

  29. shannon fogarty - January 26, 2015

    Im a big fan of the carb cycling and getting good results. Im two weeks in and enjoying guilt free day in moderation. I love both books. I have read the chose more lose more for life 3 times and have taken notes on a lot of the helpful and useful information. Id love to see more healthier morning snack recipes. Plus id love to get the copy to read it again and take more notes too. I think both books are amazing and very helpful too.

  30. Devon - January 26, 2015

    I’d like to see more crockpot recipes. I work 11:30-8 most days and it’d be nice to have a healthy dinner ready to eat when I get home.

  31. Bonnie Robison - January 26, 2015

    I made this and we LOVED IT will be making it over and over, and trying different veggies with it, I also squeezed a slice of orange over it and it gave it a good flavor, thanks for sharing
    XOXO Bonnie

  32. Holly - January 26, 2015

    I would like to see more fish and ground turkey recipes.

  33. Karen Tabone - January 26, 2015

    Looks amazing!

  34. Theresa jones - January 26, 2015

    I like to cock in my crockpot. I work long hours and need fast healthy meals

  35. Lindsay Nye - January 26, 2015

    I would love to have more “quick” 20 minute meals as I am a working mom with a crazy schedule!

    Can’t wait to read this cookbook! I loved Chris’ choose more lose more book!

  36. Carolyn Mabe - January 26, 2015

    I would love to see different ideas for chicken , fish , and ground turkey. We love you all and God Bless. Thank you & HUGS !!!

  37. Angie Frankenfield - January 26, 2015

    I would love some recipes using fish that kids would like.

  38. Stephanie C. - January 26, 2015

    Would love to see more vegetarian recipes that don’t use tofu, I like tofu but would love some other alternatives!

  39. Danette Hafen - January 26, 2015

    i love to see simple recipes like this! I’m a mom of six kids and the weight of making sure we all eat healthy is heavy!! I love this! Easy, practical with our busy schedule and something that I know will be the good fuel their little bodies need! Thanks for dedicated your life to help us be better!! Muah!!

  40. Jennifer Underhill - January 26, 2015

    I would love to see more meatless meals. Mainly breakfasts, snacks and lunch ideas HAHA… I got dinners covered! I tried the book from the library earlier this (last year) and loved it!! Now theres always such a long wait period on it, to get it out again!! Must prove its a great book!!

  41. Carla Suiane - January 26, 2015

    Hi!! 🙂

    I would like to see more snacks recipes that I could bring to my lectures, because sometimes the 3 hours after came to be during a lecture in the university. I am already doing the Carbon Cycling diet from Chris’ book Choose to Lose.

  42. Jessica Olesch - January 26, 2015

    Would love to see some more snack recipies for carb cycling. I really only use shakes and cottage cheese. Not the biggest fan of the plain greek yogurt. Our grocery store does not have flavored stevia to add to it. Any more variety for snacks?

  43. Richelle - January 26, 2015

    …would love to see some alternative pasta dishes made scrumptious!!

  44. Laura A. - January 26, 2015

    I am so excited about your book! Do you have any recipes for slow cookers that are healthy? and, taste good!

  45. April Chatmon - January 26, 2015

    I’m always looking for more variety with chicken that doesn’t revolve sauces. I’m such a picky eater it makes it hard to have variety which makes for a boring dinner life!

  46. Sherri - January 26, 2015

    Thanks for this recipe, I am so excited to try it out on my family. I would love to see more healthy recipes that are budget friendly. Trying to balance healthy/affordable is hard at times with a growing family. Thanks for all that you and Chris do.

  47. Susan - January 26, 2015

    I would really like more breakfast ideas … I struggle with that meal so much!

  48. Tricia Worthington - January 26, 2015

    Always looking for creative ways in making vegetables healthy, flavorful, and a HUGE hit for our sons. My darling husband loves southern style melt-in-your-mouth vegetables. My youngest son like a small serving covered in gravy, cheese, or ketchup (won’t allow). My oldest isn’t as open-minded, LOVES cheese, cheese pizza, more cheese, spaghetti, and even more cheese, no vegetables (other than green beans and corn). Teach our family healthy choices, good habits, and healthy life-styles and why to make them. Give your body what it NEEDS to function at it’s BEST! Vegetables! Ooh-rah, ooh-rah, ooh-ray!

