Instant Pot Beef & Broccoli – 80 DO & 21 DF Approved!

NEWSFLASH!!! BUSY MOM COOKS DINNER AND NOBODY CRIES!

One of the things I love about doing a new program is that it forces me to really focus on nutrition and come up with meals that will not only fit in to MY nutrition plan, but also make sure it’s something my family will enjoy!

This one does both! I mean, teenagers licking the bowl is a good sign right?

Which is good, because nobody likes crying kids for dinner.

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds of flat iron/flank/skirt steak, sliced very thin against the grain
  • 1/2 cup diced onions
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp freshly grated ginger (1/2 t. dry will work too)
  • 2/3 cup beef stock (or sub water)
  • 1/3 cup of liquid aminos (or sub low sodium soy sauce)
  • 2 T plus 1 tsp honey
  • 3-4 cups of broccoli florets
  • 1 T cornstarch (or favorite thickener)
  • salt & pepper to taste

*optional: crushed red pepper to taste, scallions, nuts for garnish

Directions:

  1. Whisk liquid aminos, stock, honey and ginger together. Set aside.
  2. Set Instant Pot to Saute. Once hot, add olive oil and onions and sauté until they begin to soften and become fragrant. Add in garlic and cook an additional minute.
  3. Pour stock mixture into the IP and add in sliced steak. Cover and lock your Instant Pot and set to manual/pressure cook for 12 minutes. When cook time is up, allow to naturally release for 5 minutes before finishing with a quick release.
  4. While the beef cooks, you can lightly steam the broccoli, or you can add in at the end until it’s cooked as much as you like it. *I found it easier to steam on the stove for 3-5 minutes.
  5. Carefully take off the lid and remove 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid and make a slurry by whisking in 1 T cornstarch. Mix until well combined and then return to pot. Set IP to sauté and stir until the sauce begins to thicken. Repeat slurry process if necessary. Stir in salt. Turn pot to keep warm.
  6. Add in chopped broccoli florets and stir everything together. *Allow cooking time if you didn’t steam ahead.
  7. If desired, add some crushed red pepper and/or garnish with some scallions or peanuts (count as a blue container).
  8. Serve over rice, quinoa, or cauliflower rice.

 

80 Day Obsession/21 Day Fix Container Count:

4 servings ~ 1 cup each 1 RED, 1 GREEN, 1/2 tsp

*I have seen so much success personally and in my groups with this program. The timed nutrition plan is honestly a game-changer for me and for all of the women I’m helping through the program. With recipes and meals like this, and the fact that I am eating more food, at regular intervals throughout the day means I never feel hungry or deprived!

Check out some of the results of ladies in my group from Phase 1:

Heather lost 13.5 inches and 9.6 pounds in just 4 weeks!

Here is what she says:
“80 day has been a game changer in my nutrition. The nutrition was the key piece to my success and I look forward to what phase 2 brings.”

We were taking about how the best part is that the results are happening on a meal plan that includes ALL of the food, all the food groups and no deprivation!

She said, “While i know it’s eating like an athlete, I feel like it’s eating we should all be doing.”

 

And check out Lori who lost 11 inches and 17 pounds in 4 weeks!

She says: “Well I feel awesome, I feel stronger. As a mom of 7 I always forget myself, and it feels good to take care of me. Cant wait to see what the next phases bring.”

MOM of 7! And finding time to take care of herself and get amazing results!

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Chicken Fried Brown Rice with Veggies!

The key to making fried rice like you get in the restaurant, is using cold rice! So first, you have to ‘accidentally’ make too much rice for dinner some night. THEN, a couple of nights later, you have to remember that you MEANT to do that, so that you could make some fried rice! I used brown rice that I cook in my Instant Pot, because that thing RULES! I could NEVER cook brown rice right until I got one of those babies! Now, that’s ALL I make! Go ME!  You can eat this as a main dish, OR as a side dish with some delish Asian-inspired entrée! Either way, it’s a crowd-pleaser. 🙂


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Chicken Fried Brown Rice with Veggies!

serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 T. coconut oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 ½ cups cooked brown rice, cooled
  • 8 oz. cooked boneless, skinless chicken breast (chopped)
  • 8 oz. frozen peas (about 1 cup)
  • 2 carrots cut into small coins (about 1 cup)
  • *or just add 2 cups frozen mixed veggies (or any veggie combos you like)
  • 2 T. reduced sodium soy sauce, or Bragg’s liquid aminos
  • 1 green onion, sliced thin (for garnish – optional)

Preparation:
1. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
2. Add onion; cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until onion begins to soften. Reduce heat to medium.
3. Add egg whites; cook, stirring frequently, for 2 to 3 minutes, or until eggs start to set.
4. Add rice, chicken, peas, and soy sauce; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 4 minutes or until heated through.
5. Divide evenly into four serving bowls; garnish evenly with green onion.

享受!(I think/HOPE that means, “Enjoy!”) 🙂

Portion containers: 1 red, 1 yellow, 1/2 green, 1/2 blue/orange

*252 calories and 23 grams of protein per serving

The 21 Day Fix meal plan makes it SO easy to plan, prepare and track daily nutrition. Women I work with lose up to 3-5 pounds per week! Combine the nutrition with daily 30 minute workouts and you’ll see results (or your money back!). GUARANTEED!

What is the 21 Day FIX?

Check out my friend Michelle’s results after 2 rounds of the 21 Day Fix. She joined a challenge group (see below) and the daily support and accountability helped her reach her goals!

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And the 80 Day Obsession program uses the same container system (cause it works!) combined with 30-40 minute strength training workouts for AMAZING results!

PS – BOTH of these programs and hundreds more are NOW AVAILABLE with the all new all new Annual ALL ACCESS Beachbody on Demand Membership (like workout Netflix)! Get 12 months ALL Access to every Beachbody Program ever made, including all new releases, for 12 months!

Do you already have BOD or a Beachbody program? If you need some extra support and accountability, be SURE to join my next support group and I’ll help you stick with it and reach your goals! I’ll share daily tips, recipes and motivation as well as be available to support and encourage you 24/7. 🙂