Veggie stir-fry with almonds and sesame

Veggie stir-fry with protein

Adding protein to plant-based foods is as easy as a sprinkle of nuts and seeds. Eating sufficient protein helps you feel fuller long, balance blood sugar levels and contributes to a happy mood and good sleep.

Here I cooked a veggie stir fry which formed the base of a few meals over a couple of days – I’m all for efficiency in the kitchen and less washing up!

This kind of meal is super flexible in terms of ingredients, but I used:

  • 1/2 green cabbage, shredded
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup broccoli, chopped
  • 2 cups kale leaves, shredded
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds
  • olive oil
  • tamari (wheat free soy sauce)
  • 2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 cup cooked leftover brown rice (optional)


  • Add big drizzle of olive oil to a large stir-fry suitable pan and gently heat while stirring in the turmeric powder
  • Add onion, then garlic and other veg gradually. Adding the kale last (it’s quickest to cook)
  • Stir fry gently adding a few splashes of tamari or whatever other seasoning you fancy
  • When veggies are cooked add in the brown rice, sesame seeds and almonds and stir well

Serve as is or topped with a fillet of good quality fish. Poached eggs would also be amazing! Yum!