  49. Lorretta Cuevas - January 26, 2015

    I will be making this for dinner. My family will love it.

  50. Kristina Torr - January 26, 2015

    I would like to see more dinner meals! Would love to get a copy of this book!

  51. Nina - January 26, 2015

    I would love to see more desserts. Especially anything chocolate. That is definitely my downfall. I am a chocoholic.

  52. Becky - January 26, 2015

    COFFEE, I don’t like plain coffee & I’ve tried almond milk, but not a big fan,I really like the cold stuff.

  53. Beth T - January 26, 2015

    I would like to see more breakfast and snacks. Something that will be filling to carry you to the next meal. I pinned and tagged everywhere. Hope I did it right. There’s nobkids around to “check” my work

  54. Dana - January 26, 2015

    I’d like to see some slow cooker meals 🙂 also, I don’t have a Twitter account :-/ but I did share this on the other three social media sites.

  55. karen - January 26, 2015

    hi wanted to thank you and chris for all you do and was wondering if you know when chris book will be available to buy in germany as i am not elligable for the draw.i would love to buy it as i need desprately to loose 80kg my oldest son(12)also needs to loose weight as both his heart and lung specialist are really worried about his weight.alot is to do with his medicationts(e.g.prednidison)but also alot is to do with his frust eating which i am afraid he has learned from me.with have several medical problems(not weight related)myself and 3 children with a form of special needs(2 are in special school)i have alot of day to day stress and like i said i eat my troubles and my son is learning from me.recipes i would be interested in is ones that my kids could cook alone with and prefrably without eggs,peanuts and lithicinas my son is allergic to them.thanks once again for all you do.

  56. Valerie Moen - January 26, 2015

    I’d love to see quick vegetarian recipes! Love you guys!

  57. Trina - January 26, 2015

    Hello Heidi and Chris!! I’m a Swiss reader (so sorry if my English is not good lol) and I wanted to thank you and all your team for being such an inspiration! After 3 years of depression, I am ready to start a new life and I want to lose the 50 pounds I’ve gained during this period! I want to follow the carb cycling solution and I would like to see more vegetarian recipes since I don’t eat meat, this would help me a lot!! Can’t wait to read your next posts 🙂

    • Trina - January 26, 2015

      oups I wrote it twice… didn’t realize I submitted the other comment, sorry ^^

  58. Luella Cochran - January 26, 2015

    I would love to see more quick dinner ideas that my teenagers & 5 year old will all enjoy…by the way did I say quick meal ideas

  59. Monica C. - January 26, 2015

    Something sweet or savory that is good for you! And also wrap recipes that feature lettuce or cabbage and not bread would be great! I love the part about the hug. Lol

  60. Kim Jensen - January 26, 2015

    i would like to see more craving busters. I am a third shift nurse and I get hungry around 0200,but by the time I realize it I have eaten a whole bag of chips. I need to figure out how to eat while I am up to satisfy me through out my shift!!

  61. Jill - January 26, 2015

    I would love dessert recipes, I always crave something sweet at the end of the day and I need some healthy ideas!

  62. Shelly Saner - January 26, 2015

    I would like see any vegetarian or chicken meals. I am trying to stay away from red meat. I love the difference that you make in everyone’s life including mine. I just want to thank you!

  63. JeffnPatti Minardi - January 26, 2015

    I love all of your posts. Could you do more dinner ideas/recipes for picky eaters please?? I have a 6 almost 7 year old that is very picky 🙂

  64. Beth Stone - January 26, 2015

    I’d like to see more lunch ideas. That is the hardest meal for me to plan! Thanks for the chance at a free book too!

  65. Christy - January 26, 2015

    Would like more vegetarian low carb recipes.

