Best Beef and Broccoli

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When I go out for Chinese, I almost always get shrimp egg foo yung and/or chicken and broccoli. Lucky for me, both of these dishes are relatively healthy in terms of Chinese take-out, but they’re also packed with sodium. Most take-out Chinese meals contain well over 2,000 milligrams — nearly the upper limit for daily sodium intake. Eek!

That said, this meal isn’t low in sodium…but, it’s 40% lower sodium! Unless you omit soy sauce, it’s hard to control sodium content in meals such as Beef and Broccoli. However, reducing the portion and choosing a low-sodium soy sauce are two simple ways to reduce the salt in your favorite savory & salty meals.

beefandbroccoli2 It’s no surprise that red meat makes the very rare appearance on the blog. While a diet high in red meat isn’t what I would recommend for a general, healthy intake…I do enjoy the occasional, lean red meat selection.

Unlike a lot of people, Mr. Prevention would choose nearly any protein ahead of red meat (as would I), so this works for us. He was even questioning what the red meat was for when he saw it in the fridge. I gotta keep my man on his toes!

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Day 2 of Asian-inspired homemade take-out. Are you diggin’ it? ‘Cause I sure am.

This recipe for Beef and Broccoli caught my eye with its bright green broccoli trees and the lean, marinaded meat. The beef replaced chicken in my usual go-to take-out selection, but it was a great change of pace, simple to make, and absolutely delicious!

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Have a great day!

Be well,

Comments

  1. One of my friends and I used to always make it a tradition to go get asian food of some sort pretty regularly. However, we slowly started shying away from it because we’d often do this before going out and the soy sauce would ALWAYS make us feel so bloated and gross. I just don’t do well with that much sodium…

  2. I made beef and broccoli lately and it was delicious, but I have made a goal to make more Chinese dishes at home, I will have to try this one.

  3. This is my Mr’s favorite dish so any way to lighten it up a bit is a good thing!

  4. I’ve been looking for a good Beef and Broccoli recipe for my husband, a meat lover. :)

    I always get roast pork egg foo yung when we get Chinese take-out. I’ve never tried the shrimp variety. Love that stuff.

  5. I much prefer beef to any other kind of meat. It has the most flavour and if I’m going to eat meat (which I rarely do) it might as well be the good stuff, right?
    Matt prefers chicken. Pshhh.

    I also like that cattle is probably treated the most humanely out of all food animals. Maybe this is a bad argument because conventional beef is not raised humanely. It’s a sort of “lesser of evils” scenario.

  6. Chinese food always has a way of making me feel less than stellar– your homemade version looks MUCH better than greasy restaurant stuff!

  7. I much more prefer Chinese at home. Chinese food out has never been my thing. Love that you use flank steak here, one of my favorites! And me and the hubs love beef… I have been loving it even more lately too… baby wants his iron! Haha :)

  8. Lately, I have been craving meat and this post did not help the cause by any means! lol

  9. I am afraid of the oyster sauce, but it looks fantastic – I am sure all blended together it is delicious!!

    I can’t wait to try your previous tufo dish! :D

  10. YUMMY! I love beef and broccoli. It’s actually my favorite take out dish. Yours looks awesome.

  11. This looks so awesome! Beef and broccoli is one of the only times I like beef. I don’t know what it is, its just so delicious.

  12. I am definitely not as healthy as you are when it comes to Chinese food. At least I try to load up on the vegetables when I do!

  13. I made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious! Thank you!!

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