10 Quick Dinner Stir-Fry Recipes Under 280 Calories

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10 Quick Dinner Stir-Fry Recipes Under 280 Calories

Who needs take-out when you can make a healthier and just-as-tasty version in the comfort of your own kitchen? Something magical happens when you sizzle up lean protein, bright veggies, and savory sauces–we simply can’t get enough! Since stir-frys can be a salt trap, go for low-sodium soy sauce when you’re shopping for ingredients. Indulge in one of these 10 quick dinner stir-fry recipes next time you’re craving a dinner that’s downright delish!

1. Easy Ground Pork Stir-Fry | Frugal Nutrition
Complete with fresh ginger and lots of leafy greens, this versatile dish will make everyone excited for seconds. Meaty mushrooms and soy sauce complement the ground beef and brown rice. Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions. Recipe makes 4 servings.

Nutrition (per serving):  Calories: 206; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 33mg; Sodium: 506mg; Carbohydrate: 21g; Dietary Fiber: 3g;  Sugar: 5g; Protein: 14g

2. Brown Rice Stir-Fry with Vegetables | Simple Vegan Blog
This stir-fry recipe is beyond simple and vegan-friendly. All it takes is brown rice, colorful veggies, spices, and soy sauce to make weeknight dinners a cinch. Feel free to use whatever veggies are in season! Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions.  Recipe makes 3 servings.

Nutrition (per serving):  Calories: 267; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 1; Monounsaturated Fat: 7g; Cholesterol:00mg; Sodium: 358mg; Carbohydrate: 37g; Dietary Fiber: 5g;  Sugar: 7g; Protein: 7g

3. Smoky Pork Stir-Fry | Cooking Light
When you don’t want to be weighed down by the grease of the classic version, make this tasty and satisfying pork stir fry! Smoked paprika and a drizzle of sesame oil add depth of flavor to this lean, Asian-inspired dish. Pair with soba noodles, quinoa, or brown rice for a complete meal.  Recipe makes 4 servings at 1 cup each.

Nutrition (per serving):  Calories: 171; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 46mg; Sodium: 212mg; Carbohydrate: 12g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 8g; Protein: 16g

4. Lemon Chicken Asparagus Stir Fry | Clean Eating

Brighten up your dinner fare with this tasty entrée that’s on the table in 25 minutes flat. It’s bursting with fresh, lemony flavor and lots of crunch thanks to the peppers, cabbage and asparagus. Feeling spicy? Top with extra red pepper flakes. Recipe makes 4 servings.

Nutrition (per serving):  Calories: 260; Total Fat: 8g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 65; Sodium: 540mg; Carbohydrate: 14g; Dietary Fiber: 4g;  Sugar: 5g; Protein: 32g

5. Chicken and Eggplant Stir-Fry | LaaLoosh
This authentic stir fry made with fresh basil, ginger, and Thai chili paste will be on the table in under 30 minutes. It’s packed with eggplant, green onion, bell pepper, and tender chicken all tossed in a finger-licking-good sweet, tangy, and spicy sauce. It tastes just as good as the restaurant version without all the guilt! Recipe makes 4 servings at 1 1/2 cups each.

Nutrition (per serving):  Calories: 279; Total Fat: 9g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 50mg; Sodium: 1179mg; Carbohydrate: 27g Dietary Fiber: 6g;  Sugar: 9g; Protein: 24g

6. Pickled Cucumber and Shrimp Stir Fry | Malaysian Chinese Kitchen
Perk up your taste buds with this light and crisp shrimp stir fry perfect for weeknight dinners. Lightly pickled then cooked cucumbers make this recipe extra special as they become sweeter and meatier in the pan. Serve with steamed rice. Recipe makes 4 servings.

Nutrition (per serving):  Calories: 150; Total Fat: 8g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 57mg; Sodium: 1010mg; Carbohydrate: 13g; Dietary Fiber: 2g;  Sugar: 6g; Protein: 10g

7. Kale and Sweet Potato Stir-Fry | Deliciously Ella
Sautéed kale, sweet potato, broccoli, black beans, and lemon come together beautifully in this simple vegetarian stir-fry. For faster prep, cook the rice in advance and refrigerate until you’re ready to start cooking! Add a splash of soy sauce or tahini if desired. Garnish with extra lemon wedges. Recipe makes 3 servings.

Nutrition (per serving):  Calories: 213; Total Fat:10g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 226mg; Sodium: 430mg; Carbohydrate: 16g; Dietary Fiber: 2g;  Sugar: 5g; Protein: 14g

8. Beef Noodle Stir-Fry | Damn Delicious
Forget the takeout and whip up these quick, mouthwatering beef noodles with veggies in the comfort of your own kitchen! If you can’t find udon noodles, try linguine instead. Garnish with a drizzle of sriracha. Recipe makes 6 servings.

Nutrition (per serving):  Calories: 256; Total Fat: 8g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 37mg; Sodium: 1443mg; Carbohydrate: 28g; Dietary Fiber: 3g;  Sugar: 7g; Protein: 17g

9. Sugar Snap Pea and Shrimp Stir-Fry | Roti N Rice
Sweet and mild sugar snap peas pair perfectly with fresh seafood.  Carrots and mushroom add a great pop of color, but feel free to use any vegetables you have leftover in the crisper drawer. Serve over a bed of brown rice noodles for a complete meal. Recipe makes 4 servings.

Nutrition (per serving):  Calories: 190; Total Fat: 12g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 7g; Cholesterol: 71mg; Sodium: 824mg; Carbohydrate: 9g; Dietary Fiber: 3g;  Sugar: 4g; Protein: 11g

10. Tomato Basil Ground Beef Stir-Fry | Hold the Grail
This one pan, 15-minute ground beef stir fry with juicy tomatoes and fragrant basil is ideal for busy weeknights when you’re carving something savory and satisfying. Top with a fried egg and extra basil for a fun twist! Recipe makes 4 servings.

Nutrition (per serving):  Calories: 226; Total Fat: 12g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 70mg; Sodium: 222mg; Carbohydrate: 6g; Dietary Fiber: 1g;  Sugar: 2g; Protein: 26g

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