  66. Miryam - January 26, 2015

    I would love to see more healthy options for desert! I realy have a sweet tooth and sometimes it is hard for me to beat those cravings! Hugs from Germany! Love you and Chris! xoxo

  67. Josie - January 26, 2015

    I would love to see lots of variations of delicious ways to prepare veggies!

  68. Christine G. - January 26, 2015

    Allo j’aimerais bien avoir des recettes avec de la viande d’orignal, ou autre viandes du même genre.

  69. Nicole - January 26, 2015

    I’d love to see some vegetarian or non-fatty fish options! I found out I have a kidney disease, and I’ve been struggling with changing my protein habits. 🙂

  70. Trina - January 26, 2015

    Hello Heidi and Chris! I’m a Swiss (so sorry for my English lol) reader and want to start your program, I want to lose all the pounds gained during my 3 year depression and I’m finally ready to start a new life 🙂 thanks for everything you guys do for us (your team and you) you’re such an inspiration! since I’m vegetarian, I would love to see more vegetarian recipes, it would help me a lot!!

  71. Holli Werp - January 26, 2015

    More Chicken please. Trying to find fresh new chicken ideas my kids would like. I will give my 4 kids a big hug and snuggle .

  72. Nicole - January 26, 2015

    Love it! I hope I win the autographed copy! We are eating right this year! I hugged both my kids too. 🙂

  73. Kari - January 26, 2015

    I heard so much about quinoa. Not sure how to cook it. So maybe some quinoa recipes.

  74. priscilla brai - January 26, 2015

    Hi,

    would love to see wich veggies combine very well, the best spice combinations ( taste and healthy wise) and recipes for a quick fix.

    much fit love from Holland!

  75. Yong - January 26, 2015

    Would love to see more on the quick and easy high protein breakfast and lunches. I am getting better at getting my protein, but need more variety.

  76. Melissa - January 26, 2015

    I’d also love to see quick work lunches that are broken into low carb or high carb days. Thanks for being so awesome!!!

  77. SharonQ - January 26, 2015

    I would love to see more recipes for low carb days, please!

    I’ll have to wait to hug my husband when he gets home from work. 😉

  78. Valerie Kelly - January 26, 2015

    Sounds yummy and so easy to make! I would like to see more recipes like this one; simple and quick to make OR something for my nagging aching sweet tooth. Thanks, Heidi and Chris!

  79. elizabeth sambrook - January 26, 2015

    I would like to see some more vegetarian options 🙂 and easy and healthy lunches you can take into the office. Lizzles x

  80. Becky - January 26, 2015

    I eat old fashioned rolled oats for breakfast most days with fresh/frozen/dried fruits. I can get tired of them. I would love to see easy make ahead and freezable breakfast recipes.

  81. Amy Halling - January 26, 2015

    Tweeted, shared, commented, included the hashtag… I think I have it all covered! I love recipes using chicken breasts!

  82. Melissa Gaston - January 26, 2015

    How about a recipe for “fried” chicken and mac & cheese? I have been able to incorporate a lot of good things into our families dinners/lunches, but I’ve yet to find a good one for good old fashioned mac & cheese and “fried” chicken.

  83. Melanie Bouchard - January 26, 2015

    Thanks for the recipe !
    Would like some recipes with tofu !
    Thanks

  84. Sharon Rose - January 26, 2015

    Snacks, that is the hardest for me.

  85. Amy H - January 26, 2015

    I would love to get the #ChooseMoreLoseMore book. I’m going to make this recipe tonight. I’d love some more quick kid friendly recipes. Thanks!

  86. Melodie - January 26, 2015

    I would love to see some recipes for work lunches. I am always having a hard time on what to bring to work that is healthy for my hubs and myself. Thanks for all you and Chris do!!!

  87. Amanda Andrasic - January 26, 2015

    This recipe sounds delicious! Would love tasty healthy low sodium recipes

  88. Catie D - January 26, 2015

    Heidi!
    I would love to see some recipes with garlic because I love incorporating garlic into my food! All the best!
    Xoxo,
    Catie

  89. Terry Pottorf - January 26, 2015

    Grand!!!! Dinner and grand to get a free book on being more healthy!

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